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Dutch Wonderland

Author : Austen Dennison
ISBN : 9781467122856
Genre : History
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Dutch Wonderland's story began with Earl Clark, a local potato broker and hotel owner who saw the need for an attraction in the Lancaster area that would appeal to children. After almost nine months of construction, Clark officially opened Dutch Wonderland to the public on May 20, 1963. Like most parks, Dutch Wonderland started out small, but it soon became one of the biggest attractions in the area. Many groundbreaking changes were made to the park throughout its first years of operation, including the addition of a monorail, the International Botanical Gardens, and a wax museum based on the history of the Lancaster area. The 1990s saw the addition of two roller coasters: the Sky Princess and the Joust. For over 50 years, Dutch Wonderland has prided itself as one of the best family parks in the country. Dutch Wonderland will take readers down memory lane, telling the story of the park through images from its colorful history.
Category: History

The Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Author : Irwin Richman
ISBN : 0738524581
Genre : History
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Taking the name Pennsylvania Dutch from a corruption of their own word for themselves, "Deutsch," the first German settlers arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683. By the time of the American Revolution, their influence was such that Benjamin Franklin, among others, worried that German would become the commonwealth's official language. The continuing influence of the Church peoples-the Amish and Mennonites and others who constitute the still-vibrant Dutch culture-can be seen today in icons of Americana from apple pie to log cabins.
Category: History

Chinese Studies In The Netherlands

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ISBN : 9789004263123
Genre : Science
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The articles in this volume evaluate Chinese studies in the Netherlands in their historical development.
Category: Science

America S Most Popular Family Vacations

Author : Family Travel Forum
ISBN : 9781483574707
Genre : Travel
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A guidebook for families seeking the best places to have a vacation.
Category: Travel

Ski Patrol In Colorado

Author : John B. Cameron and Eric D. Miller
ISBN : 9781467102513
Genre : History
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The Army's 10th Mountain Division, developed during World War II for combat missions in the mountains of northern Italy, evolved into ski patrols as we know them today. Far-reaching and nuanced, the job of a ski patroller combines long days, physically demanding work in high alpine environments, and the ability to respond to complex medical emergencies. In Colorado, ski patrol has grown from a volunteer operation to a professional workforce--incorporating advancements in lifesaving techniques, avalanche forecasting, and specialized guest services. Relying heavily on their fellow patrollers, life-long friendships are forged on the mountain and often embellished in legendary tales--many of which are shared within.
Category: History

Remembering Lancaster County

Author : Jack Brubaker
ISBN : 1596298634
Genre : History
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Fiery Patriots, resourceful inventors and brilliant artists have all hailed from Lancaster County. The lives and deeds of such famous and ordinary folk of Pennsylvania Dutch country are chronicled by Jack Brubaker in this collection of fascinating vignettes drawn from his Lancaster New Era column, “The Scribbler.” From tales of President James Buchanan’s youthful antics to the attempted delivery of the nation’s first airmail by hot-air balloon, Brubaker creates a compelling and entertaining narrative of the history of Lancaster City and County. Memories of the original Brunswick Hotel’s shoofly pie and the Horse Thief Association of Intercourse will transport readers to a Lancaster from days gone by.
Category: History

Holland Mania

Author : Annette Stott
ISBN : UOM:39015046476464
Genre : Art
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Examines the period in American history--1880 to 1920--when Americans were influenced by Dutch culture, believing that American characteristics originated in the Netherlands
Category: Art