by Jimmy Patterson & Karen J. Patterson
Did you know that one day you could blast off from Midland into outer space? Take a tour through the Tall City and learn about all the wonderful people, places, and things that make Midland such a great place to live and play. At the end of our journey, you will be able to answer . . .
Which United States presidents lived in Midland?
How many kinds of birds can you spot at the I-20 Wildlife Preserve?
Which Midland-owned horses have won the Kentucky Derby?
What do you get to throw at Yucca Theatre?
Who are Rocky the RockHound and Juice the Moose?
Why would anyone want to eat Texas Trash?
Jimmy Patterson is an award-winning journalist and author. He is the author of A History of Character: The Story of Midland, Texas, and is currently coauthoring a series of children’s books with Midland businessman and storyteller Jim Henry. Jimmy was the editor of the West Texas Angelus for twelve years and has received distinctive honors for his investigative reporting on Syrian refugees.
Karen J. Patterson is a professional photographer. After a twenty-year career in the federal court system, she studied photography at Midland College and then opened her own photography business. Karen and Jimmy have been married for thirty-three years and have three grown children and two grandchildren.