Hidden History of New Hampshire

Author: D. Quincy Whitney
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625843909
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
The resourcefulness of Granite Staters in their efforts to innovate and improvise is the reason for this incredible and intriguing cast of true stories about New Hampshire people living what they love and loving what they do. Hidden in the cracks and crevices of the Granite State are the stories of pioneers who pursued their passions, creating legacies along the way. There is the tale of the mountain man who became an innkeeper; the “Bird Man” who took his passion to the White House; the gentleman who ascended the highest peak in the Northeast in a steam-powered locomobile; the story of one skier’s dramatic win at the 1939 “American Inferno” Mount Washington race; the Shaker Meetinghouse, built in just one day, in complete silence; and the gallant efforts to save the Old Man of the Mountain. Quincy Whitney’s compilation of stories makes for a colorful narrative of some of New Hampshire’s most notable newsmakers and remarkable historic events.

It Happened in Louisiana

Author: Bonnye Stuart
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493015907
Format: PDF
Download Now
True Tales from the Pelican State—from the longest Civil War battle to one of history’s worst man-made disasters Louisiana is well known for its spicy gumbo, Cajun music, and horrific hurricanes, but few may know why Tarzan once swung through the piney woods, how an entrepreneur used a land auction to build a town in a day, or how one man’s vision drew thousands of miracle-seekers to an empty field for over twenty years. It Happened in Louisiana goes behind the scenes to tell these stories and many more, in short episodes that reveal the intriguing people and events that have shaped the Pelican State. Discover how a well-drilling job gone awry turned an entire freshwater lake into a 1,300-foot-deep saltwater pit—and temporarily created the state’s tallest waterfall—in a matter of 48 hours. Relive the night that a life-changing performance finally put a world-famous rock 'n' roll legend on the path to fame. Learn the many disturbing reasons that one Louisiana prison—which today has its own radio station and annually hosts the longest-running prison rodeo in the United States—was once named the “worst prison in America.” Read about a determined, compassionate doctor from New Orleans who created a place of refuge and healing in his attempt to cure societal castaways who suffered from “the illness you do not talk about.” Bonnye Stuart is a tenth-generation New Orleanian who got her B.A. at Louisiana State University and her M.A. from the University of New Orleans. She is the author of It Happened in New Orleans, More than Petticoats: Remarkable Louisiana Women, and Louisiana Curiosities (all Globe Pequot Press) and Discovering Vintage New Orleans and Haunted New Orleans (both Rowman & Littlefield) and she lives in Tega Cay, SC.

Myths and Mysteries of New Hampshire

Author: Matthew P. Mayo
Publisher: Globe Pequot
ISBN: 9780762772278
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Myths and Mysteries of New Hampshire reveals the dark and ominous cloud of mysteries and myths that hovers over the Granite State. This book offers residents, travelers, history buffs, and ghost hunters a refreshingingly lively collection of stories about New Hampshire's unsolved murders, legendary villains, lingering ghosts, terrifying myths, and haunted places.

It Happened in Yosemite National Park

Author: Ray Jones
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762762314
Format: PDF
Download Now
Twenty to thirty episodes from the history of Yosemite National Park, including memorable events, but also featuring lesser-known tales.

It Happened in Maine

Author: Gail Underwood Parker
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762795794
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
It Happened in Maine takes readers on a rollicking, behind-the-scenes look at some of the characters and episodes from the Pine Tree State's storied past. Including both famous tales, and famous names--and little-known heroes, heroines, and happenings.

Strange New Hampshire

Author: Renee Mallett
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764334757
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
In Manchester Ghosts and Ghosts of Portsmouth New Hampshire, Renee Mallett took you on a tour of the Granite State's most haunted cities. Here, see more strange people, places, and points in history keeping New Hampshire unique. Part unusual history book, part offbeat travel guide, find out what New Hampshire has to do with Saturday Night Live, and visit odd tourist attractions, such as America's Stonehenge and the haunted High Hut of the state's tallest mountain. Whether you are on the trail of Marie Antoinette's lost diamond necklace or looking for the strange Blue Lady specter haunting one of Wilton's cemeteries, be prepared to shiver as you read about New Hampshire's weirder side.

Colonial New Hampshire

Author: Jere R. Daniell
Publisher: University Press of New England
ISBN: 1611688787
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
In his full-scale history of New Hampshire from the Algonkin people to the coming of the American Revolution, the historian Jere R. Daniell discusses the Indian population, the development of community life, the founding of New Hampshire as a royal colony, the political adjustments that existence as a separate colony necessitated, the nature of New HampshireÕs social institutions, and many other subjects. His epilogue links colonial New Hampshire to subsequent developments in the state. This volume will interest historians of colonial New England and New Hampshire.

It Happened in North Carolina

Author: Scotti Cohn
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762761709
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
A fascinating collection of thirty compelling stories about events that shaped the Tar Heel State, It Happened in North Carolina describes everything from one of the first incidences of American resistance against British rule to a courageous milestone in the civil rights movement.

Exploring New Hampshire Through Project Based Learning

Author: Carole Marsh
Publisher: Gallopade International
ISBN: 0635124033
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
Exploring New Hampshire through Project-Based Leaning includes 50 well-thought-out projects designed for grades 3-5. In assigning your students projects that dig into New HampshireÕs geography, history, government, economy, current events, and famous people, you will deepen their appreciation and understanding of New Hampshire while simultaneously improving their analytical skills and ability to recognize patterns and big-picture themes. Project-based learning today is much different than the craft-heavy classroom activities popular in the past. Inquiry, planning, research, collaboration, and analysis are key components of project-based learning activities today. However, that doesnÕt mean creativity, individual expression, and fun are out. They definitely arenÕt! Each project is designed to help students gain important knowledge and skills that are derived from standards and key concepts at the heart of academic subject areas. Students are asked to analyze and solve problems, to gather and interpret data, to develop and evaluate solutions, to support their answers with evidence, to think critically in a sustained way, and to use their newfound knowledge to formulate new questions worthy of exploring. While some projects are more complex and take longer than others, they all are set up in the same structure. Each begins with the central project-driving questions, proceeds through research and supportive questions, has the student choose a presentation option, and ends with a broader-view inquiry. Rubrics for reflection and assessments are included, too. This consistent framework will make it easier for you assign projects and for your students to follow along and consistently meet expectations. Encourage your students to take charge of their projects as much as possible. As a teacher, you can act as a facilitator and guide. The projects are structured such that students can often work through the process on their own or through cooperation with their classmates.