New book provides a timely birthday present for White Cloud
In 2022, ten hardy souls embarked on a thirteen-month journey to put White Cloud’s history on paper. After being accepted by Arcadia Publishing to record White Cloud’s pictorial history, they began meeting each week on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 to 5:30. This turned into a continual meeting of texting, emailing and phone frenzy throughout nights and weekends.
The whole community came together and offered pictures and stories. Suzie Fetterley, Rosie Alger and Pat Ebenstein were the ones who provided a wealth of information. The committee dug through the collections of Doc Douglass and Martha Evans, as well as seventy years of White Cloud Chieftains and miles of microfilm. The historical resources of the White Cloud Community Library History Room were essential in their research.
The final submission of the book was sent to Arcadia Publishing in January 2023. On May 8, the White Cloud Community Library had copies of “Images of America, White Cloud” hot off the press and ready for market. The books are on sale now at the White Cloud Community Library for $25.00. They will also be available at the Library’s Pig Roast July 7, 5:00 to 7:00, Saturday July 8 on the Library lawn from 10:00 to 4:00, and also at the alumni banquet on Saturday evening, July 8.
The Committee did not sit idle while waiting for the published edition. They diligently worked on postcards which are now on sale at the Library. In addition, they researched and planned a driving/walking tour of 100-year homes, which will occur on all three days of the White Cloud Sesquicentennial Celebration. Lastly, they gathered life stories of twelve noteworthy individuals for a cemetery walk in White Cloud’s Prospect Hill Cemetery, which will take place on the afternoon of July 9 from 4:00 until 6:00.
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