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              Historic Tales of Bethlehem, New York
               

              Historic Tales of Bethlehem, New York (Hardback)

              By Leath, Susan E.

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              Bethlehem's bucolic countryside and bustling suburbs reflect the town's rich history. Uncover the stories that shaped the town from its Dutch settlement to today. Nathaniel Adams, along with his wife, Rhogenia, opened a stagecoach inn and became the first postmaster in what is no...w Delmar. The opening of the Albany and Susquehanna Railroad broadened travel and freight transportation. The LaGrange family farmed the same land for over two centuries and exemplified the region's deep agricultural roots. Suburbs flourished in the region following World War II. Drawing from her articles that first appeared in Our Towne Bethlehem, town historian Susan E. Leath celebrates the enduring community spirit of Bethlehem with this fascinating collection of essays.
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              ISBN 9781540202741
              Released NZ 14 Mar 2016
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              The Virginia Blue Ridge Railroad
               

              The Virginia Blue Ridge Railroad (Hardback)

              By Lyons, Mary E.

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              In 1849, Virginia began a bold railroad expansion toward the Ohio River and its lucrative trade connections. The project's plan covered 423 miles and called for piercing two mountain chains with three railroads. The Blue Ridge Railroad was the shortest of these but crossed the mo...st mountainous terrain. At times, hired slaves, who prepared the tracks, and Irish immigrants, who blasted the tunnels, faced challenges that seemed almost insurmountable. Many were killed by explosions and falling rock. Those deaths often resulted in labor strikes. The unrest slowed progress and haunted chief engineer Claudius Crozet for seven years. In this first full-length history of the Blue Ridge Railroad, award-winning author Mary E. Lyons uses a wealth of historical documents to describe construction on what Crozet called dangerous ground.
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              ISBN 9781540203007
              Released NZ 19 Oct 2015
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              World War I Army Training by San Francisco Bay: : The Story of Camp Fremont
               

              World War I Army Training by San Francisco Bay: : The Story of Camp Fremont (Hardback)

              By Wilcox, Barbara

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              In 1917, Stanford University leased a portion of its land to allow the creation of Camp Fremont, headquartered in present-day Menlo Park. That brought the war into the Bay Area's backyard. Soldiers received a welcome reception, and locals embraced the potential economic opportuni...ties. However, the military presence also revealed the conflict Americans felt over the war. Residents threatened conscientious objectors within their community, while the government mollified fears of the vice that often followed troops in training. Armistice came earlier than expected, and many soldiers trained for combat they never saw. But all contributed to the growth and change that arrived with the modern era. Author Barbara Wilcox tells Camp Fremont's story of adaptability, bravery and extraordinary accomplishment during the Great War.
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              ISBN 9781540202994
              Released NZ 11 Jan 2016
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              Carolina Bluegrass: A High Lonesome History
               

              Carolina Bluegrass: A High Lonesome History (Hardback)

              By Wilson-Giarratano, Gail, PhD; Foreword by Klein, Larry; Ahrens, Pat

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              In the Carolinas, bluegrass is more than music--it's a way of life. The origins of the genre date back to the earliest frontier settlements, and banjo music appeared at dances in Greenville, South Carolina, as early as 1780. The genre was essential to socialization in the textile... mills of both states. Old-time music of the Blue Ridge Mountains heavily influenced the sound. Bill Monroe, considered by many to be the father of bluegrass, began his recording career in Charlotte in 1936. Many of the most popular bands, such as the Hired Hands and Briarhoppers, regularly performed live on local television stations in Columbia, Spartanburg and Charlotte. Today, bluegrass festivals fill local calendars across the region. Author Gail Wilson-Giarratano uses interviews and the historic record to tell this unique and compelling story.
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              ISBN 9781540202574
              Released NZ 2 Nov 2015
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              Haunted Tampa: Spirits of the Bay
               

              Haunted Tampa: Spirits of the Bay (Hardback)

              By Frethem, Deborah

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              Explore the haunted history of Tampa, Florida --

              ISBN 9781540209108
              Released NZ 20 Aug 2013
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              Arkansas Civil War Heritage: A Legacy of Honor
               

              Arkansas Civil War Heritage: A Legacy of Honor (Hardback)

              By Towns, W. Stuart

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              The American Civil War shaped the course of the country's history and its national identity. This is no less true for the state of Arkansas. Throughout the Natural State, people have paid homage and remembrance to those who fought and what was fought for in memorial celebrations ...and rituals. The memory of the war has been kept alive by reunions and preservationists, continuing to shape the way the War Between the States affects Arkansas and its people. Historian W. Stuart Towns expertly tells the story of Arkansas's Civil War heritage through its rituals of memorial, commemoration and celebration that continue today.
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              ISBN 9781540209009
              Released NZ 19 Nov 2013
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              Mosby's Raids in Civil War Northern Virginia
               

              Mosby's Raids in Civil War Northern Virginia (Hardback)

              By Connery, William S.

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              The most famous Civil War name in Northern Virginia, other than General Lee, is Colonel John Singleton Mosby, the Gray Ghost. He stands out among nearly one thousand generals who served in the war, celebrated most for his raids that captured Union general Edwin Stoughton in Fairf...ax and Colonel Daniel French Dulany in Rose Hill. By 1864, he was a feared partisan guerrilla in the North and a nightmare for Union troops protecting Washington City. After the war, his support for presidential candidate Ulysses S. Grant forced Mosby to leave his native Virginia for Hong Kong as U.S. consul. A mentor to young George S. Patton, Mosby's military legacy extended to World War II. William S. Connery brings alive the many dimensions of this American hero.
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              ISBN 9781540207906
              Released NZ 5 Mar 2013
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              Colorado Vanguards: Historic Trailblazers and Their Local Legacies
               

              Colorado Vanguards: Historic Trailblazers and Their Local Legacies (Hardback)

              By Perry, Phyllis J.

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              ISBN 9781540203212
              Released NZ 16 Nov 2015
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              Along Virginia's Route 58: True Tales from Beach to Bluegrass
               

              Along Virginia's Route 58: True Tales from Beach to Bluegrass (Hardback)

              By Tennis, Joe

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              Route 58 stretches across all five hundred miles of Virginia, from the sandy shores of the Atlantic to the waterfalls and wild ponies of the Blue Ridge Highlands. Weird, quirky and intriguing legends and lore lie along this historic highway, including a UFO landing in South Hill,... Virginia Beach's witch duck controversy of 1706 and Nat Turner's bloody insurrection in 1831. Country music icon Johnny Cash played his final shows at the world-famous Carter Fold. Civil War skirmishes touched towns. The Wreck of the Old 97 happened in Danville, and haunting memories of a schoolhouse lost to a tornado remain in Rye Cove. Author Joe Tennis provides a guide to Route 58 with a trail of tales, accompanied by easy driving directions and vivid photography.
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              ISBN 9781540202925
              Released NZ 2 Nov 2015
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              Civil War Ghosts of Central Georgia and Savannah
               

              Civil War Ghosts of Central Georgia and Savannah (Hardback)

              By Miles, Jim

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              Discover the ghosts that haunt the Civil War sites of Central Georgia and Savannah --

              ISBN 9781540208996
              Released NZ 23 Jul 2013
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