Dr. Lucile Estell (seated) inscribes a copy of her recent book, “Images of America: Rockdale” during the first book signing event for the new volume, held Sunday afternoon at the I&GN Historical Depot. A large crowd, including Sharon Shoemake (center) and Wenda Dyer were on hand to have their copies inscribed by the author. A second signing event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 12-noon Wednesday, Aug. 8 at Elements at Main, 219 North Main. The book contains 200 historic photos, tracing Rockdale’s history from its founding in 1873 to today. See column, page 5A.