Born Paul Howard Carlson was born in Lubbock County
August 30 1940, Carlson is a historian of Texas, the American West, and
Native Americans, is a professor emeritus at Texas Tech University
in Lubbock. Carlson wrote Historic Lubbock County, an Illustrated
History with Donald R. Abbe. As of 2010 he had published 18 books and more than 200
articles, essays, and book reviews.