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Herkimer Village (Images of America)

by Caryl A. Hopson Susan R. Perkins

The village of Herkimer, incorporated on April 6, 1807, was the first village in Herkimer County and was named after Revolutionary War hero Gen. Nicholas Herkimer. First settled by the Palatine Germans in 1725, the village's ideal location at the juncture of the Mohawk River and West Canada Creek made it the focal point of the county, and it was soon designated the county seat. The village population grew with the development of mills and factories, prompting the construction of elaborate homes, churches, diverse shops, and the New York Central Railroad, which ran directly through the village center with four main line tracks. Herkimer Village provides a snapshot of the daily life and important events in this village's colorful and dynamic history.

Georgetown: Scoundrels, Sinners And Spies (Images of America)

by Canden Schwantes

Georgetown, a thriving neighborhood in the nation's capital, was established in 1751 as an independent city. As the land to its east was being developed into Washington, DC, the once sleepy river town grew and evolved. George Washington's adopted descendants lived down the street from where Kennedy lived before Camelot; Julia Child walked past the home of Robert Todd Lincoln; and a successful community of free black Americans was built around the corner from what had previously been a slave market. Georgetown depicts the history of a community whose roots span far beyond the prestigious university and upper-class neighborhood for which it is known. The images capture mansions and slums, thriving businesses and crumbling facades, an industrial revolution, and the closing of the C&O Canal.

Delaware Army National Guard (Images of America)

by Brig Gen Wiggins Jr.

The Delaware National Guard traces its roots to 1655, when the Swedish Colonial government formed a militia to defend itself. That tradition carried through Dutch and then English control of the colony. The militia served in all five French and Indian Wars and then distinguished itself during the Revolutionary War as the First Delaware Regiment of the Continental Army, earning its "Blue Hen" nickname. The Delaware militia continued to serve in every major war, and currently it remains in the forefront. Images of America: Delaware Army National Guard presents images of this fabled organization that survived from the Spanish-American War to the present. The people, places, equipment, and facilities of the Delaware National Guard are illustrated in this compilation of historic photographs from the collection of the Delaware Military Heritage and Education Foundation.

Catskills in Vintage Postcards, The (Postcard History Series)

by Irwin Richman

From the 1890s through the 1920s, the postcard was an extraordinarily popular means of communication. Many of the postcards produced during this "golden age," and even some from later years, can today be considered works of art. Postcard photographers traveled the length and breadth of the nation snapping photographs of busy street scenes, documenting local landmarks, and assembling crowds of local children only too happy to pose for a picture. These images, printed as postcards and sold in general stores and five and dimes across the country, survive as telling reminders of an important era in America's history. This fascinating new history of the Catskills of New York showcases more than two hundred of the best, most evocative vintage postcards available.

Cincinnati Cemeteries: The Queen City Underground (Images of America)

by Tom White Kevin Grace

Cincinnati Cemeteries is not only a history of graveyards and their occupants. It also investigates the culture of death and dying in Cincinnati: from the infamous Pearl Bryan murder and the 19th-century cholera epidemics, to the body snatchers who stole the corpse of Benjamin Harrison's father and the notorious "resurrection men." In a city teeming with immigrants and transients these "sack 'em up" grave robbers had ample opportunities to supply cadavers to Cincinnati's medical schools. And if fresh graves weren't available, they lurked for victims in the saloons and the dark alleys of Vine Street and the West End.

Isabella County: 1859 - 2009 (Images of America)

by Jack R. Westbrook

An ancient revered gathering and hunting place for Chippewa Indians becomes the modern home to one of the nation's largest Native American tribal-owned casino/resort complexes. A rough-and-tumble timbering center sees Michigan's first lumber millionaire plat a town, dedicating five acres for a county seat. Residents organize a private normal school for teacher training, to become Michigan's fourth-largest university, Central Michigan University. Hardworking immigrants carve farms, villages, and towns from the timbered-out wilderness near the center of the Michigan Lower Peninsula "mitten." From harvesting lumber above the ground to harvesting petroleum below the ground, the area ushers in an oil boom on time to be saved from the financial tribulations of the Great Depression. Incorporated in 1859, during the turbulent times just ahead of the Civil War and birth year of the United States oil industry, the area becomes a modern-day commerce center. This is the saga of Isabella County, told as the county celebrates 150 years of economic and cultural diversity.

Hydroplane Racing in Detroit: 1946 - 2008 (Images of Sports)

by David D. Williams Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

Since the start of the 20th century, Detroit has been the hub of the motorized world. It was only natural that the powerful motors built in Detroit's huge factories eventually found their way into high-speed boats and that organized racing soon followed. Starting in 1916, Detroit became the center of powerboat racing. Names like Gar Wood, Chris Smith, and Horace Dodge dominated the sports pages of the 1920s and 1930s. Following World War II, racing in Detroit entered its golden era. Led by local businessmen like Jack Schafer, Joe Schoenith, and George Simon, hydroplane racing captured the heart of the community in a way that has never been equaled.

Downtown Newport News (Images of America)

by William A. Fox

Settled in 1621, Newport News has the oldest English place name of any city in the New World. Its name is said to have come from "Newport's news" that supply ships were coming to save the starving Jamestown colonists in 1610. Farming and fishing were the primary occupations until Collis P. Huntington chose Newport News for the eastern terminus of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway in the 1870s. In 1886, he founded the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, which has built some of the most famous ships in history. By 1900, a vital city had grown where there were previously only farms and forest. Through vivid images, maps, and reminiscences, Images of America: Downtown Newport News tells the story of the city's once popular and thriving downtown commercial, social, and entertainment area, which met its end from flight to the suburbs after World War II.

Floyd Bennett Field (Images of America)

by Richard V. Porcelli

Although New York City was slowly recognizing the need for a municipal airport in the late 1920s, it sought to regain prominence by constructing the most advanced airport of its day. Construction in the far reaches of Brooklyn was started on October 29, 1929, the day of the stock market crash that heralded the Great Depression. The airport was named posthumously for Floyd Bennett, a Brooklyn native, Navy pilot, and Medal of Honor winner. Unfortunately, because of many factors--including poor timing, politics, and remoteness from Manhattan--the airfield was a commercial failure. Its advanced features, however, made it a mecca for private aircraft and the site of numerous record-breaking flights.

Eastern Shore League (Images of Baseball)

by Mike Lambert

Between 1922 and 1949, the citizens of Delmarva enjoyed watching baseball the way it was meant to be played. Loyal Eastern Shore baseball enthusiasts were blessed to witness three eras of professional class "D" baseball, supporting their favorite teams, including the Parksley Spuds, Salisbury Indians, and Dover Orioles. The local faithful cheered on homegrown legends such as Frank "Home Run" Baker and Jimmie Foxx, both destined for enshrinement in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

Floyd County (Images of America)

by Bobby G. Mcelwee

Floyd County, Georgia, located in the picturesquenorthwest Georgia mountains, has a long and fascinating written history that stretches back to 1540 and the Spanish explorers of that era. The Mississippian, Creek, and Cherokee Nations preceded the arrival of Europeans to the area. Soon after, industry and commercial agriculture began to flourish, and in 1845, riverboats began carrying products down the Coosa River from Floyd County to Mobile, Alabama.

Chicago Great Western Railway, The (Images of Rail)

by David J. Fiore Sr.

The Chicago Great Western Railway (CGW) was a Midwestern line that operated in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Kansas, and Nebraska. Although this territory was served by much larger systems, the CGW was able to retain its share of passenger and freight business for 83 years through aggressive management, dedicated employees, innovations, and efficient operations. By the early 1960s, however, the growth of the trucking industry and airlines had taken away a substantial amount of the business previously handled by railroads. The CGW would not survive as operating costs increased while revenues declined. The only solution was to consolidate with another railroad, and a favorable agreement was reached with the Chicago and North Western Railway (C&NW). At 12:01 a.m. Monday, July 1, 1968, the CGW ceased to exist, as it became part of the C&NW. Since that time, much of the system has been abandoned, and today only a few segments of former CGW trackage remain in service. This book provides nostalgic images and photographs of the operations, employees, locomotives, and stations of a little railroad that is now only a memory.

Chesapeake Bay Steamers (Images of America)

by Chris Dickon

Since English settlers first touched the shore of the new country in 1607, the Chesapeake Bay has been a multifaceted engine of American history and commerce. The body of inland tidal water between the largest bay cities, Norfolk and Baltimore, was large enough to be the setting of adventure and close enough to allow smaller towns and cities to grow up on its shores. The common community came to life with the technologies of steamboats that could cover the long distances between North and South relatively quickly. Steamers filled in the nooks and crannies of the bay's geography, and by the mid-19th century, the skies over the bay were lined with dark, waterborne contrails in all directions. Strong machines built to master rough seas while moving gently enough for small harbors, many steamers had life spans that crossed whole eras in American history. Some were drafted into distinguished service in domestic and foreign wars. The steamers plied the bay and its rivers with a feminine grace well into the mid-20th century, when they were overtaken by the rush of modern times. The last steamer sailed into oblivion exactly 150 years after the first of them appeared in Baltimore harbor.

Elbert County (Images of America)

by Joyce M. Davis

Established in 1790, Elbert County was carved from adjacent Wilkes County and named in honor of American patriot and former governor Samuel Elbert. Located in Northeast Georgia on the Savannah and Broad Rivers, the territory witnessed Revolutionary War fighting and the creation of Fort James, Dartmouth, and Petersburg, occurring all before 1790. Later Ruckersville, Heardmont, Bowman, and Dewy Rose were established. Elberton, chosen as county seat by former governor Stephen Heard's committee, was incorporated in 1803 and dominated county history thereafter. Nancy Hart and Stephen Heard, among others, aided the revolution; merchants William and Beverly Allen forged a business path; and preachers, including Dozier Thornton, established many county churches. In later years, Corra Harris, born at Farmhill, attended Elberton Female Academy before becoming a noted writer. In the 20th century, cotton production was overshadowed by the growth of granite quarrying and finishing, leading to Elberton becoming the "Granite Capital of the World."

Central City (Images of America)

by Lola Roush Miller

In 1893, a few businessmen purchased some land just west of Huntington, West Virginia, to develop a new community. Eventually, Central City--as it was called--bustled with industry, thriving on the five major factories that became the nucleus of the small city. Because of the booming job market, the community grew: families settled; homes, schools, and churches were built; and a government was established. When Central City was annexed into Huntington in 1909, the old industrial town all but disappeared, losing its own identity and rich history. Luckily, Central City's heritage was saved in the late 1980s, when a reunion for early families was organized and funds were allocated by the City of Huntington for the community's rebirth. Today Old Central City is touted as the Antique Capital of West Virginia and hosts Old Central City Days annually to commemorate the vibrant heritage of this almost-lost West Virginia town.

Essex Mountain Sanatorium (Images of America)

by Richard A. Kennedy

Founded in 1907 amidst protests and a burgeoning suffrage movement, Essex Mountain Sanatorium was the result of two Montclair, New Jersey, women who successfully lobbied local government to establish a tuberculosis sanatorium in a then vacant cottage for wayward girls. From these humble beginnings, the hospital grew to become one of the finest treatment centers in the nation, expanding into a complex of 20 buildings that encompassed nearly 300 acres. Ironically, medical advances pioneered at places such as the sanatorium and the advent of antitubercular drugs in the years following World War II led to decreasing patient enrollment, which made such large facilities unnecessary. When it was eventually abandoned in the early 1980s, the hospital began its second act as a haven for urban explorers, vandals, and arsonists, becoming shrouded in mystery and the source of local legends and myths. After suffering years of neglect and abuse, the main complex would finally fall to wreckers in 1993, ending an important era in county, state, and national history.

Chattahoochee Valley Railway (Images of America)

by Tom Gallo

Weaving across state lines from Standing Rock, Alabama, through West Point, Georgia, and back to Bleecker, Alabama, the Chattahoochee Valley Railway served many communities along its line. Its last run was in 1992, but now the days of the short line railroad are revisited in Chattahoochee Valley Railway. Although some books on the history of the region render a passing mention of this railway, none have included over 200 images and a detailed historical account like Chattahoochee Valley Railway. The railroad served surrounding communities for over five generations by offering transportation, and the rail line's parent textile corporation built schools, churches, recreationalareas, and a water supply for those communities. By the 1980s, modernization of the corporate structure eliminated the need for the railway and its equipment was sold off. However, part of its track bed is now a biking, hiking, and walking trail. The old railway is still serving nearby residents and is still enjoyed by all who follow its path.

Highland Park: Settlement to the 1920s (Images of America)

by Julia Johnas

Highland Park represents one of the finest examples of late-19th-century suburban development. Its abundant natural beauty was quickly recognizedand preserved by the visionary design of two well-known landscape architects, Horace W. S. Cleveland and William M. R. French. Capitalizing on the settingand boasting "good schools, good churches and good society," the Highland Park Building Company transformed the scenic village into one of the most desirable communities on Chicago's North Shore, attracting socially prominent residents who built gracious lakefront estates and quiet country homes along its bluffs and shady lanes. Historic photographs illustrate the transformation from forest and farmland to a fashionable residential community and capture the social, civic, and business accomplishments of Highland Park's early citizens. The city's early progress and prosperity are celebrated in this book.

Jews of Tampa (Images of America)

by Dr Rob Norman Marcia Jo Zerivitz

Spanish explorers arrived in Tampa Bay in the 16th century. Jews were first allowed to live in Florida in 1763 and less than 100 years later, Tampa became a city. The arrival of the railroad and the cigar industry in the 1890s attracted immigrants. Many were Jews, who helped propel growth, especially in Ybor City, where they owned more than 80 businesses. Over the decades, Jews participated in civic and Jewish organizations, the military, politics, and in developing Tampa as a sports center. Today, with about 23,000 Jews in Tampa, there are fifth-generation residents who represent the continuity of a people who contribute vibrancy to every area of the community.

Hide My Love in Night Breeze: Volume 1 (Volume 1 #1)

by Song WanFeng

The product of her first pregnancy, the illegitimate daughter who never saw the light of day, the Ye Family's shame, Ye Yi had lived to the age of sixteen with great difficulty. On that stormy night, she was picked up miserably by Xu Yifeng like a stray dog. He appeared in Ye Yi's life like a god, and for the next ten years,.Xu Yifeng became Ye Yi's religion. But so what? In this world, she could only be a lover that never saw the light of day. He was getting married, so it was time for her to leave. Although she was deeply in love, her love was completely worthless in his eyes. Then he would cut it in half! But why was it so difficult to break even one of them...

Bully CEO Seduced His Wife: Volume 2 (Volume 2 #2)

by Su Momo

"Uncle, do you dare to love me?" "Xu Ran, do you really want to be my woman?" I think, I don't regret it! " "Her soft little hand firmly gripped his big hand." "Dammit, I don't regret it. Even if you want to escape, I won't let you off!" Because her words of 'I don't regret' made him feel like he was on fire. It was uncontrollable … PS: 1 vs 1, the male and female lead is physically and mentally clean!

Bully CEO Seduced His Wife: Volume 3 (Volume 3 #3)

by Su Momo

"Uncle, do you dare to love me?" "Xu Ran, do you really want to be my woman?" I think, I don't regret it! " "Her soft little hand firmly gripped his big hand." "Dammit, I don't regret it. Even if you want to escape, I won't let you off!" Because her words of 'I don't regret' made him feel like he was on fire. It was uncontrollable … PS: 1 vs 1, the male and female lead is physically and mentally clean!

Bully CEO Seduced His Wife: Volume 1 (Volume 1 #1)

by Su Momo

"Uncle, do you dare to love me?" "Xu Ran, do you really want to be my woman?" I think, I don't regret it! " "Her soft little hand firmly gripped his big hand." "Dammit, I don't regret it. Even if you want to escape, I won't let you off!" Because her words of 'I don't regret' made him feel like he was on fire. It was uncontrollable … PS: 1 vs 1, the male and female lead is physically and mentally clean!

Bully CEO Seduced His Wife: Volume 4 (Volume 4 #4)

by Su Momo

"Uncle, do you dare to love me?" "Xu Ran, do you really want to be my woman?" I think, I don't regret it! " "Her soft little hand firmly gripped his big hand." "Dammit, I don't regret it. Even if you want to escape, I won't let you off!" Because her words of 'I don't regret' made him feel like he was on fire. It was uncontrollable … PS: 1 vs 1, the male and female lead is physically and mentally clean!

Coup d'envoi (Les saisons #Vol. 1)

by Amy Lane Marie A. Ambre

Les saisons, numéro hors sérieAu cours d’une adolescence malheureuse et d’une vie adulte solitaire, Skipper Keith n’a rêvé que d’avoir une famille. Il trouve ce qui s’en approche le plus avec l’équipe de football qu’il entraîne après le travail et son meilleur joueur et meilleur ami, Richie Scoggins. Un soir venteux d’octobre, le partage pratique d’une voiture d’après l’entraînement se transforme en une rencontre sexuelle qu’aucun d’eux n’attendait et ne veut oublier. Bientôt, Skip et Richie vivent pour les week-ends, leurs matchs de football de la saison d’hiver et les jeux qu’ils apprécient hors du terrain. Grâce à des nez brisés, des décorations de fêtes et une grippe sévère, ils en apprennent davantage l’un sur l’autre que ce qu’ils auraient pu rêver. Chaque nouvelle découverte les emmène au-delà des limites du terrain de football vers les possibilités infinies de la meilleure relation de la vie de Skipper. Skipper ne peut pas rêver d’une meilleure famille que Richie, mais celui-ci a de vrais problèmes familiaux dont il ne peut pas se dépêtrer. Skipper doit le convaincre de rester avec lui au-delà du coup d’envoi du tournoi d’hiver, afin que la relation qu’ils ont débutée sur le terrain se transforme en un avenir heureux dans la vraie vie !

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