The new Midland County Courthouse, left, will host its official dedication on September 27, 2010, leaving behind a courthouse that occupied land in Midland's central business district since the dawn of the Windmill City.
In the photo at left, Midland's first courthouse, purchased for $3,000. The photo, taken in 1885, is one of the first pictures featured in a book released Tuesday called "Images of America: Midland (Arcadia Press)," a franchise line of books that has featured pictorial histories on hundreds of towns across the country.
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.