An American Hometown: Terre Haute, Indiana, 1927

An American Hometown: Terre Haute, Indiana, 1927

by Tom Roznowski
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An American Hometown: Terre Haute, Indiana, 1927 by Tom Roznowski

They lived "green" out of necessity—walking to work, repairing everything from worn shoes to wristwatches, recycling milk bottles and packing containers. Music was largely heard live and most residential streets had shade trees. The nearby Wabash River—a repeated subject of story and song—transported Sunday picnickers to public parks. In the form of an old-fashioned city directory, An American Hometown celebrates a bygone American era, focusing on life in 1920s Terre Haute, Indiana. With artfully drawn biographical sketches and generously illustrated histories, noted musician, historian, and storyteller Tom Roznowski not only evokes a beauty worth remembering, but also brings to light just how many of our modern ideas of sustainable living are deeply rooted in the American tradition.

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ISBN-13: 9780253221292
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 11/12/2009
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Tom Roznowski, based in Bloomington, Indiana, is a writer and musician. He is host of Hometown, a radio program broadcast by NPR affiliate WFIU.

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An American Hometown: Terre Haute, Indiana, 1927 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Coming from a guy who doesn't read many books, I literally could not put this book down because of the historical value alone. I grew up about 20 miles from Terre Haute, and reading this book gave me an interesting snapshot into a town I visited many times in my younger years. I still visit Terre Haute quite frequently, and will look at the town in a different light now that I've read Tom's book - great job!