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Download Fort Lauderdale: Playground of the Stars (Images of America) by Jack Drury,Ed McMahon PDF

By Jack Drury,Ed McMahon

Few Southern towns have more advantageous claims to repute than citadel Lauderdale. As one of many nice holiday locations in the US, through the years it attracted such celebrities as Bob desire, Jayne Mansfield, Johnny Carson, Cary provide, and the worldchampion long island Yankees. This seashore town’s historical past is starstudded and wealthy with fascinating tales and pictures from that period.

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Download Colquitt County (Images of America) by Melody S. Jenkins PDF

By Melody S. Jenkins

positioned in a space referred to as the "Pine Barrens" as the branches of the dense, virgin pine bushes interlaced so tightly that they nearly blocked the sun's rays and avoided the expansion of flooring plants, Colquitt County was once shaped from Thomas and Lowndes Counties in 1856. The county used to be named for Walter T. Colquitt, a Methodist minister, Georgia's so much profitable felony legal professional, and a nation senator. The 1860 Federal Census indexed 1,360 citizens within the county's 547.5 sq. miles. manage as a buffer region among the Seminole Indians of Florida and the reduce Creeks of Georgia, the world was once thought of via a few contributors of the Georgia meeting as "practically lifeless" and never important of kingdom costs for street development. From this inauspicious starting, Colquitt County has grown to be a pace-setter in agricultural, business, army, municipal, academic, ancient, and inventive endeavors. Colquitt County is still a pace-setter in all facets of neighborhood lifestyles, from the early days of logging, naval shops, farming, and cattle creation, to trendy advances in schooling, production, agriculture, and the arts.

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Download When the Great Spirit Died: The Destruction of the by William B. Secrest PDF

By William B. Secrest

Exploring the destruction of the local Californians, this thorough heritage discusses the philosophies and language references equivalent to ""Diggers"" and negative Lo"" that finally set the degree for the extermination of a bunch of people.

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Download Four Years Under Marse Robert (1903) by Robert Stiles PDF

By Robert Stiles

on the first blush this name could strike one as faulty, missing in dignity, and bordering at the sensational. but the writer prefers it to the other and is able to safeguard it; whereas admitting, although this can look inconsistent, that factors are so as.

Not certainly one of his males used to be an exact follower of Robert Lee for 4 complete years. actually, he was once now not himself within the army provider of Virginia and of the accomplice States jointly for that size of time, and he didn't suppose own command of what used to be then the accomplice "Army of the Potomac" and later, below his management, grew to become the "Army of Northern Virginia," till June i, 1862.

But greater than a 12 months sooner than, certainly simply after the secession of the country, Governor Letcher had appointed Lee to the manager command of the Virginia troops, which, lower than his plastic hand, inspite of substantial stumbling blocks, have been grew to become over in a couple of weeks in reasonable soldierly situation to the accomplice executive, and have become the nucleus of the historical military of Northern Virginia ; and their commander used to be created one of many 5 complete generals supplied for by way of legislations within the army provider of the accomplice States.

As complete common within the accomplice carrier, Lee used to be now not
at first assigned to specific command, yet remained at
Richmond as "Military Adviser to the President."

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Download Newark (Images of America) by Theresa Hessey PDF

By Theresa Hessey

in past times 250 years, Newark has transformed
from a tiny farming group right into a thriving small urban. Its historical past contains the arriving of various industries�including paper, woolen, and fibre turbines and an vehicle production plant�that have multiplied the city�s advertisement and financial possibilities. Newark has additionally been domestic to the collage of Delaware from its beginnings as a small academy in 1767. hence, Newark�s historical past is interwoven with that of the collage. Although
many of the industries that when thrived in Newark have closed due to technological advances and transferring economies, the town maintains to develop. major road is now the retail hub of the town, and shops live in what have been inner most apartments. regardless of the entire adjustments attributable to and the passage of time, Newark has maintained its small-town feel.

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Download Blythe and the Palo Verde Valley (Images of America) by Palo Verde Historical Museum And Society PDF

By Palo Verde Historical Museum And Society

positioned halfway among la and Phoenix, the Palo Verde Valley enjoys year-round sunshine and gentle wintry weather temperatures. within the overdue 1800s, surveyor O. P. Callaway famous the valley's power for flood irrigation from the Colorado River. He enlisted Thomas Blythe of San Francisco to finance the irrigation venture. in the course of the early 1900s, as extra humans settled within the valley, farming grew to become the key because the extremes of a good river and a superb barren region merged right into a flourishing better produce backyard. The Palo Verde Valley and its major cost, Blythe (incorporated in 1916), grew right into a thriving cohesive neighborhood enjoyed via its year-round population in addition to the "snowbirds" and river people who come and move. The valley has over 40,000 acres of leading farmland and produces cotton, alfalfa, melons, lettuce, broccoli, onions, and lots of different fruit and veggies. The Colorado River offers a number of possibilities for boating, snowboarding, and fishing.

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Download Duncan and Stephens County, Oklahoma (Images of America) by Chris Jefferies Ph.D.,Pee Wee" Cary PDF

By Chris Jefferies Ph.D.,Pee Wee" Cary

together with a few of Oklahoma�s earliest and best oil fields, Duncan and Stephens County performed an enormous function within the improvement of America�s oil undefined. via ancient photographs, this e-book makes a speciality of the 2 subject matters that emerge from the area�s prior: first, the payment, development, and improvement of groups with robust, revolutionary pioneer historical past; and moment, the invention of oil within the overdue adolescents, and the advance of a petrol with a world succeed in and impact.
Using basically the files of the Stephens County ancient Museum, the authors chosen pictures that illustrate the 2 issues of group and oil, and the way they effect one another. Highlights contain the expansion and improvement of Duncan, Marlow, and Comanche; prosperity from the oil growth; the strong
sense of neighborhood in the course of the melancholy; provider in either international battle I and international conflict II; renewed development following international battle II; and modern efforts to reinforce the communities.

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

By Hollis Ricci-Canham,Avis A. Townsend

With 2 hundred unforgettable pictures, Carlton and element Breeze recounts the historical past of a group that constructed alongside the shore of Lake Ontario in 1803. the 1st settlers hunted and fished for a dwelling, simply as local american citizens had for hundreds of years. At element Breeze, Oak Orchard Harbor grew to become a shipbuilding heart. 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 far off markets. occasions switch, and this day the waterfront�s leisure allure lures millions of tourists. yet historical local American burial grounds nonetheless exist the following, and arrowheads and flint look every one spring whilst gardens are tilled and farmland supplies strategy to golfing courses.

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Download Closter and Alpine (Images of America) by Patricia Garbe-Morillo PDF

By Patricia Garbe-Morillo

Closter and Alpine are positioned at the slopes of the Palisades cliffs, tucked into the northeastern nook of recent Jersey. emerging a few toes above the Hudson River, the peaks of those cliffs supply the most excellent surroundings within the country. On those slopes the earliest pre-Revolutionary settlements have been validated and 19th- and twentieth-century mansions have been equipped. Closter and Alpine contains the region's earliest background, starting with "Wooly," the ten-thousand-year-old long-haired mastodon chanced on in 1974. The 1776 British invasion led by means of Lord Cornwallis and the harsh homicide of ninety-year-old Douwe Tallman have been early neighborhood occasions of the progressive conflict. throughout the 19th century, the freed slave neighborhood of Skunk hole used to be based, a neighborhood to which current Closter citizens can hint roots. probably the most exact elements of the background of Closter and Alpine are the "Houses like Fords," the "assembly-line" houses outfitted through the Lustron company through the post-World warfare II housing scarcity. Closter and Alpine have the one of those homes ultimate in Bergen County.

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