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in The Bluejackets' Manual, United States Navy, 1943 (Annapolis, MD: United States Naval Academy, 1943), 810-826
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THE SUGAR INDUSTRY
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edited by Leonard G. Usher, fl. 1943; in Fiji: Handbook of the Colony, Special Wartime Issue (Alport Barker, 1943), 45-48
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edited by Leonard G. Usher, fl. 1943; in Fiji: Handbook of the Colony, Special Wartime Issue (Alport Barker, 1943), 45-48
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4: Passin' Through: Slim and None - Abe Stepped Here - A Sunday Buffett - The Center of a Doughnut Empire Goes Up in Smoke
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written by Greg Wahl and Charles A. Bobbitt; in It Didn't Play in Peoria: Missed Chances of a Middle American Town, General (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2009), 37-49
“Will it play in Peoria?” was an old Vaudeville phrase meaning, “Will it appeal to the average person?” The Illinois city has gained fame through the years, but more often as the butt of jokes or as an example of the typical Middle American town than through any recognition of its many accomplishments. But...
written by Greg Wahl and Charles A. Bobbitt; in It Didn't Play in Peoria: Missed Chances of a Middle American Town, General (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2009), 37-49
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Images of America, Alaska's Whaling Coast
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in Images of America (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2014), 128 page(s),
Source: www.arcadiapublishing.com
In 1850, commercial whaling ships entered the Bering Sea for the first time. There, they found the summer grounds of bowhead whales, as well as local Inuit people who had been whaling the Alaskan coast for 2,000 years. Within a few years, almost the entire Pacific fleet came north each June to find a path through...
in Images of America (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2014), 128 page(s),
Source: www.arcadiapublishing.com
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4. Making a Living
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written by David McMacken; in Alma, Images of America (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing), 47-70
Ralph Ely, founder of Alma, selected 10 acres of old forest on the bank of the Pine River in 1853. In this central-Michigan wilderness, he built a log cabin, a log store, and two steam-powered mills—a sawmill and a gristmill. At first, his growing settlement was called Elyton, but within a few years, it was rena...
written by David McMacken; in Alma, Images of America (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing), 47-70
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7. Farming, Logging, and Mining
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written by Harney J. Corwin; in Around Boonville, Images of America (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2009), 93-104
Nestled in the Black River valley with the Tug Hill Plateau to the east and the Adirondack Mountains to the west, Boonville traces its origin to the failure of a grand investment scheme. In the mid-1790s, Gerrit Boon, agent for the Holland Land Company, purchased vast acreage in northern New York, hoping to establ...
written by Harney J. Corwin; in Around Boonville, Images of America (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2009), 93-104
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4. Cotton and Canneries
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written by Suzanne K. Durham; in Around Carrollton, Images of America (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing), 51-62
The history of Carrollton and surrounding Carroll County is a story of farmers and frontiers. Carved from the Creek Indian Nation, the region took to cotton agriculture and related mill industries in the mid-19th century and did not let go for more than 100 years. In the midst of the cotton bolls, several notable...
written by Suzanne K. Durham; in Around Carrollton, Images of America (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing), 51-62
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3. Products
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written by Peggy Armitage; in Around Pittsford, Images of America (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2009), 117-126
Winding north through Pittsford, Otter Creek has powered the lumber, grain, and marble mills essential to this region since 1770. Chittenden lies east of Pittsford, on the west flank of the Green Mountains, where iron and manganese deposits supplied Pittsford’s iron industry. To the south, Pittsford and Proctor...
written by Peggy Armitage; in Around Pittsford, Images of America (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2009), 117-126
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8. Floods, Flowers, and Foods
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written by Albert O. Little, Veronica L. Bloomfield and Veronica E. Bloomfield; in Artesia: 1875-1975, Images of America (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2000), 81-94
This three-generation endeavor started in 1975 when Albert O. Little, known for his dedication to the community as “Mr. Artesia,” began working on two volumes of history: The Artesians: How It Began One Hundred Years Ago and The Artesians: Twenty Years of Incorporation. He gathered photographs and considerable...
written by Albert O. Little, Veronica L. Bloomfield and Veronica E. Bloomfield; in Artesia: 1875-1975, Images of America (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2000), 81-94
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3. Land of Opportunity
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in Ashley Valley, Images of America (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing), 23-32
Situated within northeastern Utah’s mountainous Uinta Basin, the Ashley Valley takes its name from William Ashley, a trapper who passed through the area in 1825. Both beautiful and rugged, the Ashley Valley’s landscape required a lot of grit from its first settlers. An early expedition party sent out by territ...
in Ashley Valley, Images of America (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing), 23-32
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