The Glen Rose Reporter is calling all local families to dig through their personal archives and photo albums for pictures to be included in a pictorial history book of Somervell County.

The library quality hard-bound collectors' edition will feature up to 80 pages of pictures and history of both Glen Rose and Somervell County. The book will be printed on acid-free archival paper that will last for hundreds of years.

Containing around 225 pictures, these volumes will be ready by Christmas 2008.

Currently, The Reporter is soliciting pictures from current and past residents of Somervell County, through the past decades. Please mail in your photos with information attached (who, where, when and what is going on) to P.O. Box 2009, Glen Rose, TX 76043. Or drop by our office at 301A Mesquite St. in Glen Rose, and fill out a photo information form for each picture to be submitted. Be sure to place your name, address and phone number on the back of each photo so it can be returned after the book is completed. If you have any questions concerning submitting photos, just call 897-2282 for more information.

A limited edition will be featured for those interested in a deluxe version. The limited edition will be a numbered copy with no more than 50 copies ever published. It will include authentication of a custom bookplate affixed to the inside cover which is hand numbered and signed by the author. Guided by the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship, the limited edition will also contain a 100-percent leather cover.

The roots, the character and the tradition of where we live and work will always be more important to us than any other place in the world. We hope that you and your family and friends will share in the rewarding experience in your own community.

To reserve a copy of "A Pictorial History of Somervell County, Texas," you may do so by sending or bringing in your order now. The standard version is $29.95 per copy. The first 500 to order will receive a $10 discount, making your copy cost only $19.95. The limited edition will be $75 per copy.

You are not required to purchase a book to have your photographs considered.