Nameless Towns: Texas Sawmill Communities, 1880-1942
- List Price: $37.50
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: University of Texas Press
- Publish date: 01/01/1998
- ISBN: 9780292777255
- ISBN10: 0292777256
Drawing on oral history, company records, and other archival sources, Sitton and Conrad recreate the lifeways of the sawmill communities. They describe the companies that ran the mills and the different kinds of jobs involved in logging and milling. They depict the usually rough-hewn towns, with their central mill, unpainted houses, company store, and schools, churches, and community centers. And they characterize the lives of the people, from the hard, awesomely dangerous mill work to the dances, picnics, and other recreations that offered welcome diversions.