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Historic Iron And Steel Bridges In Maine New Hampshire And Vermont

Author : Glenn A. Knoblock
ISBN : 9780786486991
Genre : History
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This book chronicles the development of metal truss and related bridges in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont from the 1860s to 1940: the various types and their inventors, historical changes in the highway and railroad networks that caused these bridges to be built, the rise of state bridge-building agencies, developments in the field of civil engineering, and preservation trends. While many notable metal bridges of the past are discussed in the context of these topics, the book’s main focus is a detailed account of the remaining historic bridges.

African American Historic Burial Grounds And Gravesites Of New England

Author : Glenn A. Knoblock
ISBN : 9780786470112
Genre : Social Science
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Evidence of the early history of African Americans in New England is found in the many old cemeteries and burial grounds in the region, often in hidden or largely forgotten locations. This unique work covers the burial sites of African Americans--both enslaved and free--in each of the New England states, and uncovers how they came to their final resting places. The lives of well known early African Americans are discussed, including Venture Smith and Elizabeth Freeman, as well as the lives of many ordinary individuals--military veterans, business men and women, common laborers and children. The author's examination of burial sites and grave markers reveals clues that help document the lives of black New Englanders from the 1640s to the early 1900s.

The American Clipper Ship 1845 1920

Author : Glenn A. Knoblock
ISBN : 9781476602844
Genre : Transportation
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This work offers a new and comprehensive account of the fastest and most beautiful sailing ships ever built. It explores the quest for speed on the seas from the early 1800s through the fast-paced times of the 1850s spurred on by the California Gold Rush of 1849. Not only are the career details of such noted ships as the Flying Cloud and Challenge discussed in detail, but they are also put in context with the times in which they operated. Their builders in East Coast states from Maine to Florida are discussed in detail, as are the men, and a woman in one instance, who commanded and manned these ships. The book documents the roles that owners and shipping agents played, what kinds of cargo the ships carried worldwide and the unusual trades in which they participated.

America S Covered Bridges

Author : Terry E. Miller
ISBN : 9781462914203
Genre : History
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As many as 15,000 covered bridges were built in North America over the past 200 years. Fewer than 1,000 remain. In America's Covered Bridges, authors Terry E. Miller and Ronald G. Knapp tell the fascinating story of these bridges, how they were built, the technological breakthroughs required to construct them and above all the dedication and skill of their builders. Each wooden bridge, whether still standing or long gone, has a story to tell about the nature of America at the time—not only about its transportational needs, but the availability of materials and the technological prowess of the people who built it. Illustrated with some 550 historical and contemporary photos, paintings, and technical drawings of nearly 400 different covered bridges, America's Covered Bridges offers five readable chapters on the history, design and fate of America's covered bridges, plus related bridges in Canada. Most of the contemporary photography is by master photographer A. Chester Ong of Hong Kong. 55 photo essays on the most iconic bridges including: Cornish-Windsor Bridge between Vermont and New Hampshire Porter-Parsonsfield Bridge, Maine East Paden and West Paden (Twin Bridges), Pennsylvania Philippi Bridge, West Virginia Hortons Mill Bridge, Alabama Medora Bridge, Indiana Rock Mill Bridge, Ohio Knight's Ferry Bridge, California Perrault Bridge, Quebec, Canada Hartland Bridge, New Brunswick, Canada Over time, wooden bridges eventually gave way to ones made of iron, steel and concrete. An American icon, many covered bridges became obsolete and were replaced—others simply decayed and collapsed. Many more were swept away by natural disasters and fires. America's Covered Bridges is absolutely packed with fascinating stories and information passionately told by two leading experts on this subject. The book will be of tremendous interest to anyone interested in American history, carpentry and technological change.

Economic History Of The Iron And Steel Industry In The United States Developments In The Iron And Steel Industry 1860 1880 Growth Of The Iron And Steel Industry 1880 1900 V 2 The Reorganization Of The Iron And Steel Industry 1900 1920 V 3 Market Growth And New Technology 1920 1930 The Steel Industry In Depression And War 1930 1945 V 4 5 The Steel Industry In A Period Of World Wide Challenge And Fundamental Change 1946 1971

Author : William Thomas Hogan
ISBN : UVA:X000102724
Genre : Iron industry and trade
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Connecticut And Rhode Island Covered Bridges

Author : William S. Caswell, Jr.
ISBN : 0738575402
Genre : History
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During their heyday in the mid- to late 1800s, more than 150 covered bridges dotted the landscape of Connecticut and Rhode Island. Since that time, floods, fires, and progress have claimed all but three of the historic structures. Covered bridges were heavily concentrated in the hills of northwestern Connecticut, spanning the Farmington, Housatonic, and Naugatuck Rivers. In Rhode Island, most were built by the railroads in Woonsocket, Providence, and other communities in the northern part of the state, though few pictures are known to exist. Connecticut was the birthplace of two of the nation's best known covered bridge designers: Ithiel Town and Theodore Burr. Half of the covered bridges currently standing in the United States are supported by trusses patented by Town or Burr.

History Of The Manufacture Of Iron In All Ages

Author : James Moore Swank
ISBN : STANFORD:36105020072067
Genre : Coal mines and mining
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The Connecticut River Valley In Southern Vermont And New Hampshire

Author : Lyman Simpson Hayes
ISBN : UOM:39015057088174
Genre : History
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The Grand Trunk In New England

Author : Jeff Holt
ISBN : STANFORD:36105040640018
Genre : Transportation
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The Globe Encyclopaedia Of Universal Information Ed By J M Ross

Author : Globe encyclopaedia
ISBN : OXFORD:600048301
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