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1884-New Orleans-1885 The Great World's Fair B&W Rare Photographic Images from the Collection of Kenneth R. Speth
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$34.95
Size: 8.5" x 8.5"
Binding: Perfect Bound
ISBN: 9780692065099
From December 1884 through May 1885, New Orleans hosted a now nearly forgotten event: The World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition. Seeking to commemorate the first export of cotton from the United States in 1784, the National Cotton Planters Association selected New Orleans, the largest city in the south, as the site for the great international exposition. The citizens and business community of New Orleans, eager to promote the city's recovery from both the ravaging effects of the Civil War and the aftermath of Reconstruction, welcomed the chance to stage an event which would attract visitors and investors to the commercially revitalized city. Established in 1875, the Cent ...
Owens Family of Virginia Jerry Owens
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$42.95
Size: 6" x 9"
Binding: Perfect Bound
ISBN: 9781637903414
A substantive record of the ancestry of the Owens families of the northern neck of Virginia, from A.D. 1960 to 1178 B.C., starting with Eustace Conway Owens, then following his lineage back to Brutus Silvius, the founder and first King of Britain. The first paragraph of each chapter contains the subject’s name, other names they were known by, titles, monikers, ranks, and basic personal data when available, i.e., date of birth, place of birth, christening or baptism, date of death, place of death, date of burial, and place of burial. The story or narrative of each person begins with the second paragraph. This usually starts with information regarding the subject’s place of birth or marria ...
Strange Weather, Time-Travel, Pizza Catastrophes, & More Ben Swetmore
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Size: 6" x 9"
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Discover… A whole set of Brand New Writings straight from the mind of Ben Swetmore. In a compilation of numerous never before seen fiction and non-fiction works by the author, we will document some interesting true stories, mainly relating to weather events that have caused mass devastation or set temperature records within the past few centuries. We will also learn the intriguing history of a rancid carton of milk that MIT has kept around for nearly 30 years, an attack of killer locusts, the time that tens of thousands of frozen-pizzas were given a funeral, and explore some mysteries about Time-Travel and some fundamentals of how it might work in real-life. Also, dozens of pages worth o ...
The Unabridged History of Columbus Wisconsin Volume I Ben Swetmore
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Size: 6" x 9"
Binding: Perfect Bound
Another Great Book in the Ben Swetmore Collection of Awesome Books! In the first installment of this short series of books, our author explores the fascinating history of a little town in Wisconsin called Columbus. This book will teach you the history of many historical buildings within the town, events that shaped the towns history, vintage postcards, merchandise, rare photos, and so much more information that can be learned from this historic One-Hundred & Eighty Year Old Town. Celebrate Columbus' 180th Anniversary with us by purchasing our part-time series that will delve into the wondrous and rich history that the town has to offer you! Only by Ben Swetmore will you see a book ...
The Way We Were... A History and Memories of a West Brunswick Neighborhood Compiled by: Joan Wilson Hoppe, Susan Kincaid Laskey, and Rose Minott
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$29.92
Size: 8.5" x 11"
Binding: Perfect Bound
A charming history written by three lifelong residents of West Brunswick, a village located in Midcoast Maine. A mixture of historical documentation of the past 400 years of Indian and American settlements, shipbuilding, and other economic endeavors along Maquoit Bay, genealogies of the houses in the neighborhood, and oral histories--often with Maine humor--by the authors and other family members. Packed with family photographs on nearly every page, this unique and heartfelt memoir is a must for any history buff.
Towle Brothers Roger Staab
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$25.79
Size: 6.69" x 9.61"
Binding: Perfect Bound
ISBN: 9781620304266
Three Towle brothers came to California from Vermont in the 1850’s to seek their fortunes. They settled near Dutch Flat in Placer County and became prominent contributors to the economic growth of both Placer and Nevada counties in the late 1800’s. They are perhaps best known for building a narrow gauge logging railroad, but their involvement in the area’s development goes far beyond that venture alone. By the early 1900’s the three brothers were no longer living, but the creative contributions of their descendants and extended family continue to benefit the state even today. This book is about the logging railroad, sawmills, and businesses they built and operated as Towle Brothers ...