Legendary Locals of Berea

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A diverse immigrant population that arrived to work in Berea's sandstone quarries, plus the academic atmosphere of a liberal arts college, provided a distinct cultural heritage uncommon in American suburbia. The town has inherited a strong work ethic and deep spiritual values from early Bereans. Consider Dr. William Pierce, first resident pastor, who gave the town "a stamp of culture." Capt. Edward Kennedy, Civil War veteran and survivor of the tragic Sultana explosion, served Berea in nearly every elected capacity. Mary Elmore, elected to the Berea school board years before the 19th Amendment passed. Modern-day Berea has its legends, too, like Arthur Bassett, NASA astronaut; Daisy G. Collins, federal administrative law judge; John-Michael Tebelak, creator of Godspell; Frances Millward, known as the "Mother Teresa of Berea"; and dozens more.
ISBN: 9781467100151
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Ohio
Series: Legendary Locals
Images: 178
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Patricia M. Mote has lived in Berea since 1975. She set her historical novel, Upon the Rock (2004) in Berea in the 1890s. She has written three Arcadia books in the Images of America series: Berea (2004), Columbus (2005), and Cleveland's Playhouse Square (2006), and the biography of Cleveland's iconic television news analyst: Dorothy Fuldheim: The FIRST First Lady of Television News (1997).
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