Making A Home In Stillwater
by Peggy McCormick
Softcover, 96 pages 8½"x11"
FROM THE PUBLISHER
Several years ago the author
chanced to discover a house in an older neighborhood whose interior was
dominated by beautiful carved wood paneling and stained glass windows.
Enhanced by the warmth of the house, she wondered aloud, "If these
walls could talk what could they tell us?"
She continues, "As I became aware of the tales these houses
represented, I decided to write their stories. I chose families whose
houses are still standing or whose descendants are living in Stillwater.
I hoped to relate how simple, everyday events bound these early day
settlers to each other and to their community. My desire is also to
preserve for future generations the humorous, sad, joyous, and often
mundane occurrences that constituted family life during the early years
Twelve pioneer Stillwater
families are featured through text and treasured family photographs in
Mrs. McCormick’s book. These were couples who came to Stillwater
in early years to earn a living, raise their families and serve their
fellow man. They did this unobtrusively and with little fanfare. In
fact, the subtitle on the cover states, "These families did not know
they were making history when they did it."
The author came to Stillwater
City in 1970 with her husband Robert
McCormick, Jr., and three sons, Bob, Tim and Andy. She has a BA degree
from OSU in Sociology, an MS degree from OSU in Family Relations, now
employed as an Alcohol/Drug counselor, working with families and
adolescents. She serves as a Board of Director of the Stillwater Public
| Making A Home In Stillwater
By Peggy McCormick