Legendary Locals Of Fort Wayne Indiana

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Legendary Locals Of Fort Wayne

Author : Randolph L. Harter and Craig S. Leonard
ISBN : 9781467102100
Genre : History
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Fort Wayne sits astride the confluence where the St. Joseph and St. Mary's Rivers form the Maumee River. Though occupied for over 10,000 years, its modern history begins just over 200 years ago with Gen. Anthony Wayne and his Miami nemesis, Chief Little Turtle. The pageant of Fort Wayne's history includes traders, industrialists, politicians, athletes, and movie stars. Included here are such notables as Hollywood's Carole Lombard and Shelley Long, Ian Rolland of Lincoln Life, Big Boy's Alex Azar, gangster Homer Van Meter, football's Rod Woodson, inventor Philo Farnsworth, and over 150 more.
Category: History

Legendary Locals Of Meridian

Author : June Davis Davidson and Richelle Putnam
ISBN : 9781467100793
Genre : History
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In 1831, Richard McLemore received a federal land grant of 2,000 acres located in the future Lauderdale County, Mississippi. He gave free land to those he considered good neighbors and built his home within the one square mile that would be incorporated as Meridian on February 10, 1860. On Valentine's Day 1864, Gen. W.T. Sherman's troops marched into the small railroad town. After burning the town, Sherman wrote in his journal, "Meridian . . . no longer exists." Meridian did survive and became Mississippi's largest city due to its railroad and timber industries and progressive settlers like the Weidmanns, Marks-Rothenbergs, Threefoots, Rushes, Rosenbaums, Rileys, Andersons, and others. Within these pages, meet the people who proved Sherman wrong and continue to influence the area today.
Category: History

Legendary Locals Of Estes Park

Author : Steve Mitchell
ISBN : 9781439655955
Genre : Photography
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In the 1870s, ranchers Abner Sprague, William James, and Alexander MacGregor raised cattle while the Earl of Dunraven bought land for a private hunting reserve. It was neither cows nor hunting that defined Estes Park, though. Visitors were attracted to its beauty and crystalline mountain air. Inspired by conservationist John Muir, Enos Mills preserved the area’s splendor by spearheading the establishment of Rocky Mountain National Park while F.O. Stanley welcomed guests to his regal Stanley Hotel, the inspiration for Stephen King’s novel The Shining. As cars replaced horses downtown, Charlie Eagle Plume entertained visitors with Indian dancing, and “Casey” Martin offered children rides on his Silver Streak train. In the off-season when tourists were scarce, grocer Ron Brodie extended credit to the locals, and George Hurt ran lifts for skiers at Hidden Valley. But it was adversity that tested the town and defined its character. After the 1982 Lawn Lake Flood inundated Elkhorn businesses, town officials revitalized the downtown landscape with urban renewal. When the devastating 2013 flood washed out mountain roads and isolated Estes Park, local businesses banded together and were “Mountain Strong.”
Category: Photography

Legendary Locals Of Auburn

Author : Chad Gramling
ISBN : 9781467101097
Genre : History
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"Sweet Auburn! The loveliest village of the plain." This line from an Oliver Goldsmith poem is believed to have inspired the naming of Auburn, Indiana. Known as "The Home of the Classics" in honor of the Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg automobiles built by citizens of the city from the early 1900s through 1937, this classic theme runs deep within the people who shaped the very fabric of the community. These locals--like Martha "the Popcorn Lady" Falka, Glenn T. Rieke, Charles Eckhart, William McIntosh, Dr. Bonnell Souder, Irene Bisel, Rollie Muhn, John Martin Smith, and others--dedicated themselves to "Auburn Forever with Honest Endeavor." They advanced a legacy first envisioned for the "loveliest village of the plain" and nurtured its vibrant heritage. Legendary Locals of Auburn explores the stories of these men and women and offers an insightful look into Auburn's remarkable contributions to American culture.
Category: History

Legendary Ladies Of Texas

Author : Francis Edward Abernethy
ISBN : UOM:39015078290676
Genre : Social Science
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A Legend For The Legendary

Author : James A. Vlasich
ISBN : UOM:39015019593345
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The origins of baseball are controversial. James A. Vlasich discusses the debates between two men intimately involved in nineteenth-century baseball, Henry Chadwick and Albert G. Spalding. Abner Graves of the Mills Commission claimed that Abner Doubleday had invented the game and he had done it in Cooperstown, New York. This claim was scrutinized at the time but the myth became etched into baseball history. Through the years, however, some critics have questioned the Mills Commission report. The problem is that the Baseball Hall of Fame is built on this shaky foundation. The lack of diligence on the part of Spalding’s self-appointed committee has led to a credibility gap for the baseball shrine that continues a half century after its dedication. Indeed, the story of the building of the Baseball Hall of Fame is filled with intrigue worthy of a political thriller.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Pioneers Of The Hardwood

Author : Todd Gould
ISBN : 0253211999
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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While everyone knows about the growth of basketball in high schools and colleges, the story of Indiana's role in the development of professional basketball has not been told before. It is a lively story of raucous fans, local heroes, and men who loved the game and were willing to play for nickels. Gould covers the three Indianapolis teams - the Em-Rocs, the Kautskys, and the Olympians - and the Fort Wayne Pistons (later the Detroit Pistons), who dominated professional basketball for a number of years. Setting his story within the context of the times, he also discusses some of the teams that the local heroes competed against, including the famous New York Celtics (the original Celtics) and the gifted Harlem Rens (the first all-black professional team).
Category: Sports & Recreation

Taylor University

Author : William C. Ringenberg
ISBN : IND:30000060680505
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The Quest For Fort Wayne

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ISBN : IND:30000050208002
Genre : Fort Wayne (Ind.)
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American National Biography

Author : John Arthur Garraty
ISBN : 0195127994
Genre : United States
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"AIDS has made a huge impact on our society medically, socially, politically, legally, and psychologically. Sarah Watstein encapsulates this interdisciplinary issue into approximately 4,000 terms and explains them objectively, clearly, and readably for high school students, adults, and medical professionals. The terms include related diseases such as Kaposi's Sarcoma, treatments such as interleukin, jargon-"no code"- and slang-"bareback sex." The appendixes list statistics, toll-free telephone numbers, Web sites, nonprofit and government organizations, clinical trials, databases, and payment assistance programs. Highly recommended for all libraries."--"Outstanding Reference Sources: the 1999 Selection of New Titles," American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.
Category: United States

Local Lies Legends And Lore

Author : Julius Clark Peck
ISBN : UOM:39015071338167
Genre : Fenton (Mich.)
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Places Of Folklore And Legend

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ISBN : 0895779056
Genre : Social Science
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Paul Revere's journey. The faraway land. John Brown's raid. The Lost Colony. Daniel Boone's Kentucky. Texas Revolution. The Wild West. The Golden Spike. Klondike Gold Rush. Land of fire.
Category: Social Science

Lincoln Lore

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ISBN : WISC:89062246426
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The Billboard Book Of One Hit Wonders

Author : Wayne Jancik
ISBN : UCSD:31822026300699
Genre : Music
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Profiles recording artists from 1955 to the present who have had only one top 40 hit, with each entry listing the song title, writer, chart information, and the circumstances of the song's release and success
Category: Music


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ISBN : IND:30000125076053
Genre : African Americans
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Category: African Americans

The Encyclopedia Of Popular Music Brown Marion Dilated Peoples

Author : Colin Larkin
ISBN : UOM:39015066803266
Genre : Popular music
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Containing 27,000 entries and over 6,000 new entries, the online edition of the Encyclopedia of Popular Music includes 50% more material than the Third Edition. Featuring a broad musical scope covering popular music of all genres and periods from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music, the Encyclopedia also offers thousands of additional entries covering popular music genres, trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system.
Category: Popular music

Broadcasting Cable

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ISBN : UOM:39015057938337
Genre : Broadcasting
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Category: Broadcasting