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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. While many notable metal bridges of the past are discussed, the book's main focus is a detailed account of the remaining historic bridges"--Provided by publisher.

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.

Weathervanes Of New England

Author : Glenn A. Knoblock
ISBN : 9781476630229
Genre : Architecture
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First used to gauge New England's ever-changing weather, now viewed as American folk art, historic weathervanes have been a part of the region's skyline for more than three centuries. Focusing on examples that can still be seen in public, this comprehensive study of the development of the weathervane describes changes in form and function from colonial times to the present, and also documents the histories of weathervane makers throughout New England.

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.

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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Economic History Of The Iron And Steel Industry In The United States

Author : William T. Hogan
ISBN : 0669817600
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New Hampshire Covered Bridges

Author : Glenn A. Knoblock
ISBN : 9781439628447
Genre : Photography
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New Hampshire once had nearly four hundred covered bridges, most of which unfortunately are no longer in existence. Some of them were railroad bridges and, although often viewed as charming relics of the past, all of these bridges were actually vital links in New Hampshire's transportation system. Covered bridges were used to cross most of New Hampshire's large rivers, including the Connecticut, Merrimack, Mascoma, Contoocook, Pemigewasset, and Ashuelot. New Hampshire Covered Bridges is a photographic study of the state's enclosed wooden spans that date from as far back as 1827. The book contains rare photographs of historic bridges that no longer exist, as well as pictures of many that still stand today. The images are accompanied by detailed information about the design and construction of covered bridges and the men who built them. Each bridge has its own life story. Some have defied floods and hurricanes and still stand; others have fallen victim to nature or arson or the demands of modern transportation.

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.

First Man Back

Author : Glenn A Knoblock
ISBN : 9781435758544
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The True Story of Lloyd Prewitt and the Return of the Black Man to the United States Navy. As part of the very first group of African-Americans allowed back in the Navy in 1933, Lloyd's story is an interesting one, but it was also one that had not previously been well documented. This is the result of hours of interviews with Lloyd. It is a good story, and an important one that future generations should know about. In order to truly understand how race-relations in our country stand today, it is important that we look at the past. We've improved considerably in the last 70 years, and the noble service of Lloyd Prewitt and others like him have been instrumental in affecting these positive changes. 17 photos.

The Iron Age

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ISBN : WISC:89057600116
Genre : Hardware
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