"Usually history just tells us of great people or exceptional events. Many of the people in this history are
people who probably never saw their names in print. Many events were never recorded because they were
of no importance. Yet the history given here is probably as true as most history books. These were people,
family friends, neighbors, and fellow travelers on the earth, the things they did and said were part of their
lives and they lived as you and I live, with joy, sorrow and happiness. They were real and their lives were
real. They worked, they played, they loved, they hated. They were a people that were as much a part of
our history as if they were Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson, the Boones, Crocketts or Houstons."
E. D. Richard: The Yarns and The Cloth, An Unorthodox History of a Place and It's People