Around Uniontown

Author: Victoria Dutko Leonelli
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738511993
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Once scattered with frontier forts and Native American paths, Uniontown has changed considerably since Henry Beeson, a Virginia Quaker, offered fifty-four lots for sale on July 4, 1776. Around Uniontown captures this history with nearly two hundred vintage images culled from personal collections and the Uniontown Public Library's archives. In these pages, revisit 1896, when Uniontown had its greatest patriotic festivity. View beautiful tree-lined streets with the magnificent homes of coal barons. Visit the "patch towns," and meet the people who lived and worked during the booming coal and coke era. Witness the sensational Polly Williams murder trial, and learn about some of the unique individuals who have called Uniontown home, such as Gen. George C. Marshall, David Blythe, and "Crazy Billy."

Along the Baltimore Ohio Railroad

Author: Marci Lynn McGuinness
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738537429
Format: PDF, Kindle
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During the turn of the century, the railroad was an extremely important transportation and shipping resource to thousands of people and businesses in Pennsylvania. Along the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad: From Cumberland to Uniontown dedicates its pages to this mass transportation provider. This book includes images from every B&O bridge and station from Cumberland, Maryland, to Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in 1891. Many of the towns stretched along the miles of tracks, such as Somerfield and Ohiopyle, are depicted in these vintage photographs. Experience the coal and coke booms of the 1880s to 1920s through people from many different locations who had one thing in common: the railroad.

The National Road in Pennsylvania

Author: Cassandra Vivian
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738511665
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The history of America is written over every mile of the National Road in Pennsylvania. The original National Road can be traced to Native American trails. George Washington, Gen. Edward Braddock, and James Burd converted portions of Native American trails into a roadway suitable for military purposes and westward expansion. Then came the National Road, built in the early 1800s to accommodate increased traffic traveling westward on the existing road. It was the first federally built road in the United States. Alternately called the National Pike and the Cumberland Road, the National Road was overlaid by segments of U.S. Route 40 in the 1920s. Today, the National Road is designated as a National Scenic Byway as well as an All-American Road. From Addison to West Alexander, The National Road in Pennsylvania contains images of important historic sites and towns on the ninety-mile stretch of highway. The defeat of Col. George Washington's troops at Fort Necessity spawned the French and Indian War. One of the most famous instigators of the Whiskey Rebellion, David Bradford, built his home alongside the National Road. The first cast-iron bridge in America was built on the National Road in Brownsville. The road is flanked by toll houses, coal mines, historic taverns, and automobile camps. One will find images of an S-bridge, mile markers, and memorials relating to the history of the area.

The Oxford Dictionary of American Art Artists

Author: Ann Lee Morgan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191073881
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This new edition of The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists has been fully revised and updated as well as including dozens of new entries offering an insightful and informative view of America's artistic heritage. An indispensable biographical and critical guide to American art from colonial times to contemporary postmodernism, this valuable resource provides readers with a wealth of factual detail and perceptive analysis of America's leading artists. This new edition has been updated to include a number of entries on prevailing topics such as body art, light and space, Indian-American art, scatter art, and transactional art, and features many new or greatly expanded biographical entries on artists such as Ida Applebroog, Guerilla Girls, Peter Hujar and Shirin Neshat. Morgan offers readers a wealth of authoritative information as well as well-informed analysis and criticism of artists and their work. Filled with fascinating historical background and penetrating insight, The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists is an essential resource for art lovers everywhere.

Ashland

Author: Christine H. Box
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738582665
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Ashland, first known as Uniontown, was established in 1815 on a trail blazed and traveled largely by Native Americans in a setting covered by primitive trees nestled in the heart of Ohio. Growing from a single street of dust in the summer and mud in the winter, the town expanded from its agricultural roots to become the hub of industrial Ohio. With the introduction of the railroad, Ashland was escalated to the forefront of the manufacturing giants. By 1915, the little city with big vision saw spectacular achievements and inventions fall on the heels of one another, leading the world in the production of pumps, balloons, animal remedies, and auto jacks. Ashland's past is remembered and admired today by a new generation, which has brought economic change to a city that still carries a big vision for its future.

Walker County Coal Mines

Author: Iris Singleton McAvoy
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439655561
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The discovery of black rocks that glow along Lost Creek transformed Walker County. Settlers began to open wagon mines and ship coal in barges along the Warrior River. The railroad soon followed, which brought in corporations and big mining camps. Every town is littered with stories, from Dora’s Uniontown to the union wars in Carbon Hill to the Gorgas mining experiment. Oakman’s Corona camp housed the county’s very first hospital, while Sipsey and Empire had a Harvard-educated teacher. Progress was made, largely due to coal. In Images of America: Walker County Coal Mines, readers will learn about the people and the industry that makes Walker County special.

Perry County

Author: Eleanor C. Drake
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738586625
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Perry County has been a major player in the history of Alabama. Native Americans lived and hunted on its land, and it became a county before Alabama gained statehood. Early citizens chose to name it for Oliver Hazard Perry, a hero of the War of 1812. The people of Perry County have played major roles over the years, which include the following: one married Sam Houston; one served as Alabama's first governor during the Civil War; one designed the Confederate flag and uniform; one married Martin Luther King; one was slain by a state trooper, triggering the Selma-to-Montgomery march; and another was the wife of Andrew Young. Along with its history, Perry County is an educational center and the location of many homes that predate the Civil War. Images of America: Perry County features samples of its rich history in photographs.