New books highlights 45 years of Martin High School

New books highlights 45 years of Martin High School
New books highlights 45 years of Martin High School | “Panthers: Martin High School 1924-1969, 45 Years of MHS Football", Hobart Beale, Mary Ann Baxter
After 15 years of methodical research and a compilation efforts that took another year and a half, two Martin residents have proudly announced their efforts are coming to fruition.
“Panthers: Martin High School 1924-1969, 45 Years of MHS Football,” is chocked full of photos, statistics and highlights of 45 years of Martin High School football.
Co-authors, Dr. Hobart H. Beale and Mary Ann Davis Baxter, will be on hand at the C.E. Weldon Public Library on Saturday, Aug. 14 for a book signing and reception.
The self-published piece of history depicts life in the Martin community held together by the common thread of football.
“The mayor actually encouraged business owners to shut their doors at 3 p.m. in the afternoon so that everyone was able to support the football team,” Beale comments.
Beale spent 15 years researching newspapers and history books to pull together the more than four decades of life of Martin High School.
The 562-page is modeled similar to a yearbook. It contains more than 2,000 names of people from 1924 to 1969. From the halls of McFerrin College through Martin High School to Hall Moody at UTJC, this book features school connections and historical facts about a time when things were much simpler.
Team photos, cheerleaders, coaches, action photos, the band and the life of students at Martin High School are held together in this hard cover book.
The cost of the book, “Panthers: Martin High School 1924-1969, 45 Years of MHS Football,” is $35 per edition.Postal costs are estimated at the time of order.
Beale and Baxter will have 250 copies of the book ready for purchase at the C.E. Weldon Public Library from 9:30 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Aug. 14. They will also autograph their self-published piece. Take away an era of Harmon Field history and life as it was at Martin High School.
For more information, email the authors at panthers.mhs@gmail.com.
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