Catholic Charities fulfills the Church’s role in the mission of charity to anyone in need by providing compassionate, competent, and professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families, and communities based on the value and dignity of human life.
Preservation Virginia, a private, nonprofit, statewide historic preservation leader holds the notable distinction of being the first statewide historic preservation organization established in the nation. For more than 129 years, Preservation Virginia has worked to ensure the relevance of the Commonwealth’s historic places. The multi-faceted and impactful nature of advocacy programs, six historic sites including […]
The information within these pages comes from numerous sources and recollections of directors, employees, members, and community leaders. Our sincere gratitude goes to the people who contributed their time and expertise toward developing the content of this book and to Mr. Don Jordan for his valuable assistance during the course of this project. Without his […]
In 1923 Alpha Phi counted twenty-six installed chapters, twenty-five of which were still active. In its mid-years, eighty-three new chapters were added. The Fraternity that began with its Original Ten had 4,932 initiated members by 1922; by 1972 the number rose to 55,337. Volume II of Alpha Phi’s history explores the forces and faces that […]
More than 700 soldiers who served in the American Civil War called Steele County, Minnesota “home.” Most were young, some too young to volunteer at age 15, and a few were older, in their forties. They held every rank, from private to general, but most of them were privates. Some were wounded in battle, some […]
Can you imagine what life will be like in 175 years, when someone pulls this dusty book off a shelf and flips through its pages? We will never know. In pictures, maps, and words, we have Captured Moments of the first 175 years of Moultrie County history (and before) that led us to today. Through […]
This book reflects the growth of this nation. How Monroe grew from a small settlement to the growing city it is today is a testament to the leaders of the past and the foundation that they built. Showing where we have come from will help us to build the future of Monroe and nurture its […]
Winston Churchill is known today—five decades after his death—as the resolute statesman who led the British during World War II and inspired a nation during its “finest hour.” He was an ambitious, confident, bold, and highly creative man. He was also a passionate writer and orator. He wrote over five thousand speeches and published more […]