Legendary Locals of Arlington

Legendary Locals of Arlington

The Hurd and Greeley families have long served their community as public servants. Their stories make up Legendary Locals of Arlington, paying tribute to just some of the people who make this dynamic town their home.

Author: Barbara C. Goodman and Marjorie Howard

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467102230

Category: History

Page: 128

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From its days as the site of a Revolutionary War battle to its modern-day appeal as a restaurant mecca, Arlington, at its heart, is a community of active citizens. Once agricultural, Arlington is now a cosmopolitan suburb and home to businesspeople, scientists, artists, and others who have been supported by their town and, in turn, have created an energetic community. Peg Spengler's foresight helped shape town government while James McGough's dream of a museum honoring local sculptor Cyrus Dallin came true. Dentist George Franklin Grant was the first African American on Harvard's faculty and invented the golf tee; years later, Bob Frankston invented the spreadsheet. John Mirak, orphaned in the Armenian genocide, became a town benefactor while Howard Clery turned a family tragedy into a cause to help others. The Hurd and Greeley families have long served their community as public servants. Their stories make up Legendary Locals of Arlington, paying tribute to just some of the people who make this dynamic town their home.
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Arlington Texas

Legendary Locals of Arlington  Texas

The people of Arlington have always had a can-do spirit.

Author: Lea Worcester

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467100588

Category: History

Page: 127

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The people of Arlington have always had a can-do spirit. There's Carrie Rogers, the society matron who became marshal; Tillie Burgin, who changed the face of social services in Arlington; and Tom Vandergriff, the boy mayor who stayed on the job for 26 years. When educational opportunities were deemed inadequate, Edward E. Rankin and other leading citizens founded and supported a school that grew into the University of Texas at Arlington. Before there was the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, Jim Hayes opened the eyes of Arlington leaders to the difficulties of navigating the University of Texas at Arlington and the city in a wheelchair. Never willing to be overshadowed by Dallas or Fort Worth, their larger neighbors to the east and west, Arlington residents embraced industry and progress, and their enterprising spirit attracted the notice of the nation. Today, the city boasts major businesses and attractions--General Motors, Six Flags, the Texas Rangers, and the Dallas Cowboys--and continues to grow thanks to the aspirations of its people.
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Buckeye

Legendary Locals of Buckeye

This book delves into the history of some of the unique individuals and groups, past and present, who have made a memorable impact on their community throughout its history.

Author: Verlyne Meck

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467102001

Category: History

Page: 128

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In 1884, Malie Monroe Jackson began and named a canal Buckeye in honor of his native state, Ohio, the Buckeye state. In 1886, Thomas Newton Clanton added 10 miles to the canal. The following year, he applied for a post office, and on March 10, 1888, the post office, named Buckeye, was established. Clanton platted a townsite and named the town Sidney, though why he chose that name remains a mystery. Beginning in 1910, advances in transportation put the community on the map, and Sidney became Buckeye. Hugh Watson, founder of the Buckeye Valley Bank, became the town's first mayor in 1929. On January 1, 2014, Buckeye became the newest city in Arizona. This newest volume also celebrates today's Buckeye settlers, such as Levi Beard, Tony Youngker, Clemie Arnold, and Bob Doster, DVM, updating Buckeye's colorful history of notable residents.
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Kearny

Legendary Locals of Kearny

The northern section of town took the name Arlington, a borough developed by the Arlington Homestead Association. It formed in 1867 and, in 1876, ...

Author: Barbara Krasner

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439654118

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Heroes lead, inspire, and perform memorable acts that shape the lives of others. In the pages of this book, readers will learn the stories behind Kearny's heroes--the people whose contributions made Kearny into the thriving, diverse community it is today. Ed Karolasz gave his life for his country during the war in Iraq. Councilman Norman Doyle helped a young girl get the medical attention she needed. College student Gabriela Salvador restores historic costumes for the town museum. Real estate developers Louis Lindblom and Edward Strong built the town's financial institutions and the Arlington section. Educators Peg Bixler and Barbara Toczko devoted themselves to their students. From the town known as Soccertown, USA, came John Harkes, Tony Meola, and Tab Ramos, who played on the United States team in the FIFA World Cup. But there was also Louis Eilshemius, the somewhat mad and reclusive artist, and Albert Gonzalez, a government informant and computer criminal. This "City of Opportunity" has produced more than its share of personalities that have created admirable and notorious international, national, and local legends.
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Historic Tales of Arlington Texas

Historic Tales of Arlington  Texas

Join Evelyn Barker, along with Davis McCown, Leslie Wagner and Trevor Engel, for the forgotten details of Arlington's dynamic past.

Author: Evelyn Barker, with Davis McCown, Leslie Wagner and Trevor Engel

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625858955

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 140

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Even before its immense population surge, Arlington never dreamed small. In the 1930s, Arlington Downs attracted thousands to its state-of-the-art horse racing facility. Just three decades later, Six Flags Over Texas opened, cementing a reputation as an entertainment destination. The hubbub of the stadiums and shopping complexes that followed often obscured other parts of the community's rich heritage, including far-reaching contributions to the disability rights movement. The city suffered growing pains as well, such as the demise of college football and the deadly 1892 train depot shootout that ended the town's lawless period. Join Evelyn Barker, along with Davis McCown, Leslie Wagner and Trevor Engel, for the forgotten details of Arlington's dynamic past.
Categories: Business & Economics

Legendary Locals of Fort Worth

Legendary Locals of Fort Worth

For every person highlighted in this project, dozens more could be--and should be--included. An encyclopedia could not contain the stories that make the founding and continued growth of Fort Worth legendary ..."--Introduction.

Author: Emily White Youree and Joan Kurkowski-Gillen

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467101349

Category: History

Page: 127

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" ... The following pages feature a sampling of Fort Worth's characters--from the notorious to the unsung to the inspiring ... For every person highlighted in this project, dozens more could be--and should be--included. An encyclopedia could not contain the stories that make the founding and continued growth of Fort Worth legendary ..."--Introduction.
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Jacksonville

Legendary Locals of Jacksonville

... star Kennedy Brice, and Gustavo. (Photograph by Robert J. Ward.) Irene Lumpkin Born and raised in Arlington, Irene Lumpkin sang. 84 legendary locals.

Author: Laura Jo Brunson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439648162

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Since Europeans first settled along Jacksonville’s riverbanks in the 16th century, the area has been a diverse community that thrives not only on commerce, music, and the arts but also on the advantages of a subtropical climate and waterside lifestyle. The city grew up around a crossing point for cattle in the St. Johns River and first became known as Cowford. The Great Fire of 1901 left 10,000 people homeless but not defeated. The ashes gave birth to a new era with strong architecture and a new resolve. Considered a friendly town for African Americans, Jacksonville was home to Harlem Renaissance artists as well as civil rights leaders. A bit laid back, the city has still managed to be on the cutting edge—it was the home of the Navy’s Blue Angels as well as Southern rock and one of the country’s first skateboard parks.
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Legendary Locals of Ukiah

Legendary Locals of Ukiah

... in Arlington, Virginia. (Courtesy of Held-Poage Library.) A.O. Carpenter Born on the East Coast, Aurelius Ormando Carpenter. 10 legendary locals.

Author: Darline Bergere

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439650370

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Mountains. Trees. A lake. What makes a city, town, or village come to life are the people—those who have gone before and those who are there today. They are what shape and build the community of Ukiah. With their personalities, foibles, compassion, and humor, some of these influential men and women stand out by design and some quietly exist on the sidelines. Utah Haley, a disabled veteran, drives other veterans to doctors’ appointments. Rick Paige is always the first on-scene to help in a disaster. Spencer Brewer started the “Sundays in the Park” free concerts more than two decades ago. Ukiah is a town that supports its businesses, and those same local businesses give back to the community in many ways. Shannon Riley of Shoefly and Sox holds an annual shoe drive. Jan Hoyman and Doug Browe of Hoyman Browe Studios donate countless pieces of their work to charitable auctions. Ann Kilkenny of Mendocino Book Company gives time and assistance to local organizations. Marty Lombardi, who spent 40 years with Savings Bank of Mendocino, was always lending a helping hand to local nonprofits.
Categories: Photography

Legendary Locals of Haverhill

Legendary Locals of Haverhill

He died in New York and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. (Image courtesy of Arlington National Cemetery Website.) World War II Veterans Memorial, ...

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Legendary Locals of Fitchburg

Legendary Locals of Fitchburg

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Geofrey Robert Cayer (1986–2006) Cayer lost his life in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He graduated from Fitchburg ...

Author: Fitchburg Historical Society

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467101103

Category: History

Page: 127

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Fitchburg was incorporated as a town 250 years ago. Many of the original 40 family founders served as Minutemen, beginning the tradition of volunteers like Orlando Boss, Henry Spooner, Norman Tucker, and Richard and Thomas Bresnahan serving in the Civil War, World War I, and World War II. Led by strong businessmen who also were public servants such as Alvah Crocker, Sylvanus Sawyer, Rodney Wallace, and George Simonds, the city grew to 40,000. Fitchburg has always welcomed immigrants who have enriched the community s history. Mayor Lisa Wong is the first Asian American mayor to have been elected in Massachusetts. Named an All-America city in 1970, Fitchburg remains proud of its heritage, celebrates its past, and anticipates the future. Legendary Locals of Fitchburg provides another historical view in the city s sestercentennial year."
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of McLean

Legendary Locals of McLean

Frank Lyon After purchasing property in what became Arlington County, Frank Lyon, a lawyer and real-estate developer, platted Lyon Village and Lyon Park.

Author: Carole L. Herrick

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467101905

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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McLean, Virginia, a whistle stop along the Great Falls & Old Dominion Railroad, came about in 1910. It was named after John R. McLean, publisher of the Washington Post newspaper and an owner of the railroad. This was a farming community that never incorporated. A few of the families instrumental in the formation of the village that followed were Mackall, Laughlin, Storm, Carper, and Smoot. Because of its proximity to the nation's capital, McLean attracted people from all walks of life. But it was the arrival of the Kennedy families in the late 1950s that put McLean on the map. The thread that holds the community together is spirited volunteerism. This volume contains images of a few of the personalities who give McLean a sense of place. The majority of the photographs have been donated by individuals to ensure that history does not lose these significant personalities, past or present, who left an imprint on their community.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Legendary Locals of Rome

Legendary Locals of Rome

Instead of being buried in Arlington with the Unknown Soldier, Charles Graves's mother insisted that he be buried at the family plot in Antioch Cemetery, ...

Author: Rome Area History Museum

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439648674

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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In 1834, three men chanced to meet at a spring near where the Oostanaula and Etowah converge to form the Coosa River. Looking at the freshwater spring surrounded by healthy hardwood, they mused that this would make a good place for a community. They got together with two other landowners in the area and decided to start a town. And, of course, they wanted a name for it. Following the democratic process still honored by citizens today, they each chose their favorite names, such as Pittsburg, Warsaw, and Hillsboro. The name drawn was Rome. If the last name had been drawn, which was Hamburg, the town would be full of “Hamburgers” instead of the Romans that reside there today.
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Legendary Locals of Grand Prairie

Legendary Locals of Grand Prairie

By 1990, the church had grown to over 700 people, and Pastor Oldham had become president of Arlington Baptist College, the board of directors for Arlington ...

Author: Richard G. Waller

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439653791

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Grand Prairie is a city on the edge. Citizens have been innovators with a love for family and community. Alexander Dechmann traded land to insure a railroad depot; early settlers started schools for their families; and the police department hired one of the first women. Leaders at nonprofits such as Brighter Tomorrows not only helped the local community, but also helped develop services in surrounding communities. Business owners and volunteers have strong family traditions of giving back to Grand Prairie, and civil servants have loyalties for extended years of service, such as Ruthe Jackson and her family, who provided support for both businesses and the community. From the early settlers to today’s city, Grand Prairie is built upon loyalty.
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Legendary Locals of Lake Worth

Legendary Locals of Lake Worth

After receiving his pharmaceutical degree in 1973, he interned at Skillerns Drug in Arlington, Texas. He later accepted a full-time position with Town and ...

Author: Lawana Mauldin and Joe McDaniel

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467101585

Category: History

Page: 127

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During the early 1900s, a large reservoir built to provide water for Fort Worth, Texas, also opened up opportunities for businesses to develop. Casino Beach, Casino Ballroom, and a large bathhouse became popular spots for thousands. A nearby village, with increasing population, soon had a small school, churches, and other establishments. With nearby Jacksboro Highway running from downtown Fort Worth past the beach area, gambling increased, as did gangster activity. After a long while, with much intervention, these unlawful situations became history. Legendary Locals of Lake Worth spotlights the founders of the small village and features individuals who impacted the area many for the better, others for the worst. Some may never have received proper recognition until this book s acknowledgment of them."
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Boston s South End

Legendary Locals of Boston s South End

In 1886, Brackett became lieutenant governor; in 1887, he moved to Arlington, Massachusetts, with his family, and in 1889, he was elected governor.

Author: Hope J. Shannon

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467101127

Category: History

Page: 128

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From the South End s early years as an upper- and middle-class residential district to its time as an immigrant and rooming house neighborhood and then to its recent urban renewal, residents have shaped its legacy and its place within the city of Boston. Locals have worked in common to make the South End a safe and vibrant community for over two centuries. Notables such as architect Gridley J.F. Bryant, preservation advocate Arthur Howe, and pedestrian advocate Ann Hershfang contributed immensely to the built environment. Residents like settlement house leader Robert Woods, immigrant and author Mary Antin, politician and activist Mel King, urban gardener Betsy Johnson, and lawyer Harry Dow, to name a few, shaped minds and lives alike. Add to their ranks artists like Allan Rohan Crite and Kahlil Gibran, jazz club owner Joseph Walcott, longtime restaurateurs such as the Foley and Manjourides families, and bar owner and gay rights advocate Leo Motsis and a true picture of the South End s history and diversity begins to emerge."
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Asheville

Legendary Locals of Asheville

At age four her family moved to Arlington, Virginia, where she was first exposed to the likes of great singers such as Mahalia Jackson and Sam Cooke.

Author: Kevan D. Frazier

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439647868

Category: Travel

Page: 128

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Like all great cities, Asheville’s story is one of people, not institutions or industries. For more than two centuries, deep in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, extraordinary women and men have created a truly unique American city. Legendary Locals of Asheville tells the stories of the people who founded, built, and rebuilt Asheville. From the first woman elected to state office in the South, who won her primary before women had the right to vote, to the grandson of a famed railroad magnate who built a 250-room chateau that became the largest home in America, to the entrepreneur who helped ignite the city’s renaissance when he risked opening an art gallery downtown when most of it was still boarded up, Ashevillians are an amazing lot. Likewise, there are stories of extraordinary groups like the renowned faculty of an experimental college that redefined the American arts or the brave high school students who joined together to fight segregation. Their stories are as touching and fascinating as they are varied.
Categories: Travel

Legendary Locals of Dracut

Legendary Locals of Dracut

He realized that the town's early museum, then housed in the town offices on Arlington Street, was in need of attention, and he worked diligently to archive ...

Author: Rebecca A. Duda

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439648889

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Established in 1669 as a small farming village on the banks of the Merrimack River, Dracut’s early settlers made their mark during the American Revolution. From French nobleman Louis Ansart, who became an American citizen and settled in the area, to Dracut’s own Joseph Bradley Varnum, the town played a pivotal role in the founding of the nation. More recently, Dracut continues to be the home of modern-day patriots such as Michael Monahan, who left college to serve in the Vietnam War, and Capt. John Ogonowski, who gave his life on September 11, 2001. Dracut has been home to numerous other local legends—Dr. Christos Daoulas was the longest-serving Massachusetts school superintendent, and Dennis Piendak oversaw incredible growth and expansion during his 28 years as town manager. Dracut was also home to the indomitable Polly Urquhart, whose name now graces the corner where her store once stood; Rev. Larry Zimmerman, the pastor of the Old Yellow Meeting House for 33 years; and Edmund Murphy, the dean of Massachusetts high school football coaches. These are a few of the many amazing people who came from a town that was once known as simply “the wildernesse north of the Merrimac.”
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Legendary Locals of Yarmouth

Legendary Locals of Yarmouth

Serving as an auxiliary firefighter in his native Arlington, Massachusetts, Greene joined the Yarmouth Fire Department and embarked on a career that would ...

Author: John A. Basile

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439647608

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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With roots as deep as the earliest years of the American colonies, Yarmouth has a long and colorful history that is still being written. When Stephen Hopkins built his home with permission from the court of Plymouth Colony, Yarmouth was already home to native peoples. Bounded on its north and south sides by the Atlantic Ocean, it is no surprise that ship captains, salt makers, and merchants are part of the town’s early history. Later, artists, writers, and educators also became part of the scene. The artist Edward Gorey chose Yarmouth for his home, as did astronaut Daniel Burbank. Jazzman Lou Colombo and town administrator Robert Lawton have also made their marks on the community. Yarmouth’s distinct neighborhoods are a source of pride, and historic preservation is a prime concern to many. The town’s annual October gathering is called the Seaside Festival, to let one and all know that the people of Yarmouth are very much aware of their connection to the Atlantic.
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Legendary Locals of Roswell

Legendary Locals of Roswell

Jesse Marcel, intelligence officer 509th Bomb Group (Courtesy Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection, Special Collections, the University of Texas at Arlington ...

Author: John LeMay

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467100144

Category: History

Page: 127

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Roswell is perhaps most famous for its alleged intergalactic visitors that may or may not have crashed here via flying saucer in 1947. However, some very real famous people have traversed and lived in Roswell, including singer John Denver and actress Demi Moore. During the turbulent Wild West days, Roswell was the stomping grounds of cattle baron John Chisum, sheriff Pat Garrett, and even his arch-nemesis, Billy the Kid. Among others to call Roswell home were Robert H. Goddard, the father of modern rocketry; baseball player Joe Bauman, who hit 72 home runs in one season; pro-golfer Nancy Lopez; Western superstar Roy Rogers; rodeo champion Bob Crosby; and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach.
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Legendary Locals of Edmond

Legendary Locals of Edmond

... Duggan, a member of two halls of fame, captured yet another title by winning the 2012 US Bowling Congress Senior Queens Tournament in Arlington, Texas.

Author: David Randall Fisk

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467101233

Category: History

Page: 127

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Edmond was settled in 1889 when pioneers claimed the land during the first Oklahoma land run. Located in the heart of America, Edmond is an ever-growing city with more than 80,000 residents. It is found just north of Oklahoma City on historic Route 66. Through the first 125 years, a diverse and interesting batch of people have made Edmond their home. From early leaders such as Milton "Kicking Bird" Reynolds, founding editor of the Edmond Sun, and Anton Classen, a civic leader and businessman, to present-day business leaders, celebrities, and sports stars, Edmond has had a wealth of remarkable characters. Doctors, ministers, beauty queens, lawmen, firefighters, a former governor, and many other everyday citizens have made Edmond the town it is today. Former mayor Saundra Naifeh once said, "Edmond has always been held to a high standard by the people and businesses who call it home." Residents are proud of its heritage and small-town character and values.
Categories: History