New Tom Mix Book Published

August 15, 2004 at 2:20 PM

       In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Tom Mix Festival, the DuBois Area Historical Society has produced a new publication about Tom Mix.

       “Tom Mix, DuBois’ Nickelodeon Cowboy,” contains 48 pages summarizing the life of DuBois’ most famous movie star. It has over 30 illustrations and includes Mix’s genealogy, a complete filmography, a bibliography for further reading, and is fully indexed. It will sale for $7 plus tax with all proceeds to go to the DuBois Area Historical Society.

        Volunteering their time to create the publication over a period of several months were writer Tom Schott, researchers Todd Thompson and Ken Wiser, genealogists Audrey Lott and Shirley Clark, and librarian Virginia Schott. A donation paid for the professional printing of the final product.

       “The DuBois Area Historical Society felt there was a need for a new, affordable publication about Tom Mix,” said Schott. “The Society’s executive counsel approved the idea of proceeding with the project. The generation that grew up with Tom Mix as a hero is rapidly passing away. Each year new people come to the festival for the first time and need a resource to learn about Tom Mix.”

       The book will be on sale at the Society’s home, the E.D. Reitz Museum on W. Long Ave., DuBois, during the upcoming Tom Mix Festival. Contact the Society at 814-371-9006 to order a copy and gain additional information about receiving it by mail.

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