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Book Signing with Kimber Fountain

The Maceos and the Free State of Galveston

SATURDAY, March 14th, 2020, 2:00-4:00 PM

The Maceos and the Free State of Galveston

An Authorized History by Kimber Fountain

Galveston Bookshop will host a book signing on March 14th, 2020, 2:00-4:00 p.m. with local author Kimber Fountain and her new book covering the Maceo family's unique place in Galveston's history. Throughout the long and colorful history of Galveston, no name has embodied the “Spirit of the Island” quite like the name Maceo. Two penniless Sicilian immigrants rose from modest beginnings to lead an entire city to prosperity, yet the nature of their industry and its abrupt and embarrassing end resulted in a legacy cloaked in stereotypes and rumor. For nearly forty years, Sam and Rose Maceo ruled a far-reaching underground economy of illegal booze and gambling but used their influence to infuse the “Free State of Galveston” with glamour, fame and fortune—a vision later used as a template for Las Vegas. The island city responded in kind, and its acceptance of the Maceos insulated their empire for decades. Pairing personal interviews of living descendants with her own meticulous research, Kimber Fountain lifts the veil on the Maceo family’s closely guarded heritage.

Kimber Fountain is a native of the Texas Gulf Coast and longtime resident of Galveston Island. She is author of two other Galveston history books, 'Galveston's Red Light District,' and 'Galveston Seawall Chronicles.' Kimber is a professional speaker who holds history and book lectures all over Texas, and in the spring of 2019, she created the Red Light District Tours of Galveston, a historical walking tour inspired by her book.

Event is free and open to the public.

Date & Time

March 14, 2020

2:00PM - 4:00PM

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