Past and Present of Iroquois County Illinois Classic Reprint

Author: J. W. Kern
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781333822033
Format: PDF, ePub
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Excerpt from Past and Present of Iroquois County, Illinois From Hon. Horace Russell. Member of the forty-third general assembly, came the following: I have appreciated the honor he conferred on me by being friendly to me always, for back in the past when he was a younger man I became acquainted with him. He was, always kind to me and while he was aware of my many failings and shortcomings he always passed them bv and encouraged me to do better. He has left to you bovs a name that few can have. It was not local by any means, but was linked with all of eastern Illinois and especially of our county. There is no one man in our county who was so well and favorably known as was Mr. Goodell. His name meant all that was honorable and good. 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.

Historical Papers and Addresses of the Lancaster County Historical Society 1913 Vol 17 Classic Reprint

Author: Lancaster County Historical Society
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780282899622
Format: PDF, Docs
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Excerpt from Historical Papers and Addresses of the Lancaster County Historical Society, 1913, Vol. 17 Illustrations. Palisaded Susquehanna Port, 1671 (frontispiece) opposite p. 5 Iroquois Fort, Captured June 10, 1610 Opposite p. 21. 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.

History of Dauphin County Pennsylvania Vol 1 Classic Reprint

Author: Luther Reily Kelker
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780331215304
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Excerpt from History of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, Vol. 1 Page, Indian Occupancy - The Susquehannas - Mohawks - Iroquois Algonquin Tribe's - The Five Nations - Many Indians Burned Alive - Treaty °of i6s3 - The Shawanese Stay of a Quarter of a Century on the Conestoga and Pequea Creek - Indian Manners and Customs - Penn's Descrip tion of them - Streams of the County. 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.

Upstate

Author: Edmund Wilson
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815624998
Format: PDF
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Reprint of Wilson's 1971 collection originally published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Contains a new foreword by Richard Costa (English, Texas AandM). Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Lacrosse

Author: Donald M. Fisher
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801869389
Format: PDF
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Traces the evolution of the sport from the pre-colonial era to the founding in 2001 of a professional outdoor league as told from the perspectives of the people behind each development step, citing its Mohawk origins, efforts toward its popularization, its coaching endeavors, and the impact of women and minorities.

Place Names of Illinois

Author: Edward Callary
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252090705
Format: PDF
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This extensive guide shows how the history and culture of Illinois are embedded in the names of its towns, cities, and other geographical features. Edward Callary unearths the origins of names of nearly three thousand Illinois communities and the circumstances surrounding their naming and renaming. Organized alphabetically, the entries are concise, engaging, and full of fascinating detail revealing the rich ethnic history of the state, the impact of industrialization and the coming of the railroads, and insight into local politics and personalities. Many entries also provide information on local pronunciation, the name’s etymology, and the community’s location, all set in historical and cultural context. A general introduction locates Illinois place names in the context of general patterns of place naming in the United States. An extremely useful reference for scholars of American history, geography, language, and culture, Place Names of Illinois also offers intriguing browsing material for the inquisitive reader and the curious traveler.

Travels with Charley in Search of America

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101615168
Format: PDF, ePub
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An intimate journey across and in search of America, as told by one of its most beloved writers, in a deluxe centennial edition In September 1960, John Steinbeck embarked on a journey across America. He felt that he might have lost touch with the country, with its speech, the smell of its grass and trees, its color and quality of light, the pulse of its people. To reassure himself, he set out on a voyage of rediscovery of the American identity, accompanied by a distinguished French poodle named Charley; and riding in a three-quarter-ton pickup truck named Rocinante. His course took him through almost forty states: northward from Long Island to Maine; through the Midwest to Chicago; onward by way of Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana (with which he fell in love), and Idaho to Seattle, south to San Francisco and his birthplace, Salinas; eastward through the Mojave, New Mexico, Arizona, to the vast hospitality of Texas, to New Orleans and a shocking drama of desegregation; finally, on the last leg, through Alabama, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to New York. Travels with Charley in Search of America is an intimate look at one of America's most beloved writers in the later years of his life—a self-portrait of a man who never wrote an explicit autobiography. Written during a time of upheaval and racial tension in the South—which Steinbeck witnessed firsthand—Travels with Charley is a stunning evocation of America on the eve of a tumultuous decade. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition also features French flaps and deckle-edged paper. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.