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Pioneers of Chambers County Texas

“Texas Coastal Pioneers of Chambers County” by Varuna Hartmann Lawrence, published in 1952 by Royal Publishing Co., offers a genealogical history of the early settlers of Chambers County, Texas. This book details the cultural and spiritual development of the Gulf Coast region and includes sketches of many early families. Lawrence, a native of Chambers County, draws on her personal experiences and extensive knowledge of farm and ranch life to provide a rich historical narrative. Her work captures the transformation of the region, influenced by both agricultural practices and oil development. Through her writings, Lawrence preserves the legacy of the pioneering families of Chambers County, making a significant contribution to Texas history.

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A History of Wayne County, Utah

“Rainbow Views: A History of Wayne County, Utah” offers an insightful journey through the history of Wayne County, compiled by Anne Snow. Published in 1953 by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers of Wayne County, this history explores various aspects of pioneer life and the development of the county. It covers the impact of early settlers, the evolution of industries such as cattle and sheep farming, dairying, and timber and lumbering, as well as the establishment of essential services like roads, schools, and medical facilities. The book also delves into the rich cultural heritage of the county, including its relations with Indigenous peoples, the formation of communities, and the role of religious and civic organizations.

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History of Webster County Nebraska

“80 Years in Webster County: A Compilation of Webster County Chronicles” presents an extensive collection of articles that chronicle the history and life of Webster County, Nebraska, from its early days to the mid-20th century. Authored by Dr. Elmer Alonzo Thomas, this compilation draws from a series of writings initially published in the Red Cloud Commercial Advertiser and the Blue Hill Leader, the county’s prominent newspapers. The book, printed in 1953 by Tribune Graphic Arts in Hastings, Nebraska, spans 148 pages and includes illustrations, portraits, and maps, offering readers a vivid portrayal of the county’s evolution over eight decades.

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Vanderburgh County Indiana Will Abstracts, 1821-1873

Abstracts of over 600 wills for Vanderburgh County, Indiana, extracted by Mrs. Arthur C. Bitterman. Book A was typed by Mrs. James A. Gentry, book B typed by Mrs. Marvin J. Huff, and published as one by the Vanderburgh Chapter of the DAR. Book A primarily covers wills written or filed within the time period of 1823-1849 and book B includes the years of 1849-1873. In both cases there are wills that fall outside those dates.

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History of Piedmont California, 1853-1953

“Queen of the Hills” is a historical account that explores the rich and detailed history of Piedmont, a picturesque city located in Alameda County, California. Authored by Evelyn Craig Pattiani, this book delves into the city’s development from its early days through various significant periods, providing a chronicle of its growth and transformation.

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Centennial History of Wise County, Texas, 1853-1953

The “Centennial History of Wise County 1853-1953” by Mary Cates Moore, published by The Story Book Press in Dallas, Texas, commemorates the hundred-year history of Wise County, Texas. This volume serves as a detailed record of the county’s development from its early settlement through various significant historical events, up to the mid-20th century.

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Records of Pleasant Hill Methodist Church, 1829-1894

This is a copy of a record book of the Pleasant Hill Methodist Church in Washington Township, Guernsey County, Ohio. The front portion of this manuscript contains the history of Pleasant Hill Methodist Church, which we provide here, and biographies of their pastors up to 1953. Starting on page 18 you will find the Membership Record for the church beginning in 1829 and through January of 1894.

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First Hundred Years – Newaygo County, Michigan, 1853-1953

The book “First Hundred Years Newaygo County, Michigan, 1853-1953,” published by the Newaygo County Centennial Committee, offers a comprehensive historical account of Newaygo County from its establishment to its centennial year. This factual and illustrative compilation provides insights into the county’s development over a century, documenting its evolution from the lumbering era to its status as a hub of industrial growth and scenic beauty.

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Our heritage: Fayette County Ohio, 1803-1953

“Our Heritage: Fayette County Celebrates Ohio Sesquicentennial, 1803-1953” is a commemorative publication created by the Fayette County Sesquicentennial Committee in 1953 to mark the 150th anniversary of Ohio’s statehood. This 20-page booklet, produced in Washington Court House, Ohio, serves as both a historical record and a keepsake program for the celebration. The booklet covers a range of topics related to Fayette County’s history, including its early settlement, notable events, and contributions to Ohio’s development.

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 1853-1953

Published by the Harold R. Jones Co. in 1953, “Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio” provides an overview of this rapidly growing city in Summit County, Ohio. The booklet, prepared by the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce, aims to serve as a practical guide for residents, providing essential information and fostering a sense of pride and community spirit. Through this publication, readers are encouraged to explore and appreciate the various facets of their city, making it not just a place to live, but a place to call home.

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History of Harlan Indiana, 1853-1953

The “Harlan Centennial, 1853-1953,” compiled by the Harlan Community Association, offers a comprehensive reflection on the history and development of Harlan, Indiana. This commemorative book was published in 1953 to mark the 100th anniversary of Harlan’s founding. The centennial celebration was a significant community effort, with extensive participation from local residents and detailed planning by various committees. The book includes messages from key figures, a detailed program of the centennial events, and historical narratives highlighting Harlan’s growth, notable personalities, and community milestones.

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History of Lawrenceburg Indiana, 1803-1953

“History of Lawrenceburg, Indiana: Sesquicentennial Edition” by Ray C. Johnson is a detailed historical account of Lawrenceburg published to coincide with its 150th anniversary in 1953. This 100-page book explores the city’s origins, development, and significant events like the late 19th-century floods. It covers a range of topics including the establishment of local institutions such as schools, financial entities, and the courthouse. The book also profiles influential figures and analyzes the architectural and social evolution of the city. Moreover, it features historical advertisements that provide additional insights into the era’s local businesses and societal norms. This well-organized volume remains a crucial resource for anyone interested in the comprehensive history of Lawrenceburg despite some physical wear and layout issues.

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Madison, Indiana: History and Highlights

“Madison, Indiana: History and Highlights” provides a detailed overview of Madison’s development since its establishment in 1808. As a strategic city beside the Ohio River, Madison flourished following its incorporation as a city in 1838. By the mid-19th century, it had become a significant commercial center, particularly noted for its pork-packing industry, only second to Chicago. Pioneering in rail connectivity and industrial diversification, Madison was home to varied enterprises like shipyards, starch factories, and iron foundries. Its cultural footprint included landmarks like Lanier Mansion and memorable events such as Jenny Lind’s concert in 1851. Madison now attracts over 150,000 visitors annually, cherished for its historical architecture, scenic views, and vibrant community.

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History of Williamsville Illinois, 1853-1953

The “Williamsville Centennial Souvenir Program, 1853-1953,” authored by Jane Brown Groves, is an historical record celebrating the first hundred years of Williamsville, Illinois. Published in 1953 by “Star” Printing Co. in Springfield, Illinois, this program is dedicated to Miss Jane B. Groves for her relentless dedication to compiling the historical data contained within. Her family had been integral to the development of Williamsville for over a century, contributing to its economic, social, political, religious, and educational spheres.

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History of Bosque County, Texas, 1850-1954

“Bosque County, Texas,” authored by William C. Pool, is an historical account of Bosque County, Texas, spanning from its early settlement in 1850 through the mid-20th century. Published in 1954 by the San Marcos Record Press, this book builds on the only previously printed work on the county’s history—a pamphlet authored by Hugh J. and Calvin M. Cureton in 1904.

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History of the Churches of Del Norte County CA

“A Century of Life and Faith in Del Norte County” by Don M. Chase, published by the Del Norte Triplicate in 1954, offers a detailed historical account of the religious life and institutions in Del Norte County, California. Covering the period from 1854 to 1954, this book explores the development of various denominations and churches within the county, emphasizing their foundations and growth over a century.

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An Informal History of Osawatomie Kansas

“A Town Between Two Rivers” by Charles A. Knouse presents an informal history of the city’s founding, development, and significant events. This book, published as part of the Osage Valley Centennial in 1954, provides a comprehensive narrative based on documented history and personal accounts from residents. The narrative focuses solely on factual events, avoiding conclusions or opinions.

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History of Lisbon Ohio, 1803-1953

“Historical Sketch Compiled for the Sesquicentennial Celebration of Lisbon, Ohio, July 18 to 26, 1953; 1803-1953” by Mary S. M. Firestone provides a detailed account of Lisbon, Ohio’s rich history in honor of its 150th anniversary. Published by the Buckeye Publishing Company in 1954, this 202-page book offers a comprehensive overview of the town’s development, from its early days to the mid-20th century.

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History of the Olympic Peninsula

“The Last Wilderness” by Murray Cromwell Morgan, published in 1955 by Viking Press in New York, is a comprehensive historical account of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. Spanning 275 pages, this book delves into the rich and tumultuous history of the region, offering insights into its pioneering days, the challenges of its lumber ports, and the establishment of Olympic National Park.

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