Legendary Locals of Jersey City

Legendary Locals of Jersey City

Legendary Locals of Jersey City highlights these timeless citizens, including Peter Stuyvesant, the director-general of New Netherland who rescued fledgeling settlements besieged by wars with the Lenni Lenape; Erminnie Smith, who launched ...

Author: John Gomez

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467100922

Category: History

Page: 127

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From its primordial inception as a Dutch trading post on the left bank of the Hudson River to its late-19th-century reign as one of the world s great industrial centers and transportation termini, Jersey City has always been a city about people the bold pioneers who reshaped its forested hills and elevated landscapes into a major municipality brimming with immigrant-filled neighborhoods, from which emerged even more distinct personalities. Legendary Locals of Jersey City highlights these timeless citizens, including Peter Stuyvesant, the director-general of New Netherland who rescued fledgeling settlements besieged by wars with the Lenni Lenape; Erminnie Smith, who launched an immensely popular intellectual society and salon in 1876; Hugh Roberts, the falsely accused over-spending architect of the majestic Hudson County Court House; Dr. Lena Edwards, winner of the 1964 Presidential Medal of Freedom; Helene Stapinski, national bestselling author; and Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, stars of the hit HGTV series Kitchen Cousins and dedicated Jersey City developers."
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Jersey City New Jersey

Legendary Locals of Jersey City  New Jersey

Legendary Locals of Jersey City highlights these timeless citizens, including Peter Stuyvesant, the director-general of New Netherland who rescued fledgeling settlements besieged by wars with the Lenni Lenape; Erminnie Smith, who launched ...

Author: John Gomez

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:900732951

Category: Jersey City (N.J.)

Page: 127

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From its primordial inception as a Dutch trading post on the left bank of the Hudson River to its late-19th-century reign as one of the world's great industrial centers and transportation termini, Jersey City has always been a city about people--the bold pioneers who reshaped its forested hills and elevated landscapes into a major municipality brimming with immigrant-filled neighborhoods, from which emerged even more distinct personalities. Legendary Locals of Jersey City highlights these timeless citizens, including Peter Stuyvesant, the director-general of New Netherland who rescued fledgeling settlements besieged by wars with the Lenni Lenape; Erminnie Smith, who launched an immensely popular intellectual society and salon in 1876; Hugh Roberts, the falsely accused over-spending architect of the majestic Hudson County Court House; Dr. Lena Edwards, winner of the 1964 Presidential Medal of Freedom; Helene Stapinski, national bestselling author; and Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, stars of the hit HGTV series Kitchen Cousins and dedicated Jersey City developers.
Categories: Jersey City (N.J.)

Legendary Locals of Montclair New Jersey

Legendary Locals of Montclair  New Jersey

The facility, which was the first settlement house in the state, was located in jersey City, which had a large immigrant population.

Author: Elizabeth Shepard

Publisher: Legendary Locals

ISBN: 9781467100533

Category: History

Page: 127

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In the 1870s, railroads transformed Montclair from a rural retreat to a haven for influential businessmen and artists. They came for the orderly government, excellent schools, flourishing churches, able physicians, and attractive families. Actress Laura Keene sought the area's healthy atmosphere after contracting tuberculosis. Civil War hero Dr. J.J.H. Love was influential in organizing the first hospital. Other Civil War notables include Medal of Honor recipient Abram Haring and Gen. John C. Tidball. After famed painter George Inness made Montclair his home, dozens of artists came to be near him and share his influences. Today's roster of artists continues to be amazing: Oliver Lake, Frankie Faison, Horace Ott, George Walker, Olympia Dukakis, and Louis Zorich. Legendary Locals of Montclair shares the inspiring tales of songwriter Herman Hupfeld; Lucy Stone, founder of the American Suffrage Association; medical pioneers Emily and Elizabeth Blackwell; pastor Harry Emerson Fosdick; violin maker Carleen Hutchins; astronaut Buzz Aldrin; inventor Carleton Ellis; and baseball greats Yogi Berra and Larry Doby.
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of the Pine Barrens of New Jersey

Legendary Locals of the Pine Barrens of New Jersey

Duffy graduated with an English degree from Jersey City State College because he was concerned that so many of his high school classmates did not see the ...

Author: Karen F. Riley and Andrew Gioulis, Foreword by Peter H. Stemmer

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467100816

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 127

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Our country s first national reserve, the Pine Barrens, harbors a wonderful secret unknown to most outsiders. This 1.1-million-acre treasure trove of pitch pine and sugar sand is home to many rare species and almost 17 trillion gallons of the purest water on earth. It was in this forest that men like Leland Champion logged trees and built sawmills. It was along these waterways that craftsmen like Gary Giberson made prized decoys. And it was in these woods that Stanley Switlik built a tower from which Amelia Earhart jumped, testing his parachute so it could be used in World War II. These woods yielded inventors whose products we enjoy today: cultivated blueberries, cranberry sauce, and Welch s grape juice. It was here that Bob Buchanan reached for the mooring lines as the Hindenburg ended its final, fated voyage. And it was here in Buzby s General Store that John McPhee penned his classic book, The Pine Barrens, setting into motion legislation to preserve this area for future generations."
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Legendary Locals of Ocean City

Legendary Locals of Ocean City

Ocean City has been called America's Greatest Family Resort since the slogan was adopted by the chamber of ... CITY. NEW. JERSEY. LEGENDARY LOCALS OF ...

Author: Fred Miller

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467100045

Category: History

Page: 127

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Ocean City has been called America's Greatest Family Resort since the slogan was adopted by the chamber of commerce in 1920. But it has always been a gathering place for families, beginning in 1879 when the Lake family came here to build a Christian Seaside Resort. Since those early years, Ocean City has evolved into a community of diverse people, with the value of family still holding strong. While famous people, such as actress Grace Kelly and author Gay Talese, called Ocean City home, most of the people in this book are ordinary citizens. Many of these families are third and fourth generation. Some trace their roots back to the Lakes, others have grandparents or great-grandparents who came here as immigrants. Still others have moved here more recently; all contribute to making Ocean City a wonderful place to live and work.
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Kearny

Legendary Locals of Kearny

Philip Kearny, was born in New York City in 1815 into a prominent and wealthy family. ... He married Maxwell in 1858 in Jersey City.

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.
Categories: Photography

Legendary Locals of Center City Philadelphia

Legendary Locals of Center City Philadelphia

Bob Ingram Bob Ingram is a writer/journalist/editor whose work has appeared in Philadelphia Magazine, Atlantic City Magazine, South Jersey Magazine, ...

Author: Thom Nickels

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467101417

Category: History

Page: 128

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Philadelphia is a hard mistress when it comes to honoring native talent, and the city has more than its fair share of notable figures. Consider colorful politicians like Frank Rizzo and Richardson Dilworth, international celebrities like Grace Kelly, sports legends like Connie Mack, Philadelphia Museum of Art icons like Anne d Harnoncourt, or national radio personalities like Terry Gross. Business tycoons such as John Wanamaker and Russell Conwell, founder of Temple University, made many contributions to the city. Pearl Buck, author of The Good Earth, and Christopher Morley, America s G.K. Chesterton, created legacies of their own. Other legends like the nearly forgotten Agnes Repplier, a world-famous essayist and contemporary of Henry James, and poet Daniel Hoffman, the designated US poet laureate in 1973 1974, have helped enrich the city s literary reputation. There are Marian Anderson, Mario Lanza, and Hollywood actor Kevin Bacon, whose fame is equaled by his city planner father, Edmund. Architects like Frank Furness, Louis Kahn, and Vincent Kling helped transform the city into an international destination. And there are many notables looming outside the margins of this book, waiting for their day of discovery."
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Hoboken

Legendary Locals of Hoboken

Maddalena's husband, Mauro, and Grace's husband, Joe, work with Buddy in the company's new bakery factory in Jersey City. (Courtesy of Carlo's City Hall ...

Author: Alan Skontra

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467101059

Category: History

Page: 127

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Street for street, Hoboken is as interesting as any city in America. Set just yards across the Hudson from Manhattan, the compact and dense city shelters 50,000 residents who share one square mile. Few square miles anywhere have given the world more. Hoboken's founding family helped win the Revolutionary War, designed the modern railroad, and started a top engineering college. Hoboken's Elysian Fields hosted the first recorded baseball game, its docks sent three million soldiers to Europe during World War I, and its gritty streets reared the famous Frank Sinatra. Formerly a hub of industry and international shipping, contemporary Hoboken is a lively and intimate mix of proud ethnic identities, young families escaping the suburbs, and active, attractive, and socially conscious professionals. Legendary Locals of Hoboken features residents such as Anthony "Stick" Romano, a retired police captain, bar owner, and county politician; Kathy Zucker, a social media wiz who won a Shorty Award for inspiring other mothers; and Jeff Kreisler, a nationally touring satirist, speechwriter, and lecturer.
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Greater Utica

Legendary Locals of Greater Utica

Donna Donovan Readers of Donna Donovan's neighborhood newspaper in Jersey City, New Jersey, would have had very little trouble predicting where her ...

Author: James L. Davis

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467100847

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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Utica s neighborhoods are filled with people whose passion for family, food, faith, and civic engagement are exemplary of the true American experience. Lives devoted to politics, business, sports, and scholarship have found their start, and often times their purpose, in Greater Utica. The nation s politics have been shaped by the likes of abolitionist Gerrit Smith, Congressman Roscoe Conkling, Vice Pres. James Sherman, and political pollster John Zogby. Enterprises including American Express and the Associated Press received boosts from businessmen John Butterfield and Theodore Faxton. Dick Clark hit the Utica airwaves long before American Bandstand was a household favorite, Will Smith wore a Proctor uniform before becoming a New Orleans Saint, and Arthur B. Davies learned to paint Mohawk Valley landscapes before introducing America to modernist art. Those looking to reclaim Utica s birthright as an essential American landmark include chefs Dean and Jason Nole, publisher Donna Donovan, Olympian-turned-entrepreneur Robert Esche, and the brewers of Saranac Beer, the Matt family."
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Legendary Locals of New Haven

Legendary Locals of New Haven

Dr. Smith was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, on January 30, 1902, and attended Columbia University and Howard Medical School.

Author: Colin M. Caplan

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467100960

Category: History

Page: 127

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Finding someone who is not legendary in New Haven is nearly as hard as knowing how to pronounce the local dialect. In its earliest period there appeared epic characters like John Davenport, the town s founder; Roger Sherman, the city s first mayor and only signer of the four major US papers; and Benedict Arnold, patriot and famed traitor. The growing city emerged as a place of innovation and industry with people like Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin; Noah Webster, author of the first American English dictionary; Charles Goodyear, inventor of vulcanized rubber; and William Lanson, a distinguished African American contractor in the early 19th century. As the seat of Yale University and other major institutions, New Haven s men and women continue to make a name for themselves. These legends include Yoshi and Bun Lai, mother and son restaurateurs who create sustainable sushi; Doris Townsend, historian and author; Frank Pepe s Pizzeria Napoletana, begun in 1925; and Louis Lunch, birthplace of the hamburger. Legendary Locals of New Haven opens the doors to the city s rich history and its continuing legacy as a cultural center."
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Elizabeth City

Legendary Locals of Elizabeth City

The end of the 19th century brought prosperity back to Elizabeth City. ... Local boat builder Ernest Sanders, along with New Jersey yachtsman Joel Van Sant, ...

Author: Marjorie Ann Berry

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467101608

Category: History

Page: 127

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Elizabeth City is rich in legend and lore. The pirate Blackbeard was a frequent visitor to the area, selling his ill-gotten goods to a willing populace. The Wright brothers made Elizabeth City the first leg of their trips to Kitty Hawk, and they bought materials to build their flying machine from Kramer Brothers, a local lumberyard. Champion nine-ball player Luther "Wimpy" Lassiter was born and died here. Young "Beautiful Nell" Cropsey was murdered in 1901; her death is the town's most enduring mystery. Newspaperman W.O. Saunders, editor of the Independent, was known nationally after he walked down New York's Fifth Avenue in pajamas to protest uncomfortable work attire. Young Tamsen Donner, a member of the ill-fated Donner Party, was a teacher here in the 1830s. Fred Fearing's Rose Buddies welcomed boaters to Elizabeth City with homegrown roses and wine and cheese parties. He has entertained Walter Cronkite and Willard Scott, among other luminaries. These are just a few of the stories, mysteries, and legends of Elizabeth City's past and present.
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Princeton

Legendary Locals of Princeton

Landau Henry Landau opened his Landau clothing store in Jersey City in 1914. But five years later, the construction of the Holland Tunnel displaced it, ...

Author: Richard D. Smith

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467100496

Category: History

Page: 127

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Princeton grew along a Leni Lenape Indian trail that was widened in the 1700s and eventually became part of the King s Highway through New Jersey. Right from its beginning, Princeton s history has been truly American. So have its inhabitants, both great and humble. George Washington won a crucial victory here and returned when Princeton was briefly de facto capital of the fledgling United States. George Gallup pioneered modern opinion polling here. Albert Einstein and other European refugees transformed the region scientifically and intellectually. Internationally famous actors and musicians, including Paul Robeson, Bebe Neuwirth, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Ethan Hawke, have called Princeton home. Resident writers have ranged from Sinclair Lewis to Peter Benchley. Locally beloved were small business persons such as country store owner Mary Watts and public servants like mayor and unabashed cancer battler Barbara Boggs Sigmund. And among the good and great have been a few real rogues. They are all part of Princeton s colorful saga."
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Crookston

Legendary Locals of Crookston

Wes had brief trials with the Giants in 1947 and 1948 but returned to Jersey City the following year. In 1949, he set an International League record by ...

Author: Kristina Torkelson Gray

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439645765

Category: Travel

Page: 128

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Crookston is in the heart of the fertile Red River Valley. Railroad baron James J. Hill positioned the city to be a hub of transportation, so Civil War veterans and railroad workers settled Crookston first. At Hill’s behest, a long tradition of learning how to “farm smart” started with the Northwest School of Agriculture in 1906. Facing a short growing season, farmers stayed close to the soil and invented better implements to harvest the area’s bounty. The tradition of improving technology continues from the century-old practices begun at the Experiment Station. Currently, precision agriculture is taught at the University of Minnesota, Crookston’s “laptop university.” Familiar family names from Crookston’s retail sector have prevailed throughout the farmers’ cycle of boom and bust. Many other talented personalities shine through, especially those skilled in sports and music. Also included in this volume are unsung heroes for their acts of kindness and volunteerism.
Categories: Travel

Legendary Locals of Pine City

Legendary Locals of Pine City

Beau attended Pine City Elementary School and Pine City High School. ... Beau's Dragon hockey number, 32, was retired, and his jersey still adorns the wall ...

Author: Nathan Johnson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467101196

Category: HISTORY

Page: 127

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Throughout the history of Pine City, individuals have dreamed, struggled, and created a remarkable place of American culture. Legendary Locals of Pine City represents an amazing mix of talents and activities, sometimes with far-reaching effects. The Pine City story is told here in the faces of its people: the innovators who brought industry and commerce; generous people and institutions who have given back to the community in a variety of ways; participants in Pine City s thriving cultural life embracing a spectrum of interests and enthusiasms; and ordinary people living everyday lives who have done extraordinary things or had remarkable experiences. This book honors such individuals as the renowned Karla Nelsen, the world s most muscular woman; Anna Dickey Olesen, the first woman to break the glass ceiling and run for US Senate; and Shane Bauer s mom, Cindy Hickey, who worked diligently for more than two years to free her son from captivity in Iran, along with many other memorable people."
Categories: HISTORY

Legendary Locals of Ocean City New Jersey

Legendary Locals of Ocean City  New Jersey

While famous people, such as actress Grace Kelly and author Gay Talese, called Ocean City home, most of the people in this book are ordinary citizens. Many of these families are third and fourth generation.

Author: Fred Miller

Publisher: Legendary Locals

ISBN: OCLC:885208335

Category: Celebrities

Page: 127

View: 810

Ocean City has been called America's Greatest Family Resort since the slogan was adopted by the chamber of commerce in 1920. But it has always been a gathering place for families, beginning in 1879 when the Lake family came here to build a Christian Seaside Resort. Since those early years, Ocean City has evolved into a community of diverse people, with the value of family still holding strong. While famous people, such as actress Grace Kelly and author Gay Talese, called Ocean City home, most of the people in this book are ordinary citizens. Many of these families are third and fourth generation. Some trace their roots back to the Lakes, others have grandparents or great-grandparents who came here as immigrants. Still others have moved here more recently; all contribute to making Ocean City a wonderful place to live and work.
Categories: Celebrities

Legendary Locals of Pittsburgh

Legendary Locals of Pittsburgh

Every city has a history that makes it unique and interesting in its own ... of black-and-gold jersey, flag, or banner hanging from a porch or on a wall.

Author: Joann Cantrell

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467101080

Category: History

Page: 127

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Pittsburgh is a city rich in history, perhaps best known as the industrial hub for steel production, but it is also a city with deep roots of personal achievement. From Andrew Carnegie and his important role in putting the "Steel City" on the map to beloved Fred Rogers, renowned early childhood educator, creator, and television host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, countless individuals have made a lasting impact on the community and the nation. Those featured in Legendary Locals of Pittsburgh have played vital roles in the medical field, such as Dr. Kenneth L. Garver, and served as quiet heroes, like Norman and Margaret Samways, Edith Balas, and Harold McKamish--all of whom have contributed to Pittsburgh's unique identity through public service, business, education, and volunteerism. And chances are, readers just might know more than a few of the wide variety of people profiled who have left an indelible mark on a city they loved.
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Decatur

Legendary Locals of Decatur

McIntyre, then a Coast Guard helicopter pilot stationed at Atlantic City, New Jersey, flew medical supplies and necessary personnel into the devastated area ...

Author: Huey Freeman

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439648469

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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A working-class city of 75,000 people on the banks of the Sangamon River and its largest lake, Decatur has a reputation for outstanding individuals with a strong community spirit and an unashamed sense of patriotism. To borrow a phrase from Adm. Chester Nimitz, in Decatur, uncommon dedication is a common virtue. Harold Miller fought at Iwo Jima with a Marine tank battalion, before serving 32 years on the Decatur Police Department. Wayne and Leslie Kent, ministers at First Christian Church, risked their freedom to bring music and encouragement to oppressed believers in the Soviet Union and Poland. George Halas, a Navy veteran, was player-coach for the Decatur Staleys football team (later the Chicago Bears), a charter franchise in the professional association that would become the NFL. Bob Fallstrom, a World War II soldier before working as a newspaper reporter and editor in Decatur for more than 65 years, has promoted numerous community causes. Legendary Locals of Decatur pays tribute to those who have made this community truly unique.
Categories: Photography

Legendary Locals of Ambler

Legendary Locals of Ambler

... and created activities and vacations for the children beyond the Villa, at sites as near as Ocean City, New Jersey, and as distant as Quebec, Canada.

Author: Frank D. Quattrone

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467101950

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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One of the few towns in America named after a woman, Ambler derives its driving spirit of selflessness and community from the heroine of the Great Train Wreck of 1856. Mary Ambler, a humble Quaker mill owner who came to the aid of dozens of disaster victims, may have been the first of countless Ambler personalities who have devoted themselves to the greater good of the thriving little borough located just outside Philadelphia. Legendary Locals of Ambler celebrates the lives of the sung and unsung heroes--political and civil servants, businessmen and builders, restaurateurs and devotees of the arts, and founders of charitable institutions, such as Henry G. Keasbey and Richard V. Mattison, William E. Strasburg, George E. Saurman, "Bud" Wahl, Mattie Dixon, and Peggy Dolan--whose contributions have made a significant difference in the lives of so many.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Legendary Locals of Fair Lawn

Legendary Locals of Fair Lawn

Today, Fair Lawn is a thriving community of many ethnic groups, named by a real estate firm as the “best city in New Jersey,” based on amenities, ...

Author: Cornell Christianson and Jane Lyle Diepeveen

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467101066

Category: History

Page: 127

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Fair Lawn's early history can be traced back to the Lenni-Lenape tribe before the early founders from the 1700s such as Peter Garretson and Jacob Vanderbeck settled the area. Through the years, it has been home to businessmen, entertainers, and even heroes, like police officer Mary Ann Collura who was fatally shot pursuing a suspect. Some have been lifelong members of the community, like Mayor John Cosgrove and state senator Robert Gordon. Marge and Julian Bornstein and Henry "Pop" Milnes are remembered for their service to Fair Lawn. Two youngsters found success on the Broadway stage with Donna Vivino in Wicked and Trevor Braun in Billy Elliot. Legendary Locals of Fair Lawn highlights a variety of the people and businesses who have contributed to both the town and the country.
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Denton

Legendary Locals of Denton

They trained with other rescue workers and finally left by plane on September 17 for Fort Dixin New Jersey, and then traveled by bus to New York City.

Author: Dr. Georgia Caraway

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439647585

Category: Travel

Page: 128

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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.
Categories: Travel