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Burlington Firefighting
Massachusetts
Burlington, settled in 1642 and incorporated in 1799, began as a quiet farming community. For the first 100 years after the town’s founding, no fire department existed, and by 1900, many important buildings had tragically been lost to fires. The loss of these historic landmark...
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New Mexico's Rangers: The Mounted Police
New Mexico
The New Mexico Mounted Police were forged from a frontier civil crisis and hammered to life upon the anvil of necessity. The Sunshine Territory of New Mexico had become the last outlaw haven in the Southwest. In the tradition of their red-coated namesake, the Northwest Mounted...
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Paris
Ohio
In 1806, Rudolph Bair came to Ohio from Pennsylvania and settled on one of the highest points in Stark County and called it Paris. After its establishment in 1814, this town became an important center of business and the arts. As a stagecoach stop on the main road from Pittsbu...
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Burlington
North Carolina
Burlington originated as a railroad town but gained worldwide fame as the home of Burlington Industries, once the largest textile maker in the world. Now a city of 50,000 people, it is the national headquarters of Laboratory Corporation of America, the second largest medical t...
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Napa County Police
California
The story of organized law enforcement in Napa County begins with the very first meeting of the board of supervisors in 1850 and the appointment of a county sheriff and marshals for each township. The foundations for progress and prosperity in place, Napa County grew from a re...
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Torrance Police Department
California
The Torrance Police Department dates to May 23, 1921, when city trustees appointed Ben Olsen as city marshal and, shortly thereafter, hired Byron Anderson as night watchman. The efforts of these men were devoted to dealing with thieves, keeping the peace, and “declaring war on...
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Portland's Woodlawn Neighborhood
Oregon
Portland’s Woodlawn neighborhood has transformed from a small autonomous city at the end of the streetcar line to a large, firmly middle-class district of mostly midsized post–World War II homes and a few notable Victorian gingerbread-trimmed houses—former farmhouses that once...
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Turbine Racing in Seattle
Washington
Hydroplane racing captured the heart and soul of Seattle in the early 1950s and never let go. No Seahawks, Sonics, or Mariners game has come close to drawing one-quarter of the audience that watches the hydroplanes race. The unmistakable sound of the boats’ huge motors was as ...
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The Aurora Farmers Fair: 100 Years
Indiana
In 1908, the Aurora Business Mens Association decided to bring a celebration to its sleepy river town. Little did these men realize that the Aurora Farmers Fair would bring their community together for the next 100 years. During the 1909 fall festival, Second and Main Streets ...
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Oak Park and the Montgomery Zoo
Alabama
Established at the beginning of the 20th century with a total of 41 acres, Oak Park was the social and recreational center of Alabama’s capital city, Montgomery. It was here in 1935 that a menagerie of animals was housed in facilities built by the Works Progress Administration...
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Edison Firefighting
New Jersey
During the early part of the 20th century, five separate volunteer fire companies independently organized to protect separate sections of Raritan Township, currently known as Edison. The township was divided by fire districts, each containing elected fire commissioners with po...
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Los Gatos Generations
California
From its beginnings as a Mexican land grant, Los Gatos has been filled with promise. A beautiful natural setting attracted a fascinating population of innovators, inventors, intellectuals, and artists; those who dreamed and those who cultivated the splendid richness of the soi...
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Around Blue Hill and Ellsworth
Maine
Few regions in New England can equal the scenic beauty and rich history of the Blue Hill and Ellsworth region. Situated in Hancock County, in Maine’s Down East, the area was settled in the 1760s by hearty settlers harvesting blueberry barrens and fishing the coastal waters. In...
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Oakland's Equestrian Heritage
California
Throughout its history, Oakland has been a haven for horse enthusiasts. Clubs held frequent horse shows and social events, and riders were seen galloping along roads that led to the beautiful trails of Joaquin Miller, Redwood, and Anthony Chabot Parks. United by a shared passi...
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Azusa
California
If Azusa lived up to the reputation aggrandized from the glib assessment that it was the city with “everything from A to Z in the U.S.A.,” no one would want to live anywhere else. Hyperbole aside, many Azusa residents love the place just as it is. This vibrant city grew from a...
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