Lombard s Lilac Time

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Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738578040
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Lombard has been called the "Lilac Village" since the late 1920s when William R. Plum, affectionately known as the "Colonel," bestowed his world-renowned lilac collection to the village for use as its first public park. Colonel Plum's 2.5-acre estate was known as Lilacia and began in 1911 after a trip to the Lemoine Lilac Gardens in France. By the time Plum passed away in 1927, he had amassed over 200 varieties of lilacs and had the largest collection of French hybrids in the world. Jens Jensen, the famous landscape architect, designed a public space out of Plum's lilac collection with winding paths of native limestone, tulips by the thousands, and a lily pond in the park. The first community-wide Lilac Festival was held in May of 1930, unveiling Jensen's Lilacia and including a Lilac Queen and Court, a pageant, parade, and wide variety of events and festivities celebrating the village's new park.

The Essential Willa Cather Collection

Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1456613472
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Compiled in one book, the essential collection of books by Willa Cather: Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays My Antonia One of Ours O Pioneers! Song of the Lark The Troll Garden and Selected Stories Youth and the Bright Medusa

Best Remembered Poems

Author: Martin Gardner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486116409
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The 126 poems in this superb collection of 19th and 20th century British and American verse range from famous poets such as Wordsworth, Tennyson, Whitman, and Frost to less well-known poets. Includes 10 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.