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Albion And Noble County

Author : Mark R Hunter and Emily Hunter
ISBN : 9781467114516
Genre : History
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Named after Indiana's first US senator, Noble County was formed in 1836, just eight years after the first recorded white settlers arrived and 20 years after Indiana's formation. Settlements grew with transportation: a trail from Fort Wayne became the now-historic Lincoln Highway; the Sylvan Lake dam, built to supply a proposed canal, attracted author Gene Stratton Porter; and railroads arrived. Each time the population grew and shifted until the citizens voted to place the county seat in "The Center," the geographic center of Noble County. Soon, Albion occupied the space, making it the smallest township in America. With 117 lakes, the Elkhart River, a state park, and numerous historic sites, Noble County became a destination for tourists, while Albion's historical downtown area, centered on a century-old courthouse in a town carved from wilderness, stands in the center of it all.

Copiah County

Author : LaTricia M. Nelson-Easley
ISBN : 9781439619445
Genre : Photography
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Named after a Native American word meaning “calling panther,” Copiah County was organized after an agreement was reached with the Choctaw Indians in the Treaty of Doak’s Stand in 1820. Located 20 miles from the state capital of Jackson, the county was organized in January 1823 and quickly became an agricultural and manufacturing namesake. Once known as the “Tomato Capital of the World,” the county was the location of the largest Chautauqua assemblies in the South and the site of the founding of the Mississippi Parent Teacher Association. The extinct town of Brown’s Wells once produced spring water that “healed” the rich and famous. Notable citizens from Copiah County include bluesman Robert Johnson; Maj. R. W. Millsaps, for whom Millsaps College was named; Burnita Shelton Matthews, the first female federal district court judge; Pat Harrison, a former representative and senator; Albert Gallatin Brown, a former governor; and Fannye Cook, an author and the first director of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.

Marple And Newtown Townships

Author : Mike Mathis
ISBN : 0752412469
Genre : Travel
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Munster Indiana

Author : Edward N. Hmurovic
ISBN : 0738523364
Genre : History
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Munster, Indiana was referred to as Strathmore on early railroad maps as workers would tirelessly tie "one strath more." When a young man from the Netherlands by the name of Jacob Munster opened Munster's General Store, complete with a small U.S. Postal Station in the back, more residents populated the area, and the "Town of Munster" was founded in 1907. Munster, Indiana is a photographic tour of the places, people, and events that have shaped the Town of Munster from the 1850s onward. Nearly 250 historically significant images capture the town's growth from a simple farming community to the bustling town it is today.

Gary S Glen Park

Author : John C. Trafny
ISBN : 9781467112154
Genre : History
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As they settled in Gary, immigrant groups established communities, built churches and schools, and clung to their cultural traditions. Glen Park included Poles, Slovaks, Serbs, Russians, and Italians. Through archival photographs, family snapshots provided by former residents, and shared memories, the reader is taken on a nostalgic journey from the city's founding in 1906 through to the 21st century.

Hess S Department Store

Author : Frank A. Whelan
ISBN : 0738562769
Genre : History
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The Pennsylvania Turnpike

Author : Mitchell E. Dakelman
ISBN : 9781439631843
Genre : Photography
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The Pennsylvania Turnpike is one of the best-known highways in the United States. Most Pennsylvania Turnpike travelers are unaware that its construction was inspired by the route of the never completed South Pennsylvania Railroad. In the 1930s, men of great vision conceived, planned, and built the nation's first long-distance superhighway using the abandoned railroad's partially finished tunnels as its foundation. Originally predicted to be a financial failure, the project was a tremendous success, and the turnpike came to be known as the World's Greatest Highway. Over the years, the Pennsylvania Turnpike was expanded and improved, laying the groundwork for the nation's Interstate Highway System. The Pennsylvania Turnpike draws from the extensive photograph collection in the Pennsylvania State Archives. Many were taken by photographers hired by both the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and its contractors, and most have never been published previously.

The Lost Village Of Delta

Author : Mary J. Centro
ISBN : 9781439636220
Genre : Photography
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Home to a community of hardworking farmers and mill workers, the village of Delta stood along the banks of the Mohawk River until it was evacuated by the state to raise the water in the Erie Canal. Before the flooding of the river, Delta was a small country village with the same postmaster for over 30 years and families farming the same land for generations. In order to raise the water, the state approved the construction of five reservoirs across New York. The town was evacuated soon after, and the land that generations of residents toiled over now sits at the bottom of Lake Delta.

Bedford Stuyvesant

Author : Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelly
ISBN : 0738550043
Genre : History
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The heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant is still found in the near-forgotten settlement of Brooklyn's Bedford Corners, a Dutch township colonized in 1667, where ancient Native American trails determined its now major thoroughfares, and where Colonial patriots fought the British in the country's struggle for independence. Bedford-Stuyvesant remained a quiet farming hamlet until the 1880s when rapid subway transportation, construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, and the burgeoning population of Manhattan combined to forge one of America's first and finest suburban communities. Bedford-Stuyvesant details the evolution of this neighborhood, home to the nation's second largest African American community, and it documents how this urban center is now finally enjoying new regard for its wealth of architecture and its notable place in American history.

Lewisburg

Author : Marion Lois Huffines
ISBN : 0738573353
Genre : History
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Lewisburg has always been a center of trade and culture as a river and canal town on the banks of the Susquehanna River. Once served by two railroads and a tiny airport, Lewisburg's bridges and roads connected it to distant cities and rich hinterlands. Lewisburg grew from its layout in 1785 by Ludwig Derr to become the home of thriving businesses, elegant 18th- and 19th-century homes, and churches clustered on many of its corners. Along with adjacent Kelly and East Buffalo Townships, Lewisburg prospered on the backs of hardworking people with ideas, vision, and a willingness to take risks. Named as the Union County seat in 1855, Lewisburg today has the resources of a city but the charm of a small town surrounded by farms and fields.

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