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Domesday Book By Edgar Lee Masters
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Domesday Book (/ˈduːmzdeɪ/ or US /ˈdoʊmzdeɪ/; Latin: Liber de Wintonia "Book of Winchester") is a manuscript record of the "Great Survey" of much of... More > England and parts of Wales completed in 1086 by order of King William the Conqueror. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle states:While spending the Christmas time of 1085 in Gloucester, William had deep speech with his counsellors and sent men all over England to each shire to find out what or how much each landholder had in land and livestock and what it was worth.It was written in Medieval Latin, was highly abbreviated, and included some vernacular native terms without Latin equivalents. The survey's main purpose was to determine what taxes had been owed during the reign of King Edward the Confessor. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domesday_Book Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Starved Rock By Edgar Lee Masters
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Starved Rock Lock and Dam, also known as Lock and Dam No. 6, is a lock and dam facility managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers along the Illinois River. It is part of the Illinois Waterway and... More > was constructed between 1926 and 1933. The lock and dam was added to the National Register of Historic Places as the Starved Rock Lock and Dam Historic District in 2004.Along the original Illinois Waterway, Starved Rock Lock and Dam is the southernmost facility. The lock and dam are located along the Illinois River near the north central Illinois village of Utica. The lock and dam is at river mile 231 just downstream from Plum Island. The facility is presently operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.The Starved Rock Lock and Dam was constructed between 1926 and 1933 as an element of the Illinois Waterway. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starved_Rock_Lock_and_Dam Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less

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