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History professor authors fourth book


by Darin Allred | Feb 26, 2014


North Central Texas College history professor Robin Cole-Jett has authored another book focusing on the Red River of the south.

“The Red River Valley in Arkansas” was published on Feb. 25 and allows readers a glimpse of the Red River’s dramatic bend in southwestern Arkansas. The book shows how this stretch of the river has defined culture, commerce and history of the region since the prehistoric days of the Caddo inhabitants.

Centuries later, as the plantation South gave way to westward expansion, people found refuge and adventure along the area’s trading paths, military roads, riverbanks, rail lines and highways. This rich heritage is why the Red River in Arkansas remains a true gateway to the Southwest.

Jett deftly navigates the history and legacy of one of the Natural State’s most precious treasures.

Jett holds two Master’s degrees, one from the University of North Texas and the other from Texas Woman’s University. Her other books include “Traveling History Up the Cattle Trails,” “Traveling History with Bonnie and Clyde,” and “Images of America: Lewisville, Texas.”

In addition to her teaching duties, Jett conducts Bonnie and Clyde tours and gives lectures on early schools, explorations and ghost towns in the Red River Valley.

Her latest book can be ordered at