Local historian Karen Pickett has gathered the most telling images of Ruston's early heritage from local archives, town residents, and her personal collection. Pickett provided community relations for Asarco for over a decade with unique access to company history as well as her active involvement as a resident in Ruston. T he Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.