• Travel

Speedway to Sunshine

The Story of the Florida East Coast Railway
Author: Seth Bramson
Publisher: Boston Mills Press
ISBN: 9781550463583
Category: Travel
Page: 347
View: 4282
Provides a history of the Florida East Coast Railway, from its inception through 2001, including entrepreneur Henry Flagler's attempt to construct a railway that would connect Key West to the Florida mainland.

    • History

Miami and Dade County, Florida

Its Settlement, Progress and Achievement
Author: Ethan V. Blackman
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849649504
Category: History
Page: 308
View: 5479
All history is necessarily an abridgment, the historian being compelled to select his material from a multitude of details. In the preparation of this history of Miami and Dade Comity much has doubtless been omitted that might have been of interest, but the author has been obliged to confine his text to the more salient points as illustrative of certain phases of local history. He provides a thorough account of the settlement, progress and achievement of the county, as well as individual sketches of representative citizens.

    • History

The Swamp

The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise
Author: Michael Grunwald
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743251075
Category: History
Page: 480
View: 1351
A history of the Everglades traces its emergence from the sea after the last ice age to its modern role as the world's largest ecosystem restoration project, an account marked by such events as Napoleon Bonaparte Borward's 1904 gubernatorial campaign, railroad and agricultural developments by the Army Corps of Engineers, and numerous political challenges. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

    • Nature

America's National Wildlife Refuges

A Complete Guide
Author: Russell D. Butcher
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
ISBN: 9781589794108
Category: Nature
Page: 480
View: 448
An all-in-one UPDATED guide to the National Wildlife Refuge system that describes over 530 U.S. wildlife reserves. This guide contains detailed explanations of each refuge's habitat and wildlife, as well as refuge amenities. Butcher provides information helpful to both the novice wildlife observer and the expert environmentalist. Butcher's work also contains 240 full-color photographs that show the magnificent beauty held within these refuges.

    • Fiction

Frontier House


Author: Simon Shaw,Linda S. Peavy,Ursula Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743442709
Category: Fiction
Page: 232
View: 7139
A companion to the PBS series offers behind-the-scenes details on the planning, production, casting, and filming of the program, along with historical perspectives, profiles of real-life settlers, and details of pioneer life.

    • Frontier and pioneer life

The Last American Frontier


Author: Frederic Logan Paxson
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465602267
Category: Frontier and pioneer life
Page: 402
View: 2175

    • Photography

Legendary Locals of West Palm Beach


Author: Janet M. DeVries,Ginger L. Pedersen
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439653887
Category: Photography
Page: 128
View: 3993
From West Palm Beach’s beginnings as service town to Palm Beach, Standard Oil tycoon Henry Morrison Flagler’s resort village, the city has evolved into a trendy art, cultural, and shopping mecca. Palm Beach County’s largest city serves as county seat and center of business, government, and commerce. Taming America’s last frontier saw the industriousness of pioneers and settlers such as Marion Gruber, the Potter brothers, George Lainhart, and Max Greenberg guide the “Cottage City” of yesteryear to today’s gleaming metropolis. Meet many of West Palm Beach’s pioneers, civic leaders, educators, business leaders, and entrepreneurs. Learn about the heroes, celebrities, philanthropists, and even the villains who have contributed to the mosaic of West Palm Beach.

    • History

A Guide-Book of Florida and the South, for Tourists, Invalids, and Emigrants


Author: Daniel G. Brinton
Publisher: Florida and the Caribbean Open
ISBN: 9781947372528
Category: History
Page: 230
View: 8976
The books in the Florida and the Caribbean Open Books Series demonstrate the University Press of Florida's long history of publishing Latin American and Caribbean studies titles that connect in and through Florida, highlighting the connections between the Sunshine State and its neighboring islands. Books in this series show how early explorers found and settled Florida and the Caribbean. They tell the tales of early pioneers, both foreign and domestic. They examine topics critical to the area such as travel, migration, economic opportunity, and tourism. They look at the growth of Florida and the Caribbean and the attendant pressures on the environment, culture, urban development, and the movement of peoples, both forced and voluntary. The Florida and the Caribbean Open Books Series gathers the rich data available in these architectural, archaeological, cultural, and historical works, as well as the travelogues and naturalists' sketches of the area in prior to the twentieth century, making it accessible for scholars and the general public alike. The Florida and the Caribbean Open Books Series is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, under the Humanities Open Books program.

    • Hendricks County (Ind.)

History of Hendricks County, Indiana

Her People, Industries and Institutions
Author: John Vestal Hadley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Hendricks County (Ind.)
Page: 845
View: 3459

In Beaver World


Author: Enos Abijah Mills
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 280
View: 2049
In Beaver World The beaver often does a large amount of work in a short time. A small dam may be built up in a few nights, or a number of trees felled, or possibly a long burrow or tunnel clawed in the earth during a brief period. In most cases, however, beaver works of magnitude are monuments of old days, and have required a long time to construct, being probably the work of more than one generation. It is rare for a large dam or canal to be constructed in one season. A thousand feet of dam is the accumulated work of years. An aged beaver may have lived all his life in one locality, born in the house in which his parents were born, and he might rise upon the thousand-foot dam which held his pond and say, “My grandparents half a dozen centuries ago commenced this dam, and I do not know which one of my ancestors completed it.” Although the beaver is a tireless and an effective worker, he does not work unless there is need to do so. Usually his summer is a rambling vacation spent away from home. His longest period of labor is during September and October, when the harvest is gathered and general preparations made for the long winter. Baby beavers take part in the harvest-getting, though probably without accomplishing very much. During most winters he has weeks of routine in the house and ponds with nothing urgent to do except sleep and eat. He works not only tooth and nail, but tooth and tail. The tail is one of the most conspicuous organs of the beaver. Volumes have been written concerning it. It is nearly flat, is black in color, and is a convenient and much-used appendage. It serves for a rudder, a stool, a prop, a scull, and a signal club. It may be used for a trowel, but I have never seen it so used. It serves one purpose that apparently has not been discussed in print; on a few occasions I have seen a beaver carry a small daub of mud or some sticks clasped between the tail and the belly. It gives this awkward animal increased awkwardness and even an uncouth appearance to see him humped up, with tail tucked between his legs, in order to clasp something between it and his belly. He is accomplished in the use of arms and hands. With hands he is able to hold sticks and handle them with great dexterity. Like any clawing animal he uses his hands or fore paws, to dig holes or tunnels and to excavate burrows and water-basins. His hind feet are the chief propelling power in swimming, although the tail, which may be turned almost on edge and is capable of diagonal movement, is sometimes brought into play as a scull when the beaver is at his swiftest. In the water beaver move about freely and apparently with the greatest enjoyment. They are delightfully swift and agile swimmers, in decided contrast with their awkward slowness upon the ground. They can swim two hundred yards under water without once coming to the surface, and have the ability to remain under water from five to ten minutes. On one occasion a beaver remained under water longer than eleven minutes, and came to the top none the worse, apparently, for this long period of suspended breathing. It is in standing erect that the beaver is at his best. In this attitude the awkwardness and the dull appearance of all-fours are absent, and he is a statue of alertness. With feet parallel and in line, tail at right angles to the body and resting horizontally on the ground, and hands held against the breast, he has the happy and childish eagerness of a standing chipmunk, and the alert and capable attitude of an erect and listening grizzly bear.

    • Social Science

Joseph W. Young, Jr., and the City Beautiful

A Biography of the Founder of Hollywood, Florida
Author: Joan Mickelson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786468807
Category: Social Science
Page: 220
View: 4618
Joseph Young was acknowledged as one of the five or six major city builders in boomtime Florida. From palmetto, bare ground and water in 1920 he created Hollywood By-the-Sea with an elegant Beaux Arts plan of circles and lakes, calling his creation a "City Beautiful," an ideal first propounded by Daniel Burnham of Chicago. The fine bones of Young's original city are the heart of it today. Young's skills included a rare talent for publicity and a knack for making and spending millions--supported by an immense personal charm that is still remembered decades after his death. This first full biography of Young traces his start as city builder in turn-of-the-century California where new cities blossomed and were ballyhooed--thence to Indianapolis, home of Carl Fisher who developed Miami Beach, on his creation of Hollywood and Port Everglades, and then to his Adirondack resort, ending with his dreams to expand Hollywood, fulfilled after his early death.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Castle Valley, America

hard land, hard-won home
Author: Nancy Jacobus Taniguchi
Publisher: Utah State Univ Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 365
View: 9992
In Castle Valley, coal mining and the railroad attracted diverse, multiethnic communities and a fair share of historic characters, from Butch Cassidy to Mother Jones. Taniguchi has written an epic history that is not just local history but American history writ locally.

    • Art

The Architecture of Leisure

The Florida Resort Hotels of Henry Flagler and Henry Plant
Author: Susan R. Braden
Publisher: Florida and the Caribbean Open
ISBN: 9781947372481
Category: Art
Page: 450
View: 2095
The books in the Florida and the Caribbean Open Books Series demonstrate the University Press of Florida's long history of publishing Latin American and Caribbean studies titles that connect in and through Florida, highlighting the connections between the Sunshine State and its neighboring islands. Books in this series show how early explorers found and settled Florida and the Caribbean. They tell the tales of early pioneers, both foreign and domestic. They examine topics critical to the area such as travel, migration, economic opportunity, and tourism. They look at the growth of Florida and the Caribbean and the attendant pressures on the environment, culture, urban development, and the movement of peoples, both forced and voluntary. The Florida and the Caribbean Open Books Series gathers the rich data available in these architectural, archaeological, cultural, and historical works, as well as the travelogues and naturalists' sketches of the area in prior to the twentieth century, making it accessible for scholars and the general public alike. The Florida and the Caribbean Open Books Series is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, under the Humanities Open Books program.

    • History

SPIRITS DO RETURN


Author: Mark 1835-1910 Twain,Ida Belle Mrs White
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9781372648137
Category: History
Page: 264
View: 5847
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

    • Pinellas County (Fla.)

Pinellas

A Brief History of the Lower Point
Author: John A. Bethell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Pinellas County (Fla.)
Page: 79
View: 8488


    • Olympus, Mount (Wash.)

In the Oregon country

out-doors in Oregon, Washington, and California, together with some legendary lore, and glimpses of the modern West in the making
Author: George Palmer Putnam
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Olympus, Mount (Wash.)
Page: 169
View: 9087