The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Around Clear Lake from local authors Ruth Burke and Rebecca Collins. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images.
With the coming of the Manned Spacecraft Center in the early 1960s, the Clear Lake Area became the center for cutting-edge technology and space travel. Soon to follow were numerous aerospace contracting firms and other high-tech enterprises, giving the area one of the highest concentrations of aerospace expertise in the nation.
Nine distinct cities make up what is referred to as the “Clear Lake Area.” From east to west along the north shore are Seabrook, El Lago, Taylor Lake Village, Nassau Bay, Houston and Webster. From west to east on the south shore are League City, Clear Lake Shores and Kemah. The lake feeds into Galveston Bay, creating a waterfront lifestyle with the third largest boating community in the United States.
Images of America: Around Clear Lake takes a look at the history of this first suburban community in the Houston Metropolitan area. From the early days of farming ranching and oil, to its status as an area of cutting edge technology and space travel, the book chronicles the formation of the Clear Lake area.
Signed copies available at the Seaside Gallery. Books are also at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online. on your town? Visit http://www.arcadiapublishing.com/.
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