Gold Hill (Images of America) by Dennis Powers

By Dennis Powers

Gold Hill is a made from the frontier days, whilst daring males sought golden riches regardless of ongoing hardships. The 1860 discovery of the well-known Gold Hill Pocket, overlooking the current townsite, caused its identify with a gold rush that persevered for many years and spilled into the within sight creeks and valleys, together with mines with names just like the Millionaire, fortunate Bart, and Roaring Gimlet. In 1884, the railroad bypassed neighboring settlements, which made Gold Hill a middle depot and created ghost cities alongside the way in which. whereas the cry of "Gold! Gold! Gold!" crammed the air, girls and households drove in roots that tamed the city. whilst the area's mining and lumbering industries phased out, Gold Hill used to be then rediscovered within the overdue twentieth century via parents looking for a small-town lifestyles, beautiful atmosphere, and proximity to the mythical Rogue River. Wine tasting and vineyards changed parts the place stagecoaches as soon as stopped and orchards grew.

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Hands in the Till: Embezzlement of Public Monies in by James R. Crockett

By James R. Crockett

In 2004 Corporate Crime Reporter asserted that Mississippi used to be the main crooked kingdom in the United States. by way of evaluating the variety of federal corruption convictions over the last decade and the 2002 inhabitants of the kingdom, the realization was once inescapable. Too many officers have been robbing the general public they'd sworn to serve and defend.

Hands within the until eventually: Embezzlement of Public Monies in Mississippi establishes the scope of an incredible concern in a negative kingdom the place wishes are many and cash are scarce. The booklet highlights the tireless paintings of the place of work of the country Auditor in investigating the robbery of public funds and bringing criminals to justice.

This ebook stories on thirty-seven circumstances that show how and why embezzlement happens, the way it is came upon and investigated, and the way the state's justice method bargains with perpetrators. The grasping schemes might be as outrageous as they're disheartening. Case histories narrated the following contain numerous public servants and others together with chancery clerks, circuit clerks, justice courtroom clerks, urban clerks, sheriffs, tax creditors, college and faculty directors, and staff of organisations that obtain public cash.

James R. Crockett is professor emeritus of accountancy and knowledge structures on the collage of Southern Mississippi.

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Cherokee Chronicles 1540-1840: From First Contact to the by Joel Koenig

By Joel Koenig

Cherokee Chronicles offers a political heritage of the people's fight to conform as Europeans completely affected their economic system, tradition, and government.

In 1540 Hernando de Soto encountered a tribe of self-sufficient those who took from nature what they wanted. males have been revered for his or her attributes and accomplishments, now not their fabric possessions.

By the fourth century after first touch, Cherokee leaders have been Christian capitalists with a constitutional executive. Even after racial bigotry and greed ended in the holocaust of the path of Tears, the Cherokee re-established the guideline of legislations and set forth on a brand new pathway for peace and progress.

They surrendered the various previous methods, yet additionally they tailored the methods of the white guy as no different local workforce had ever performed. This year-by-year account chronicles triumph and tragedy because the tribe attempts to construct a latest nation.

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Kalamazoo and Southwest Michigan: Golden Memories (Voices of by Lee Griffin

By Lee Griffin

In Kalamazoo and Southwest Michigan: Golden thoughts, writer Lee Griffin illustrates the significance of cultivating the stories of generations earlier, and looking out absolutely towards the longer term as one grows older. The publication includes the voices of favorite group individuals who dwell in Kalamazoo and the encompassing components, together with Portage, Richland, Gull Lake, Galesburg, Augusta, Hickory Corners, Lawton, Allegan, and Marshall. Their contributions to the region's progress are diversified, from an area mailman to a former collage president. those awesome voters are consultant of guys and ladies all over the place, and whose reminiscences span the globe. integrated in those large interviews are first-hand money owed of the flu epidemic of 1912 and its results at the Kalamazoo zone, bright thoughts of an African-American boy starting to be up on a plantation, and the relocating tale of a man‚s emigration from China and his try of bravery as he made his strategy to Kalamazoo, the place he grew to become a individual employees member of Kalamazoo College.

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Walden and Maybrook (Images of America) by Marc Newman

By Marc Newman

The villages of Walden and Maybrook can be found in the city of Montgomery, midway among manhattan urban and Albany. in the course of a part of the 19th and 20th centuries, Walden used to be thought of the Knife Capital of the USA; 3 businesses really good in generating pocketknives, penknives, and switchblades. while, Maybrook was once referred to as the Gateway to the East; it had the biggest railroad-switching terminal connecting rail carrier from the inner of the rustic to the recent England states. the 2 villages depended upon one another: Walden synthetic the products, and Maybrook shipped them to market.

With rigorously chosen photos and certain textual content, Walden and Maybrook lines the heritage of the 2 villages from the Colonial period to the mid-nineteenth century. The ebook includes a few 2 hundred pictures, a lot of that have by no means sooner than been released. Highlighted are the hardworking people who helped the villages prosper-the knife makers, polishers, grinders, and hefters, the favorite businesspeople of Chesnin & Leis garments and Brook may possibly coats, and the railroad group of workers who labored on the roundhouse, the engine residence, and the coaling trestle.

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Generation of Wealth: The rise of Control Data and how it by Donald M. Hall,Thomas E. Holloran

By Donald M. Hall,Thomas E. Holloran

During the Sixties, an upstart Minnesota corporation, regulate information, made a massive influence at the computing device with the aid of a handful of engineers and managers led via William Norris and Seymour Cray.

The upward push of keep an eye on facts from an organization promoting inventory at $1 a percentage to a multi-national company production the world’s quickest pcs is a unprecedented tale in itself. yet writer Donald M. corridor additionally examines how the good fortune of keep an eye on facts primed the pump of neighborhood funding and facilitated the flowering of a clinical equipment that also thrives within the nation. He follows the careers of Norris and Cray, but additionally of Earl Bakken and Manny Villanova; he describes the altering global of desktop revenues, but additionally the ups and downs skilled by way of traditional traders as corporations generating cutting edge items sought out new traders keen to fund additional examine.

It’s a brisk and interesting learn, a portrait of a heady time, with classes for today’s traders.

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Radford (Then and Now) by Scott L. Gardner

By Scott L. Gardner

positioned at the New River, Radford has served as a gateway because its earliest days. Pioneers journeyed westward in the course of the region alongside the desert highway within the 1700s and 1800s, and the railroad made its manner west within the 1850s, bringing a few growth in improvement. this present day Radford nonetheless welcomes individuals with its small-city dwelling, traditional attractiveness, and academic possibilities. writer Scott L. Gardner, director of Glencoe Museum, has partnered with the Radford Public Library, the place he has labored for over 5 years.

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The Alamo Story and Battleground Tour by Dean Kirkpatrick,Andrew Kirkpatrick

By Dean Kirkpatrick,Andrew Kirkpatrick

Are you going to the Alamo? learn this ebook first, then take it with you to work out and commit it to memory all. such a lot viewers simply see the Alamo compound, the place it ended, however the 1836 siege and conflict came about everywhere in the city.
The Alamo tale and Battleground journey is the 1st Alamo background publication that tells the tale on the locations all through San Antonio the place Alamo occasions really occurred. This ebook combines an Alamo background from 1685 to 1836 with a self-guided journey. The locations at the journey can be skilled in the course of the photographs within the ebook or by means of following the maps and instructions the ebook presents and really strolling the floor the place the Alamo heroes walked.
protecting a distance of approximately miles, a lot of it alongside the San Antonio River stroll, the written historical past and self-guided journey take you to the destinations of: Davy Crockett’s ashes, Jim Bowie’s river palace, normal Santa Anna’s dying flag, the Cos give up apartment, l. a. Villita, the forbidden footbridge, the outdated Mill Ford, Jim Bowie’s marriage ceremony in 1831, and lots of others.

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University of Wisconsin Basketball (Images of Sports) by Dave Anderson

By Dave Anderson

The college of Wisconsin owns one of many maximum basketball histories within the usa. that's the daring declare writer Dave Anderson makes-and backs up-in this attractive booklet. With attention-grabbing images and compelling study, Anderson finds the 1st golden period, 1900-1941, whilst collage of Wisconsin males ruled collage basketball. He provides in tremendous Badger women's basketball, a thrilling moment golden period, old video game courses, the transition from tiny purple health club to majestic Kohl middle, and extra. in spite of everything, after spanning over a hundred years of mythical avid gamers and coaches from Christian Steinmetz, Emmett Angell, Dr. Walter "Doc" Meanwell, and Albert "Ab" Nicholas as much as Michael Finley, Alando Tucker, Jane Albright-Dieterle, Bo Ryan, and extra, readers will agree-the college of Wisconsin does personal one of many maximum basketball histories there is.

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Skokie (Images of America) by Amanda J. Hanson,Richard J. Witry

By Amanda J. Hanson,Richard J. Witry

Settled within the past due 1840s and included as Niles Centre in 1888, Skokie used to be based through immigrants from Germany and Luxembourg who created a small-town rural neighborhood packed with farms and greenhouses. A short-lived actual property increase within the Twenties gave Skokie its present barriers, streets, and sewer structures. because of the nice melancholy, despite the fact that, those paved roadways remained vacant till after global battle II. Aided by means of the development of the Edens throughway, Skokie skilled great progress and have become a bustling suburban group. a number of the households that settled in Skokie in this time have been Jewish. within the final region century, different households moved to the suburb, many with Indo-Asian origins, resulting in the ethnically different group that Skokie has turn into today.

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