Lake Quannapowitt

Author: Alison C. Simcox
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738573892
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Lake Quannapowitt from the Author: Alison C. Simcox. Lake Quannapowitt is named for James Quonopohit, a member of the Pawtucket tribe of Nipmuc Indians and signer of the 1686 deed selling land to European colonists. A town called Redding (now Wakefield) developed on the shore of the lake that provided colonists with a bounty of fish, including salmon and alewives, until mills stopped their passage upstream. The town remained rural until the Boston and Maine Railroad arrived in 1845. Overnight, new markets became accessible, and Lake Quannapowitt ice was exported to destinations worldwide. Icehouses dominated the shoreline and stood side-by-side with boathouses and bathhouses. Some in Wakefield remember the last days of ice harvesting, although barely a trace of its existence remains. More residents remember Hill's Boathouse and Dance Hall, where many a romance began. For recent arrivals who walk and jog its idyllic 5-kilometer shore, the lake's industrial and complex past will come as a surprise.

Lost Mill Village Of Middlesex Fells The

Author: Douglas L. Heath and Alison C. Simcox
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467136670
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Lost Mill Village Of Middlesex Fells The from the Author: Douglas L. Heath and Alison C. Simcox. One of the earliest mill communities in the Massachusetts Bay Colony formed along Spot Pond Brook, a few miles north of Boston. Thomas Coytmore built the first mill in 1640 at the brook's downstream end in "Mistick Side" (present-day Malden). Other mills sprang up along the brook as well. Today, most of Spot Pond Brook is hidden in culverts beneath the busy streets of Malden and Melrose. However, remnants of the lost mill village of Haywardville--foundations, millruns and ponds and waterfalls--are preserved within Middlesex Fells Reservation, part of Boston's world-famous Metropolitan Park System. Authors Douglas L. Heath and Alison C. Simcox trace the history of this thriving early American community.

Baseball In Orange County

Author: Chris Epting
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439642249
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Baseball In Orange County from the Author: Chris Epting. Organized baseball in Orange County began in the late 1880s when community teams began forming among oil well workers. Around 1900, a farm boy from Kansas named Walter Johnson arrived with his family. Soon, the flame-throwing future hall-of-fame pitcher would be dominating games throughout the county as a star for Fullerton Union High School. As the popularity of baseball grew, more teams and leagues formed in Santa Ana, Anaheim, Huntington Beach, and other cities. Connie Mack brought the Philadelphia Athletics to spring train in Orange County in the 1940s. Joe DiMaggio played for his Santa Ana Air Base team after joining the Army. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jackie Robinson, and many other legends visited Orange County over the years. Dozens of well-known players grew up here, and many are laid to rest here. In 1966, the California Angels played their first game in Orange County, where they remain today as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The baseball history in Orange County is rich—and surprising.

The Polish Community Of Salem

Author: Felicia L. Wilczenski
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 0738575631
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The Polish Community Of Salem from the Author: Felicia L. Wilczenski. Refugees from Poland first came to Salem in the 1880s when the former maritime port became a leading industrial center. These immigrants often arrived with little more than the clothes on their backs and worked some of the most dangerous factory jobs. However, despite limited knowledge of the English language and American customs, they persevered to improve their lives and the lives of their children. The Polish Community of Salem chronicles the social, economic, and cultural transitions that took place as Polish immigrants started life anew in Salem, created a vibrant community, gained US citizenship, and assimilated into American society.

The Lost Villages Of Scituate

Author: Raymond A. Wolf
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738565866
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The Lost Villages Of Scituate from the Author: Raymond A. Wolf. In 1915, the general assembly appointed the Providence Water Supply Board to condemn 14,800 acres of land in rural Scituate. The hardworking people of the five villages were devastated. By December 1916, notices were delivered to the villagers stating that the homes and land they had owned for generations were to be taken and destroyed. Construction was well under way by 1921, and water was being stored by November 10, 1925. On September 30, 1926, the treatment plant began operation. It now serves more than 60 percent of Rhode Islanders. The $21 million project was the largest ever undertaken in the state at the time. The dam that annihilated the villages is 3,200 feet long and 100 feet high and holds back more than 40 billion gallons of water. Today these quiet villages lie up to 87 feet beneath the cold, dark waters of the Scituate Reservoir.


Author: Anthony J. Pagano
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738564487
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Melrose from the Author: Anthony J. Pagano. In the early 1630s settlers came from Charlestown by way of the Malden River to form the small city that would become Melrose, Massachusetts. The original residents received grants from the English colonial government to settle in what was termed "nothing but rocks, water, and forest." Lead by the Lyndes, the "first family of Melrose," this vibrant community was born and has grown to a population of 25,000. Local historian Anthony J. Pagano explores Melrose and its heritage in this remarkable new volume. From the history of the Lynde family--which held grants for most of the southern portion of Melrose--to the development of the Boston Rubber Shoe Company--the city's largest employer--Pagano provides a rich context for the unique collection of images contained on these pages. Discover the history behind the beautiful homes, powerful families, enduring institutions, and productive businesses that have defined Melrose in this exciting new book.

Make Way For Ducklings

Author: Robert McCloskey
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110165483X
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Make Way For Ducklings from the Author: Robert McCloskey. "Robert McCloskey's unusual and stunning pictures have long been a delight for their fun as well as their spirit of place."—The Horn Book Mrs. Mallard was sure that the pond in the Boston Public Gardens would be a perfect place for her and her eight ducklings to live. The problem was how to get them there through the busy streets of Boston. But with a little help from the Boston police, Mrs. Mallard and Jack, Kack, Lack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack arive safely at their new home. This brilliantly illustrated, amusingly observed tale of Mallards on the move has won the hearts of generations of readers. Awarded the Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children in 1941, it has since become a favorite of millions. This classic tale of the famous Mallard ducks of Boston is available for the first time in a full-sized paperback edition. Make Way for Ducklings has been described as "one of the merriest picture books ever" (The New York Times). Ideal for reading aloud, this book deserves a place of honor on every child's bookshelf. "This delightful picture book captures the humor and beauty of one special duckling family. ... McClosky's illustrations are brilliant and filled with humor. The details of the ducklings, along with the popular sights of Boston, come across wonderfully. The image of the entire family proudly walking in line is a classic."—The Barnes & Noble Review "The quaint story of the mallard family's search for the perfect place to hatch ducklings. ... For more than fifty years kids have been entertained by this warm and wonderful story."—Children's Literature

Gaining Ground

Author: Nancy S. Seasholes
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262194945
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Gaining Ground from the Author: Nancy S. Seasholes. Why and how Boston was transformed by landmaking.

Death Of An Empire

Author: Robert Booth
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429990260
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Death Of An Empire from the Author: Robert Booth. SALEM has long been notorious for the witch trials of 1692. But a hundred years later it was renowned for very different pursuits: vast wealth and worldwide trade. Now Death of an Empire tells the story of Salem's glory days in the age of sailing, and the murder that hastened its descent. When America first became a nation, Salem was the richest city in the republic, led by a visionary merchant who still ranks as one of the wealthiest men in history. For decades, Salem connected America with the wider world, through a large fleet of tall ships and a pragmatic, egalitarian brand of commerce taht remains a model of enlightened international relations. But America's emerging big cities and westward expansion began to erode Salem's national political importance just as its seafaring economy faltered in the face of tariffs and global depression. With Salem's standing as a world capital imperiled, two men, equally favored by fortune, struggled for its future: one, a progressive merchant-politician, tried to build new institutions and businesses, while the other, a reclusive crime lord, offered a demimonde of forbidden pleasures. The scandalous trial that followed signaled Salem's fall from national prominence, a fall that echoed around the world in the loss of friendly trade and in bloody reprisals against native peoples by the U.S. Navy. Death of an Empire is an exciting tale of a remarkably rich era, shedding light on a little-known but fascinating period of Ameriacn history in which characters such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, John Quincy Adams, and Daniel Webster interact with the ambitious merchants and fearless mariners who made Salem famous around the world.

Austin Lost In America

Author: Jef Czekaj
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
ISBN: 9780062280176
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Austin Lost In America from the Author: Jef Czekaj. For fans of The Scrambled States of America, this is an irresistible new geography picture book—featuring an adorable dog character, unbelievable facts about all fifty states, maps, capitals, and so much more! Austin grew up in a pet store, but he dreamed of finding a real home. . . . So one night he takes off with his trusty map and backpack to go in search of it. In Ohio, he is almost bitten . . . by a policeman. In Florida, he is invited for dinner . . . to be the main course. And in Oregon, he finds the world’s smallest park. Will he ever find the place where he truly belongs? Follow Austin across America on a madcap journey in which he travels to each of the fifty states. Packed with fascinating facts and doggy tidbits that seem almost too crazy to be true . . . this book makes learning geography a blast.