So little is known today about the amazing life of Collin McKinney that an original manuscript, along with illustrations, has been published for his Sestercentennial. Titled Texas Maker: The Heretofore Unknown Legend of Collin McKinney, this new book will shed light on the remarkable man who, over time, has been all but forgotten in Texas lore, even in the county and city that bear his name.
Texas Maker is available through Amazon.com.
Read Across Collin County
The ten public libraries in Collin County will be invited to participate in a One Book/One Community program, Read Across Collin County, as part of the Sestercentennial celebration in 2016. One Book programs are designed to cultivate a culture of reading and discussion by bringing residents together around one great book, creating a countywide book club. Texas Maker: The Heretofore Unknown Legend of Collin McKinney will be the selection for Read Across Collin County. Additional titles include Collin McKinney: Texas Patriot and Statesman, a book for younger readers by Mary Carole Strother. Each library will present topics of local interest at free community events that celebrate the life and legacy of Collin McKinney.
Other Book Events
Launching the new Collin McKinney book, Texas Maker, by local author Eric Nishimoto, will include a number of festive events during the Sestercentennial:
County Public Libraries
An important aspect of the production of this new book is instilling pride in our residents concerning our county’s roots. To that end, copies of the book will be donated to all participating county public libraries to ensure that county residents have access to the extraordinary story of Collin McKinney.