Thomas Register of American Manufacturers

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Category: Manufactures

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This basic source for identification of U.S. manufacturers is arranged by product in a large multi-volume set. Includes: Products & services, Company profiles and Catalog file.
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Forest Hill, Louisiana

A Bloom Town History

Author: Cheré Dastugue Coen

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625852312

Category: History

Page: 176

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Forest Hill boasts one of the largest nursery industries in the country, despite its tiny population. In the early days, the community was a summer retreat for plantation owners. The lumber industry rolled into town with the railroad, which eased the transportation of virgin timber. By 1901, the nurseries had emerged after Samuel Stokes began selling a variety of plants from his woods. Today, more than two hundred nurseries are in operation, many by the families who founded them. Author Chere Dastugue Coen reveals the deep roots of this horticultural hub.
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Teche

A History of Louisiana's Most Famous Bayou

Author: Shane K. Bernard

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1496809424

Category: History

Page: 272

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Shane K. Bernard's Teche examines this legendary waterway of the American Deep South. Bernard delves into the bayou's geologic formation as a vestige of the Mississippi and Red Rivers, its prehistoric Native American occupation, and its colonial settlement by French, Spanish, and, eventually, Anglo-American pioneers. He surveys the coming of indigo, cotton, and sugar; steam-powered sugar mills and riverboats; and the brutal institution of slavery. He also examines the impact of the Civil War on the Teche, depicting the running battles up and down the bayou and the sporadic gunboat duels, when ironclads clashed in the narrow confines of the dark, sluggish river. Describing the misery of the postbellum era, Bernard reveals how epic floods, yellow fever, racial violence, and widespread poverty disrupted the lives of those who resided under the sprawling, moss-draped live oaks lining the Teche's banks. Further, he chronicles the slow decline of the bayou, as the coming of the railroad, automobiles, and highways reduced its value as a means of travel. Finally, he considers modern efforts to redesign the Teche using dams, locks, levees, and other water-control measures. He examines the recent push to clean and revitalize the bayou after years of desecration by litter, pollutants, and invasive species. Illustrated with historic images and numerous maps, this book will be required reading for anyone seeking the colorful history of Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. As a bonus, the second part of the book describes Bernard's own canoe journey down the Teche's 125-mile course. This modern personal account from the field reveals the current state of the bayou and the remarkable people who still live along its banks.
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Baptized in PCBs

Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town

Author: Ellen Griffith Spears

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469611716

Category: History

Page: 440

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Baptized in PCBs: Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town
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