Yellville resident Vicki Roberts
spent the last five years compiling all of the data and information needed for her
new book entitled, "The Mining Era of Marion County."
added that her
main purpose in publishing the book was to compile all of the mining information into one publication."This is one of the major historical events in our county.All of the information was out there, but scattered about.It needed to be gathered up and printed.It needed to be done."Roberts
, who moved to Yellville in 1970, began exploring genealogy 37 years ago as a hobby.Now, she
works on genealogy for other people and for history type projects, such as the book.Robert also explained that this is not her
first published book.However, it is the first book that she
has published on her
also co-authored seven other books dealing with genealogy. "Pulling all of the information together was the hardest part of putting the book together," Roberts
said.The book is dedicated to Roberts' husband, Ronnie, and son, Doyle."Both of them have been so supportive of me while I worked on this project."Roberts
said two very important friends, Mysty McPherson and Linda Kay Casteel, played important roles in the book.
...Roberts, who has been employed for over 8 years with the clerical staff at the Arkansas Department of Health, serves as the chairman of the Marion County Historical Society, board of the Marion County Literacy Council, member of the Marion County HomeTown Health Association and is retired from the Ralph-Caney Volunteer Fire Department after 17 years of service.
The book will be on sale at the Yellville Area Chamber of Commerce
beginning with their open house on Friday, August 8 at 10:00 a.m. and at Linda's Beauty Shop on the Square in Yellville for $30 per copy.Books may also be ordered by mail from: Vicki Roberts
, 2363 MC 5032, Yellville, AR 72687.A shipping and handling charge will be included with all mailed copies.