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Milford (Images of America)
Deborah Eastman, Anne Lamontagne, ...

Arcadia Publishing, 2014

In 1670, Puritan pioneers colonized the Nipmuck Indian territory that would develop into the town of Milford, officially incorporated in 1780. Its advantageous location between the Mill and Charles Rivers created a convenient commercial center. By 1850, major railway lines traversed routes to Boston and New York, enabling Milford to develop the largest boot-and-shoe industry in the nation. When pink granite was discovered in the late 1800s, ...


C.F. Martin & Co. (Images of America)
Dick Boak

Arcadia Publishing, 2014

The formula for C.F. Martin & Co.s success has always been an unparalleled commitment to precise handcraftsmanship blended with optimum tonewoods, innovation, and singular design. This family business has persevered from the Civil War through the present and remains the oldest surviving maker of stringed instruments in the world. It is the largest and most respected producer of acoustic guitars in America. The images in this book trace the ...


Gary's Glen Park (Images of America Series)
John C. Trafny

Arcadia Publishing, 2014

Americas Big Steel gave birth to Gary in 1906, when the United States Steel Corporation established a plant in Indiana along the southern shore of Lake Michigan. The new city on the lake attracted thousands of job seekers from the coalfields and factories in the East to far-off lands in southern and eastern Europe. As they settled in Gary, immigrant groups established communities, built churches and schools, and instilled in their children the ...


Children of Ellis Island (Images of America)
Barry Moreno

Arcadia Publishing, 2005

Burdened with bundles and baskets, a million or more immigrant children passed through the often grim halls of Ellis Island. Having left behind their homes in Europe and other parts of the world, they made the voyage to America by steamer. Some came with parents or guardians. A few came as stowaways. But however they traveled, they found themselves a part of one of the grandest waves of human migration that the world has ever known. Children of ...


Michoud Assembly Facility (Images of America)
Cindy Donze Manto

Arcadia Publishing, 2014

After an auspicious beginning as a royal land grant from French king Louis XV to a wealthy French citizen of New Orleans in 1763, the land Michoud Assembly Facility occupies remained in private ownership until 1940, when it was sold to the US government. Prior to World War II, the site was used to grow sugar, hunt muskrat, and build railroad and telephone lines. In 1941, the worlds largest industrial site was built, covering 43 acres of ...


Pearl River (Images of America)
James Vincent Cassetta

Arcadia Publishing, 2014

Pearl River was part of a royal land patent issued to two New York businessmen, Daniel Honan, the accountant general of New Amsterdam, and Michael Hawdon, a friend of the infamous Captain Kidd. Immigrants later settled in areas they called Nauraushaun, Middletown, Pascack, Sickletown, Orangeville, and Muddy Brook. In the 1870s, Julius Braunsdorf permitted the New York & New Jersey Railroad to run an extension through his property, which gave his ...


Echo Summit (Images of America Series)
Paul DeWitt, Dorothy De Mare

Arcadia Publishing, 2014

Echo Summit played a major role in early California and Nevada history. Beginning in the early 1850s, fortune-seekers rushed westward over Echo Summit in search of gold in El Dorado County. The discovery of silver and gold in Virginia City in 1859 reversed the travel eastward. After 1869, travel over Echo Summit was reduced to a trickle. Today, Echo Summit is a major route to the south Lake Tahoe basin. There are sites along the summit ridge, ...


Little Brown Jug, The (Images of Sports)
Ken Magee, Jon M. Stevens

Arcadia Publishing, 2014

When the Michigan Wolverines arrived in Minneapolis to battle the Minnesota Gophers in 1903, a simple 30ยข, five-gallon Red Wing stoneware water jug began footballs first rivalry trophy game. The Little Brown Jug has been the subject of conspiracy theories, theft, national championships, and most of all pride, with each games victor prominently displaying the jug on its campusuntil it is fought for again.


Charleston: A Historic Walking Tour (Images of America)
Mary Preston Foster

Arcadia Publishing, 2005

Charleston: A Historic Walking Tour will help natives and visitors alike appreciate the history and residents of this beautiful city. With its architecture, palm trees, and cobblestone streets, Charleston is one of the South's great cultural destinations. Its ballrooms and benevolent society halls attest to grand periods of opulence and high living. The theater, libraries, museum, and college show an appreciation for culture and sophistication. ...


Racine (Images of America)
George D. Fennell, Racine Heritage Museum

Arcadia Publishing, 2014

When Gilbert Knapp founded Racine in 1834 and the first pioneers settled there, no one had the remotest idea that the wilderness would one day transform into a thriving city. Ideally situated on Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Root River, the site was chosen by Knapp because of its harbor potential. The prospect of farming on the level prairies surrounding Racine also attracted many of the areas first settlers. Racine County is especially ...


Mexican American Boxing in Los Angeles (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing))
Gene Aguilera

Arcadia Publishing, 2014

Welcome to the colorful, flamboyant, and wonderful world of Mexican American boxing in Los Angeles. From the minute they stepped into the ring, Mexican American fighters have electrified fans with their explosiveness and courage. These historical images bring to life a sociological culture consisting of knockouts, the Main Street Gym, the Olympic Auditorium, neighborhood rivalries, Mexican idols, posters, and promoters. Like a winding thread, ...


Crowley (Images of America)
Ann Mire

Arcadia Publishing, 2014

How do you build a town from scratch? The first ingredient is a dream. W.W. Duson served as the chef with a vision for a new town. With the railroad completed through southwestern Louisiana in 1881, Duson, general manager of the Southwestern Louisiana Land Company, orchestrated the purchase of land along the railroad. Railroader Patrick Crowley moved his Crowley Switch house depot to the new townsite as Duson stirred interest through ...


Detroit's Wartime Industry: Arsenal of Democracy (Images of America: Michigan)
Michael W. R. Davis

Arcadia Publishing, 2007

Just as Detroit symbolizes the U.S. automobile industry, during World War II it also came to stand for all American industry's conversion from civilian goods to war material. The label "Arsenal of Democracy" was coined by Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt in a fireside chat radio broadcast on December 29, 1940, nearly a year before the United States formally entered the war. Here is the pictorial story of one Detroiter's unique leadership in the ...


Forgotten Queens (Images of America)
Kevin Walsh, the Greater Astoria Historical Society

Arcadia Publishing, 2013

In the early years of the 20th century, Queens County underwent an enormous transformation. The Queensboro Bridge of 1909 forever changed the landscape of this primarily rural area into the urban metropolis it is today. Forgotten Queens shows New Yorks largest borough between the years 1920 and 1950, when it was adorned with some of the finest model housing and planned communities anywhere in the country. Victorian mansions, cookie-cutter row ...


The San Jose Police Department (Images of America)
John Carr Jr., Jarrod J. Nunes

Arcadia Publishing, 2014

Originally known as San Jose de Guadalupe, San Jose was ruled by Mexico until 1848, when, after the Mexican-American War, California joined the United States of America. In 1849, the newly elected government appointed a chief of police, and the San Jose Police Department was born. Its mission has been to respond to the distinctive needs of the community from the early agricultural age to today's high technology age. The San Jose Police ...


Silver Spring Township (Images of America)
Christine Clepper Musser

Arcadia Publishing, 2014

Originally known as San Jose de Guadalupe, San Jose was ruled by Mexico until 1848, when, after the Mexican-American War, California joined the United States of America. In 1849, the newly elected government appointed a chief of police, and the San Jose Police Department was born. Its mission has been to respond to the distinctive needs of the community from the early agricultural age to todays high technology age. The San Jose Police Department ...


University of Washington (Campus History)
Antoinette Wills, John D. Bolcer

Arcadia Publishing, 2014

The University of Washington was founded in 1861, when Seattle was a tiny village. It struggled to survive during its early years, but after Washington achieved statehood in 1889, the university grew along with the region it served. A worlds fair on its campus attracted international attention in 1909. A century later, the University of Washington is known worldwide for research and teaching in fields ranging from arts and sciences to health ...


The Chicago Outfit (IL) (Images of America)
John J. Binder

Arcadia Publishing, 2003

No business, legitimate or otherwise, has had a more raucous influence on the history of a city than that of the Outfit in Chicago. From the roots of organized crime in the late 19th century to the present day, The Chicago Outfit examines the evolution of the city's underworld, focusing on their business activities and leadership along with the violence and political protection they employed to become the most successful of the Cosa Nostra crime ...


Big Meadows and Lake Almanor (Images of America)
Marilyn Morris Quadrio

Arcadia Publishing, 2014

Few among the thousands of vacationers who recreate on and around Lake Almanor each summer realize that beneath its waters lie the remains of a vanished way of life. This tiny Atlantis, Big Meadows, was a microcosm of the cultural forces and conflicts that racked the West in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Rich in natural resources, the Meadows sustained the lives of the native Maidu and the hundreds of encroaching whites who followed on the ...


1964-1965 New York World's Fair, The (Images of Modern America)
Bill Cotter, Bill Young

Arcadia Publishing, 2014

Advertised as the Billion-Dollar Fair, the 19641965 New York Worlds Fair transformed a sleepy park in the borough of Queens into a fantasy world enjoyed by more than 51 million visitors from around the world. While many countries and states exhibited at the fair, the most memorable pavilions were built by the giants of American industry. Their exhibits took guests backward and forward in time, all the while extolling how marvelous everyday life ...



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