Baton Rouge, LA Author Publishes Local State History Book
June 23, 2017 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment NewsThe Little Unique Town that Disappeared, a new book by Rev. Dr. Lester Craig, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.
Revilletown, Louisiana, was founded in 1870s by freed slaves. Less than a hundred years later, citizens sued the Georgia Gulf Corporation for their release of dangerous chemicals. All 106 residents were relocated and the buildings were torn down.
Rev. Dr. Lester Craig was born and raised in Revilletown. Though poor in material goods the town was rich in spirit – more an extended family than a town. Discipline and love filled the homes and everyone made sure everyone else had enough to eat. Craig's parents were hardworking and God-fearing, raising their seven children in a close-knit family. He captures the details of large family life: busy mealtimes, hand-me-downs, and practical jokes. While his family might not have always had the best, they were always able to make the best of what they did have.
Craig left Revilletown to attend college and serve in Vietnam. Despite his travels, and the physical loss of his hometown, the spirit and faith of Revilletown have stayed with him.
About the Author:
Rev. Dr. Lester Craig was born into a large and loving family. He was decorated for his service in Vietnam. For more than 40 years he has worked for Georgia Pacific Corporation. Craig and his first wife, Alice Dempsey Craig, had two sons.
Craig is now married to Joyce Jones Craig. He enjoys an active social life and sports. Craig has organized multiple softball and basketball leagues. He loves his family and serving God.
The Little Unique Town that Disappeared is a 110-page paperback with a retail price of $25.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4809-1015-7. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at www.dorrancepressroom.com or our online bookstore at www.dorrancebookstore.com.