In these pages you will read a superb history of men and women attempting, against long odds, to prove they could indeed provide affordable, reliable electricity to the people of western Oregon. The CPI story is a story of rapid expansion, technological innovation, and me who helped navigate the treacherous water of power supply in […]
It is commonly thought that Concordia University Chicago began as the Addison Teachers Seminary in Addison, IL, in 1864, which is, for the most part, true. But before Addison Seminary, there was the Fort Wayne Teachers Seminary in Indiana. Its founding is said to be the “birth of Concordia Teachers College.” And even before that, […]
A history of the first seventy-five years of lighting the way.
This book has been prepared from the newspaper clippings faithfully maintained at the Rotary office since 1914. Copies of those clippings have comprised the bulk of this book. This is a history of the Chattanooga Rotary’s first hundred years.
During their youth Benjamin and his brothers worked as hands on the family farm that was located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Benjamin, having been influenced by his mother and his schoolteacher, had a real desire to seek an advanced education. His father, John Watson Colonna, was able to send only one of his […]
A publication that highlights the Asian Festival’s milestones and many events and people involved, from birth to the present.
The history of African Americans in North Omaha is well documented in the archives of the Great Plains Black History Museum. However, in the decade since the museum’s closing, this archive has been relatively inaccessible to the general public and the perspectives it offers on local African American history have been missing from our collective […]
Frankfort Country Club: One Hundred Years of History and Tradition, 1913–2013, is a commemorative history of an institution that holds a beloved place in the hearts and minds of its members and citizens of Kentucky. This publication tells the fascinating story of the club and its forebears, from its beginnings as an outgrowth of the […]
Empire Electric Association, Inc., was organized on November 15, 1939, in Dove Creek, Colorado, to serve the rural areas of Montezuma and Dolores counties in Colorado, and a small portion of San Juan County in Utah. At this time, the town areas of Cortez, Dolores, and Mancos, and nine farms near Mancos, were all served […]
Welcome to this fascinating ride through Walt Disney’s Railroad Story, written for anyone who has ever loved a train or a Magic Kingdom. Few people are aware of the enormous part Walt Disney’s love of railroading played in the development of the Disney empire. Yet, this passion followed the consummate showman from his humble beginnings […]