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Northern California Curiosities

Author : Saul Rubin
ISBN : 076272899X
Genre : Reference
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Noted humorists, authors, journalists, and personalities provide a close-up look at the outrageous people, places, and things that characterize their home states, offering a wealth of weird facts and whimsical descriptions of frequently overlooked sites and activities in each state.
Category: Reference

San Francisco Curiosities

Author : Saul Rubin
ISBN : 9780762765775
Genre : History
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The definitive collection of San Francisco's odd, wacky, and most offbeat people, places, and things, for San Francisco residents and anyone else who enjoys local humor and trivia with a twist.
Category: History

Curiosities Of The California Desert

Author : Claudia Heller
ISBN : 9781625856210
Genre : Nature
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One might not expect to find much in the middle of California’s hot, dry deserts. But to the curious explorer, they’re scattered with strange and extraordinary sights. On old Route 66, the desert traveler can find quirky roadside art and mementos left by motorists. In the El Paso Mountains of the Mojave, the daring adventurer can crawl through a tunnel that was hand dug by an old prospector named Burro Schmidt. In Landers, the weary wanderer can enjoy a rejuvenating “sound bath” in an acoustically perfect dome supposedly designed by aliens. From astounding natural wonders to remnants of ancient civilizations and the Wild West, discover treasures of history, puzzling mystery and uncommon eccentricity alongside seasoned road trippers Alan and Claudia Heller.
Category: Nature

Nebraska Curiosities

Author : Rick Yoder
ISBN : 9781461747383
Genre : History
File Size : 30.81 MB
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Discover Nebraska's curious underside with this oddly entertaining little guide! Travelers with a taste for the bizarre, tacky, and hilarious can visit the Avoca Quack-Off, learn about the inland Linoma Lighthouse, view a Roller Skating Museum, and pay a visit to the world's largest covered wagon. Only true Cornhuskers could capture the essence of these and other authentic Nebraska phenomena, and Rick Yoder and David Harding do their home state proud.
Category: History

Iowa Curiosities

Author : Eric Jones
ISBN : 9780762761609
Genre : History
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Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Hawkeye State has to offer!
Category: History

More Than Curiosities

Author : Susan L. Meyn
ISBN : 0739102494
Genre : Art
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Beginning in the 1920s anthropologists, traders, and other admirers of traditional Native American cultures--appalled by the degradation of fine crafts into tourist trinkets--began cultivating a fine-arts market for indigenous textiles, jewelry, ceramics, and basketry. In More Than Curiosities, Susan Labry Meyn explores how this grassroots revival led to the founding of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board in 1935. Meyn demonstrates how the Board and its activities--such as development and marketing of quality arts and crafts, targeted loan programs, and the creation of artisans' cooperatives--not only aided in the development of a source of sustained income for Native artists, but also were pivotal in overcoming the larger Euro-American indifference toward Native culture. Under the leadership of René d'Harnoncourt, the Board facilitated cross-cultural understanding and provided the mechanisms that allowed Native American artists to revive traditional practices and adapt them to an Anglo market. Meyn's novel study will become an invaluable contribution to scholars of the period, artists, and anyone interested in Native American studies.
Category: Art

The Accidental Warden

Author : Brook Carey
ISBN : 9780595481668
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In March 1975, Brook Carey was selected from among three hundred applicants to serve as warden of the California Institution for Women even though she had no background in Corrections. She was handed a ring of keys and a paperback copy of Helter Skelter, the story of Charles Manson. Nobody told her that the plan was for her to be a figurehead while her subordinates ran the prison behind her back. So begins the improbable-but true-story, told by Carey herself, of an outsider's tumultuous year inside the hidden world of California's women's correctional system. Her scant orientation scarcely prepared her for the challenges: an inadequate budget, a stifling bureaucracy, a riot threat, and, oh yes, the Manson Family. It just so happened that Carey's new workplace was home to the "Manson girls", and the determined followers of Manson took delight in making death threats to wardens who incarcerated Manson "Family" members. Against the odds, Carey used creativity and courage as she confronted a dangerous and daunting environment, making essential improvements for inmates and meeting personally with Charles Manson at San Quentin. The Accidental Warden is both an astonishing tale of one woman rising to the occasion and an extraordinary look into the mysterious micro-society of a women's prison.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Cabinet Of Curiosities

Author : Stephen E. Weil
ISBN : UCSD:31822035496264
Genre : Architecture
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Weil argues that museums, especially art museums, need to concentrate on purpose more than technique or process.
Category: Architecture

The American Stationer

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ISBN : NYPL:33433090917158
Genre : Stationery trade
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Category: Stationery trade

Georgia Curiosities

Author : William Schemmel
ISBN : 9780762767502
Genre : History
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The definitive collection of Georgia's odd, wacky, and most offbeat people, places, and things, for Georgia residents and anyone else who enjoys local humor and trivia with a twist.
Category: History

Best Of California S Missions Mansions And Museums

Author : Ken McKowen
ISBN : 9780899973982
Genre : Travel
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This two-color traveler’s companion features more than 130 of California’s best missions, mansions, and museums. In addition to insider information on many of the destinations, the guide features themed tours that will appeal to tourists and armchair travelers alike, history buffs, as well as teachers and parents. Every entry details the highlights of a particular place and includes operating hours, entrance fees, location, a phone number, and website information. Themed tours range from famous Californians, to lighthouses, ghost towns, and much more. This guidebook is a must-have for anyone interested in California's eclectic history.
Category: Travel