"Only in recent years have I understood how Midland nurtured me, what I learned there by trial and error, how much of its West Texas sand still blows through my soul. It was in Midland where I first paid my apprentice writer's dues and dreamed those 'sweet dreams' I felt I was living when I first rode into Midland on a day coach that night 50 years ago." -- former Midlander Larry L. King, "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas." (From a column by King published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram Centennial edition, 1985).
About the Blog
Welcome, and thanks for your interest in what will be a rewarding trip through our shared past. This "History of Character" blog is only the beginning. A book by the same name -- "A History of Character: The Story of Midland, Texas" -- will be published September 2014. Through this blog you'll be able to track the progress of the project and learn along with the book's author, Jimmy Patterson. If you have stories to share that you think deserve mention in the history of our city, drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.