Carlton and Point Breeze (Images of America) by Hollis Ricci-Canham,Avis A. Townsend

By Hollis Ricci-Canham,Avis A. Townsend

With two hundred unforgettable pictures, Carlton and element Breeze recounts the background of a neighborhood that constructed alongside the shore of Lake Ontario in 1803. the 1st settlers hunted and fished for a residing, simply as local american citizens had for hundreds of years. At aspect Breeze, Oak Orchard Harbor grew to become a shipbuilding middle. The Bridges and Waterport built as fishing villages. And Ashwood, Kenyonville, Kuckville, and Kent grew into huge farms, with vegetation and livestock that have been shipped to remote markets. instances switch, and this present day the waterfront�s leisure allure lures millions of tourists. yet historic local American burial grounds nonetheless exist the following, and arrowheads and flint look every one spring whilst gardens are tilled and farmland offers solution to golfing courses.

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Exercise in Futility by John Bunjes

By John Bunjes

whereas scuffling with within the Pacific in the course of international warfare II, John Vernon Bunjes carried with him a map, which was once truly the head of a stationery field. On it, he drew strains and arrows indicating his travels aboard troop ships and 3 battleships: USS Maryland, USS West Virginia and USS Colorado. This ebook chronicles the author’s wartime studies, together with his existence throughout the Roaring ‘20s and the good Depression.

While he by no means meant to write down a booklet, Bunjes believes windfall directed him to pen this memoir. He hopes and prays workout in Futility will relief in channeling mankind to reside a extra pleasant and ample lifestyles with out war.

The publication is devoted to all of the women and men who died in history’s wars, even if recorded or not.

“Ofttimes the attempt of braveness turns into quite to dwell than to die.”
– count number Alfieri

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Portland (Images of America) by Robert W. McDougall

By Robert W. McDougall

Portland is found in �the monstrous bend� of the Connecticut River close to the heart of the nation, the place usual assets supplied a filthy rich livelihood for generations of citizens. First settled as a part of Middletown, the realm used to be included as Portland in 1841. town is understood for its brownstone quarries, the Gildersleeve shipyard, and shade-grown tobacco. Meshomasic, the 1st nation woodland in New England, is found the following. In Portland, historical photos drawn from the documents of the Portland old Society and from inner most collections take the reader on a trip throughout the wealthy heritage of this quiet small city, referred to now for its golfing classes and marinas.

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The Lost Rocks: The Dare Stones and the Unsolved Mystery of by David La Vere

By David La Vere

What if the 1587 misplaced Colony of Roanoke used to be now not misplaced? What if the survivors left North Carolina’s Roanoke Island and located their method to Georgia? that's the state of affairs students meditated while a sequence of engraved stones have been present in the 1930’s. the 1st, came upon close to the Chowan River in North Carolina, claimed that Eleanor Dare and some different settlers had made their manner inland after an Indian assault burnt up the remainder of the colony - together with Eleanor’s daughter, Virginia -- the 1st English baby born in North the US -- and her husband Ananias. the remainder, greater than 40 in quantity, advised an exquisite story of ways the survivors made their approach overland, first to South Carolina, after which to Georgia. If real, North Carolina stood to lose one in all its such a lot loved historic legends. writer David l. a. Vere weaves the tale of the Dare Stones with that of the misplaced Colony of Roanoke, in a story that would hearth your mind's eye and provides you pause whilst. The query: used to be the best American secret ultimately solved? The misplaced Rocks is released via Burnt Mill Press of Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Wilton, Temple, and Lyndeborough (Images of America) by Michael G. Dell'Orto,Priscilla A. Weston,Jessie Salisbury

By Michael G. Dell'Orto,Priscilla A. Weston,Jessie Salisbury

Wilton, Temple, and Lyndeborough brings to existence the wealthy shared background of 3 cities at the japanese fringe of the Monadnock zone. in additional than 200 images from the interval 1860 to 1960, this e-book captures the proud history of farm and relations existence, glass factories, woodenware and fabric generators, and the attractive scenic attractiveness that drew many impressive artists reminiscent of Chauncey Ryder, Roy Brown, Ross Turner, and Stanley Hallett.

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Philadelphia's Fairmount Park (Postcard History Series) by James D. Ristine

By James D. Ristine

Philadelphia�s Fairmount Park makes a speciality of the greater than 4 thousand acres of land alongside the east and west banks of the Schuylkill River and into elements of the Wissahickon Valley that contain one of many world�s biggest city parks. traditionally and architecturally vital buildings and structures are chronicled, akin to the well-known waterworks, the numerous bridges that span the park�s waterways, the Zoological Gardens, and Boathouse Row. various fountains, monuments, and inventive sculptures that dot the panorama also are documented. wealthy in typical attractiveness, the park�s meadows, gardens, lush crops, rugged ravines, and wooded components will seize the attention. Philadelphia�s Fairmount Park is a nostalgic view of the park because it was once loved by way of viewers throughout the first area of the 20 th century.

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Lovin' That Lone Star Flag by E. Joe Deering,Ruth Rendon

By E. Joe Deering,Ruth Rendon

Texans will beautify nearly whatever with their kingdom flag, and E. Joe Deering has the photographs to end up it.

In Lovin’ That Lone famous person Flag, photographer Deering has amassed greater than 100 of his favourite photos, exhibiting state-flag-adorned pickup vehicles, belt buckles, cling gliders, rooftops, and more.

beginning while he was once a employees photographer for the Houston Chronicle, Deering all started noticing, as he toured the nation on a number of assignments, how usually he observed a dead ringer for the Texas flag painted on constructions, autos, barn doorways, and different locations. His interest ended in an idea for a photographic essay, released via the Chronicle, and this in flip led to an show on the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in university Station of his “flagotography.”

Paired with Deering’s energetic captions recording the situations and destinations of those uniquely Texan creations in addition to former Chronicle colleague Ruth Rendon’s creation of Deering and his paintings, those notable pictures catch Texans’ infectious delight in their country image on land, on water, and within the air.

Lovin’ That Lone superstar Flag will convey a grin for your face. it may even get you within the temper for a bit Texas Two-Step. . . .
 

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Founding Families Of Pittsburgh: The Evolution Of A Regional by Joseph F Rishel

By Joseph F Rishel

As Pittsburgh and its surrounding sector grew into a massive advertisement and commercial heart, a bunch of households emerged who have been exotic by way of their wealth and social place. Joseph Rishel reviews twenty of those households to figure out the measure to which they shaped a coherent higher classification and the level to which they have been capable of hold their prestige through the years. His research exhibits that Pittsburgh's elite top classification succeeded in growing the associations had to maintain an area aristocracy and possessed the facility to evolve its accrued benefits to social and fiscal changes.

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Whitman (Images of America) by David Hickey

By David Hickey

most typically often called the house of the world-famous Toll condo cookie, Whitman has a wealthy historical past that is going way past the cookie jar. Centrally positioned among Boston and Cape Cod, the city performed an important function within the adolescence of the rustic. Early industries incorporated a variety of generators, foundries, and tack factories; later used to be outlined through wealthy shoe production, as Whitman used to be domestic to the various country's greatest shoe factories. Whitman takes the reader on a trolley experience throughout the old fashioned middle, which nonetheless conjures up that small-town feeling, and town park, which used to be designed by means of mythical architect Frederick L. Olmstead. via greater than 2 hundred images, this nostalgic journey indicates the universities, church buildings, trade, and the lives of Whitman citizens, all of which deliver again thoughts of an easier time.

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