Legendary Locals of Greene County

Legendary Locals of Greene County

Greene County was created in 1800 from parts of Albany and Ulster Counties, and it is named after Gen.

Author: David Dorpfeld and Wanda Dorpfeld

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467101486

Category: History

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Greene County was created in 1800 from parts of Albany and Ulster Counties, and it is named after Gen. Nathanael Greene of Revolutionary War fame. Early on, the economy of the county was primarily agricultural with a few small mills and most of the settlements located along the Hudson River and its tributaries. In the early 19th century, the economy took off: people from New England began settling the mountains to the west, the Susquehanna Turnpike opened, leather tanning and brick- and pottery-making became prominent, ice was harvested and shipped to New York City, ship-building gained importance, and tourism started to be popular. Today, tourism is still important to the area, and the county features two major ski resorts. Much of Greene County is also part of the Catskill Mountain Park, which attracts many nature-lovers all year round. Over the years, county natives and transplants have made many contributions to industry, entertainment, government, military, recreation, and the arts.
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Greene County

Legendary Locals of Greene County

In 1953, they moved to Greene County, where they had performed several times at local venues. After his dance career ended, Garcia went back to school and ...

Author: David Dorpfeld

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439648025

Category: Travel

Page: 128

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Greene County was created in 1800 from parts of Albany and Ulster Counties, and it is named after Gen. Nathanael Greene of Revolutionary War fame. Early on, the economy of the county was primarily agricultural with a few small mills and most of the settlements located along the Hudson River and its tributaries. In the early 19th century, the economy took off: people from New England began settling the mountains to the west, the Susquehanna Turnpike opened, leather tanning and brick- and pottery-making became prominent, ice was harvested and shipped to New York City, ship-building gained importance, and tourism started to be popular. Today, tourism is still important to the area, and the county features two major ski resorts. Much of Greene County is also part of the Catskill Mountain Park, which attracts many nature-lovers all year round. Over the years, county natives and transplants have made many contributions to industry, entertainment, government, military, recreation, and the arts.
Categories: Travel

Legendary Locals of Rutherford County

Legendary Locals of Rutherford County

john Landrum Greene, First County Officer Down There have been four law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in Rutherford County.

Author: Anita Price Davis

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467100649

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.
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Edgecombe and Nash Counties

Legendary Locals of Edgecombe and Nash Counties

... Bridgers Building Born in 1876, Bridgers is best known for creating the East Carolina Railway, which ran from Tarboro to Greene County, North Carolina.

Author: Monika S. Fleming

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467100441

Category: History

Page: 125

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The rich agricultural land of northeastern North Carolina was originally settled in the mid-18th century and, in 1777, divided into two counties: Edgecombe and Nash. In 1818, the Battle family established a textile mill that remained in operation for more than 175 years and became the basis for the city of Rocky Mount. The Atlantic Coastline Railroad chose the area as its repair shop in 1899 and, at the turn of the 20th century, the area was booming. Diverse communities produced outstanding educators, groundbreaking physicians, and business leaders. Residents included Olympians, baseball hall of famer Buck Leonard, and basketball greats Phil Ford and Buck Williams. Creative citizens became award-winning musicians, painters, and writers, like novelist Kaye Gibbons and entertainer Kaye Kyser. Military service in conflicts from the Revolutionary War to the Iraq War included generals, admirals, and a Medal of Honor recipient. Legendary Locals of Edgecombe and Nash Counties celebrates some of the individuals who have left their mark.
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Moscow

Legendary Locals of Moscow

Latah County Historical Society. Bob Greene Ivar Nelson sold his business to Bob Greene in 1981. Bob's BookPeople of Moscow expanded in 1999, moving across ...

Author: Latah County Historical Society

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439653197

Category: Photography

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The rich and fertile land upon which Moscow sits has sustained a vibrant community of hard working thinkers, creators, and activists for more than 125 years. Just as the area’s first inhabitants returned to camas fields in Paradise Valley year after year, pioneers settled in “Hog Heaven” because they found ready access to life’s necessities. Businessmen like Nathaniel Williamson and Frank David tied their fortunes to the local farming economy to the same degree as seed pioneer Willis Crites or sustainability advocate Mary Jane Butters. While the bounty that surrounds Moscow feeds its growth, the town’s cultural lifeblood is pumped by the University of Idaho. The university has provided Moscow with inventors such as Malcolm Renfrew, talented athletes like Olympian Dan O’Brien, and colorful characters, perhaps best embodied by Dean of Women Permeal French. The picturesque hills of the Palouse roll through the history of this unique town, rooting tomorrow’s leaders in the work of yesterday’s groundbreakers.
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Legendary Locals of Woodstock

Legendary Locals of Woodstock

... Castle worked alongside fellow tenants and slaves building the road that traveled through Lake Hill and Mink Hollow, eventually reaching Greene County.

Author: Richard Heppner

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467100670

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Located at the foot of Overlook Mountain and at the gateway to the Catskill Mountains, Woodstock has long been both a place and an idea calling to the individual spirit within those seeking a better life. That call was answered in the 18th and 19th centuries by settlers unafraid of hard work and sacrifice striving to carve a community and a living from the challenges of a rugged countryside. The same call was heard in the 20th century by artists, musicians, and free-thinking individuals who, drawing inspiration from Woodstock's natural landscape, fashioned a cultural climate unique in the history of small-town America. From political leaders such as Elias Hasbrouck, Albert Cashdollar, and Val Cadden to cultural visionaries such as Ralph Whitehead, Hervey White, and Albert Grossman to men and women like Mescal Hornbeck, John Pike, Dr. Norman Burg, and Sam Mercer, who worked to sustain Woodstock's spirit of community, Legendary Locals of Woodstock offers a unique reflection on the road Woodstock has traveled.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Legendary Locals of Androscoggin County

Legendary Locals of Androscoggin County

local. and. national. stage. The term “leadership” has taken on different ... For example, one of the earliest selectmen in Greene also happened to be the ...

Author: Maxwell Mogensen

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467100946

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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In as much as it has endowed the region with a rich heritage, plentiful stories, and a host of colorful characters, history has been kind to Androscoggin County. But history can also be dark and uncanny, as when Francis E. Stanley, a Lewiston resident and inventor of an early steam-powered vehicle, died in an automobile accident. It can be eerie, like when his twin brother opened an enormous hotel--now purportedly home to his ghost--that became the inspiration for Stephen King's novel The Shining. These twists of fate begin to unravel the tale of Androscoggin County's legendary locals. Some, like Benjamin Bates and Edward Little, are remembered for the institutions they helped create. Others raised the hopes and spirits of their neighbors, like Joey Gamache, who won two boxing world titles in the early 1990s. Still others are remembered for the subtler ways they affected change, like Rita Dube, who saved Lewiston's St. Mary's Church from demolition and helped create the Franco-American Heritage Center. Some notable residents ascended to the highest offices of government, others to national fame, but many are remembered for the significant ways they shaped their communities, and Androscoggin County, from within.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Legendary Locals of Fairfield County South Carolina

Legendary Locals of Fairfield County  South Carolina

He was honored by the Winnsboro Department of Public Safety on his 82nd birthday. jimmie “Q Ball" Branham In a sandpit behind Steven Greene Baptist Church, ...

Author: Virginia Schafer

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467100380

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.
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Denton

Legendary Locals of Denton

... by Dr. Georgia Caraway ISBN 978-1-4671-0165-3 Legendary Locals is an imprint of ... Joe Greene, professional football player (Courtesy of Denton County ...

Author: Dr. Georgia Caraway

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439647585

Category: Travel

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Denton, Texas, was founded in 1857 because residents needed a location near the geographic center of Denton County to house a county seat. The city is located 39 miles north of two larger cities, Dallas and Fort Worth, and the three of them form what is often referred to as the Golden Triangle. Denton, the peak of that triangle, is the North Star, and its residents, past and present, certainly are superstarssuperstars such as Bob Rogers, the beloved Piano Man; Mary Evelyn Blagg Huey, a quintessential leader; and Hal Jackson, an ace war hero and lawyer. Their accomplishments burst forth from the chapters of this book to outshine others with their generosity, talents, skills, community activism, adventurous spirits, energy, civic pride, business acumen, courage, and creativity. Citizens of Denton are proud to say, Our history defines our community. The images and words between these covers illustrate why it should be added, And our people define our history.
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Legendary Locals of Greenville

Legendary Locals of Greenville

Greenville County, originally spelled “Greeneville” for war hero Gen. Nathaniel Greene, was established in 1786 by the South Carolina Legislature.

Author: Cindy Landrum

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439652763

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Greenville has long been a city of visionaries. Richard Pearis settled on the banks of the Reedy River in Cherokee hunting land where few white men would venture. Max Heller, who escaped Nazi-occupied Austria as a teen, triggered the rebirth of downtown. They are some of Greenville’s local legends who have seen possibilities, not limitations. They come from all walks of life. Textile leaders such as John T. Woodside, Thomas Parker, and John D. Hollingsworth transformed the city into the “Textile Capital of the World.” When textiles began to fade, businessmen and leaders such as Charles Daniel, Tommy Wyche, Tom Barton, Virginia Uldrick, Dick Riley, Carl Sobocinski, and Xanthene Norris helped transform the city once again. Stories of people who have shaped Greenville with their vision, making it what it is today, fill these pages.
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Legendary Locals of Coventry

Legendary Locals of Coventry

In 1682, Henry Wood sold his portion of the sawmill toJohn Greene and Richard ... Before 1750, all of the towns located in what is now Kent County were part ...

Author: Andrew D. Boisvert

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467101042

Category: History

Page: 127

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Coventry was originally part of the Shawomet Purchase deeded to Samuel Gorton. People like Francis Brayton and Joseph Bucklin petitioned the Rhode Island General Assembly to form the new town. During the Industrial Revolution, John Jenckes Kilton and Searles Capwell played roles in the development of mills and businesses. Today, Coventry boasts many second-generation businesses including Crystal Cleansers, owned by William Marcotte, and Maguire Lace & Warping, run by James Maguire alongside his father, Joseph Maguire. Coventry is home to several independently operated businesses as well, such as All Booked Up, owned by Deana Borges, and Summit General Store, owned by the Skaling family. Educators such as Peter Stetson and Julie Lima Boyle followed in the footsteps of Carrie Ina Shippee and Mary Harvey. Many of Coventry s men and women have answered the call to serve their country, including George Potter and Mary Agnes Delehantey. Not many towns can claim as their own a swimmer of the English Channel, a girl who was an ambassador to Alaska, and a recipient of a Field & Stream award."
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Charleston

Legendary Locals of Charleston

Harlan Greene (1953) Harlan Greene graduated from the College of ... in the South Carolina room at the county library and with the Avery Research Center.

Author: Mary Preston Foster

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467100557

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."
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Legendary Locals of the Chautauqua Lake Region

Legendary Locals of the Chautauqua Lake Region

Noted jamestown attorney Eleazer Greene echoed Waite's sentiments, ... the settlement of the county, the fires were constantly burning in the fallen timber ...

Author: Kathleen Crocker

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467100205

Category: History

Page: 127

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From founding families in the early 1800s to contemporary conservationists in 2011, this volume celebrates a multitude of individuals who have impacted the Chautauqua Lake region. Before the armchair traveler journeys around the lake, a sampling of historians and photographers are honored for preserving its past. Subsequent chapters showcase the lakeside communities of Mayville, Dewittville, Point Chautauqua, Maple Springs, Bemus Point, Greenhurst, Fluvanna, Jamestown, Celoron, Lakewood, Ashville, Stow, and the Chautauqua Institution. Each presents several residents who aided its growth, made significant contributions, or simply remain of interest for their uniqueness.
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Lakewood

Legendary Locals of Lakewood

The land had been donated by the residents of Pierce County, who voted to ... Henry A. Greene, and it was home to the 91st Infantry Division before its ...

Author: Steve Dunkelberger

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439642962

Category: Travel

Page: 128

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Lakewood was a vibrant community long before it incorporated in 1996, though cityhood helped give the area one name and identity. In the mid-19th century, Lakewood was the site of British farms and the first US military base in Washington Territory. Men who became famous in the Civil War, such as George Pickett, served there. Native American leader Leschi, the victim of “judicial lynching” by civilians, spent his last days there. As Lakewood became a retreat for Puget Sound’s rich and famous, names such as Carman and Alexander—as famous in their day as the name Weyerhaeuser was and is—settled here, leaving behind reminders like Lakewold Gardens. One of Lakewood’s most famous residents was Ivan, a captive gorilla who captured the hearts of animal lovers worldwide.
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Legendary Locals of Aurora

Legendary Locals of Aurora

They were one of the first German families in what was to become Kane County. Eva Schneider (1869–1941) bore Evelyn Winter Tavenner (1906–1983), ...

Author: Jo Fredell Higgins

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467100359

Category: History

Page: 124

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Joseph G. Stolp settled in Aurora on June 12, 1837, when there were 33 residents in the pioneer village. Stolp's vision helped shape the city's destiny. The Aurora Electric Light and Power Company used 2,000-candlepower electric lamps for the first streetlights in 1881. Today, the "City of Lights" is home to 200,000 residents and a diverse population with 42 percent of Hispanic heritage. The character of her people made Aurora an enterprising city. Notable residents include Maud Powell, violin virtuoso, and Harry C. Murphy, president of the Burlington Railroad. Profiles of Greek immigrant George Andrews and Aurora-born artist Wendell Minor, as well as Polish leader Bruno Bartoszek, color these pages with biographies of greatness. Astute business leaders include Robert Bonifas, Ken Nagel, Louis Leonardi, and Frank C. Schaefer. Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall, Dr. Christine Sobek, and Dick Schindel give testament to adroit educational leadership. Legendary Locals of Aurora chronicles how the city's history has been blessed with noble and innovative leaders.
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Legendary Locals of Augusta

Legendary Locals of Augusta

... in the United States, and moved from Greene to its present location. ... includes the Academy of Richmond County becoming an all-boys school in 1783.

Author: Don Rhodes

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467101264

Category: History

Page: 127

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For more than 275 years, the city of Augusta and its citizens have contributed greatly not only to the business, cultural, educational, athletic, and religious lives of both Georgians and South Carolinians bordering the Savannah River but also to people throughout the nation and the world. People and businesses such as Brenda Lee, Castleberry s, Lady Antebellum, James Brown, Club Car, Ty Cobb, Georgia Pacific, E-Z Go, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bobby Jones, Emerson Boozer, Beau Jack, and Butterfly McQueen, to name a few, all have close ties to the city that once spent a decade as Georgia s capital. This book tells the stories of many people who became legendary locals through their efforts that made the Augusta area a great place to live and work."
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Middletown

Legendary Locals of Middletown

Robert Hubbard, Kathleen Hubbard, and the Middlesex County Historical Society ... Nathanael Greene, quartermaster of the United States, made him deputy ...

Author: Robert Hubbard, Kathleen Hubbard, and the Middlesex County Historical Society

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467101202

Category: History

Page: 127

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Although the town benefits from a position on a major navigable waterway, Middletown's success is primarily due to the energy, creativity, and diversity of its people. These include James Riley, whose autobiography detailing his trials as a white slave in Northern Africa showed millions of Americans the evils of slavery; Max Corvo, who helped the World War II Italian underground defeat the fascist regime; and Christie Ellen McLeod, longtime chief pathologist at Middlesex Memorial Hospital. Middletown can boast of athletes such as Helen "Babe" Carlson, a tremendously strong competitor who participated on men's baseball teams; Willie Pep, who, while going for the world featherweight title, had a record of 134 wins and only one loss; and Corny Thompson, who sparked the University of Connecticut basketball program's rise to national prominence. More notables include Allie Wrubel, a prolific songwriter and Academy Award winner for his song "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah;" Vivian McRae Wesley, a teacher, reading director, and leader of Middletown's African American community; and Francesco Lentini, who was born with three legs and appeared in every major circus and carnival.
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Arlington Texas

Legendary Locals of Arlington  Texas

He campaigned on behalfof building the Tarrant County Convention Center, which anchors the eastern end of downtown Fort Worth. And he persuaded many local ...

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 Oceanside

Legendary Locals of Oceanside

... Oceanside Fire commissioner from I999 to 2007 and works for Nassau County's Sherriff's Office. ... 2l0 in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. ... 114 LEGENDARY LOCALS.

Author: Richard Woods

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467100458

Category: History

Page: 125

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Through its history, Oceanside has been a community packed with personalities, including the first Eagle Scout, first female Jewish cantor, two Freedom Riders, noteworthy scientists, and caring citizens. It is where War of 1812 general Daniel Bedell shot his musket, Ziegfeld's Gilda Gray practiced her shimmy, basketball great Art Heyman dribbled, and NFL quarterback Jay Fiedler threw his first football. Academy Award nominee David Paymer studied acting, Disney chief executive officer Robert Iger watched the Mouseketeers, and New York Yankees president Randy Levine played Little League baseball. This is the neighborhood where Jeanne Marion Doane orated for women's suffrage, Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter navigated canals, and Goldman-Sachs chief executive officer Stephen Friedman filled his piggy bank. Its foundation is the people in its religious institutions, fire department, and school district. The area's business people are unified, hard working, and charitable.
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Carlsbad

Legendary Locals of Carlsbad

... 11 Dow, Les, 6 Drake, Jack, 9 Eddy County Courthouse, 32 Eddy, Charles B., ... Calvin, 25 Grandi, Billy, 15 Gray, Edward McQueen, 11 Greene, Charles, 4, ...

Author: Donna Blake Birchell

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439654019

Category: Photography

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Born from opportunity and a promotional scheme hatched by founding father Charles B. Eddy, Carlsbad started life as a tent city on a desolate landscape. As the investment money started to flow, the Pecos River was harnessed through the creation of irrigation, which turned the region into a rich, fertile valley. As tuberculosis swept the nation, hundreds of new settlers arrived in Carlsbad for the arid climate. Legendary Locals of Carlsbad celebrates their descendants who forged the community of today. Learn about socialite Cesarine Graves, daredevil and “Mr. Welcome” Frank Kindel, actors Dan Blocker and Bruce Cabot, drag racer Dick Harrell, newscaster Linda Wertheimer, astronaut F. Drew Gaffney, and baseball star Cody Ross, to name but a few. Included also are the tales of the trials and heroism shown and faced by all the veterans of wars that Carlsbad provided, especially the World War II veterans of the Bataan Death March, the Vietnam War, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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