Legendary Locals of Princeton

Legendary Locals of Princeton

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.

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 Yosemite National Park and Mariposa County

Legendary Locals of Yosemite National Park and Mariposa County

McGuire's Princeton Mine Most active in terms of total production, this mine in Mount Bullion, just north of Mariposa, was managed by Frank McGuire.

Author: Leroy Radanovich

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467101646

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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In 1846, Thomas Larkin, American council general to the Mexican government in California, purchased a Mexican land grant, Las Mariposas, for Col. John C. Fremont. The grant consisted of 10 square leagues of grazing land located near the Merced River and west of the Sierra. In 1848, when California became the possession of the United States, the treaty called for the recognition of preexisting grants. Gold was discovered in the foothills of the Sierra that same year. Fremont floated his questionable Mexican grant into the gold discovery region. With the formation of the State of California in 1850, one of the original counties was named Mariposa, Spanish for "butterflies." Located within the county was the Fremont grant and much of the yet undiscovered Yosemite region of the Sierra. Encounters with Native Americans near the mining camps lead to the formation of the Mariposa Battalion, and a search for the natives led to the American discovery of Yosemite Valley. Thus, it was custodians and photographers such as Charles Leander Weed, Carlton E Watkins, J.J. Riley, George Fiske, Ansel Adams, and many others that interpreted and introduced Yosemite to the world.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Legendary Locals of Peoria

Legendary Locals of Peoria

(Courtesy of Peoria Journal Star.) The River City Rowdy Born in Princeton, Illinois, Gary Sandberg. 50 legendary locals.

Author: Greg Wahl

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439654088

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Peoria harkens back to the 1670s glory days of the French voyageurs and became the now-familiar face of Americana—its townsfolk have touched every aspect of national and international life, often significantly. In comedy, Fibber McGee and Molly, Charles Correll, Richard Pryor, Sam Kinison, and even Bishop Sheen with his witty homilies have made Peoria the “Habitat of Humor.” Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique jump-started the 1960s feminist movement, while Philip José Farmer’s The Lovers rocked the 1950s sci-fi universe. Dr. C.T. Vivian, Dr. Romeo Garrett, and John Gwynn Jr. held the frontline against racism. Representing the best of society’s core values, Barb and Dick Hammond founded Friends of the Children of Haiti, a medical organization tending to the year-round needs of the earth’s poorest. And unheralded Bill Noel has shouldered the sorrows and burdens of others who have leaned on him for decades. When it comes to all the legendary locals, they play in Peoria . . . and the world.
Categories: Photography

Legendary Locals of Bozeman

Legendary Locals of Bozeman

His find made news across the globe, and Princeton promoted him again, this time to research scientist. More field work and discoveries followed, ...

Author: Rachel Phillips

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467102360

Category: Bozeman (Mont.)

Page: 127

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From its inception as a supply town during Montana's gold rush in the 1860s, Bozeman has attracted visionaries, leaders, and pioneering thinkers. Bozeman's first mayor, John V. Bogert, established a precedent for keeping the city clean, safe, and orderly. City commissioner and tireless worker Mary Vant Hull spearheaded efforts to build a new library and to expand local parks and trails, and early physician Dr. Henry Foster successfully performed one of the first caesarean sections in Montana. Incredibly talented outdoor advocates and athletes like mountain climber Alex Lowe and long-distance runner Ed Anacker have complemented Bozeman's outdoor lifestyle. An emphasis on art, music, and culture began in the 1860s with piano and voice sensation Emma Weeks Willson. Today, artist Jim Dolan's sculptures are enjoyed all over town, and illusionist Jay Owenhouse wows children and adults with his live shows. Inspiring individuals like Cody Dieruf, who passed away from cystic fibrosis at the age of 23, and dedicated streetcar driver Larry O'Brien have added kindness and courage to local life.
Categories: Bozeman (Mont.)

Legendary Locals of Savannah

Legendary Locals of Savannah

Habersham was born in 1751 and graduated from Princeton College, entering into the mercantile business with his cousin Joseph Clay.

Author: Laura C. Lawton

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439652299

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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On Sunday mornings, church bells ring, calling all denominations, and Savannah’s squares are filled with people and activities. The city embraces music, art, and literature, and the historic district welcomes visitors from all over the world. As a port city, Savannah has always embraced diversity, and that is what residents love about it. We are not losing our Southern values and traditions; we are just sharing them. Legendary Locals of Savannah introduces readers to people who braved the Atlantic Ocean to establish the Georgia colony, entrepreneurs who made a fortune in cotton, and black citizens who struggled through slavery and later fought for civil rights. Liberty boys who plotted the Revolution, families who lived in mansions, boys who fought bravely for the Confederate cause, and those who insisted on preserving our beautiful historic district—they all have a story to tell.
Categories: Photography

Legendary Locals of Ambler

Legendary Locals of Ambler

... Garden Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey. (Courtesy of Ambler Theater.) Band Leader At the turn of the 19th century, entertainment. 72 legendary locals.

Author: Frank D. Quattrone

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439651957

Category: Photography

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: Photography

Legendary Locals of Oakland

Legendary Locals of Oakland

... NY: Crown Journeys, 2003. Self, Robert O. American Babylon: Race and the Struggle for Postwar Oakland. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2005.

Author: Gene Anderson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439654057

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Oakland has been shaped by the transcontinental railroad, freeways, earthquakes, and its location on the shores of San Francisco Bay. But what makes Oakland such an amazing city are the people who have called Oakland home over the years, like Mayor Samuel Merritt, who helped make Oakland the terminus of the transcontinental railroad; Elizabeth Flood, who worked to desegregate Oakland schools in the 1870s; and F.M. “Borax” Smith, who created the Key System. Oakland has been home to game-changing athletes like “father of modern tennis” Don Budge and Curt Flood, who helped bring free agency to sports; artists like writer Jack London, dancer Isadora Duncan, poet Joaquin Miller, and cartoonist Morrie Turner; and culture-shaping movements like the Black Panther Party. However, the impact of Oaklanders is not just historical. From Oscar Grant to Favianna Rodriguez to Marshawn Lynch to Jerry Brown, people in Oakland continue to shape not just “the Town,” but the entire country.
Categories: Photography

Legendary Locals of Toledo

Legendary Locals of Toledo

At Princeton, he studied astrophysics under Henry Norris Russell, one of the leading figures in American astronomy. During World War II, Spitzer conducted ...

Author: Barbara L. Floyd

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439655153

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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While Jesup W. Scott proclaimed it the “Future Great City of the World” in 1868, in reality, Toledo saw little development for the first four decades after its founding in 1837. Plagued by swamps, disease, and unwelcoming occupants, few settled here. But slowly, the city attracted people who saw a chance to improve their lives and perhaps their fortunes, including Edward Drummond Libbey. In 1888, Libbey brought with him the glass industry that would dominate the city’s economy and earn it the nickname of “Glass Capital of the World.” Legendary Locals of Toledo describes the impact of people like Scott, Libbey, and others who shaped Toledo—from the well known whose names grace street signs, buildings, and monuments, to unsung heroes who few remember. Included are pioneers who were the first in their fields as well as leaders of business and industry, representatives of government and the law, and successful entertainers and sports figures. Some were born here and moved on to make their impact, while others lived here and impacted the city.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Legendary Locals of Detroit Michigan

Legendary Locals of Detroit  Michigan

Princeton, Nj: Princeton University Press, 2005. Peebles, Robin. “Fannie Richards and the Integration of the Detroit Public Schools.

Author: Paul Vachon

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467100427

Category: History

Page: 125

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Detroit sports a very uneven background. The city dates from 1701, when Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac planted the flag of New France, some 75 years before America became a nation. Almost two-thirds of Detroit's history was spent as little more than a frontier military outpost--home to French farmers and fur traders who shared the quarters with the soldiers. But as the 20th century arrived, the impact of the automobile roused the city from its slumber. Within a century's time, the industry set in motion by Henry Ford produced a skyrocketing population, a diverse mosaic of ethnic groups, and levels of culture and affluence rivaled by few other places. The literature of Joyce Carol Oates, the architecture of Albert Kahn, and the music fostered by Berry Gordy enriched life and created the "Paris of the Midwest." But growing pains were inevitable: growing racial instability culminated in the insurrection of 1967, inflicting deep wounds yet creating new opportunities for harmony and justice that were capitalized on by Rev. William Cunningham. Today, efforts continue to remove the tarnish from this corner of the "Rust Belt."
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Montclair New Jersey

Legendary Locals of Montclair  New Jersey

Harold Helm Helm started at Chemical Bank as a cashier after graduating from Princeton. He eventually became chairman and oversaw the merger with the Corn ...

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 Chautauqua Lake Region

Legendary Locals of the Chautauqua Lake Region

First exhibited as part of Princeton Theological Seminary's I75th anniversary celebration in I988, her large mural Stories on Wood was exhibited at ...

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 Rumson

Legendary Locals of Rumson

A Princeton graduate, he arrived in Rumson in 1947 and spent years commuting to New York, where he worked in the investment banking industry until he ...

Author: Roberta H. Van Anda

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467101769

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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In Rumson's formative years, people journeyed to the Jersey Shore to escape the heat and pestilence in the cities. In what is now Rumson, river-to-river land parcels were developed into farms and country estates for the elite of New York City. Along with "the Baking Powder King" and "the Calico King," another of Rumson's notable residents was a US Secretary of the Interior who was asked to run for vice president, refused the honor, and left the position open for the second choice, Teddy Roosevelt. Today, one of the world's most famous and enduring singing stars and one of America's most famous chefs have ties to the town. Rumson has been the home of entertainers, sports stars, financiers, entrepreneurs, scientists, brewers, legislators, philanthropists, and jurists. It is a community that brings together people of varied interests, ages, and walks of life yet still remains a warm and comfortable small town.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Legendary Locals of Willingboro

Legendary Locals of Willingboro

Twice a visiting fellow at Princeton University, in 1988 Anderson published The History and Contributions ofBlack Americans to the Development ofWillingboro ...

Author: Josh Bernstein

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467100908

Category: History

Page: 127

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Founded by associates of William Penn, Willingboro has been a vibrant community for more than 300 years. As it evolved from fertile farmland to the finest example of post-World War II suburban planning and hailed by the Westinghouse Corporation as the "picture of everyday American life," Willingboro has cultivated individuals whose innovations, athleticism, musical talents, and service have transcended the township's seven square miles, from civil rights activist Willie James to Olympian Carl Lewis to music producer Adam Blackstone to Pulitzer Prize winner Jeff Gammage. Just as important are the civic leaders, volunteers, teachers, physicians, and citizens who form the soul of Willingboro, like Lizzie Morris, the town matriarch who for decades delivered home-cooked meals to emergency personnel and the needy; Kelly Logan, a former football player who turned the tragic shooting death of his teenage daughter into an antiviolence campaign; and AnnMarie Stephenson, a candy striper who returned home to practice medicine in Willingboro. This book celebrates these legendary locals.
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Huntington

Legendary Locals of Huntington

Smith graduated from high school in Washington, DC, earned a bachelor of arts from Princeton University and, after a stint in the US Army, received his ...

Author: James E. Casto

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467100335

Category: History

Page: 125

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Founded in 1871 by Collis P. Huntington, the rail tycoon's namesake city thrived as a gateway to the coalfields of southern West Virginia. The city's earliest leaders included Mayor Rufus Switzer, who created one of the community's true jewels, Ritter Park, and John Hooe Russel, who opened the city's first bank and, when it was robbed, jumped on his horse and gave chase to the bandits. Over the years, Huntington has been home to such varied individuals as Carter Woodson, the father of Black History Month; Dr. Henry D. Hatfield, who was West Virginia governor but said he would rather be known as a "country doctor;" Dagmar, the blonde bombshell of 1950s television; basketball star Hal Greer; golfing great Bill Campbell; Stella Fuller, who spent her life ministering to Huntington's poor; and the spectacularly generous Joan Edwards, who gave away $65 million. Legendary Locals of Huntington captures their stories and many others in a striking panorama of a remarkable community.
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Middletown

Legendary Locals of Middletown

After leaving Middletown, Wilson became president of Princeton University (1902–1910), governor of NewJersey (1911–1913), and US president (1913– 1921).

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 Rome

Legendary Locals of Rome

Woodrow Wilson, she was their guest at Princeton and in the White House. After the death of Mrs. Wilson, on official occasions, she was often requested to ...

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 Bangor

Legendary Locals of Bangor

Born in Princeton in 1912, Swan (above) was valedictorian of the Brewer High School class of 1930. After attending the Maine School of Commerce (Husson's ...

Author: Richard R. Shaw and Brian F. Swartz

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467100731

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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Legendary Locals of Andover

Legendary Locals of Andover

At Princeton, he started lacrosse for three years. In the Army, he enlisted as an infantryman and was honorably discharged as an officer with the Army ...

Author: Bill Dalton and Katharine Dalton

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467100977

Category: HISTORY

Page: 127

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When Samuel F. Smith wrote the lyrics to "America" in 1832, he said he was inspired by Andover's beauty, which is reflected in his second stanza: "I love thy rocks and rills, Thy woods and templed hills." Conservationists such as Alice Buck and Harold Rafton have kept Andover beautiful, and innumerable others made Andover a unique and extraordinary town. From Martha Carrier, defying her accusers to the moment of execution, to all the townspeople who fought in our nation's wars, Andoverians have never lacked for courage. Former slaves such as Salem Poor, a hero of Bunker Hill, made many contributions. Teachers such as the Stack sisters and Ted Boudreau kept Andover's standards high. Philanthropists like Sarah Abbot, Benjamin Punchard, and Yvon Cormier contributed to Andover's youth. Literary talent such as Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mary McGarry Morris make life poignant and interesting. Jay Leno keeps America amused. Businesspeople like Samuel Phillips Jr. and William Wood created wealth and jobs, and smaller businesses through the years added to local lore and traditions. These pages are filled with the stories of people who created the admirable, complex tapestry that is Andover.
Categories: HISTORY

Legendary Locals of Saginaw

Legendary Locals of Saginaw

He was then accepted by Princeton to study for a doctorate of philosophy, which he was awarded in 1940 for his thesis, Locally Connected Spaces and ...

Author: Roberta M. Morey

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467101110

Category: History

Page: 127

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Saginaw s river system was important to settlement in the area. The Shiawassee, Tittabawassee, and Saginaw Rivers converge at a place called Green Point. It was here that Native Americans lived long before the first white man came. Louis Campau was the first permanent white settler. Later, Gen. Louis Cass arrived and was commissioned to negotiate a treaty with the Indians for the purpose of acquiring a large portion of their lands. Settlers began to arrive, along with trappers and fur traders, but the city did not begin to grow until men from the East found that a fortune could be made in lumbering white pine trees. Men such as Curtis Emerson, Norman Little, Jesse Hoyt, Wellington R. Burt, and Little Jake Seligman prospered because of the lumber boom. When lumbering waned, many of the lumber barons remained in Saginaw and established new businesses. Saginaw has legendary leaders and heroes in the areas of medicine, education, agriculture, business, and industry. Many are highlighted throughout the chapters of this book."
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Cohoes

Legendary Locals of Cohoes

However, they found themselves turning away from their chosen career paths, entering Princeton Theological Seminary. Nick and Terrie both received the call ...

Author: Randy S. Koniowka

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467100915

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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From the establishment of the Iroquois Confederacy to the American Revolution, followed by the Erie Canal and the rise of the Industrial Revolution, Cohoes has played a significant role in the American story. With these great epochs in history have come numerous legendary individuals who have left distinctive marks, from Hiawatha, leader of the Iroquois, to Gen. Horatio Gates, who defeated the British at Saratoga, to leaders of industry like David Wilkinson and Robert Johnston. Cohoes has also been witness to great educators including Chester Arthur, who went on to become president, and notorious political figures like Big Mike Smith. Grace Reavey was the first women appointed to municipal office in New York State, and Virginia McDonald was the first woman elected mayor in the state. The many small businesses that continue to be the lifeblood of the community cannot be forgotten, including the nationally renowned Mohawk Paper and Uncle John s, the quintessential small town diner. These are just a few of the many threads that make up the fabric of the history showcased in Legendary Locals of Cohoes."
Categories: Biography & Autobiography