Leaving Volksheim, Germany in the spring of 1837, Jacob Bretz and his wife Barbara along with their five sons and nephew began a journey to the United States. Boarding a French clipper ship, the Bretz family was about ready to undertake a huge and stormy adventure. (Emmert 419) Eventually, over the span of 75 days, the family arrived in New York City (Weber and Sonderman 2). The family’s stay in the Big Apple did not last very long, as they decided moved to Pittsburgh. The Bretz’s next excursion consisted of riding on a flatboat down the Ohio River until they finally reached the town of Troy, Indiana.
A city in the county seat of Lorain County, Elyria is situated at the forks of the Black River. Elyria is named following its founder, Heman Ely and an Albanian name Illyria. Elyria is where the Lorain County Community is located. In the earlier times, this site was occupied by different cultures of indigenous people. After the Revolutionary War, European Americans started to settle here.
In September, the Erie Times-News published an article for the 50 year anniversary of Kinzua Dam, including details of the Seneca Nation’s removal. This sparked our interest and seemed to fit the theme very well, so we soon settled on the Seneca Nation and Kinzua Dam. While searching for possible topics, we did basic research on the Seneca Indians and on the Kinzua Dam. After choosing it, we created a
James Cook argues that Barnum’s fascination with the entertainment business began in July 1835 while reading a newspaper article about Joice Heth, a one-hundred sixty-one year old maid of General Augustine Washington and nanny of later President George Washington. Cook claims this was the start of “mass-scale consumer entertainment” (Cook 9). This was the beginning of promotion and advertisement for the modern period, Barnum’s style of advertising would have a long-lasting effect on American culture and modern society, and prove to be the most effective way to advertise to large-scale audiences, promoting the mass-entertainment and mass-media
In the website “Michigan Lighthouse Shines on After 50 Years” by Janis Campbell, readers learn about the history of the Point Betsie Lighthouse. In August of 2008 the Michigan Point Betsie Lighthouse lit it’s 150th candle. This lighthouse went into service in 1858 and in 1877, the U.S. lifesaving service opened, so they could control the beach during the night. The lighthouse then became automatic in 1983, but a coast guard personnel continued to monitor Point Betsie. In 2004, the ownership was transferred, so they could begin it’s own life-saving effort on this gorgeous landmark and to this day the Point Betsie shines bright.
By 1957, the community was ready to fight for incorporation, and on August 22 of that year, the City of Duarte and Duarte Unified School District were formed. Image via Flickr by shalf The oldest building in Duarte is the 1909 school house that now serves as the popular Old Spaghetti Factory Restaurant. Today’s Duarte is also home to a major cancer research center and a nationally recognized hospital. Hiking and biking trails give residents a chance to enjoy the scenic beauty of this California city. Duarte has a population of
Katsushika Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa (also known as The Great Wave), is one of the most iconic works in the history of Japanese art. Presumably created in Japan around 1829-1832, the woodblock print was part of the Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji series which featured ravishing sceneries of Mount Fuji. Being the first print in the series, The Great Wave was a phenomenal success. Before the emergence of Katsushika Hokusai, woodblock printing technique has been around for centuries and used mainly for printing of texts. One of the printing styles, Ukiyo-e, was used by Japanese printmakers in the Edo period.
Introduction. More than 2000 years ago, the ancient Greek built the first theatre and developed it until the plays of the ancient Greek becomes famous on today’s world. The origin of the Greek classical theatre was first started between 550 BC and 220 BC where the plays were first starting in Athens. Plays during the ancient Greece were produced during a festival. The festival was known as a festival of honoring one of the Greek God called Dionysus, the God of Wine and Fertility.
Spreading of Diseases 1. Introduction Silk road is a name of a network of roads that was connecting Europe with East Asia. Name ''Silk road'' was invented in recent history, in XIX century. Describing trade routes, geographer Ferdinand fon Rihthofen used word "Seidenstrassen", but never really explained its real meaning. Since then word ''Silk road'' was used as a metaphor to describe complex network of trading routes between Asia and Europe.
Tennessee Williams was born in Columbus, Missouri in 1911. Williams is considered to be one of the three most famous playwrights of the 20th century for American Drama. In 1947, one of his best works, A Streetcar Named Desire was released to the public. The play was set to be the exact year in which it was written (“Tennessee Williams”). The play begins as character Blanche Dubois arrives to her destination after getting off a streetcar named Cemeteries.
On June 19th of 1886, William Taft and Helen Herron got married at the house of the bride 's parents in Cincinnati. For their honeymoon, they spent one day in New York City, four days at Sea Bright, New Jersey, and then set off on a three-month tour of Europe. After they got married they moved into their own house in Cincinnati. Taft, at the time, had been a very well known lawyer. It helped that his father was a great politician too.
America 's most unusually named towns – Part 1 of 5 Have you ever wondered what lies in a town 's name? Then check out these town names and see what they stand for. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico Back in the 1950s, the ever-popular quiz show called Truth or Consequences made a promise to telecast from the first town that would rename itself after the show. That city was Hot Springs, New Mexico. For the next 50 years, Ralph Edwards the show 's host would visit the town on the first weekend of May for a celebration that included a beauty contest followed by a parade.
The railroads that were located in Corinth had connected to many states, cities, and bodies of water. The Union Army believed that the railroads were a lifeline for the Confederate Army because the Confederate used the railroads to transport soldiers, weapons, food, and communicated all
This technology would dominate the San Francisco market for 30 years until the coming of electrification. Other horsecar companies included the North Beach and Mission Railroad Company, who served those neighborhoods beginning in 1863, and the Central Railroad Company whose lines provided the particular convenience of serving several steamer landings, enabling seamless sea-to-land transport. For a complete list of horsecar companies, see the end of this section.