In celebration of Clay County’s 150th anniversary in 2023, the Clay County Sesquicentennial Book Committee is sponsoring, compiling, and publishing a new book documenting the history of Clay County and its people, from yesterday to today. The Clay County, Arkansas History & Families Book, Volume I will feature all aspects of our communities, churches, businesses, farms, organizations, and more, plus hundreds of family histories, past and present. We would like to include your family’s rich history in our new book!
The Clay County, Arkansas History & Families Book, Vol. I, will contain material from 1873 through 2023, with approximately 200 to 300 pages. This hardback, library quality, smyth-sewn 8-1/2 x 11-inch book will be bound in an rich Black, swirl-grained leatherette cover with a gold foil-stamped seal depicting Clay County’s rustic heritage on the front, and gold on the spine. What an heirloom to give your children and grandchildren!
IDEAS FOR WRITING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY: Everyone has a family history, and even if you recently moved to the county, we want yours! Give the date your family came to Clay County, where they originated, and vocation before settling here. Tell about any interesting stories from childhood; include marriages, children, job, military, education, organizations participated in, etc. Write your stories in third person (use he, she, they). The family history must be written in 500 words or less; there will be a charge of 15¢ per word for all over 500. Please submit your story typed on 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper, double spaced if possible.
PLEASE SEND ONE PHOTOGRAPH (current or historic) to be used with your family story; any extra photos can be included for only $15.00 per photo. Because the photograph will be handled many times, send a professional copy (no Xeroxes please) that is not valuable or irreplaceable. Write in pencil your name and address on the back of all pictures. Indicate the names of people, date, and caption for the picture. Your material will be returned when the book is completed. In addition, please feel free to send any rare historic photos you wish to be printed. We will print as many as we can.
This historical book is AVAILABLE ON A PRESALE BASIS ONLY and is priced at $59.95. Your check should be made out to Clay County History & Families Book. It will be necessary to collect orders in advance of publication, since we are going to print only a limited number of books. All money will be held in escrow at a local bank for payment to the publishing company later. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to be recorded in Clay County’s 150th anniversary book.
There is NO CHARGE for having your history and one photo published in this book. Your history, picture(s), and book order(s) should be sent in no later than September 30, 2022. Drop off your material at:
Corning Chamber of Commerce • (870) 857-3874
1621 W. Main St • Corning, AR 72422
Piggott Chamber of Commerce • (870) 598-3167
100 W. Main St. • Piggott, AR 72454
Family histories, photographs, and book orders may also be emailed to ClayCountyBook@AcclaimPress.com, mailed to Acclaim Press, c/o Clay County Book, 820 B North Main St., Sikeston, MO 63801, or submitted online at www.acclaimpress.com!
Clay County, Arkansas
For a copy of the brochure Click Here Clay Co AR Nov 20, 2022 deadline brochure
Proceeds from the sale of this book will also help other communities and organizations preserve their history through Our American Heritage Project, a non-profit organization.
Product Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"
Cover Type: Hardcover