Stamford History Tour

Stamford History Tour

Author: Christopher Davies

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445659312

Category: Photography

Page: 96

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A pocket-sized, illustrated history tour around the Lincolnshire town of Stamford showing how it has changed across the centuries.

Stamford History Tour

Stamford History Tour

Author: Christopher Davies

Publisher: History Tour

ISBN: 1445659301

Category: Stamford (England)

Page: 96

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A pocket-sized, illustrated history tour around the Lincolnshire town of Stamford showing how it has changed across the centuries.

Stamford Sports

Stamford Sports

Author: Stamford Historical Society

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738598086

Category: History

Page: 130

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At the turn of the 20th century, Stamford was fast becoming an industrial powerhouse, quickly earning its nickname of "The City That Works." As manufacturing boomed and drew thousands of immigrants to the city, sports clubs formed at an equally rapid pace. Stamford's large and thriving industrial league provided a means for those working six-day weeks to let off steam productively and enjoyably. Stamford Sports covers the history of sports in Stamford from its earliest baseball and basketball teams in the 1890s through the burgeoning of sports of all types for everyone, brought on by the passage of Title IX in the 1970s.

A Maritime History of the Stamford Waterfront

A Maritime History of the Stamford Waterfront

Author: Karen Jewell

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781614232797

Category: History

Page: 128

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Sailors, soldiers, rum chasers, sub chasers and yachters have tied up in Stamford Harbor since the 1640s. The history of this Connecticut waterfront is as diverse as the people who have walked its docks, and columnist and former dockmaster Karen Jewell takes readers through its maritime history, landmarks and unforgettable characters. Jewell explores the history of such institutions as the Stamford Yacht Club and Yacht Haven, now Brewer's Marina, which have anchored premier yachters like William F. Buckley Jr., Harry Connick Jr. and the Forbes family to Stamford. Come aboard for a journey through time and sea, and learn how the Stamford waterfront transformed from a Native American settlement to the bustling port and destination it is today.

A Walking Tour: Singapore (Sixth Edition) Sketches of the city’s architectural treasures

A Walking Tour: Singapore (Sixth Edition) Sketches of the city’s architectural treasures

Author: Gregory Bracken

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9789814974004

Category: Travel

Page:

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With its cutting-edge skyscrapers standing cheek to cheek with traditional Chinese shophouses, picturesque mosques, and neoclassical edifices of its colonial past, Singapore is a traveler’s dream, a richly stimulating blend of East and West, old and new. What’s more, Singapore’s compact layout makes it simply ideal for exploring on foot. Let author Gregory Bracken show you the best walking routes through the city via his vivid drawings of Singapore’s myriad sights – from its iconic landmarks to hidden gems – accompanied by insightful commentary and practical information for the visitor. This revised and updated sixth edition of A Walking Tour Singapore features new illustrations and updated itineraries designed to lead you to the very heart of this complex and ever-changing city.

Stamford in 50 Buildings

Stamford in 50 Buildings

Author: Christopher Davies

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445672830

Category: Architecture

Page: 96

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Explores the rich and fascinating history of Stamford through an examination of some of its greatest architectural treasures.

An American Town and the Vietnam War

An American Town and the Vietnam War

Author: Tony Pavia

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476674469

Category: History

Page: 274

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Hundreds of young Americans from the town of Stamford, Connecticut, fought in the Vietnam War. These men and women came from all corners of the town. They were white and black, poor and wealthy. Some had not finished high school; others had graduate degrees. They served as grunts and helicopter pilots, battlefield surgeons and nurses, combat engineers and mine sweepers. Greeted with indifference and sometimes hostility upon their return home, Stamford's veterans learned to suppress their memories in a nation fraught with political, economic and racial tensions. Now in their late 60s and 70s, these veterans have begun to tell their stories.

Joseph W. Young, Jr., and the City Beautiful

Joseph W. Young, Jr., and the City Beautiful

Author: Joan Mickelson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786468805

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

View: 378

Joseph W. Young, Jr., was acknowledged as one of the five or six major city builders in boomtime Florida. From practically nothing in 1920 he created Hollywood By-the-Sea with an elegant Beaux Arts plan of circles and lakes, calling it a "City Beautiful," an ideal first propounded by Daniel Burnham of Chicago. Young had a rare talent for publicity and a knack for making and spending millions--supported by an immense personal charm that is still remembered decades after his death. This first full biography of Young covers his start as city builder in turn-of-the-century California where new cities blossomed and were ballyhooed, his move to Indianapolis, home of Carl Fisher who developed Miami Beach, his creation of Hollywood and Port Everglades, and his move to his Adirondack resort, ending with his dreams to expand Hollywood, fulfilled after his early death.