Historical Sketches of the Formation and Founders of the Philadelphia Hose Company

Author: Philadelphia Hose Company
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780266968078
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Excerpt from Historical Sketches of the Formation and Founders of the Philadelphia Hose Company: Being the First Hose Company Instituted in the City of Philadelphia, December 15, 1803; Taken From Addresses Delivered Before the Company The founders of the Philadelphia Hose Company (the first Hose Company instituted in Philadelphia) were: Reuben Haines, Roberts Vaux, Joseph Parker, Samuel N. Lewis, Abraham L. Pennock, William Morrison, Joseph Warner and William Morris. They were sons of highly respectable parents, old citizens of Philadelphia. At the time of their first meeting for the purpose of organization, none of them were twenty-one years of age. The date of their primary meeting was 12 mo. 15, 1803. All of them were members, or descendants of members, of the Society of Friends, commonly called Quakers. Each was, at the time, either apprenticed to some skillful handicraft, or engaged in acquiring the knowledge of mercantile business. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Our Firemen

Author: Augustine E. Costello
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ISBN: 9781577150138
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This early record recaptures the history and heroism that has always characterized the firefighters we rely on. Well known among fire enthusiasts and researchers, until now the book has been rare and expensive for a well-preserved copy. Providing a detailed look back, beginning in 1609, it is a fascinating chronicle of a time gone by. 650 engravings illustrate the city when its skyline was much less vertical. This book is referred to as "the firefighter's bible" by many curators and has been a favorite of fire buffs for the last 110 years.

On These Walls

Author: John Young Cole
Publisher: Scala Books
ISBN: 9781857595451
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The three imposing buildings of the Library of Congress-the Thomas Jefferson Building, the John Adams Building, and the James Madison Memorial Building-are feats of architecture that hold America's knowledge on their shelves and in their drawers. But the

Pennsylvania

Author: Randall M. Miller
Publisher: Guida Editori
ISBN: 9780271022147
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The Keystone State, so nicknamed because it was geographically situated in the middle of the thirteen original colonies and played a crucial role in the founding of the United States, has remained at the heart of American history. Created partly as a safe haven for people from all walks of life, Pennsylvania is today the home of diverse cultures, religions, ethnic groups, social classes, and occupations. Many ideas, institutions, and interests that were first formed or tested in Pennsylvania spread across America and beyond, and continue to inform American culture, society, and politics. This book tells that story&—and more. It recenters Pennsylvania in the American historical narrative. Pennsylvania: A History of the Commonwealth offers fresh perspectives on the Keystone State from a distinguished array of scholars who view the history of this Commonwealth critically and honestly, using the latest and best scholarship to give a modern account of Pennsylvania's past. They do so by emphasizing the evolution of Pennsylvania as a place and an idea. The book, the first comprehensive history of Pennsylvania in almost three decades, sets the Pennsylvania story in the larger context of national social, cultural, economic, and political development. Without sacrificing treatment of the influential leaders who made Pennsylvania history, the book focuses especially on the lives of everyday people over the centuries. It also magnifies historical events by examining the experiences of local communities throughout the state. Pennsylvania: A History of the Commonwealth is divided into two parts. Part I offers a narrative history of the Commonwealth, paying special attention to the peopling process (the movement of people into, around, and out from the state); the ways people defined and defended communities; the forms of economic production; the means of transportation and communication; the character, content, and consequences of people's values; and the political cultures that emerged from the kinds of society, economy, and culture each period formed and sustained. Part II offers a series of &"Ways to Pennsylvania's Past&"&—nine concise guides designed to enable readers to discover Pennsylvania's heritage for themselves. Geography, architecture, archaeology, folklore and folklife, genealogy, photography, art, oral history, and literature are all discussed as methods of uncovering and understanding the past. Each chapter is especially attuned to Pennsylvania's place in the larger American context, and a Foreword, Introduction, and Epilogue to Part I explore general themes throughout the state's history. An important feature of the book is the large selection of illustrations&—more than 400 prints, maps, photographs, and paintings carefully chosen from repositories across the state and beyond, to show how Pennsylvanians have lived, worked, and played through the centuries. This book is the result of a unique collaboration between Penn State Press and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Together they gathered scholars from all over the Commonwealth to envision a new history of the Keystone State and commit their resources to make imagining and writing a new history possible.

Los Angeles Magazine

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Los Angeles magazine is a regional magazine of national stature. Our combination of award-winning feature writing, investigative reporting, service journalism, and design covers the people, lifestyle, culture, entertainment, fashion, art and architecture, and news that define Southern California. Started in the spring of 1961, Los Angeles magazine has been addressing the needs and interests of our region for 48 years. The magazine continues to be the definitive resource for an affluent population that is intensely interested in a lifestyle that is uniquely Southern Californian.

The Interpretation of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465093566
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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

History of Halifax City

Author: Thomas B. Akins
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This work by Dr. Thomas Akins presents an in-depth history of the city of Halifax through the late 19th century.