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Remembering. Raymond Lee Muncy. 1976. Searcy history book.

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

Ray Muncy A Frontier Town Grows Up With America book Searcy AR

A Frontier Town Grows Up With America

Yes, I know.  It's a rather ragged book but it IS almost 50 years old.  It was written in 1976 by Dr. Raymond Muncy and has received lots of wear and tear from being read and loved the whole time.  I was reminded of this while going through a stack of old White County Record newspapers from that time.  Here is what I found on the front page.

White County Record 1976 Ray Muncy Searcy AR

I did go to his first book signing and bought three books.  I got one for myself and two more for my kids.  Hundreds of folks turned out for the signing.  We had preordered and went to pick up our orders.  Notice in the article above that Dr. Muncy had DONATED his time and many citizens contributed information and help.  Even I helped a little.  Pages 18 and 19!

This is a wonderful book and if you want one today, check ebay. But plan to spend $75 or so.  Searcy loves this book and it has become a treasure!!

Thank you, Dr. Muncy, from all of us!

Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

Your copy's cover looks a lot like mine. Handled a lot so it's tattered!

An envaluable source of information about Searcy. I have quoted from it a lot in your blogs. Do you remember what the original price was? I bought mine on eBay for $25 in 2001.

 

Jun 02, 2024 12:05 PM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Don, the original price was $7.50, I think.  There has been another issue put out and the cover is different.  The price increase has been huge.  He passed away several years ago.  

Jun 02, 2024 02:28 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Barbara S. Duncan  I am a book collector first now, and a reader second... there was pre internet the other way around... I was a reader and then became a collector:) loved going to author signings too, Endre

Jun 02, 2024 10:38 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

$75 definitely indicates that is a treasured book!

Jun 03, 2024 05:05 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Pat, I am glad I bought mine 48 years ago!

Jun 03, 2024 11:36 AM