Gloucester on the Wind:: America's Greatest Fishing Port in the Days of Sail

Gloucester on the Wind:: America's Greatest Fishing Port in the Days of Sail

by Joseph E. Garland
     
 

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Fulton County historian Lewis G. Decker brings to life the history of Gloversville, New York, in thisunprecedented pictorial collection. The first book to be published about the city since 1853, Gloversville traces the people and places of this unique community from the beginnings of photography. Take a trip down memory lane to discover an earlier time in our nation's

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Fulton County historian Lewis G. Decker brings to life the history of Gloversville, New York, in thisunprecedented pictorial collection. The first book to be published about the city since 1853, Gloversville traces the people and places of this unique community from the beginnings of photography. Take a trip down memory lane to discover an earlier time in our nation's history. Named for its prominent industry, Gloversville's glove factories never shut down, even during the Depression. In the past, it was advertised that a young man could readily find an industrious wife in Gloversville; ladies were usually sought after to sew in the factories. Among the notable residents of old Gloversville is Samuel Goldfish, an immigrant who came to work in the leather industry before moving west; he changed his name to Goldwyn and formed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Studios. Another former resident, Lucius Littauer, graduated from Harvard, was elected to Congress, and later served as an advisor to Teddy Roosevelt. Discover the many otherswho shaped the town's history in this fascinating andengaging pictorial collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439616239
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
09/18/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
64 MB
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Meet the Author

Joseph Garland has spent much of his life exploring and preserving the history of Massachusetts and New England. In this fascinating pictorial history, he follows the developing complexity and ascendancy of the culture of sail in Gloucester from the Civil War to World War II. Gloucester on the Wind is an exploration of a now lost way of life that will captivate historian, resident, and tourist alike.

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