The Great Salem Fire Of 1914

Author: Barbara Pero Kampas
Publisher: The History Press
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The Great Salem Fire Of 1914 from the Author: Barbara Pero Kampas. Drawing on journals, letters and newspaper articles, Andover in the Civil War chronicles the journey of these brave men and brings to life the efforts of those who remained on the homefront. Harriet Beecher Stowe and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps were just two Andover citizens who threw themselves wholeheartedly into the Union cause.

The Great Boston Fire Of 1872

Author: Anthony Mitchell Sammarco
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738538532
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The Great Boston Fire Of 1872 from the Author: Anthony Mitchell Sammarco. Few events can be said to have changed the face of Boston forever. Eventually destroying 775 buildings and causing millions of dollars in damage to the commercial section that we now know as Boston's business district, the Great Boston Fire of 1872 was a spectacular conflagration that destroyed "old Boston" and allowed a phoenix to arise from the ashes. This exciting new pictorial history brings to life the drama that began one Saturday evening in 1872 when a fire started in an empty hoop-skirt factory on the corner of Summer and Kingston Streets. At the time, Boston was in the throes of a epizootic disease that caused all horses in the area to be ill. This caused a virtual shutdown of transportation and city services and delayed the fire department's response to calls for help. By the time the breathless firemen arrived, the fire had already consumed the granite five-story factory and burst through the mansard roof, which acted as a flue and spread the fire. Within an hour, much of Summer Street was engulfed in flames and firemen from near and far were being summoned to combat the spread of the deadly blaze. By midnight, the fire had spread through Summer Street to Arch Street and was attacking Winthrop Square. Old Trinity Church, at the corner of Summer and Hawley Streets, had given itself up to the flames.

Lowell Firefighting

Author: Jason T. Strunk
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738545028
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Lowell Firefighting from the Author: Jason T. Strunk. The Lowell Fire Department was established by the state legislature on February 6, 1830. As Lowell began its climb as a center of industrial power, fire protection evolved from the days of the United Fire Society's bucket brigades to organized volunteer fire companies and a full-time paid department. Lowell Firefighting features images, memorabilia, and photographs covering more than 175 years of this mill city fire department's history. Photographs depict the work of Lowell's firefighters through a prolific period of serious fires and urban decay. Today the Lowell Fire Department protects a city rich with tradition that is reinventing itself, responding to all manner of fire and rescue emergencies.

The Great Fire Of Petersburg Virginia

Author: Tamara J. Eastman
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625857136
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The Great Fire Of Petersburg Virginia from the Author: Tamara J. Eastman. On July 16, 1815, a fire began in a small stable in Petersburg. After only a few hours, almost two-thirds of the city lay in ruins. Citizens stood on the banks of the Appomattox River and watched as wind blew flames from one building to the next. The tragedy claimed a dozen lives and destroyed more than five hundred homes. The fire raged until it was quelled by a downpour of rain. Stories of heroism from firefighters and landowners were left in the aftermath. Author Tamara Eastman describes the city before the fire, the horrific event and the collective efforts to rebuild a stronger city.

A Chicago Firehouse

Author: Karen Kruse
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738518572
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A Chicago Firehouse from the Author: Karen Kruse. From its humble beginnings in 1884 as a one-story frame building with one bay to house Hose Company 4 and its team of horses, Engine Company 78 has been the firefighting sentinel at the end of Waveland Avenue, sitting in the shadow of Wrigley Field. Using vintage photographs and moving stories from firefighters themselves, Karen Kruse captures the spirit and heroism of this historic Chicago landmark. Captain Robert F. Kruse served the Chicago Fire Department for 30 years, half of those at Wrigleyville's Engine 78. Growing up within the tight-knit firefighting community, Ms. Kruse records the dramatic and touching stories from her father's and his peers' experiences, and combines them in this volume exploring the unique history of Lakeview's firehouse, including a foreword by Mike Ditka and preface by Fire Commissioner James Joyce. With details about little known historic districts and a brief guide to Chicago's cemeteries and their relations to firefighters, A Chicago Firehouse: Stories of Wrigleyville's Engine 78 relays in first-hand accounts some of Chicago's most fiery tragedies, the brave men who battled them, and the diversity of the neighborhood that housed them.

Ghosts Of Salem

Author: Sam Baltrusis
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625849281
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Ghosts Of Salem from the Author: Sam Baltrusis. Nestled on the rocky coast of Massachusetts, Salem is a city steeped in history and legend. Famous for its witch trials, the storied North Shore seaport also has a dark history of smugglers and deadly fires. It is considered one of New England's most haunted destinations. Inside Howard Street Cemetery, the ghost of accused witch Giles Corey wanders among the gravestones. Outside the Ropes Mansion, the ghost of Abigail Ropes can be seen peeking out of the windows. The Gardner-Pingree House on Essex Street is host to the spirit of sea captain Joseph White, a man whose murder in 1830 inspired literary giants like Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Join author and paranormal journalist Sam Baltrusis on a chilling journey through the streets of Salem as he chronicles the historic haunts of the Witch City.

The Framed Houses Of Massachusetts Bay 1625 1725

Author: Abbott Lowell Cummings
ISBN: 9780674316812
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The Framed Houses Of Massachusetts Bay 1625 1725 from the Author: Abbott Lowell Cummings. Architectural drawings and detailed descriptions of houses complement a social history and study of the architecture and construction of seventeenth-century wooden-frame houses of Massachusetts


Author: Dane Anthony Morrison
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781555536503
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Salem from the Author: Dane Anthony Morrison. A superb collection of essays on Salem s rich history and cultural life over the past four centuries now with a new preface."