• History

Killingly Revisited

Author: Natalie L. Coolidge
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738550480
Category: History
Page: 128
View: 7128
In the first volume, Killingly revealed the initial manufacturing emphasis in the town's villages. Killingly Revisited illustrates how the town survived after losing most of the textile industry, as it moved South, by actively seeking diversified commercial businesses. Within these pages, the town's fascinating past is displayed as newly acquired vintage views are coupled with information recently uncovered from the Killingly Historical and Genealogical Society's newspaper archives and other reference materials. In celebration of 300 years as an incorporated Connecticut town, the society is sharing photographs of Killingly's mills, businesses, buildings, churches, schools, and cemeteries. There have been losses from devastating fires that changed the face of Main Street. New streets and roads were added as modes of transportation changed. There are also new views of citizens at work and play.

The Ancestry of Nathan Lewis Harrison

Revisited Nineteen Years Later
Author: Keith G. Harrison
Publisher: Keith G. Harrison
ISBN: 061523464X
Page: 648
View: 6045
A genealogy of the ancestors of Nathan Lewis Harrison born in 1983 in Lansing, Michigan. His parents were Keith Graham Harrison and Linda Diane Dodson. Ancestors, descendants and relatives lived mainly in England, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Michigan.

    • Authors, American

Life on the Mississippi

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Category: Authors, American
Page: 26
View: 2728
BUT the basin of the Mississippi is the BODY OF THE NATION. All the other parts are but members, important in themselves, yet more important in their relations to this. Exclusive of the Lake basin and of 300,000 square miles in Texas and New Mexico, which in many aspects form a part of it, this basin contains about 1,250,000 square miles. In extent it is the second great valley of the world, being exceeded only by that of the Amazon. The valley of the frozen Obi approaches it in extent; that of La Plata comes next in space, and probably in habitable capacity, having about eight-ninths of its area; then comes that of the Yenisei, with about seven-ninths; the Lena, Amoor, Hoang-ho, Yang-tse-kiang, and Nile, five-ninths; the Ganges, less than one-half; the Indus, less than one-third; the Euphrates, one-fifth; the Rhine, one-fifteenth. It exceeds in extent the whole of Europe, exclusive of Russia, Norway, and Sweden. IT WOULD CONTAIN AUSTRIA FOUR TIMES, GERMANY OR SPAIN FIVE TIMES, FRANCE SIX TIMES, THE BRITISH ISLANDS OR ITALY TEN TIMES. Conceptions formed from the river-basins of Western Europe are rudely shocked when we consider the extent of the valley of the Mississippi; nor are those formed from the sterile basins of the great rivers of Siberia, the lofty plateaus of Central Asia, or the mighty sweep of the swampy Amazon more adequate. Latitude, elevation, and rainfall all combine to render every part of the Mississippi Valley capable of supporting a dense population. AS A DWELLING-PLACE FOR CIVILIZED MAN IT IS BY FAR THE FIRST UPON OUR GLOBE.

    • History

East Hartford

Author: East Hartford Rotary Club
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738565378
Category: History
Page: 127
View: 7713
Situated along the scenic Connecticut River, East Hartford was once part of the city of Hartford until the town successfully separated from the city in 1783, after numerous petitions before the general assembly. East Hartford's rich, fertile soil encouraged farmers to harvest every available acre, and tobacco grew as their main crop. As America embraced the Industrial Revolution, so did East Hartford, and it became a bustling railroad center. During the 20th century, America's fascination with aviation blossomed here with the construction of the Pratt and Whitney aircraft engine factory and the adjoining Rentschler Field airport. In East Hartford, readers will find many previously unpublished photographs that chronicle the town's history. From the smiling Silver Lane pickle logo to the trains, trolleys, historic buildings, and special events that make up its past, readers will enjoy looking at the changing face of East Hartford.

    • History


Author: Natalie L. Coolidge,Robert A. Spencer,R. Spencer
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738502113
Category: History
Page: 128
View: 4199
From its beginning as a town in 1708, Killingly's numerous waterways and falls were a strong influence in its future development. Sawmills and gristmills were built along the waterways, and the mill sites made nearby properties more suitable for manufacturing than for agricultural uses. Thus, Killingly grew up as a collection of small mill villages, each with its own churches, schools, stores, and tenements. With manufacturing so well established here, Killingly became the first Connecticut town to benefit from the Industrial Revolution when the area's textile industry was mechanized. Killingly tells the story of the town from its earliest days, tracing the origins of such villages as Ballouville, Dayville, Danielson, and Rogers. The development of these villages was made possible by the prudent investments and foresight of several early families, including the Days, Danielsons, and Alexanders. Many of the images in this collection date from 1840 to the mid-1900s and provide a rare glimpse into the lives of village residents, at work and at play. Also featured are some of Killingly's neighborhoods and buildings that no longer exist, having been destroyed by floods or rendered obsolete in the name of progress.

    • Travel

Old Lyme, Lyme, and Hadlyme

Author: Kathryn Burton
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738513157
Category: Travel
Page: 128
View: 4095
Where the Connecticut River empties into Long Island Sound, a community that eventually became known as Lyme was settled in 1639. The community ran up the eastern riverbank to what is now East Haddam, along the Sound to Niantic, and into parts of Salem. In time, Lyme was divided into small towns and villages: Old Lyme, Lyme, Hadlyme, Hamburg, Sterling City, South Lyme, and the coastal communities. Old Lyme, Lyme, and Hadlyme is a compelling tribute to an area that is extraordinary in many ways: for its people, many of whom were attorneys, judges, legislators, and governors; for its commerce, which brought ships from up and down the East Coast and as far away as the West Indies; and for its beautiful homes, some of which survive today thanks to a strong preservation ethic.

    • Fiction

Captain Wentworth's Persuasion

Jane Austen's Classic Retold Through His Eyes
Author: Regina Jeffers
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1569758263
Category: Fiction
Page: 236
View: 8795

    • Ohio

Life and Times of Ephraim Cutler

Prepared from His Journals and Correspondence
Author: Julia Perkins Cutler
Publisher: N.A
Category: Ohio
Page: 353
View: 2847
Life and Times of Ephraim Cutler: Prepared from His Journals and Correspondence by Ephraim Cutler Dawes Julia Perkins Cutler, first published in 1890, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

    • Fiction

Under Heaven

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110118700X
Category: Fiction
Page: 608
View: 2361
In his latest innovative novel, the award-winning author of River of Stars, Children of Earth and Sky, and Tigana evokes the dazzling Tang Dynasty of 8th-century China in a story of honor and power. Inspired by the glory and power of Tang dynasty China, Guy Gavriel Kay has created a masterpiece. It begins simply. Shen Tai, son of an illustrious general serving the Emperor of Kitai, has spent two years honoring the memory of his late father by burying the bones of the dead from both armies at the site of one of his father's last great battles. In recognition of his labors and his filial piety, an unlikely source has sent him a dangerous gift: 250 Sardian horses. You give a man one of the famed Sardian horses to reward him greatly. You give him four or five to exalt him above his fellows, propel him towards rank, and earn him jealousy, possibly mortal jealousy. Two hundred and fifty is an unthinkable gift, a gift to overwhelm an emperor. Wisely, the gift comes with the stipulation that Tai must claim the horses in person. Otherwise he would probably be dead already...

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Carpenter's Gift

A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree
Author: David Rubel
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375989331
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
View: 4570
Family, friendship, and the spirit of giving are at the heart of this inspiring picture book. Opening in Depression-era New York, The Carpenter's Gift tells the story of eight-year-old Henry and his out-of-work father selling Christmas trees in Manhattan. They give one of their leftover trees to construction workers building Rockefeller Center. That tree becomes the first Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, the finest Henry has seen when adorned with homemade decorations. Henry wishes on the tree for a nice, warm house to replace his family's drafty, one-room shack. Through the kindness of new friends and old neighbors, Henry's wish is granted, and he plants a pinecone to commemorate the event. As an old man, Henry repays the gift by donating to Rockefeller Center the enormous tree that has grown from that pinecone. After bringing joy to thousands as a beautiful Christmas tree, its wood will be used to build a home for a family in need. Written by children's nonfiction author David Rubel, in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity, The Carpenter's Gift features charming, full-color illustrations by Jim LaMarche.

    • Publishers' catalogs

Books in Print 2009-2010

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780835250191
Category: Publishers' catalogs
Page: N.A
View: 4796

    • Fiction

The Orange Eats Creeps

A Novel
Author: Grace Krilanovich
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780982015186
Category: Fiction
Page: 172
View: 1893
A band of hobo vampire junkies roam the Pacific Northwest of the 1990s as a girl with drug-induced ESP searches for her missing foster sister.

    • Philosophy

The Minor Gesture

Author: Erin Manning
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822374412
Category: Philosophy
Page: 288
View: 439
In this wide-ranging and probing book Erin Manning extends her previous inquiries into the politics of movement to the concept of the minor gesture. The minor gesture, although it may pass almost unperceived, transforms the field of relations. More than a chance variation, less than a volition, it requires rethinking common assumptions about human agency and political action. To embrace the minor gesture's power to fashion relations, its capacity to open new modes of experience and manners of expression, is to challenge the ways in which the neurotypical image of the human devalues alternative ways of being moved by and moving through the world—in particular what Manning terms "autistic perception." Drawing on Deleuze and Guattari's schizoanalysis and Whitehead's speculative pragmatism, Manning's far-reaching analyses range from fashion to depression to the writings of autistics, in each case affirming the neurodiversity of the minor and the alternative politics it gestures toward.

    • American literature

Literary Friends and Acquaintance

A Personal Retrospect of American Authorship
Author: William Dean Howells
Publisher: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: 409
View: 851

    • New England

The New England historical and genealogical register

Author: New England Historic Genealogical Society
Publisher: N.A
Category: New England
Page: N.A
View: 2024
Beginning in 1924, Proceedings are incorporated into the Apr. number.

    • Sports & Recreation

The Gun Digest Book of Combat Handgunnery

Author: Massad Ayoob
Publisher: Gun Digest Books
ISBN: 9780896895256
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
View: 7413
This book can save your life! The best defense for any scenario is to be prepared. The Gun Digest Book of Combat Handgunnery prepares you for potential life-threatening situations with practical instruction and expert guidance. Author Massad Ayoob teaches you the skills to keep you and your family safe in any violent encounter, including: Selecting the right pistol, ammunition and holster How to use and accessorize your handgun Close-quarter battle techniques used by law enforcement and the U.S. military In addition to the tactical aspects of self-defense, Ayoob also covers practical information about selecting a used handgun and the legal aspects of self-defense with a firearm. Firearms technology and tactics change throughout the years, which is why the updated 6th edition of The Gun Digest Book of Combat Handgunnery is essential to the well-being of you and your family. Remember, your best defense is to be prepared.

    • Art

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

Author: Joan M. Marter
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195335791
Category: Art
Page: 2608
View: 6436
Where is American art in the new millennium? At the heart of all cultural developments is diversity. Access through recent technology engenders interaction with artists from around the world. The visual arts in the United States are bold and pulsating with new ideas.

    • Philosophy

Rilla of Ingleside

Author: L. M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery
Publisher: Trajectory Inc
ISBN: 1632097486
Category: Philosophy
Page: 294
View: 3638
Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "Rilla of Ingleside" by L.M. Montgomery is part of the Anne of Green Gables series and is set on Prince Edward Island. Anne is married to Gilbert Blythe and has six grown children. This novel centers around her beautiful daughter, Rilla, who brings home an orphaned newborn.