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Barre in the Great Flood of 1927

In November 1927 over a 39-hour period a total of 9 inches of rain fell in the area surrounding Barre Vermont. Barre sits in an area described by the author as a huge catch basin, and the rivers and brooks feeding them could only filter so much rain at one time before overflowing their banks. The tragic outcome wasn’t a loss of property, it was that 63 individuals would lose their life due to the flooding. This book provides an accurate eye-witness account of the flooding and is filled with pictures of the aftermath. It is free to read or download.

History of Adair County Iowa and its People – vol 1

Back in 1915, Lucian Moody Kilburn, was engaged to write a history of Adair County Iowa by the Pioneer Publishing Company of Chicago Illinois, he then being at that time a resident of the county for 50 years. The actual general history of the county, however, was prepared by Gordon K. Miller. The manuscript was divided into two volumes. This volume, volume 1, provides the general history of Adair County that Mr. Miller prepared. You can read or download the free ebook from this website.

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Western Arkansas

Biographical and historical memoirs of western Arkansas, comprising a condensed history of the state, a number of biographies of distinguished citizens of the same, a brief descriptive history of each of the counties mentioned and numerous Biographical Sketches of the Citizens of such Counties: Johnson, Logan, Montgomery, Polk, Pope, Scott and Yell counties. Read or download the book for free.

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Eastern Arkansas

Biographical and historical memoirs of eastern Arkansas, comprising a condensed history of the state, a number of biographies of distinguished citizens of the same, a brief descriptive history of each of the counties: Arkansas, Crittenden, Cross, Lee, Monroe, Phillips, Prairie, St. Francis, White, and Woodruff counties. Read or download the book for free.

Journal of Rockingham County History and Genealogy 1979-1981

The Rockingham County Historical Society in Wentworth, NC, publishes the Journal of Rockingham County History and Genealogy twice a year, in June and December. This journal includes articles about the history and genealogical resources of Rockingham County, North Carolina, and the surrounding areas. The historical articles are of high quality and extensively researched. This book …

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Journal of Rockingham County History and Genealogy 1976-1978

The Rockingham County Historical Society in Wentworth, NC, publishes the Journal of Rockingham County History and Genealogy twice a year, in April and October. This journal includes articles about the history and genealogical resources of Rockingham County, North Carolina, and the surrounding areas. The historical articles are of high quality and extensively researched. This book covers the first three years of publication, 1976-1978. A full index can be found at the end of each individual volume.

Big Sandy Rancheria History

In 1909, the Big Sandy Rancheria of Auberry was established by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to provide the San Joaquin or Big Sandy Band of Western Mono Indians with a secure land base. However, the 1958 California act led to the Rancheria’s termination, adversely impacting the tribe’s social and economic development. Despite significant challenges, a 1983 United States District Court action restored the Rancheria’s status as Indian Country, paving the way for the development of a self-sufficient community and the reestablishment of the tribe’s federally recognized Indian status.

History of Littleton New Hampshire

The History of Littleton New Hampshire is comprised of three volumes, two volumes of history, and a final volume of genealogies. Considered one of the best examples of local history written in the early 20th century, is your ancestors resided in Littleton then you need these books. Read and download for free!

Refugio : a comprehensive history of Refugio County from aboriginal times, Vol 1

Title: Refugio : a comprehensive history of Refugio County from aboriginal times to 1953, vol 1 Author: Hobart Huson Publication date: 1953 Publisher: Woodsboro, Tex. : Rooke Foundation Digitizing Sponsor: Internet Archive Contributor: Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center Repository: Internet Archive Notes About the Book 2 volumes : 24 cm Bibliographical footnotes, and bibliographical …

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The memorial history of Boston, including Suffolk County, Massachusetts

The memorial history of Boston comprises four volumes of manuscripts written by professionals in their field of study at the time, and edited by one of the premier historians of the 19th Century, Justin Winsor. Starting with the first volume in the early and colonial period, this work defines the history of Boston up to the date of its publication in 1880. This work is not restricted to Boston, but also includes the cities of Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, Roxbury, and West Roxbury, Replete with illustrations and facsimiles of autographs, genealogists can use this work to help fill in the historical narrative of their ancestors life in Suffolk County Massachusetts.

The History of Moultrie County and Sullivan, Illinois

Robert Eden Martin has created a web site dedicated primarily to the history of Moultrie County, a small county in east-central Illinois, and the city of Sullivan, the county seat. This website also contains information about several families who have lived in the area for 150 or more years: the Martins, Edens, Pifers, Taylors, Whites …

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History of York Maine

The History of York Maine is one of the premier manuscripts written concerning the history of a locality, it is only a shame that Charles Edward Banks died before being able to publish the third and final volume. Having said that, there is plenty of material within the first two volumes if your ancestors resided in the area known as Bristol, Agamenticus, Gorgeana, and York, Maine.

Garrisons, Block-Houses, and Forts in the Saco Valley

During the Indian wars various kinds of fortifications were built by the settlers along the Saco river. Some of these were put up by individuals for the better protection of their own families, and others were built by authority of the Provincial Government and paid for from appropriations voted “for the defense of the frontier.” …

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Lovewell’s Defeat in the Saco Valley

Our grandfathers have related this old fireside story with much animation and circumstantiality. It has been handed down to us upon the historic page attended with many inconsistent, and some contradictory, statements. We have not found one published account of the march, battle, and retreat that would stand the first shock of intelligent criticism. Successive …

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The Sokokis Indians along the Saco River

The best authorities now attribute to our North American aborigines an Asiatic origin. In physical appearance, language, and traditions, the western tribes resemble the northeastern Asiatics, while the Eskimo and his cousin on the Asiatic side understand each other perfectly. The Mongolian cast of features is much more marked in the tribes on the Pacific …

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The Saco River

Here, in the deep primeval forest, the brave aboriginal inhabitants searched for those medicinal treasures stored in the pharmacy of nature, and from these compounded the curative preparations for which the tribe has long been renowned. Here, upon the Saco river bank, the Sokokis built his bark wigwam, upon these waters he propelled his beaded …

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