St Mary S County

Author: Linda Davis Reno
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738516615
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St. Mary's County, the Mother County of Maryland, was founded in 1634 by a hand full of colonists who journeyed across the stormy Atlantic, landing at present-day St. Clement's Island. Although the organizers of the Maryland venture were Catholic, the majority of the settlers were Protestants, many of them arriving as indentured servants. Settlers, regardless of religious affiliation, aided in the establishment of the colony and participated fully in the new government. In 1649, Maryland officially became the birthplace of religious freedom in the New World when the Religious Toleration Act was passed at St. Mary's City. From the colonization of the county, to life throughout the 20th century, this volume explores the people, places, and events that have made St. Mary's County such a unique and integral part of the history of Maryland and this nation.

Crystal Lake

Author: Diana L. Kenney
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738560076
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Since 1835, when Ziba Beardsley declared, "The water is as clear as crystal," generations of people have enjoyed the area's spring-fed lake. The pages of this book take readers on a trip back through time to learn more about the twin towns of Nunda and Crystal Lake and their eventual union. Meet some of Crystal Lake's first settlers, as well as those who came later, and discover how they shaped the community. See photographs and descriptions of summer resorts, country clubs, parks, schools, and churches. Trace the development of both Virginia Street and the historic downtown district through vintage street scenes. Some of the buildings shown in Crystal Lake were removed long ago, yet others are still standing to serve as silent reminders of the community's rich and proud heritage.

St Marys

Author: Dennis McGeehan
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738544946
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Located in Elk County atop the Allegheny Mountains, Sancta Marienstadt (St. Marys) was founded in 1842 on the feast day of Mary. Establishing St. Marys as a refuge to preserve their German Catholic roots, the hardy pioneers of the area eventually embraced a multiethnic, progressive cityscape. Early settlers farmed and developed natural resources. When the extractive industries of timber, coal, and clay were exhausted, the town could have withered away. Instead, the industrious people turned to the new technologies of carbon and powdered metal. St. Marys flourished, becoming a leader in the world in these fields, and was labeled the Carbon City. St. Marys recounts the success of this experiment through photographs from the St. Marys and Benzinger Township Historical Society, illustrating the many paths taken by the people of St. Marys to realize the faith of their founders. Located in Elk County atop the Allegheny Mountains, Sancta Marienstadt (St. Marys) was founded in 1842 on the feast day of Mary. Establishing St. Marys as a refuge to preserve their German Catholic roots, the hardy pioneers of the area eventually embraced a multiethnic, progressive cityscape. Early settlers farmed and developed natural resources. When the extractive industries of timber, coal, and clay were exhausted, the town could have withered away. Instead, the industrious people turned to the new technologies of carbon and powdered metal. St. Marys flourished, becoming a leader in the world in these fields, and was labeled the Carbon City. St. Marys recounts the success of this experiment through photographs from the St. Marys and Benzinger Township Historical Society, illustrating the many paths taken by the people of St. Marys to realize the faith of their founders.

St Mary S County

Author: Karen L. Grubber
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467123390
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"As a St. Mary's County native, local history buff, and postcard collector, Karen L. Gruber shares her family's collection of over 180 vintage postcards, including never-before-published images of cherished landmarks and bygone days." -- From p.4 of cover.

Saint Mary S College

Author: Amanda Divine
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738518527
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Saint Mary's College compiles nearly 200 engaging images from the extensive Saint Mary's College Archives to create the first exclusively visual history of the college's prestigious 150 years. The images in this work illustrate the story of one of the first Catholic women's colleges in Indiana from shortly after the Sisters of the Holy Cross arrived from Le Mans, France in 1843 to present day. Envisioned by these women of faith as a place to enrich the minds and spirits of the girls of the frontier, Saint Mary's began its tradition of pioneering education for women. This original mission enabled the college to adapt to the contemporary needs of its students and continue to grow and become a regional leader in science, education, and the arts. As the number of students increased, and the community and world around the campus changed, Saint Mary's College evolved by continuing to honor tradition. The pictures reflect the evolution of the student body, campus, and academic life.

Bridgeport

Author: Andrew Pehanick
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439621535
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Bridgeport: 1900-1960 presents a fascinating look into the history of Bridgeport through vintage postcards from the city’s formative years. These vintage postcards depict the change and expansion in Bridgeport during the 20th century, from the growth of the University of Bridgeport from a small junior college into a major university to the changes in transportation from the horse and buggy to early automobiles and trolley cars. Bridgeport’s waterfront played an important role in the development of the city, drawing visitors and wealthy residents who built homes along the shore. Following the two world wars, the city saw a large population increase, and a building boom soon followed. Factories and homes were built, retail stores moved in, and recreational options increased to serve the needs of the thousands of people who came to Bridgeport seeking employment.

Allen County In Vintage Postcards

Author: John Martin Smith
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439613273
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The fleeting scenes of Robison Park, Cathedral Square, and Fort Wayne's many parks have often been captured in postcards sent or collected by Allen County's residents and visitors. Captured here in over 200 vintage postcards and images is the history of Allen County, chosen by local merchants, depicting the thriving downtown areas, booming industries, and quiet, pleasant residential sections. Allen County provides a visual 40-year history of Allen County. This vast collection provides a wide range of fascinating images and poignant messages preserved on 1 postcards, including the socials, events, buildings, homes, and residents of the past from the towns of Allen County, including Churubusco, Fort Wayne, Grabill, Huntertown, New Haven, Monroeville and Zanesville.

Long Island City

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Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738573854
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In 1870, the communities of Astoria, Dutch Kills, Hunters Point, Ravenswood, and Blissville (near today's Sunnyside) merged to form a new municipality: Long Island City. This once independent city is undergoing an immense transformation as high rises replace single-family homes. It is the charm of a small town in a big city that many new residents have never seen.

Terre Haute Vigo County In Vintage Postcards

Author: Dorothy W. Jerse
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738507477
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For most of the 20th century, the "Crossroads of America" was literally at the intersection of U.S. 41 and the National Road, right at the corner of Seventh Street and Wabash Avenue in downtown Terre Haute, Indiana. Although the crossroads has shifted, Vigo County is still a major transportation center perched on the high side of the Wabash River, made famous by songwriter Paul Dresser. Captured here in over 200 vintage images is the history of Terre Haute and Vigo County, chronicling the area's earliest days all the way through to World War One. Offering a unique historical account using only postcard images, this new book showcases the people, buildings, neighborhoods, schools and events that shaped the region, including Eugene V. Debs, Chauncey Rose, Collett Park, and the 1913 Tornado and Flood.

Rochester

Author: Alan Calavano
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738551944
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Rochester has grown and changed incredibly since it was chartered as a city in 1858. Many of the places depicted in this book either no longer exist or have changed significantly. Despite these changes, Rochester retains its small-town welcomeness. Using vintage postcards, this book tells the story of the development of a remarkable community. Whether readers have lived in Rochester all of their lives or are first-time visitors, this book is a fascinating look back into a unique history.