Nameless Towns

Nameless Towns Author Thad Sitton
ISBN-10 9780292777804
Year 2010-01-01
Pages 271
Language en
Publisher University of Texas Press
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Sawmill communities were once the thriving centers of East Texas life. Many sprang up almost overnight in a pine forest clearing, and many disappeared just as quickly after the company "cut out" its last trees. But during their heyday, these company towns made Texas the nation's third-largest lumber producer and created a colorful way of life that lingers in the memories of the remaining former residents and their children and grandchildren. Drawing on oral history, company records, and other archival sources, Sitton and Conrad recreate the lifeways of the sawmill communities. They describe the companies that ran the mills and the different kinds of jobs involved in logging and milling. They depict the usually rough-hewn towns, with their central mill, unpainted houses, company store, and schools, churches, and community centers. And they characterize the lives of the people, from the hard, awesomely dangerous mill work to the dances, picnics, and other recreations that offered welcome diversions.

Mixed Harvest

Mixed Harvest Author Hal S. Barron
ISBN-10 0807846597
Year 1997
Pages 301
Language en
Publisher Univ of North Carolina Press
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How rural northerners from New England to North Dakota met the rise of industrial society and consumer culture. Between 1870 and 1930, communities in the rural North faced a number of challenges. Author Hal S. Barron shows that by consolidating traditional rural values and agrarian fundamentalism, country people successfully created a distinct rural subculture that continued well into the 20th century. Illustrated.

Springfield

Springfield Author Rosanne E. Putnam
ISBN-10 0738575186
Year 2011
Pages 127
Language en
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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Although Springfield was chartered in 1761, residents did not begin taking advantage of the waterpower on the Black River until the 1800s. Once dams were built to harness the water, mills and factories followed. Innovation could not be stopped, and for the next 150 years one invention or improvement after another emerged from this little town. Things like the spring clothespin and sandpaper were invented in Springfield as well as world-famous tool-making machines such as the turret lathe and gear shaping and grinding machines. Improvements were also made to textile-processing machinery. A combination of the right people at the right place and time allowed Springfield, the "little town that did," to transform from an agrarian and mill town to the home of a world-renowned machine tool industry.

The A to Z of Old Time Radio

The A to Z of Old Time Radio Author Robert C. Reinehr
ISBN-10 9780810876163
Year 2010
Pages 330
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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The term Old Time Radio refers to the relatively brief period from 1926, when the National Broadcasting Company first began network broadcasting, until approximately 1960, when television became the dominant communication medium in the United States. During this time, radio was as popular and ubiquitous as television is today. It was amazingly varied in the types of programming it offered; many characters and programs were so popular that virtually everyone was familiar with them. Even today, recorded versions of these programs are still extremely popular and widely available, both from commercial outlets and from hobbyists. Behind the production of these programs was a complex technological and financial infrastructure that had to be developed virtually from scratch in a world unaccustomed to the rapid communication and technological marvels that we take for granted today. The A to Z of Old Time Radio provides essential facts and information on the Golden Age of Radio. This is accomplished through the use of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the radio networks, programs, directors, producers, writers, actors, radio series, and radio stations. Entries on your favorite shows The Lone Ranger, The Shadow, Dragnet, and Suspense and actors Bob Hope, George Burns, Gracie Allen, and Edgar Bergen will have you jumping from one entry to the next as you relive old favorites and discover hidden treasures from the Golden Age of Radio."

Boys Life

Boys  Life Author
ISBN-10
Year 1953-03
Pages 72
Language en
Publisher
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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.

Of Harvest and Home

Of Harvest and Home Author Ruby Brown Britt
ISBN-10 9780759648074
Year 2001-08-01
Pages 186
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse
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Take this written journey into the Life of Mark Farentino as he unfolds in poetic rhymes the beat of his heart in Four Seasons of Poetry. In this unique work of art there are only four chapters which include a host of poems from worship to love. As the book opens up in chapter one In His Presence he rhymes about his love for God and their meaningful relationship. As the pages flows on allow yourself to be touched by embracing his sincere thoughts concerning romance and love. This book also includes a Chapter for the children entitled the Laughter of a Child that will be sure to make you smile!!!

New York Magazine

New York Magazine Author
ISBN-10
Year 1983-11-14
Pages 170
Language en
Publisher
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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Before the Nickelodeon

Before the Nickelodeon Author Charles Musser
ISBN-10 0520069862
Year 1991
Pages 591
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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"The most important book on early American cinema yet to appear. At once a compelling biography and a fundamentally new view of a major cultural phenomenon, it offers fresh perspectives on the development of twentieth-century American society."--Robert Sklar, author of "Movie-Made America"

Simon Schuster Super Crossword Book 9

Simon   Schuster Super Crossword Book 9 Author Eugene T. Maleska
ISBN-10 9780684829647
Year 1996-11-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Culled from out-of-print puzzle books, and edited by the kings of crosswords, this collection contains puzzles of varying sizes and levels of difficulty. They have been revised and updated to satisfy the needs and knowledge of today's solvers. The pages are perforated for easy tearing out.

Spruce Pine

Spruce Pine Author David Biddix
ISBN-10 0738567698
Year 2009
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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There is a little piece of Spruce Pine in almost every home and business in America. Known as the Mineral City, Spruce Pine is the hub of mining activity in the mineral-rich Toe River valley, which provides mica, feldspar, and ultra-pure quartz for computer chips and other electronic components. Images of America: Spruce Pine is the story of a town with two main streets that was started by the arrival of the railroad. This volume includes the characters, events, tragedies, triumphs, and memories shared by town residents. From catastrophic fires, ravaging floods, and economic turmoil, to visits by U.S. presidents and the Carolina Barn Dance, it is all right here.

Boys Life

Boys  Life Author
ISBN-10
Year 1941-06
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher
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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.

From Abba to Zoom

From Abba to Zoom Author David Mansour
ISBN-10 9780740793073
Year 2011-06-01
Pages 560
Language en
Publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing
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More than 150 million Americans were born after the post-World War II years. Almost all of them know, remember, and hold dear to their hearts the numerous memories that stretch From ABBA to Zoom. Take a walk . . . down memory lane, you Boomers and Gen Xers! From ABBA to Zoom is sure to grab anyone born in the 1950s, '60s, '70s, or '80s. Whether you grew up watching The Huckleberry Hound Show, Johnny Quest, or Sesame Street, this cultural encyclopedia is sure to draw you into a nostalgic and fun-filled read that you just can't put down. American pop culture aficionado David Mansour spent 18 years accumulating an extensive collection of dolls, lunch boxes, board games, TV memorabilia, and other items from the 1960s through the '90s. That fascination, along with his lifelong lists--from "best toys" to "all-time coolest singers"--were the genesis for this wide-ranging volume of Boomer and Generation X treasures. Readers will relish the mere mention of some of their greatest childhood and adolescent connections, then rush to learn the well-researched details behind those icons. Farrah Fawcett's feathered hair, James Bond movies, Lost in Space, Woodstock--it's all here! In page after page, more than 3,000 references arranged alphabetically make this a true trip through the Boom Times. Totally groovy!

Boys Life

Boys  Life Author
ISBN-10
Year 1953-01
Pages 56
Language en
Publisher
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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.

Buster Brown and Tige in Misfit Heroes

Buster Brown and Tige in Misfit Heroes Author Laura Ford
ISBN-10 1881554287
Year 2004-03-01
Pages 292
Language en
Publisher Skyward Publishing Company
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In 1906, Buster Brown and his magical dog Tige meet Tommy and his younger sister Mary Jane, and together they embark on an adventure that includes a bank robbery, a kidnapping, and an ancient Egyptian amulet.

Power Culture and Place

Power  Culture and Place Author John H. Mollenkopf
ISBN-10 9781610444033
Year 1989-02-16
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Russell Sage Foundation
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With a population and budget exceeding that of many nations, a central position in the world's cultural and corporate networks, and enormous concentrations off wealth and poverty, New York City intensifies interactions among social forces that elsewhere may be hidden or safely separated. The essays in Power, Culture, and Place represent the first comprehensive program of research on this city in a quarter century. Focusing on three historical transformations—the mercantile, industrial, and postindustrial—several contributors explore economic growth and change and the social conflicts that accompanied them. Other papers suggest how popular culture, public space, and street life served as sources of order amidst conflict and disorder. Essays on politics and pluralism offer further reflections on how social tensions are harnessed in the framework of political participation. By examining the intersection of economics, culture, and politics in a shared spatial context, these multidisciplinary essays not only illuminate the City's fascinating and complex development, but also highlight the significance of a sense of "place" for social research. It has been said that cities gave birth to the social sciences, exemplifying and propagating dramatic social changes and proving ideal laboratories for the study of social patterns and their evolution. As John Mollenkopf and his colleagues argue, New York City remains the quintessential case in point.