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Lexington Kentucky

Author : Gerald L. Smith
ISBN : 0738514373
Genre : History
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Lexington's African-American community has survived and flourished despite obstacles that may have proven insurmountable to some. A citizenry enriched by diversity and filled with fortitude, they have made their mark on black history as well as the Bluegrass State's heritage. In Black America: Lexington, vintage images from archives and personal collections showcase the people, places, and events at the very heart and soul of the black community. Rare photos of the civil rights demonstrations in the downtown area highlight their contributions to the local movement and to our nation's continued search for equality.

Lexington

Author : Roger E. Slusher
ISBN : 9781467110334
Genre : History
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Although best known for the cannonball in a column of its Greek Revival courthouse, Lexington was also an outfitting stop on the Santa Fe Trail. Merchants and freighters such as the Aull brothers and Russell, Majors, and Waddell contributed to its prominence, as did steamboats transporting large quantities of hemp and tobacco. Following the Battle of Lexington, Union occupation, and robberies by the James-Younger Gang, the railroads need for coal led to the expansion of local mines and an influx of immigrants. New prosperity also led to the founding of four private schools, including Wentworth Military Academy. Providing entertainment for the miners was the notorious Block 42, which extended through Prohibition and the Depression. Since that time, Lexington has become a regional service center and a tourist destination."

Davidson County

Author : Ray Howell
ISBN : 0738506370
Genre : History
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Named for famed Revolutionary war hero General William Lee Davidson, Davidson County enjoys a rich heritage in the heartland of North Carolina's piedmont region, one that combines engaging personalities, charming small towns, a taste for fine barbecue, and world-famous furniture craftsmanship. This volume,with over 200 black-and-white photographs, takes readers on a visual tour of Davidson County over the past two centuries, a time of dramatic change when the county evolved from simple agrarian-based villages into towns swelling with industry. Davidson County allows readers to explore their history as never before, including early scenes of the Court Square, the steadfast facades of the Uptown Lexington Historic District, the famed first "Big Chair" in Thomasville, and a collection of national celebrities that visited different parts of the county--Hop Along Cassidy, Ty Cobb, and Elvis Presley. However, it is not the homes and buildings that make a place special, but its people. This pictorial retrospective features the stories and images of everyday life in the county, showcasing residents in the local classroom, workplace, and "out and about" in the county enjoying its beautiful landscape.

Lafayette S Lexington Kentucky

Author : Thomas M. House
ISBN : 0738515523
Genre : History
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The thriving heart of Kentucky, Lexington grew to its present stature from humble roots as a quiet agricultural town. During the pivotal years from Prohibition and the Great Depression through World War II, Lexington experienced unprecedented growth, hard times, and recovery.

Baltimore S Lexington Market

Author : Patricia Schultheis
ISBN : 0738543616
Genre : History
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Lexington Market was established in 1782 by Revolutionary War hero John Eager Howard, who donated a plot of land in Baltimore's "western precincts" for a public market. Accessible to farmers from the outlying countryside, Howard's Hill Market, as it was known, became an instant success. Undeterred by the lack of a proper market house, farmers set up plank stalls and began selling fresh meat, eggs, and vegetables to the burgeoning city's population. Almost as soon as a market house was built in 1803, petitions circulated to expand it, a process that continued throughout the 19th century until the market included three block-long sheds with hundreds of stalls spilling down neighboring streets. Far from signaling Lexington Market's end, a disastrous fire in 1949 provided an opportunity for a modern facility with refrigeration and stoves, enabling each stall keeper to bake, roast, or steam according to his own unique recipe. With the addition of an arcade, the market has continued to reinvent itself while maintaining a place in Baltimore's heart for 225 years.

Lexington

Author : Richard Kollen
ISBN : 0738509493
Genre : History
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Established in 1713 by Puritans, Lexington entered the history books as the "Birthplace of American Liberty" one April morning in 1775, but the town's history did not begin or end with that event. Though primarily agrarian, early-nineteenth-century Lexington contained twelve taverns, a large fur industry, and other manufacturing businesses. The twentieth century brought a streetcar system with Lexington Park, replete with a zoo and a theater, at its terminus. With the construction of Route 128, Lexington's population rapidly increased and the farm era faded, changing the shape of the community. Through fascinating vintage images, Lexington traces the town's life as it transformed from a provincial farming village to an attractive suburb of Boston. Within these pages, you will visit Massachusetts House and Russell House, where wealthy Bostonians enjoyed summering in the town's "good air" after the Civil War; beautiful estates, including the Hayes Castle, that dotted the town's hills once the railroad to Boston became a reality for commuters; and the Lexington station, the last remaining depot train shed in Massachusetts, which stood at the foot of Meriam Hill.

Lexington

Author : Bo Bennett
ISBN : 0738542601
Genre : History
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Lexington, North Carolina, heralded as the “Barbecue Capital of the World,” is located in the heart of the Triad, just 30 miles from High Point, Winston-Salem, and Greensboro. Along with barbecue, the town enjoys a rich history in the furniture business and textile industry. Legend claims that the European families who made Lexington their home in the early 1700s named it after a battle of the American Revolution. On April 19, 1775, the brave soldiers of Lexington, Massachusetts, armed themselves and courageously fought the British, losing seven American lives. News of their courage reached North Carolina, and it was decided to name the town in honor of the place where one of the first known British resistances occurred. Lexington, North Carolina, heralded as the “Barbecue Capital of the World,” is located in the heart of the Triad, just 30 miles from High Point, Winston-Salem, and Greensboro. Along with barbecue, the town enjoys a rich history in the furniture business and textile industry. Legend claims that the European families who made Lexington their home in the early 1700s named it after a battle of the American Revolution. On April 19, 1775, the brave soldiers of Lexington, Massachusetts, armed themselves and courageously fought the British, losing seven American lives. News of their courage reached North Carolina, and it was decided to name the town in honor of the place where one of the first known British resistances occurred.

A Land Without Castles

Author : Thomas K. Murphy
ISBN : 9780739102206
Genre : History
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Thomas K. Murphy explores the shifting history of European attitudes toward America, utilizing British and French writing from the late eighteenth through the middle of the nineteenth centuries. Murphy studies a rich collage of literary, philosophical, and political writing by Europeans during this era. The book covers four stages in the development of European attitudes: traditional theories and their modification in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the influence of early American diplomacy on European attitudes, the cultural iconography of the French Revolution and of England during this same period, and the genre of the travel journal. Murphy has created an interesting historiography that augments our understanding of American history, but also illuminates the role that these imaginative texts about the New World played in the formation of significant social and political developments in modern European history.

Lexington

Author : Sharon R. Paeth
ISBN : 9781439626276
Genre : Photography
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Originally known as Saxe Gotha Township when it was created by the Colonial government in 1735, Lexington has a unique and rich history. The county began simply as a buffer between the city of Charleston and the Native Americans. Creative locals built a thriving business community in the area around the Congaree River in present-day Cayce, supporting trade between the colonists and the Native Americans. Emigrants from Germany and Switzerland were invited to become pioneers. They were independent, hard-working farmers who built the area into a strong and sustaining home despite numerous trials and tribulations. Native American wars, fires, Civil War, depressions, and world wars only solidified these settlers’ strong sense of ownership and pride in their county. Today visitors enjoy over 50 historical sites and recreation facilities.

African Americans Of Davidson County

Author : Tonya A. Lanier
ISBN : 9781439626399
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African Americans were present in Davidson County long before it was officially formed from Rowan County in 1822. The exact time or place of settlement remains in question. They served not only in the stereotypical roles of farm laborers and house slaves but also as skilled traders, blacksmiths, furniture makers, and artisans. From Petersville, Southmont, Thomasville, Midway, Lexington, Belltown, Reeds, Churchland, and tiny areas in between, great men and women found a sense of stability. They made a life out of the scraps that were left behind. This collection of historical photographs is a textured look at African Americans in Davidson County. Images of community notables like A. B. Bingham, Charles England, Rev. A. T. Evans, and Etta Michael White and iconic structures like St. Stephen United Methodist Church, Dunbar High School, and the Hut, these photographs weave together stories that outline the African American journey.

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