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TELL CITY - Copies of books compiled by two local groups feature recipes and the city's history.
The Tell City Historical Society is taking orders for its pictorial history book of Tell City while Mu Gamma's sesquicentennial cookbook is already available.
Mu Gamma Cookbook
Copies of a new cookbook published in conjunction with Tell City's sesquicentennial are hot off the press and available for purchase at several locations.
The 360-page books sell for $10 each.
Mu Gamma Sorority worked for several months gathering recipes. Once they were edited and organized, recipes were submitted to Debby Mills-Phillips of Lamar, who compiled and published the book.
The cookbook's cover includes the official sesquicentennial logo and its pages are organized into separate sections for appetizers, salads, desserts, meats, casseroles and main dishes.
Many of the recipes have been handed down for several generations and the opening pages of the cookbook share recipes from the original Schweizer Fest cookbook published in 1973.
All recipes in the cookbook share the names of the people who submitted them and, in some cases, the backgrounds of the dishes.
Cookbooks can be purchased at The Perry County News and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce office. They are also available at four local stores, Tassels, Gatherings, Hallmark and Celebrations.
Tell City's History
A new pictorial history of Tell City being published to mark the community's 150th anniversary in 2008 will be available in July. However, the 256-page book's sponsor, the Tell City Historical Society, is taking prepublication orders through May 1.
Layout of photos is complete and captions are currently undergoing editing, according to a news release issued last week by the historical society.
The group's members have been working for the past year on the hardback book, which covers the history of Tell City from its founding in 1858. Its chapters cover sports, schools and churches, notable personalities, businesses and industries.
Each picture includes an informative caption researched by the society with names, dates and locations. The book also includes an index for those searching for family members.
The books will sell for $39 each but a pre-publication price of $34 is being offered through May 1. Orders are being accepted by mail at P.O. Box 728, Tell City, IN 47586; in person at the Burris-LeClere Eye Center at 715 Main St. in Tell City or at the Tell City Historical Society Museum, located at Ninth and Franklin streets. The museum is open from 2 to 4 p.m. each Sunday.
Tell City's sesquicentennial is scheduled for Aug. 2-9.