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Legendary Locals of Charleston

Legendary Locals of Charleston

  • Author: Mary Preston Foster
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 1467100552
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 127
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Charleston was founded in 1670 by people recruited in the coffeehouses and pubs of London. They were a diverse and interesting group that created a vibrant, sophisticated city in the wilderness. This book tells the stories of people in each era of the city s history. There is a second-grade class photograph that contains a mayor, an admiral, and the grandfather of a senator; Christopher Gadsden, who is buried in an unmarked grave because he feared his enemies would defile his body; and Isaac Hayne, who was hanged by the British for being a traitor. There is Mary Moultrie, who led the strike of hospital employees that earned equal pay and fair treatment for nurses. Today, Shepard Fairey, Stephen Colbert, and Tim Scott keep Charleston s reputation for rebelliousness alive."

Legendary Locals of Bangor

Legendary Locals of Bangor

  • Author: Richard R. Shaw and Brian F. Swartz
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 1467100730
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 128
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Since its settlement in 1769, Bangor's greatest resource has been its people. Long before 1834, when the town on the Penobscot became a city, future legends were born who transformed it into a world-class community. Hannibal Hamlin served as Abraham Lincoln's first vice president. Timber tycoon Sam Hersey financed urban development while less affluent folk such as Molly Molasses also made their mark. When philanthropists Stephen and Tabitha King are not writing best-selling novels, they are spreading their wealth throughout the community. Bangor's melting pot includes the Italian Baldacci family and the Jewish baker Reuben Cohen, who, with his wife Clara, raised their son Bill, a US senator and defense secretary. More infamous but equally legendary is brothel keeper Fanny Jones. Paul Bunyan earned a statue on Main Street. Airport troop greeters Kay Lebowitz and Bill Knight round out the list of notables. They are all jewels in Bangor's crown, and each in their own way is a bona fide legend.

Legendary Locals of Lake Forest

Legendary Locals of Lake Forest

  • Author: Susan L. Kelsey,Arthur H. Miller
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 143965400X
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 128
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Since the 1850s, Lake Forest, located 30 miles north of Chicago on Lake Michigan, has been a distinctive suburb. It has been a retreat from the diseases, public accessibility, rougher elements, soot, stockyard smells, and general density of bustling city life. For at least five generations, it has been the retreat for Chicago’s leading New England–descended families, such as the Farwells, Swifts, and Armours. And for over 150 years, Lake Forest has been the home for a community of educators, merchants, artisans, designers, and a wide variety of estate specialists, the latter from pre–Civil War escaped slaves and Scots and Irish immigrants to today’s notable garden and interior artists. Legendary Locals of Lake Forest draws on rare archival images from local and Chicago public and private sources.

Legendary Locals of Rutherford County

Legendary Locals of Rutherford County

  • Author: Anita Price Davis
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 1467100641
  • Category: History
  • Page: 127
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Located in the Piedmont Region of North Carolina, Rutherford County is rich in history, resources, and people. Legendary Locals of Rutherford County attempts to capture this region's history and wealth through introducing some of its people and their lives. These locals begin with explorers like Hernando De Soto; early settlers unafraid of frontier living; early governors like Griffith Rutherford, who left his name in the region; and everyday people who made a difference. Textile magnate Raleigh Rutherford Haynes, South Mountain physician Benjamin Washburn, entertainer Dewitt "Snuffy" Jenkins, Sheriff Damon Huskey, radio announcers Jerrell Bedford and Jim Bishop, preacher Harold Brown, writer Tony Earley, Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, funeral director T.R. Padgett, muralist Clive Haynes, novelist Kay Hooper, and museum founder-curator Mike Rhyne represent just a sampling of the more recent residents who have shaped the county, the state, and the nation.

Legendary Locals of the Northern Outer Banks

Legendary Locals of the Northern Outer Banks

  • Author: R. Wayne Gray and Nancy Beach Gray
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 1467101850
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 128
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The remoteness and isolation of North Carolina's northern Outer Banks has shaped both early settlers and relative newcomers into tough and independent souls. Sir Walter Raleigh's colonists may have mysteriously disappeared from Roanoke Island, but the enterprising homesteaders who followed managed to eke out a living on the windswept and battered banks. Entrepreneur E.R. Daniels ran a line of mail and freight boats that helped connect the Outer Banks to the outside world. Former slave and Civil War hero Richard Etheridge did not shirk from an opportunity to become the first black keeper of a lifesaving station. In the mid-20th century, leaders like Bradford Fearing saw the importance of developing tourism, so that people would come see Paul Green's new outdoor drama, The Lost Colony. Outer Bankers have warmly welcomed visitors, from the time the Wright brothers arrived to today's modern tourists. The challenge now is to balance commercial growth with environmental sensibility so that oystermen, like Georgie Daniels, and fishermen, like Dewey Hemilwright, can continue to ply the waters.

Legendary Locals of Hilton Head

Legendary Locals of Hilton Head

  • Author: Barbara Muller
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 1467100463
  • Category: History
  • Page: 127
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Before the Europeans came, Amerindians celebrated on Hilton Head Island with seasonal oyster feasts. Later, planters made fortunes here with Sea Island cotton. But the island came alive to the guns of the Union in 1861 and, for seven years, was host to the troops who helped former slaves even before the Emancipation Proclamation made freedom official. The forces left, and the island slept. In the pages of this book are some of the people who kept the Gullah sea island culture alive, a self-sustaining culture of mutual help and integrity, living off the sea and the land. This volume also includes some of the people who set a standard for development and made the island what it is today, unique visionaries who had a fierce devotion to preservation of the island s natural beauty, its flora, and its fauna."

Legendary Locals of Fairfield County, South Carolina

Legendary Locals of Fairfield County, South Carolina

  • Author: Virginia Schafer,Pelham Lyles
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 1467100382
  • Category: History
  • Page: 125
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Local legend says that Marquis Charles Cornwallis, Revolutionary War hero, rode into this area and declared, "How fair are these hills" and thus, Fairfield County was born. Fairfield County is a unique blend of tradition, culture, and history. Freedom-seekers, farmers, and religious folks came from the northern trails, while many aristocrats and plantation owners traveled from the coast. These citizens bred a unique and proud folk ranging from sturdy military men who protected their land during the American Revolution and the Civil War to educators who started well-known educational institutions and produced prominent military men and politicians who forever changed the world. Fairfield County is also known for its culture and music. Many recognized beauty queens, artists, musicians, and sports figures hail from this midland region of South Carolina.

The North Carolina Historical Review

The North Carolina Historical Review

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  • Category: North Carolina
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New Mexico Historical Review

New Mexico Historical Review

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  • Category: Indians of North America
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