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Brown Bag Lecture: Texas Far & Wide with E.R. Bills

Hall of State at Fair Park

Join the Dallas Historical Society as E.R. Bills is discusses his latest book Texas Far & Wide. Bills is a freelance writer and journalist who received a degree in journalism from Texas State University. Born in Fort Worth and raised in Aledo, he is the author of several books and his work has appeared in Fort Worth Weekly, Fort Worth Weekly, Fort Worth Magazine, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Austin American-Statesman and numerous other publications.

In Texas Far & Wide (The History Press, 2017), the sheer volume of remarkable Texan exploits creates a dizzying tally for the proudest of its citizens. So it happens that inexplicable marvels slip past an entire state of storytellers and world-famous legends live as anonymous neighbors. Ever hear the story about the escaped ape in the Big Thicket? Or the “Interplanetary Capital of the Universe” that sat on the Gulf Coast? Does the cowboy hat that warmed U.S.-China relations ring a bell? From the Staked Plain Quakers to the Kaiser Burnout, E.R. Bills delves into some of the most fascinating chapters of overlooked Texas lore.

Free and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to bring their own "brown bag" lunch to enjoy during the presentation. Lecture lasts approximately one hour.

Parking available in front of Hall of State or on in parking lot on the north side of the building.

Brown Bag Lecture Series is sponsored by Belmont Village Senior Living.             




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3939 Grand Avenue · Fair Park · Dallas, TX 75210