An Auburn native has channeled his passion for his hometown into a book that explores the community, past and present, with a goal of prompting discussion about its future.
Chad Gramling is the author of "Legendary Locals of Auburn," a 128-page book that will go on sale Jan. 20, according to a news release.
The book will have images, anecdotes and notable facts about Auburn as it attempts to highlight individuals and groups who helped shape the town's past. For example, Gordon Buehrig -- a noted car designer who worked at the Auburn Automobile Company in the 1930s -- is profiled, as is Jaynie Krick, an Auburn native who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
"I am both fortunate and honored to have the opportunity of telling their stories," Gramling said via the news release.
Gramling, who still lives in Auburn with his wife and three children, will have a signing for the book at 11 a.m. Jan. 25 at the Three Rivers Federal Credit Union branch at 204 Touring Drive in Auburn.
The book will be available locally through area bookstores and independent retailers. It will also be available for order through online retailers and through its publisher at the website www.legendarylocals.com.
The cost of the book is $21.99, in softcover, according to the release.