R. R. Badger, The Great American Fair: The World’s Columbian Exposition and American Culture (Chicago: Nelson-Hall Company, 1979), 127. 6. Robert W. Rydell, All the World 's a Fair: Visions of Empire at American International Expositions, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984). of religion was not foreign to me either. What was eye opening to me was how Badger envisioned the role of the arts.
Halifax Explosion Halifax History In the year of 1749 the harbour was founded by the British military, in an effort to gain military strength in North America. “The harbour at Halifax with long-stretching coves and contours provided both safe haven for ships and excellent vantage points for fortifications.” (www.halifaxexplosion.org) At this time, around twenty-five hundred settlers began to establish new lives in the village, later known as the city of Halifax.
Personal and family success can be obtained by getting a good education and securing a good job or career. Community success takes a little longer especially if the community has been on a economic roller coaster ride since the 1950s and 1960s. Roseland is the community in Chicago I decided to call my home. I have resided in Roseland for about two years now.
Beginning in the 1850’s, Chicago had begun attracting thousands of German immigrants to the city. Upon moving to the city many situated themselves into communities on the city’s North Side, establishing churches, beer halls, and food shops. By the time of the 1893 World’s Exposition, over 500,000 people in the city spoke German with twenty German-language newspapers being in service as well. Effectively, Germans were Chicago’s largest immigration community. Further, Germany rented out a large space to host their presence at the fair, taking 250,000 square feet of exhibition
It is north of Lansing and southeast of Dolton Illinois (The Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago, 2005). Calumet City is also bordered by Hammond, Indiana and the Village of Burnham, IL. The zip code for Calumet City is 60409. Some of the main highways roads in Calumet City are I-94, I-80, 294, I-57 and I-55 (Calumet
The success of the Plat led to the construction of hundreds of new buildings by the Mormons, across Salt Lake City. In Riverside, Illinois, Fredrick Law Olmsted, famous for designing the New York Central Park, brought his artistry to one of the first planned suburbs in America. In his design of Riverside, he broke away from the conventional grid pattern and made a street block and lock pattern, which was inspired by the curvilinear nature of the Des Plaines River. You can always find a bit of Riverside DNA in most suburbs that are being built today. Not far from
At the age of 16, Franklin decided to venture to Philadelphia to find work. Philadelphia was the ground from which Benjamin Franklin grew. In his autobiography, Franklin said, “my first Entry into that City, that you may in your Mind compare such unlikely Beginning with the Figure I have since made there” (28). This quote embodied the vision of America in that it showed that Franklin believed that a person could become successful regardless of where they came from. Franklin’s learned and eager reputation soon started to gradually spread in this new city.
Downtown Durant is a charming place that showcases some of the oldest and newest businesses in town. When I had the chance to walk around, I got to observe how Durant has gradually been building up since its’ beginning in the late 1800s. Durant has accumulated a unique history, which I had a chance to learn firsthand by some local business owners and by observing and doing my own research. My group started our adventure on the east end of Main Street.
The split horn took place many years ago in the 19th century. The journey was where Hmong took his family and travel to Wisconsin. When Hmong and the minster Paja the had many different thoughts on the physical need of the spiritual. The split horn sees paja as a great spiritual.
Cuckoo Hill Hermana Street is named in honor of German philosopher and writer Johann Georg Hamann. Continuing out walk we soon arrive at Daugavgrivas Street which was a road that lead from the ferry in Agenskalns to Daugavgrivas Cietoksnis or Daugavgrivas Fortress at the mouth of the Daugava and then on to the winter harbor of Riga. It was different from the other streets in Pardaugava in that by the 1870s its entire length 5 kilometers was built up. Here one could find breweries, lumber mills, and textile industry processing cotton and wool and other new factories opening as quickly as they could and business was booming.
I learned that even a city that isn’t that big like Lee’s Summit takes years to build up and certain buildings, signs, streets, etc. can be traced back to the very beginning of its upcoming. I also learned that my city I live in values and takes care of it’s
The name Alderwood is most commonly associated in the modern day context, as the mall complex located in Lynwood, Washington. However in the early 20th century, Alderwood Manor was a site of great aspiration for a prospering agricultural community outside of the greater Seattle area. The story of the Alderwood Manor community illustrates a period of time greatly influenced by the industrious timber corporations, world wars, and city expansion in Washington State history. Alderwood Manor, as advertised and market nationwide by the Puget Mill Company, was stump land logged off by Puget Mill and sold off to aspiring farmers. Advertising sparked population from 22 to 1463 from 1917 to 1922.1 1920’s Alderwood Manor was home to the second most productive
In the first few chapters of Black Metropolis, St. Clair Drake and Horace R. Cayton provide historical context on the early development of Chicago as the site for an emerging city, which became the American Midwest epicenter that incited significant social, economic and political changes that transformed the country. The authors also establish a foundation that helps to understand the allure of the Windy City, which contributed to the mass exodus of African Americans from the South during the Great Migration that ultimately created the “black metropolis.” While examining the text, what specifically stood out was the following quote: “The distinctive thing about the Black Belt is that while other such “colonies” tend to break up with the passage of time, the Negro area becomes increasingly more concentrated.” This quote indirectly references the