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              Monessen: A Typical Steel Country Town, Pa
                

              Monessen: A Typical Steel Country Town, Pa (Hardback)

              By Vivian, Cassandra

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              Once a Native American hunting ground, the industrial melting pot of Monessen, in western Pennsylvania, rises over a horseshoe bend in the Monongahela River. Established in 1898, this powerhouse town boomed for close to 60 years, producing vast amounts of steel and other crucial ...industrial materials. Known for its cultural diversity, Monessen's predominantly immigrant population-with the highest naturalization rate in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century-and the vibrant neighborhoods they established were entirely sustained by the local mills. The battles for decent pay, job protection, benefits, and an 8-hour day kindled fiercely for decades until Monessen and towns like it in the Monongahela Valley gave the average person a dignity denied them for centuries: decent pay for decent work. Families thrived. Children went to college. It was the American dream. Then, neighborhoods began to unravel, foreign imports stole jobs, and finally the mills, the only support of the town, closed.Demonstrating their unyielding spirit, Monessen residents have struggled to fight for the recovery and rebirth of their hometown. In this new history, Monessen: A Typical Steel Country Town, informative narrative highlights the rapid expansion and gradual demise of a society built almost solely on its industrial endeavors and recounts how a disjointed populace has come together to restore their proud community. Over 100 striking photographs depict the dominating presence of the mills, the quiet faces of the people who toiled there, scenes of daily life, and memorable events through the years, as well as the dramatic changes that have marked Monessen's unique history.
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              ISBN 9781589731462
              Released NZ 28 Aug 2002
              Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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              Series Making of America
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              Auburn: The Classic City
                

              Auburn: The Classic City (Hardback)

              By Smith, John Martin

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              The citizens of Auburn, Indiana ensure that their city is truly special among the 22 Auburns in the United States. From the time of foraging hogs and cows roaming its streets to nude swimming at the YMCA pool, the landscape of this small town is ever changing and often surprising.... Auburn's past is full of many exceptional instances of residents fighting against injustice, including hosting stops along the Underground Railroad and raising Company K of the 44th Indiana Volunteer Infantry to serve the Union during the Civil War. Even before Auburn became a city in 1900, her devoted people displayed how difficulties can be turned into opportunities, and they have always risen to the challenge.Auburn: The Classic City reveals these stories and much more about this big-impact city with the small-town feel. Once called Little Detroit, Auburn featured prominently in the automobile era, producing 24 different makes of cars before 1937, a heritage now preserved in its world-class museums. This lush transportation history also earned the town the name Home of the Classics. Featured here are highlights from this time as well as such tales as the raid on the police department by John Dillinger's gang. Readers journey alongside the persistent people who transformed this community into the DeKalb County seat where the tree-lined streets, historic residences, and beautiful city parks belie the city's illustrious tradition of industry and innovation. In Auburn: The Classic City, more than 100 never-before-published photographs accompany the artful narrative.
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              ISBN 9781589730915
              Released NZ 25 Nov 2002
              Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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              Short History of Florida Railroads
               

              Short History of Florida Railroads (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Turner, Gregg

              • RRP: $52.99
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              PRIMARY COVERAGE AREA: Tampa, FL; Jacksonville, FL; Gainesville, FL

              ISBN 9780738524214
              Released NZ 26 Mar 2003
              Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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              Series Making of America
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              Chico: Life and Times of a City of Fortune
                

              Chico: Life and Times of a City of Fortune (Hardback)

              By Moon, Debra

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              In what has emerged as one of the most desirable places to live at the turn of this new century, the journey of Chico since its inception is one of growth as well as remembrance. A rich cultural heritage is as responsible for development of this diverse community as its fertile s...oils were in creating an economic stronghold. From the traditions and teachings of the Mechoopda Indians to its present day reputation as an educational bastion, Chico serves as a backbone of the budding Central Valley.
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              ISBN 9781589730663
              Released NZ 5 Nov 2003
              Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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              Elizabeth: First Capital of New Jersey
               

              Elizabeth: First Capital of New Jersey (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Turner, Jean-Rae; Koles, Richard T.

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              PRIMARY COVERAGE AREA: Elizabeth area, Newark

              ISBN 9780738523934
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2003
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              Springdale: The Courage of Shiloh
               

              Springdale: The Courage of Shiloh (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Brotherton, Velda; History Museum, Shiloh

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              Tucked up in the rugged hills and fertile valleys of northwest Arkansas is the city of Springdale. Once a Native American community and officially settled as Shiloh, the mountainous region that would be Springdale attracted immigrant pioneers beginning in 1828 and rapidly flouris...hed, establishing gainful agricultural, commercial, and manufacturing industries. Following the Civil War, however, the community felt the disastrous effects of the battles of Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove, which drained resources and stunted morale. Springdale residents struggled to maintain their livelihood, but it was not until the institution of the railroad in 1882 that their recovery caught fire. Agriculture on a larger scale once again proved lucrative, coupled with an influx of new immigrants. Springdale has diversified and expanded over time and is still drawing people to its abundant natural resources, its phenomenal scenic beauty, and its temperate climate.Springdale: The Courage of Shiloh not only explores the extraordinary history of the city, but also highlights the lives of the families who survived the hardships of immigration and homesteading, the horrors of the Civil War, and the reconstruction and progress of Springdale. From John Holcombe, the founder of Shiloh, who envisioned a city growing from the springs surrounding his church, to the birth of the Frisco Railroad, which turned a small farming community into the Fruit Center of Arkansas, this amusing and enlightening tale traces a city's continuing evolution.
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              ISBN 9780738523859
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2002
              Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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              Lexington: From Liberty's Birthplace to Progressive Suburb
                

              Lexington: From Liberty's Birthplace to Progressive Suburb (Hardback)

              By Kollen, Richard

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              A quiet colonial town forever changed by the shot heard 'round the world on April 19, 1775, Lexington evolved from its famous roots and adapted to the ever-changing culture of the nation it helped create. Over the centuries, an influx of immigrants and new ideas helped shape the ...town from farming community to booming rail suburb and into today's diverse city that treasures its rich heritage while striving toward a dynamic future.
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              ISBN 9781589731011
              Released NZ 14 Jul 2004
              Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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              Fort Lauderdale: The Venice of America
                

              Fort Lauderdale: The Venice of America (Hardback)

              By Gillis, Susan

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              Taking its name from a fortification established more than 160 years ago during the Second Seminole War, Fort Lauderdale boasts a history stretching back 5,000 years before the first white settlers arrived in the eighteenth century. From beautiful tales of the mysterious New Rive...r that helped launch the community to more recent stories of rum running and gambling, segregation and integration, and boom and bust, the history of this Florida city is told here through the everyday lives of those who lived it.
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              ISBN 9781589730793
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2004
              Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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              Series Making of America
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              Sierra Vista:: Young City with a Past
                

              Sierra Vista:: Young City with a Past (Hardback)

              By Price, Ethel Jackson

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              The story of Sierra Vista, Arizona begins with Coronado's explorations of the southwestern desert in the sixteenth century, long before the 1877 establishment of Camp Huachuca, home of the famed 24th Infantry Buffalo Soldiers. Sierra Vista grew up in the fury of the silver and co...pper mining days surrounded by three stunning mountains and the San Perdro River. Once known as Fry, this frontier town bloomed from a virtually unpopulated settlement into the Hummingbird Capital of the World.
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              ISBN 9781589730656
              Released NZ 22 Oct 2003
              Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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              Moscow: Living and Learning on the Palouse
                

              Moscow: Living and Learning on the Palouse (Hardback)

              By Monroe, Julie R.

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              Centered in the glorious Palouse, a richly fertile area, the small Idaho town of Moscow was once home to the Nez Perce, who introduced the famous spotted Appaloosa horses. The intimate Moscow feel inspired by current residents has persisted since the original homesteaders settled... here, a place they called Paradise Valley. Resisting the anonymity of many rural agricultural towns, Moscow proudly claims an educational, civic, commercial, and cultural reputation far beyond a town of its size, a monument to the people who elevated the community.
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              ISBN 9781589730885
              Released NZ 29 Apr 2003
              Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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              Series Making of America
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