History - Regional

Life’s Journey, While We Still Remember It <BR>By: Susan D. Smith
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ISBN: 978-1-60862-671-7
Edition: Paperback, 198 Pages
Publication Date: November 26, 2016
The small communities located in south eastern St. Louis County began as individual communities. They are all rich in history. As the journey throughout the decades continues, businesses, schools, and churches close. Rather than give up, the communities begin merging with one another. One centrally located school was built and churches began working together as a 5-point parish. The little towns have not vanished they have simply become a part of a larger community.
A Short History of Black Atlanta, 1847–1993 <BR>By: Alton Hornsby, Jr.
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ISBN: 978-1-60862-593-2
Edition: Paperback, 300 Pages
Publication Date: June 30, 2015
A comprehensive, scholarly work. The first of its kind on the unique African American population of a major American city.
The June Monsoon of 2012 <BR>By: Susan D. Smith
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ISBN: 978-1-60862-486-7
Edition: Paperback, 122 Pages
Publication Date: April 24, 2013
Torrential rains marked the first day of summer for the small city of Brookston, located approximately 30 miles west of Duluth, Minnesota. Families evacuated throughout the day mostly by boat after the water became too high for 4x4 pick-up trucks. The only time the city bustles with activity is on the 4th of July but the June Monsoon brought spectators, good Samaritans, and work crews. Two weeks later the city was bustling with activity again as everyone took a much needed break to celebrate the 4th of July. The rest of the long humid summer and autumn was a lot of hard work with the goal of being back into their homes before winter.
Life's Journey <bR>The Way They Remember It <bR>By: Susan D. Smith
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ISBN: 978-1-60862-184-2
Edition: Paperback, 223 Pages
Publication Date: June 17, 2010
Life’s Journey is a book about small communities in Minnesota that began in the late 1800s and early 1900s. In the beginning Brookston, Alborn, Burnett, Culver, and the surrounding areas were separate communities with the railroad being the main connection between them. There were Indian trails and wagon trails but travel was still difficult. Travel became easier as roads and bridges were built. Over time when the one-room schoolhouses were closed, the schools brought the communities together. The journey took the settlers through the devastating 1918 fire, the Spanish Influenza outbreak, the World Wars, and of course the Great Depression. In spite of hardships there was still time for family, friends, and neighbors. Life’s Journey takes you through years of changing lifestyles.