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Roegiers Family Farm: A Porcion of Edinburg By Annaiz Araiza, et al.
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Today the citizenry of Edinburg lives in a bi-lingual, bi-national, and bi-cultural en-vironment of Spanish- and English-speaking peoples. Were we to travel back eighty years to the 1930s... More > and visit the ice houses, packing sheds, cotton gins, and streets of Edinburg it would not be unusual to hear people being greeted in a cacophony of languges- “Good Day,” “Buenos días (Spanish),” “Dzień dobry (Polish),” “Guten Tag (German),“ “God dag (Swedish),” and “Goede dag (Flemish).” Through the social process known as “chain migration” friends and family will learn of opportunities and then follow previous migrants to the new community. In this study we learn of Camiel Roegiers, a Flemish-speaking Belgium national who, as a “bird of passage,” makes three trips to the United States at the beginning of the twentieth century to work and live in Texas, Virginia, Kansas, and ultimately Edinburg, Texas. Along the way he was joined by his siblings, and in-laws.< Less
A Ronald Family History By Phyllis Trick and Ruth Henkelman
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This book is written for the descendants of William and Elizabeth Ronald, documenting what is known of our branch of the Ronald family. It combines notes from their daughter Grace and eldest grandson... More > Don Muir with memories and research from other family members. Our prayer is that it will give each of William and Elizabeth Ronald’s descendants an appreciation for our heritage and for God’s grace and goodness toward us.< Less
David Tuck: A Story of Holocaust Survival By Lise Marlowe
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David Tuck was 10 years old when he and his family were rounded up in Poland and sent to concentration camps because he was Jewish. He survived over 5 1/2 years in multiple camps and Lodz Ghetto.
A Walk On The Dark Side By Morgan Gates
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The dark history, folklore and legends of Haunted Vicksburg by Morgan Gates, Founder of the Haunted Vicksburg Ghost Tours.
Exploring Pennypack Park By Roland Williams
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This is a compilation of articles written for “The Pennypacker”, the monthly newsletter of the volunteer group Friends of Pennypack Park. The book is the result of the author’s... More > countless walks along Pennypack’s trails, through its woodlands and meadows, and beside its flowing waters. It covers a wide range of topics, but with the focus always on things you can observe for yourself within the bounds of Pennypack Park.< Less
Organized Labor in Chains By David Shapiro
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80 years of repressive labor laws have reduced organized labor and American workers to legal servitude. Organized labor's strong traditions of apprenticeship, organizing, political independence and... More > working class community has been torn asunder. The author with four decades of labor organizing the unorganized working poor and union workers writes how American labor can regain its historic purpose through organizing and a return to labor's historic traditions.< Less
JFK Death in Dallas By Therlee Gipson
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The true killer was Lee Harvey Oswald (a CIA Operative) with the help of Ruth Paine, also a CIA Operative that got Oswald in the School Book Depository a few days before Kennedy arrived in Dallas.... More > Many White Southerners wanted him dead because of Kennedy support of integrating Public Schools after the Supreme Court Ruled in 1954 Case: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka that segregated schools were unconstitutional.< Less
The Spirit of Connestee Falls By Connestee Falls History Committee
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A revision of The Spirit of Connestee Falls, a brief history of the first 30 years of Connestee Falls. Only minor updates have been made to the original book's material.
Tales from Montana's Rocky Mountain Front By Nancy Thornton
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Tales from Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front is a collection of original short stories created from writings in old newspaper columns including the Choteau Acantha that will entertain and inform... More > both Montana residents and visitors. Learn about the people, climate and landscape along the Rocky Mountain Front from true yarns spun about the region’s Native Americans, settlers, heroes and ne’re-do-wells, along with hail, floods, fires and grizzly bears.< Less
Tales from Montana's Teton County By Nancy C. Thornton
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Tales from Montana’s Teton County is a collection of original short stories created from writings dating back to the 1920s in old newspaper columns including the Choteau Acantha that will... More > entertain and inform both Montana residents and visitors alike. Learn about the people, climate and landscape of Teton County from true yarns spun about its memorable events, tragedies, crimes, veterans, heroes and villains along with lore about hail, floods, fires and grizzly bears.< Less
Walking to Wachusett By Robert M. Young
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Join author Robert Young as he walks along the roads traveled by Henry David Thoreau and companion Richard Fuller in 1842. Explore and relive the thrill and the challenge of making the 34 mile... More > journey from Concord, MA to Mt. Wachusett, located in Princeton, MA.< Less
Connestee Spirit Hardback By Connestee Falls History Committee
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A revision of The Spirit of Connestee Falls, a brief history of the first 30 years of Connestee Falls. Only minor updates have been made to the original book's material.
Pharos IV: Travelers By Silas H. Shepherd Research Lodge #1843
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Pharos IV: Travelers - the 4th in a series from the Wisconsin Masonic Research Lodge: Silas H. Shepherd #1843 “The Traveling Man” as described by William L. Stonecipher, Todd Krohn,... More > Harold C. Peterson, John Olk, Darrell Aderman, Philip G. Rose, Frank McKenna, James D. Fleming, Khristian E. Kay, Louis Piorkowski, Eugene Marcus, Bob Strader, Richard Linde, Jesse D. Chariton, Carl J. Wussow, Eric B. Grebe , John D. Mitchell , and Daniel E. Bast< Less
Pharos V: Contemplation By Silas H. Shepherd Research Lodge #1843
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Pharos V: Contemplation - the 5th in a series from the Wisconsin Masonic Research Lodge: Silas H. Shepherd #1843 featuring John F. Wackman III, Thomas O. Ryan, Rick E. Gustafson, Charles L. Roblee,... More > Homer Armagost, Francis X. McKenna, William L. O’Haver, Khristian E. Kay, Harold C. Peterson, Robert Myles Brown, George S. Orason, Dick Saltz, John Mitchell, Philip G. Rose, William F. Milz, Silas Paul, Brian J. Hudy, Dean T. Massey, Mark W. Christie, Tommy Baas, and Harold C. Peterson< Less
The Druid Code: Magic, Megaliths and Mythology By Thomas Sheridan
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This book sets out to examine the wider concept of magic and mythology being utilised as an early form of social psychoanalysis by the druids, and how magic theory and occult symbolism developed from... More > this. How this evolution of ritual magic eventually made its way into folklore, witchcraft and freemasonry. From the proto-shamanic world of the megalith builders, to the lost civilisations of the Atlantic fringe, along with the continual changes and challenges to the human experience in the face of traumatic cultural upheaval, the druids and their legacy have played a far more influential role than has been previously acknowledged. The Druid Code: Magic, Megaliths and Mythology utilises folklore connected to sacred sites, developing a bidirectional conduit back through time, to reveal what took place in 2500BC. A shift in human consciousness that made humans what we are today. From Atlantis to alchemy, you will never see history and mythology in the same way again.< Less
Ages of the Giants By Jason Jarrell & Sarah Farmer
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For more than a century now across the eastern portion of North America, burials of ancient people who possessed a very tall stature have been uncovered. Ages of the Giants utilizes actual... More > archaeological reports and the records of American Antiquarians, along with numerous historical chronicles and press accounts to document the cultures of a distinct sub-population of large, powerfully-built individuals of extraordinary height who inhabited ancient North America for thousands of years. The product of a decade of research, including fieldwork at ancient sites and the study of thousands of pages of archaeological literature, Ages of the Giants traces the history of the ancient Tall Ones across four millennia, and features in-depth descriptions of the cultures they founded, as well as their traditions, cosmology, and settlement patterns.< Less
The Forgotten Mines and Coal Towns of Thoms Run By Rand Gee & Gene Czambel
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This book documents the history of the coal mines and coal towns of Thoms Run hollow. Read about the development of coal towns Beechmont, Hickman, Federal, Burdine, and Presto, PA. Get a sense of... More > where the mines and towns were located, and about life in the coal patches. Understand the tough life that miners had in rural Pennsylvania. Learn the rich history of how one little road supported so much coal production and the development of Collier Township, PA< Less
Dill's Tavern and the Eichelberger Plantation: A History and Guide By Tom Huntington
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Deluxe color edition! Built in 1794 by John Dill and expanded greatly by the Eichelberger family, Dill’s Tavern became the center of a bustling industrial enterprise based around the... More > distillation of whiskey. Now a dedicated group of volunteers and living historians uncovers the old tavern’s past as they transform it into a lively historical site in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania. Tom Huntington details the fascinating, untold story behind Dill’s Tavern and the Eichelberger Plantation—past, present and even future.< Less
HAIRY-MIKE By Richard Lohman
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Hairy-Mike tells the story of a fresh bomber crew ferrying a B-17G across the Atlantic in December of 1943. After takeoff from Gander, Newfoundland, the crew makes a single radio check-in, and is... More > never heard from again. Sixty-four years later, the reports are de-classified, the Internet becomes a treasure trove of information sharing, and the great nephew of the crew's navigator begins the search to discover what happened. Numerous competing accounts try to explain the dissappearance, each falling short in its own way. The author presents the last weeks and months of the crew, details the ferry from first-hand accounts, and looks at each of the theories attempting to explain the accident.< Less
SHADOWS AND DUST III: LEGACIES By Kevin McKinley
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This book is a compilation of the author's column, All Things Southern, which runs in several Southern newspapers. This book is the third installment in the Shadows and Dust series and the author's... More > fourth book. It contains more than 1000 names of local soldiers, settlers, farmers, ministers and newspaper articles relating to early history and genealogy in the South West Alabama/Northwest Florida region. The book contains the Confederate census for Escambia and Monroe County Alabama for 1906 and draws upon newspaper reports from the last 150 years of regional history, as well as interviews, first hand accounts and numerous visits to historic sites and places across the area. In the Falco, Alabama section, the author visits a long lost Alabama ghost town in Covington County Alabama where old brick buildings dot the piney woods and the outlines of old streets fill the imagination.< Less
When Lincoln Kissed Me By Henry E Wing
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A proslavery man turned Underground Railroad operator, and now a wounded Civil War veteran turned war correspondent, Henry E.Wing volunteers to cross enemy lines to carry a crucial message from... More > General U. S. Grant to President Abraham Lincoln during the bleak days of the Wilderness Campaign. After thrilling adventures—including capture by Confederates and almost being hanged as a spy by War Secretary Stanton—Henry meets Lincoln and his cabinet at night. The moving climax comes when Herny gives President Lincoln the personal message from General Grant. Henry Wing later becomes a Methodist minister and is sent to Fairfield, Iowa, where he reunites a congregation split over slavery and builds a magnificent new church in 1877.< Less
Seminole Indian War Fort and Camp Locations - from Florida Survey Records By Stewart Dunaway
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This book contains survey plats (1800s) from the State of Florida - which contain Forts, Battle Sites, and Camps - pertaining to the Seminole Indian wars. In addition, the author uses modern maps to... More > illustrate the locations "today" using the actual survey plat information. Lastly, a layered view (modern map and survey plat) is provided. Any additional historical information of the fort is included for reference. A survey plat is included for every Section (6-miles x 6-miles or 36 sq miles). This author published Land Grant Atlases to document the grantees (people obtaining land grants), and during that process noted the numerous Seminole Indian war forts and Indian villages. Therefore, this book contains ALL and ONLY Indian related information (see Fl. Land Grant Atlas V1-V6 for grant/grantee information and history). Minor change for Ft. Maitland - my best guess with maps and deed records.< Less
The Great Strike of 1877 By Eric Leif Davin
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The Great Strike of 1877 was the largest labor upheaval on Earth for the entire century between the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 and the beginning of the Great War in 1914. For two weeks... More > America burned. This is that story.< Less
The Appenheimer Family on the Kansas Frontier, 1886-1893 By BJ Omanson
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The story of three related families who attempted to settle in Wichita County, Kansas, in the 1880s, and the trials they faced.
THE AROUND THE RIM FLIGHT By Miriam Orr Seymour
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In 1919, a U.S. Army crew of pilots and aircraft mechanics flew around the perimeter of the U.S. They set off from Bolling Field, Washington, D.C., under the command of General "Billy"... More > Mitchell. They flew the very first bomber designed by Glenn Martin, named the GMB. Their heroic and remarkable achievements, chronicled in GMB's log books are recounted through descriptive narrative by the author, Miriam Orr Seymour, herself a pilot.< Less