From the town's incorporation in , early settlers were drawn to verdant meadows with pleasant landscapes of forest, pond, and gentle hills. As the centuries unfolded, Holliston was transformed from its humble days as a farming community to the glorious days of the thriving shoe industry and straw hat factories.
The postcards from a century ago show views of Holliston that still look familiar today. Locally owned shops, boutiques, and antique galleries continue to decorate the town square. Scenic Washington Street is lined with the lovingly maintained Colonial-era homes, and large steeples can be seen atop the old churches.
The town's dedication to preserving its historic charm has made Holliston an appealing home for over 13, people today. Castalia, Cold Creek, and the Blue Hole.
Great Britain was the first Country to issue divided back postcards in soon followed by France and Germany. I want a FREE ebook. Like New. Even the purchasing power of the new middle class now allowed them to partake in the type of travel once reserved only for the privileged. The back was undivided by a line. Others come to tour picturesque college campuses, attend sporting events, and partake in the city's vast array of arts offerings.
Over the past hundreds of years, trillions of gallons of pure, crystal clear water have flowed through the subterranean aquifer system under Huron and Erie Counties in Ohio. The water comes to the surface at the Castalia Springs and the famous Blue Hole, both popular tourist destinations receiving thousands of visitors. Artificial canals were dug in the early s to convey the water northward from Castalia to Venice to power flour mills, subsequently transforming the muskrat marshes into rich farmland.
Water was also piped to Sandusky for brewing Crystal Rock beer. The fastmoving waters of Cold Creek provided a favorable environment for raising game trout. This resulted in the establishment of several private troutfishing clubs renowned throughout Ohio. French Lick and West Baden Springs. During the heyday of spas, two luxurious hotels, owned by flamboyant competing visionaries, attracted the rich and famous to southern Indiana.
Hotel guests came from throughout the United States in search of cures and pleasure. Legalization of gambling and the building of a "riverboat" casino between the hotels have lured pleasureseekers to celebrate modernday opulence and recreation. Summer by the Seaside. A sweeping, richly illustrated architectural study of the large, historic New England coastal resort hotels. The fleeting scenes of Sylvan Lake and Kneipp Sanitarium have often been captured in postcards sent or collected by Noble County's residents and visitors.
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Captured here in over vintage postcards is the history of Noble County, chosen by local merchants, depicting the thriving downtown areas, booming industries, and quiet, pleasant residential sections. Kendallville and Noble County provides a visual history of Noble County. The reader will be offered a rare glimpse into the very heart of Claremore's vibrant past.
Latrobe and the Ligonier Valley. Nestled in the foothills of the Laurel Mountains, the Ligonier Valley is recognized across the nation for its contribution to the country's heritage. Ligonier was incorporated as a borough in , and Latrobe followed soon after in Over the years the Ligonier Valley has made its mark on American culture, being the birthplace of Rolling Rock beer, golf legend Arnold Palmer, the banana split, and television personality Fred Rogers and home to the five-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers' training camp at St.
Vincent College. Latrobe and the Ligonier Valley features over vintage postcards detailing the area's homes, churches, schools, industry, and daily life and representing over years of rich local history. Flint, Many of the postcards that appear in this book were mailed more than 60 or 70 years ago, often bearing simple messages between friends and family members. Now the images are seen again, sharing some of the interesting history of Flint, Michigan. There are postcards from the time when the city had two passenger train stations a few blocks apart, and images of the first steel arches over Saginaw Street.
There are images of busy streetcars and the factories that made the town a leading producer of carriages and wagons, earning it the nickname "Vehicle City. There are images of many of the city's churches, schools, stores, theaters, and amusement parks, and even major events like fires and floods.
Postcard photographers traveled the length and breadth of the nation snapping photographs of busy street scenes, documenting local landmarks, and assembling crowds of local children only too happy to pose for a picture. This fascinating new history of Baltimore, Maryland, showcases more than two hundred of the best vintage postcards available.
Hampton and Hampton Beach. Hampton, originally a summer village for Native Americans from the interior of New Hampshire, was founded in by a small group of Puritan farmers and fishermen. In , the railroad brought the beginnings of the tourist industry to the little village. New businesses sprang up to accommodate the summer visitors arriving on the train from Boston, and the development of Hampton Beach as a resort began. The building of the street railway at the end of the nineteenth century linked the beach to towns all around the region, and Hampton became a major destination for day visitors.
Along the Perkiomen. The Perkiomen Creek is a picturesque stream that drains a major portion of western Montgomery County. It begins just beyond the northern borders of the county and travels south. The creek empties into the Schuylkill River at the county's lower border. The old Perkiomen Railroad closely followed the same path. Along the Perkiomen showcases postcards of the Perkiomen Valley in Montgomery County as it existed during the first half of the twentieth century.
Readers will visit the villages and towns along the creek and others nearby. This visual journey is intended to provide a glimpse of the Perkiomen region's rich history. As the Baltimore County community of Catonsville celebrates its bicentennial, Then and Now: Catonsville reflects on its past, present, and future. Some images celebrate the familiar landmarks that have withstood the test of time, while others represent the march of progress and the ever-changing landscape of Catonsville. Somerset County in Vintage Postcards. When Somerset County, named in honor of Lord Baltimore's sister Lady Mary Somerset, was first established by the Colony of Maryland in , it encompassed more than 16, square miles on the Eastern Shore, including what are today's Worcester and Wicomico Counties and part of lower Delaware.
By the end of the 18th century, the county, much smaller in geography by then, had become home to more than 15, residents. Communities such as Crisfield, Deal Island, Princess Anne, Smith Island, and others have thrived since that time, with the industries of agriculture, seafood, and tourism sustaining the hardworking and spirited residents who have made their home in this county by the Chesapeake Bay.
Around Montgomery. Incorporated in , Montgomery is the youngest borough in Lycoming County, yet it possesses a deeply rich and proud history. Nestled between Black Hole and White Deer Valleys, it was once a bustling industrial community heralded as the "best small town on the Susquehanna.
This volume highlights the first 50 years of the borough and depicts the people and places that made up the dynamic history of Montgomery and its neighboring communities. From its pre-Colonial origins to the hustle and bustle of today, Billerica has remained a thriving village with something for everyone.
Customer Reviews Average Review. See All Customer Reviews. Shop Books. Read an excerpt of this book! Add to Wishlist. USD Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Overview Today's Stockton is a modern California city, home to a quarter of a million people. Product Details About the Author. About the Author Collected by Alice van Ommeren, local historian and social researcher, these postcards tell the story of the city's metamorphosis from scrappy settlement to modern city. Average Review. Write a Review. Related Searches.
Throughout its history, the Bay City area has been a fascinating place to explore. Its early 20th century role as a lumber and shipping center helped it develop into a charming place to live, work, and raise a family. View Product. As soon as postcards appeared for sale in the early s, Black Hills residents and As soon as postcards appeared for sale in the early s, Black Hills residents and visitors began sending them to friends and family across the country.
Carol Gilliam is the Black Heritage Librarian at Roosevelt Public Library where she oversees a collection dedicated to black culture and history. On this episode we discuss the growth and use of the collection as well as the Harlem Renaissance, Chuck D and Julius Irving. We also cover the history of Roosevelt, known as Rum Point for most of the 19th century, as well as the challenges and opportunities of preserving its past. Bill Bleyer has a knack for finding history — or maybe it finds him.
He had front row seats for Woodstock, did battle with Robert Moses, and got tear-gassed at the Republican National Convention. Now, after a decades-long career in journalism at Newsday , he writes books about the history of Long Island. Author and journalist Bill Bleyer. Thompson is making history on Long Island. Working for the season at the Argyle Hotel in Babylon, Frank forms a baseball team for exhibition games and barnstorming through the area. Some say they formed as the Black Panthers but they went on to become the Cuban Giants, the first professional African-American team in history.
The Original Cuban Giants. Children at the time, they all remember that day as if it just happened. It looks at natural disasters on Long Island, how the region has responded in the past, and how we can plan for the future. Front page of the Mattituck Watchman, Sep 22, Sarah Kautz, preservation director of the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities , joins us to discuss their new list of most endangered historic places on Long Island.
Cedarmere Estate in Roslyn Harbor. Image copyright Jeremy Dennis and used with his permission. Jeremy Dennis is in pursuit of the past, intent on documenting the historical and sacred sites of indigenous people on Long Island. His project, On This Site , restores a map of an old heritage.
Jeremy has walked forests, railroad tracks, and backyards to uncover and photograph the often overlooked and forgotten landscape of his Shinnecock ancestors and other Native Americans on Long Island. On this episode, Jeremy discusses the physical evolution of the sites he has visited as well as his travels through the historical record trying to decode long-forgotten place names and often biased accounts. We also talk about the photography projects that inspired him and what he would like to pursue next.
Not only do the Brewsters have deep ties to North Amityville and the Native American community on Long Island but their story is intertwined with American history on multiple levels. Sandi is also a practiced genealogist and we go over some of the challenges of researching Native American and African American ancestors.
Isaac H. Green, Jr. As witness, just observe how many of his buildings still stand on Main Street and Brook Street in Sayville.
He designed churches and carriage houses as well as summer estates and farm buildings. His client list included the Vanderbilts, the Bournes, and the Cuttings. His biggest fan, however, is Connie Currie. Old House for Mr. JC Tappin. Architecture and Building, Isaac Green Sayville Buildings. If you were to name the most famous Floyd on Long Island before the outbreak of the Revolution, chances are it would not have been William Floyd.
His cousin, Richard Floyd IV, cut a more striking figure: generous, hospitable, refined — with a thriving Mastic estate and powerful connections. Yet today, William has a parkway named after him and his home is part of the National Park system while Richard is erased from history. Wonder why? Join local historian Matthew Montelione as he relates the history of American Loyalist Richard IV and how the Revolution drove him apart from his family, his neighbors and his nation.
George on the Mastic peninsula. Hear all this and more, including our predictions on what the last scene in Turn will be. Many interesting questions surround this vanished world of agricultural history. How do you preserve the history of seeds? Can vegetables go extinct? And what does pumpkin beer taste like, anyway? Buckbee seed and plant guide Turns out it takes dedication, hard work, meticulous historical research and a devotion to craft beer. To learn the true depth of the story, however, we need to visit the East Hampton Free Library.
He stayed to oversee the use of the collection in the library and to marry head librarian Ettie Hedges. On this episode we take a closer look at Pennypacker, his methods, and his discoveries which include not only the unmasking of Robert Townsend as the spy code-named Culper, Jr.
What effect has Turn had on interest in Long Island history? What other secrets does the East Hampton Library hold? All this and more on this episode of the Long Island History Project. Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sep 28, Just as importantly, he won the respect and support of some of the biggest names of the Big Band era.
Beyond stories of stars such as Dick Powell and Frank Sinatra, Susan and Elissa also reveal how strongly the legacy of Jack and his wife Dot guides the family today. Grandson Matt Taylor has taken on the mantle of host, along with his own career as a performer, bringing that Big Band sound to a new age. They are now on Apologies for the gap between episodes — life had other plans over the winter. Daniel Gezari. Photo by Chris Kretz. Dan spent much of his childhood helping his father Zvi and brother Walter build their summer home in Rocky Point. Starting in the late s with land purchased from Sylvester Hallock, they created a unique life for themselves that blended a keen interest in science with a passion for art.
Zvi Gezari, the adventurous son of Hasidic farmers in Poland, Temima the Brooklyn girl by way of Pinsk who traveled the world whether it was ready for her or not. For every etching and sculpture there was a homemade telescope and backyard railroad. And then there was that time Albert Einstein invited them over to his Princeton home. Zvi and Temima Gezari. Photo copyright Daniel Gezari. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or your app of choice to get the episode. Things were changing on the south shore of Long Island in the s.
In the area of Oakdale, a prototypical Gold Coast, the great mansions of the last century were struggling to find a new purpose after their original owners passed on.