Stan “Tex” Banash to speak on Roadside History of Illinois

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Date(s) - May 09
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


The public is invited to hear Stan “Tex” Banash discuss his book, Roadside History of Illinois, at Morrison-Talbott Library, 215 Park Street, in Waterloo, at 1:30 p.m. on May 9, 2014. This appearance is part of a book tour that will end in Hartford at the Lewis & Clark State Historic Site.

Banash’s discussion will include several interesting trip segments in his book; describe some of his research; and then point out a number of significant happenings about Illinois history that shaped the state.

The book itself begins with the Ice Age and carries readers to the present along old U.S. highways, state roadways and county roads; leading to the people, places and events that contributed to the state’s development.

It is the first book on Illinois history in more than 30 years and has been praised by former U.S. Sen. Adlai E. Stevenson III and Wayne C. Temple, Chief Deputy Director of the Illinois State Archives. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and inscription following the talk.

Banash’s two earlier books were Best of Dee Brown’s West and Dee Brown’s Civil War Anthology. He is a member of the Western Writers of America, the Society of Midland Authors, Western History Association, and the Westerners—Chicago Corral, where he served as its sheriff for five years.

Stan "Tex" Banash to speak on Roadside History of Illinois