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A local author who took his love of history to a new level by publishing his first book is already planning his second.
Eric Standridge, 35, of Wister, recently published the book "The Birth of Poteau" with the help of co-author and editor George B. Shaw. The book details the historical events leading up to the incorporation of the City of Poteau until the Great Depression.
A companion book that details the historical facts from the Great Depression until the 2000s is in the planning stage along with a book about Poteau, then and now, and a book about forgotten LeFlore County communities and landmarks.
For more information about "The Birth of Poteau" or to order a copy visit their website at thebirthofpoteau.webs.com