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The Lower Mount Washington Valley: Albany - Tamworth - Ossipee
New Hampshire
The Lower Mount Washington Valley became the gateway to the entire valley in the 1700s. Settlers saw both the scenery and the possibilities of the deep and steady rivers for water power and travel, the timber for homes, the rich earth for planting, and the abundance of food in...
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Lynnfield
Massachusetts
Formerly a rural community on the outskirts of Boston, Lynnfield is now a modern suburb connected to the hub by the bustling Routes 1 and 128. Where there were once shoe factories and ice-harvesting facilities, there are now distribution facilities and automobile dealerships. ...
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Otisco Lake Community
New York
With Otisco Lake Community, Roger N. Trendowski chronicles this New York State Finger Lake area’s history from the late 1800s to mid-1900s. Gathered from many local archives, private collections, and town historians from Otisco, Marcellus, and Spafford, the unique published an...
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Hazlet Township
New Jersey
Hazlet Township—originally composed of four separate villages known as Hazlet, Mechanicsville, North Centerville, and West Keansburg—celebrates its 150th anniversary in 1998, and this marvelous new book has been created to commemorate that occasion. Residents of Hazlet will le...
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Firefighting in Hopkinsville
Kentucky
Organized in 1832, the Hopkinsville Union Fire Company represented the first attempt to provide fire protection for the town of Hopkinsville, which had 1,260 residents at that time. Succeeding volunteer groups (called runners) were created through the remainder of the 19th cen...
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Greeks in Phoenix
Arizona
The Greek community in Phoenix began in 1907, when the Sanichas brothers, Charles and Chris, arrived in the city to establish the Sanichas Confectionery Store. By 1912, the year of Arizona’s statehood, the community had grown to nine families, including the Georgouses family o...
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Around Carthage and West Carthage
New York
Early settlers followed the Black River up to Long Falls, the present site of Carthage and West Carthage, where they found fertile land and dense forests along the rushing waters. The river ran between the two villages and gave life to the young communities. Many industries, d...
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San Francisco's Chinatown
California
Since the Gold Rush, San Francisco’s Chinatown has been a destination for sojourners, immigrants, locals, and tourists. Despite laws restricting Chinese immigration, Chinatown has thrived as a residential and commercial center. Designed for tourists and bearing little resembla...
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Around Crockett
California
The territory around Crockett may seem little more than a nook along the Carquinez Strait in West Contra Costa County, but it was once home to many small towns. Although independent, each town relied on the others for goods and services. Using vintage postcards, readers will t...
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East Goshen Township
Pennsylvania
Goshen Township is part of the original 1681 William Penn grant and was established in 1704. At that time it covered what today are East Goshen Township, West Goshen Township, the borough of West Chester, and part of Westtown Township. In 1817, Goshen was divided into East Gos...
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Philadelphia's 1926 Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition
Pennsylvania
In 1926, the city of Philadelphia hosted the Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition to honor the 150th anniversary of American independence. The exposition featured four major exhibition palaces where innovations and advancements in science, technology, education, industry...
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Maywood: The Borough, the Railroad, and the Station
New Jersey
Originally settled by Dutch farmers in the 1600s, the borough of Maywood experienced population and industrial growth in the late 1800s with the coming of the railroad. New Jersey Midland Railway, predecessor to the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad, arrived in 1872, ...
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Massachusetts Covered Bridges
Massachusetts
From hidden valleys in the Berkshire Hills to the North Shore, 275 documented highway and railroad covered bridges have been constructed in Massachusetts from the early 19th century onward, a figure that often comes as a surprise to those who traditionally associate these uniq...
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Railroading in Ellis County
Texas
The Houston and Texas Central Railroad made its way through eastern Ellis County in 1871 and played an integral role in the founding of Ennis, Texas. Eventually, that community would be designated as a division point along the line. The H&TC’s arrival also brought growth and p...
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