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Title: Rambles in the path of the steam-horse. An off-hand olla podrida, embracing a general historical and descriptive view of the scenery, agricultural and mineral resources, and prominent features of the travelled route from Baltimore to Harper’s Ferry, Cumberland, Wheeling, Cincinnati, and Louisville
Year: 1855 (1850s)
Authors: Bowen, Eli, b. 1824
Subjects: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Publisher: Philadelphia, W. Bromwell and W. W. Smith Baltimore, S. B. Hickcox, agent
Contributing Library: West Virginia University Libraries
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r thebuilding and repair of steamboats, is now being erected on the oppositeside of the Scioto. The town contains numerous iron and other manufac-tories; and is in the vicinity of large beds of iron and coal. The present 882 KAMBLES IN THE PATH OF THE STEAM HOESE. Maysville. population is about five thousand. The Scioto river is about two hundredmiles to its source, but is not navigable with steam farther than Chilli-cothe, forty miles from Portsmouth, and thus far only with small boats.Chillicothe was laid out into a town in 1796, and subsequently becamethe capital of the State. Columbus, however, is now the seat of govern-ment. It is situated in the heart of the richest agricultural region of theState, and does an extensive trade in flour, pork-packing, &c. Presentpopulation nearly seven thousand. Columbus, the capital of the State, issituated fifty miles further up the Scioto, being ninety miles distant fromPortsmouth. It has a population of over seventeen thousand, and is con-

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Maysville. nected by railway and canal, with every section of the United States.Besides the immediate capital buildings, it contains a State LunaticHospital, an Asylum for the Blind, one for the Deaf and Dumb, and theOhio Penitentiary. Forty years ago the ground upon which this beautfulcity now stands, was a perfect wilderness, whose solitudes had not yetbeen broken by the march of civilisation. Maysville, the county seat of Massu, is one of the oldest and hand-somest cities in Kentucky. The situation, like that of Portsmouth, iselevated, commanding and picturesque ;—a range of bold and verdanthighlands, rising immediately behind it, and rendering its appearancefrom the boats passing up and down the river, extremely attractive.Thus confined to a narrow belt, between the river and the surroundinghills, the town is closely and compactly built, and gives every indicationof prosperity and industry. It is the entrepot of goods and produce im- RAMBLES m THE PATH OF THE STEAM HOESE. 883 Ci

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Title: The 1910 trip of the H.M.M.B.A. to California and the Pacific coast
Year: 1911 (1910s)
Authors: James, George Wharton, 1858-1923
Subjects: Hotel Men’s Mutual Benefit Association Hotels
Publisher: San Francisco, Press of Bolte & Braden company
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. Each road traversedassigned a passenger agent to accompany the party until he was succeededby the official representative of the next railway, the roads over which theXew York M. M. M. 1!. A. special traveled to Los .Angeles and San l-ran-ciseo being as follows: Xew York to ^^a<llin<ton. Central R. R. of Xew 10 THE 1010 TRIP ()F THE H. M. M. W. A. Jersey, Philadelphia «Sc Reading, and Baltimore & Ohio. Washington toXew Orleans, Southern R. R., X. & W. R. R.. A. G. S. R. R.. and O. & C.Route. Xew Orleans to San Francisco to Denver, Southern Pacific R. R.Chicago to Xew York, Lake Shore and Xew York Central. In the Crescent City Arriving at the Terminal Station in Xew Orleans, the party was metbv a committee of local hotelmcn and others, headed hv Mr. Theodore

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Tlie Original Six nt the New Yorl^ Delegation, who visited Californiawith the H. M. .M. B. A. in 18 6. Reading from left to right: Charles F.I^arzalere, Mrs. Wood, John Burke, E. M. Tiernev, Mrs. Tiernev, Mr.Wood. Grunewald. of the fine hostelry of that name, and including Russell Blakely.St. Charles Hotel, Mrs. Blakely and Miss Blakely; Justin Denechaud,Denechaud Hotel; Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Denechaud and Miss Juanita Dene-chaud ; Senator Voegtle, Cosmopolitan Hotel; Zilrs. oegtle; A. V. Mon-teleone and J. D. Kennedy, Monteleone Hotel; Councilman and Mrs.OConnor, Mrs. R. Miller, Charles A. Hartwell, Hart D. Xewman, GeorgeU. Dunbar, A. A. Aschaffenberg, A. J. Gelpi, T. Tranchina, CouncilmanJohn Frawley, Councilman Thomas Cunningham and Mr. Mayer. TO CALIFORNIA AND THE PACIFIC COAST 11 At the Filtration Plant Those who joined the ]iarty at the filtration plant were City AttorneyI. I). Moore and Miss Moore, and Superintendent Earl, of the Water andSewerai^e Board. Mr. Earl personally cond

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Image from page 196 of “Summer excursion routes and rates. Delaware, Lackawanna and western railroad company. 1893 ..” (1893)
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Title: Summer excursion routes and rates. Delaware, Lackawanna and western railroad company. 1893 ..
Year: 1893 (1890s)
Authors: Delaware, Lackawanna and western railroad company. [from old catalog] Johnson, William Henry, [from old catalog] comp
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Consider you travel by the luxurious steamers of the CLYDE LINE, The only line of Steamships between New York and Jacksonville, Fla., without change. Affording a delightful sail among the Sea Islands along the Southern Coast, calling at Charleston, S. C. Sailing from Tier 29, East River, New York, MONDA YS, WEDNESDA YS and FRIDA YS at 3 P. M. Tables are supplied with the best the Northern and Southern Markets afford. THE CLYDE SHIPS are of modern construction, and provided with every appliancefor safety, comfort and speed. M. H. Clyde, A. T. M. Theo. G. Eger, T. M. A. J. Cole, Passr Agent. W. P. CLYDE & CO., GeneraJ Agents, 5 Bowling Green, New York. 12 S. Delaware Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. /vANS!QN HeaSE, WASHINGTON STREET, : MORRISTOWN, N. J.

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Situated in central part of City. The only first-class hotel in Northern New Jersey. Newly furnished throughout all the modern improvements. L. D. GUERIN, Proprietor.

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Title: Illustrated catalogue and general description of improved machine tools for working metal
Year: 1899 (1890s)
Authors: Sellers, William, & co. [from old catalog]
Subjects: Machine-tools Machinery
Publisher: Philadephia, Levytype company
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20-TON TRAVEIvUNG CRANE.—for Riveter Tower. 30 ft. span. 40 ft. lift. Hoist, trolley and bridge travel by separate motors.Hook carried by six parts of steel wire rope. Movements operated by controllerssituated at riveter. No operator on crane itself. Automatic mechanical and elec-tric brakes. Used for handling long boilers over stationary riveter. Requires no.special operator. Wm. Sellers & Co., Incorporated. Philadelphia, Pa. 293 Plate No. 242.

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30-TON TRAVELI.ING CRANE. In East Erecting Shop, Wm. Sellers & Co., Incorporated. 56 feet span. Operated by .single electric motor through our improvedclutch machinery. Power transmitted to trolley by square shafts within thebridge. Bridge driven and kept in line by racks or runways. 294 Wm. Sellers & Co., Incorporated, Philadelphia, Pa. Plate No. 243.

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Title: Book of the Royal blue
Year: 1897 (1890s)
Authors: Baltimore and Ohio railroad company. [from old catalog]
Subjects: Middle Atlantic States — Description and travel
Publisher: Baltimore
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
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It has been arranged that passengersdestined to either of the cities named canhave any special class of vehicle orderedfor them by telegraph, to meet them onarrival of train. On trains approachingWashington from the west they will notifyconductor prior to arrival at WashingtonJunction; and when on trains from theeast, prior to arrival at Baltimore. Whenapproaching Philadelphia, passengers willnotify conductor of train prior to arrivalat Wilmington, when on trains from thewest or south, and prior to arrival atTrenton Junction, when on trains from theeast. The same arrangement is in effectfor Chicago, passengers being requestedto notify conductors of trains prior toarrival at South Chicago; and for NewYork, prior to arrival at Bound Brook. The rates for this extraordinary serviceare most reasonable and are regulated ineach of the cities by existing conditions,and pamphlets are furnished the passen-gers clearly indicating the charges forspecified territory. BALTIMORE & OHIO ELECTRO-M

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Title: Rambles in the path of the steam-horse. An off-hand olla podrida, embracing a general historical and descriptive view of the scenery, agricultural and mineral resources, and prominent features of the travelled route from Baltimore to Harper’s Ferry, Cumberland, Wheeling, Cincinnati, and Louisville
Year: 1855 (1850s)
Authors: Bowen, Eli, b. 1824
Subjects: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Publisher: Philadelphia, W. Bromwell and W. W. Smith Baltimore, S. B. Hickcox, agent
Contributing Library: West Virginia University Libraries
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n she tell you how she does things ;—but she does them,and you know by the old rule, which tells us that the proof of thepudding is in the eating thereof, that she does them well. From herJohnny cake up to her saddle of mountain venison, the same excellencepervades her every efibrt, and the cook, therefore, in the varied privilegesof her superiority, is allowed unchecked to scald the pointer dogs, rapthe youthful skulls of peering dar-kies, and even pin the dish-cloth toyoung masters coat, when he venturesinto the threshold of her province. Our old friend here is a specimen,and a good one, of the Virginia boot-black, now almost unknown in tlmore travelled portions of the StatThere he sits, as in the engravin^,,morning after morning, with a rowof shining boots,—green tops, fairtops, and rod tops—ranged before himlike soldiers upon dress parade; whilenear him a pile of the same useful articles of pedal wear, still dis-colored with yesterdaj^^s mud, await the exercise of his skill.

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Tl e I!oot-Uaok. RAMBLES IN THE PATH OF THE STEAM HORSE. 217Slaves and Slavery.—The Boot-black. Like all old negroes, who have belonged to decayed families, there is atouch of melancholy in his demeanor, and right solemnly does he dwellupon the past. But what we wish especially to mention—as marking,indeed, the whole class to which he belongs—is the wonderful facilitywith which he forms a true estimate of those with whom he may be broughtin contact. He is seldom in error, and you will try in vain to ring coun-terfeit coin upon him. The true old-fashioned gentleman—the passingaway of whoso race, none lament more than he—though thread-bare andbroken in fortune, is at once recognised by old Billy, and treated withthe most humble deference and respect; while your fresh upstart, stand-ing in his flashy dress, and swelling with the pride of new-gotten wealth,meets but cold civility at his hands, and always occasions some mutteredcontrast with the gentlemen of former days, not espe

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Acela Express #2004
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Acela Express (often called simply Acela) is the name used by Amtrak for the high-speed tilting train service operating between Washington, D.C. and Boston via Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) in the Northeast United States. The tilting design allows the train to travel at higher speeds on the sharply curved NEC without disturbing passengers, by lowering lateral G-forces.

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Title: Report of the General committee for the thirty-third national encampment of the Grand army of the republic and attendant reunions held at Philadelphia, September 4 to 9, 1899
Year: 1900 (1900s)
Authors: Philadelphia. General committee for the 33d national encampment, G. A. R., 1899. [from old catalog]
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have been given in every instance. The Committee was enabled to secure the services of twofine bands without cost—that of Liberatti and the FairmountPark Band—both of which proved eminently satisfactory.Through the kindness of the United Singers Association andthe liberality of the Director of the DeiJartment of PublicSafety in assigning the Municipal Band for the purpose, avery flattering and successful inauguration of the weeksfestivities was had on Monday evening, September 4th, 1S99,in the serenade tendered the President of the United Statesat the Hotel Walton, the Commander-in-Chief of the G. A. E.at the Continental Hotel, and the Mayor of the city in thecourtyard of the City Hall. The entire success attending the grand chorus of publicschool children, composed of 3200 scholars and teachers, ledby Prof. Enoch W. Pearson, Director of Department of Musicof the Public Schools, on the grandstands erected on thenorth front of the City Hall, is a matter of especial gratifica- (40)

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tion to your Committee. The design of the three white key-stones imbedded in a groundwork of blue, containing lettersG. A. K. in red, respectively wrought out by the children,suitably garbed, was attractive and successful. The clear, sweet notes of their voices in harmonious vol-ume was thrilling and impressive, and we believe it will bethe one thing of lasting remembrance of the entire weekscelebration. The mass rehearsals in preparation for the eventwere held in Grace Baptist Church, Bethany Sunday-schoolroom and the Academy of Music without charge for the usethereof. We were also enabled to arrange with Prof. DavidD. Wood, Madame Emma Suelke, and the chorus of the Tem-ple, for a delightful concert at the Academy of Music onTuesday evening, September 5th, 1899, on the occasion ofthe official welcome to the National Encampment of theGrand Army of the Republic and kindred societies, whichwas greatly appreciated. In connection with the same, Mr. Henri Scott, of the choirof St. Stephens

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Title: Smith’s hand-book and guide in Philadelphia : containing a general view of the city, its government, public buildings, educational, literary, ecclesiastical, scientific, and benevolent institutions, places of public amusements, railroads, and routes from, and in the city, hotels, public parks, and cemeteries, and a new map
Year: 1871 (1870s)
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d Glass Dealers, S. W. cor. Second & Green Streets, PHILADELPHIA. MATHEMATICAL INSTRUMENTS, Drawing Paper and Drawing Materials,SPECTACLES, MICROSCOPES, SPY GLASSES, OPERA GLASSES, Magic Lanterns and Pictures,PHILOSOPHICAL INSTRUMENTS, Made and Imported by JAMES W. QUEEN & CO., Iffo. 924 Chestnut St., PHILADELPHIA. Illustrated and Price Catalogues on application. g. 8. SITTER. A. L. CORSON. S. S. BITTER & CO., MANUFACTURERS OF Hitters Patent Truss, Of which he is Patentee and Sole Manufacturer,TRUSSES OF A.H,Ti ISI3ST1DS, Abdominal Supporters, Shoulder Braces, ELASTIC STOC2XCTOS, Ac. ALSO, MANUFACTURER OF MY PATENT TRUNK, Made out of Leather and Paste Board, without any seam. No. 727 Jayne Street,PHILADELPHIA. * ESTABLISHED 1851. J. REYNOLDS & SON, N. W. Gor. Thirteenth and Filbert Sts„ Philadelphia, Pa. 8ole Manufacturers of the Celebrated Wrought-Iron, Air-Tight, Ga$»C(MSUMtNG H.B&TBR, With Patent Dust Screen, Grate-Bar Rests, andWROUGHT-IRON RADIATOR. tr ©pi

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Theae Heaters are made of heavy wrought-lron, ■well rivetedtogether, the only sure prevention against the escape of gas or dust.They are easily managed, without any dampers. The Patent Radi-ator avoids the use and annoyance of drums, and is permanentlyattached to the Heater. This is the most durable, simple, economicaland popular Heating* Apparatus ever offered for sale. They areall guaranteed. COOKING RANGES, for Hotels and Families, PORTABLE HEATERS, 8LATE MANTELS, LATROBE HEATERS, REGISTERS, and LOW DOWN GRATES, VENTILATORS WB ARE ALSO MAS UFACTURTNQ A NEW FLAT-TOP HEATING RANGE, Jjjjf Send for our Illustrated Pamphlet. 2 W. H. BONER & CO. DEAIERS IX

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Title: Report of the General committee for the thirty-third national encampment of the Grand army of the republic and attendant reunions held at Philadelphia, September 4 to 9, 1899
Year: 1900 (1900s)
Authors: Philadelphia. General committee for the 33d national encampment, G. A. R., 1899. [from old catalog]
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KBpDtf OF THEFOR THE ®{ftrftJ-fI;irt) Bafional ©ncantpmraf OF THEAND :^^tratiBlpfjia, 3tT^Umhzx 4 io 9, 1899 1900 •A 7-^ O iJ IJ 4: iden. N. J 48 Press 52 Printing 54 Public Comfort 55 Refreshment Saloons 57 Registration 58 Tablets 61 Transportation 64 United States Colored Troops 65 Final Meeting of General Committee 66 List of Subscribers 69 Roster of Comjiittees 79 Htsi of ^llusfrafions. Card of Invitation (Frontispiece.)

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Bringing the Conestoga Wagon to the Museum
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The Museum brought the Conestoga Wagon from off-site storage to be on exhibition on September 19, 2012. The wagon will be on temporary exhibition this winter.

Covered wagons have long held an important place in the real and storied past of the nation by enabling settlement to spread from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Until the 1850s, Conestoga wagons such as this one helped settlers just beyond the mid-Atlantic region compete in national and even world markets. Hauling supplies and finished goods over the Allegheny Mountains to what was then the western frontier and returning to Philadelphia and Baltimore with the agricultural bounty of the land, wagons were part of the commercial life blood of the nation. Today, after more than a century of disuse, covered wagons still hold an evocative place in the memory of the American experience.

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Title: Report of the General committee for the thirty-third national encampment of the Grand army of the republic and attendant reunions held at Philadelphia, September 4 to 9, 1899
Year: 1900 (1900s)
Authors: Philadelphia. General committee for the 33d national encampment, G. A. R., 1899. [from old catalog]
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-9th: Assigned to Third Eegiment Armory 1,635 Manual Training and High School 70 1,705 New Jersey mustered over 2500 Comrades on parade, butowing to efficient railroad facilities, many of them were en-abled to attend the Encampment daily, returning to theirhomes at night. In catering for this number the Armory and ReceptionCommittee provided one large mess tent, with a seating ca-pacity of 1800; two smaller tents for kitchen and commis-sary, erected on plot of ground adjoining the Armory, ownedby the Pennsylvania and West Jersey and Seashore Rail-road, the use of which was donated. Forty-five hundred meals were furnished Comrades duringweek of Encampment. Comrades of the United States colored troops were incharge of W. P. Robeson Post, No. 51, and were also fur-nished free qiiarters and entertainment by your Committee. The physicians of Camden formed two emergency corpsand established in the Armory hospitals, with physicians andtrained nursfes on continuous duty the entire vveek. (48)

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Mayor Cooper B. Hatch appointed a committee of fifteencitizens, who ably co-operated and gave efficient aid in se-curing subscrij)tions to successfully carry out the plans ofyour Committee; the citizens of Camden gave liberally, and,together with an appropriation of 0 by City Council, con-tributed 00 to extend to the Grand Army of the Republicthe courtesies of the city, and which sum was ample to meetall outlays, and we report that all bills were paid and abalance of 0 was appropriated to furnish four rooms inthe Home for Soldiers and their Wives, at Vineland, N. J. The Hotel and Boarding-house Committee arranged foraccommodations in hotels and boarding houses for Comradesand their families to the number of 300. A camp fire was held on Wednesday evening, September7th, which was w^ell attended by the citizens of Camden andvisitors. Comrade Marriott Brosius, member of Congress, beingthe orator. Your Committee has received many congratulatorj^ let-ters from individual Comrades a

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Ethel Grace Stiffler
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Subject: Stiffler, Ethel Grace
       Goucher College
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       Wilson College (Chambersburg, Pa.)

Type: Black-and-white photographs

Topic: Botany
     Women scientists

Local number: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-3809]

Summary: Ethel Grace Stiffler was a botanist who studied at Goucher College (A.B., 1922) and University of Pennsylvania (A.M., 1924). She may have been teaching at Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, when this photograph was taken

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Sarah Close, General Manager/Innkeeper at the Historic Outer Banks Bed and Breakfast Inn…First Colony Inn in Nags Head, NC, Had an Idea


Nags Head, NC (PRWEB) September 22, 2011

She wanted to be able to offer immediate and needed financial assistance to the post-Hurricane Irene efforts of the Outer Banks Community Foundation (OBCF). The foundation was created in October of 1992 as a public charity to meet local needs on the Outer Banks, not ordinarily within the province of other charitable organizations, religious institutions or government.

Through quickly appealing to her guests, the magic of the Village Realty Web Services Team and Facebook technology Sarah offered a Two Night Stay/Gift Certificate at the beautiful First Colony Inn to the first ten people who donated $ 100.00 to the fundraiser. She figured a $ 1,000 donation would be pretty nice! Because so many people who cherish visiting the Outer Banks so wanted to help, the donations poured in immediately from twenty one generous guests to raising a whopping $ 2,300 total. There was simply no way to distinguish which ten were the quickest as some donations came by mail, some in person, some via credit card…so all of the participants received a gift certificate. It was a a win, win, win!

In this spirit of generosity, Sarah didn’t just limit her altruism to the human victims of Irene. Her good friend and colleague, Durinda Blevins, Marketing Coordinator for Village Realty*, was busily organizing a Facebook Auction to raise funds for the Outer Banks SPCA, a local division of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. They needed a ‘pet friendly’ grand prize for the winner of the auction. Just so happens Sarah owns a cute little three bedroom pet-friendly rental cottage in Kill Devil Hills called “Avalon Limin” She offered up her cottage to the highest bidder for the week of September 17-23, 2011. This auction netted $ 650 for the Outer Banks SPCA.

Sarah Close relocated to the Outer Banks from St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands two years ago. When she first moved back to the mainland to be closer to her family she drove along the east coast, knowing she would settle by the sea, but it was only when she discovered the Outer Banks that she knew she found her new home. She absolutely loves living here and was delighted to accept the position of General Manager/Innkeeper at First Colony Inn in January, 2010. Sarah says she enjoys meeting new people, sharing stories and feels she has been blessed in many ways since her arrival.

Living on the Outer Banks has its ups and downs (mostly ups). And it is people like Sarah who help to maintain the sense of community and small town beach friendliness that stretches not just from bridge to bridge but from sea to shining sea.

Village Realty manages over 600 Outer Banks Vacation Rentals including First Colony Inn in Nags Head. It is also a full service real estate company offering buyers and sellers the services of experienced local Realtors.

Placed in the National Register of Historic Places, the First Colony Inn stands on the coast at Nags Head as the sole-surviving “beach-style” hotel, welcoming new generations to the old-fashioned pleasures of the Outer Banks. The inn is known for exceptional customer service and the friendliness of the staff. They invite you to visit the Outer Banks and find out why so many people come back year after year.

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Heisers Quick Motors announces their new General Manager, Tim Penn


Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) January 24, 2013

As 2013 begins, Heisers Quick Motors is excited to announce their new General Manager, Tim Penn. Heisers Quick Motors has trained its dealership employees to serve our community of customers in the most professional way. Guaranteed car finance for even those with difficult credit enables us to help customers purchase a vehicle. Tim has been an asset from the beginning; bring some extra southern charm with him from his small town roots in Virginia.

When Tim came to Milwaukee he decided to join the Heiser team because of great customer service programs such as NeedCarCredit.com and the strong reputation Heiser has within the community. He likes that Heiser goes the extra mile to serve each customers automotive needs.

I enjoy the friendly atmosphere that Heiser provides both their employees and their customers, stated Tim. From our top management through our entire Heiser family, we truly believe Anything Is Possible. Our intention is for our customers to feel the same, from the minute they interact with us online until they walk onto our showroom floor. Bottom line, the customer comes first, especially with NeedCarCredit.com.

With programs like NeedCarCredit.com, Heiser can address the needs of each customer in a progressive and direct way. Heisers Quick Motors works with over 50 different lenders. They can get the best auto loan rates in Milwaukee that are available and can recommend the right loan product for each individual customers situation. Tim likes that as a result Heiser breaks the stereotypical view of how dealerships act. Heiser sends a message that we are different than our competitors.

His personal philosophy on car sales and service is that the customer always comes first. At the Quick Motors location, we strive to give the highest quality experience in a quick and efficient manner, stated Tim. Our central location is also a plus, affording the community a reliable, nearby retail store to serve all their automotive needs.

Tim enjoys working in the automotive industry and helping his customers find the perfect vehicle for them. Cars have always been a large part of his career focus. His first job was at a car museum in Virginia. As a result, he was able to afford his first vehicle, a 1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28. He often reflects back on that perfect first car and the experience that allowed him to afford it.

Outside of the Heiser Quick Motors sales department, Tim has an active life. He loves sports and spends his free time playing basketball on a few local community teams. In fact, he often joins other Heiser managers on the basketball court for some friendly competition.

For more information on the Heisers Quick Motors staff and the services offered please stop in at 7800 N. 76th Street in Milwaukee, or visit their website: http://www.heisersquickmotors.com. Plus, Like Heisers Quick Motors on Facebook for exclusive deals before you visit. Or, discover rewarding check-in specials onsite via Facebook, Yelp, Google+ and Foursquare.

About NeedCarCredit.com:

Needcarcredit.com specializes in providing car loans for people with bad credit even if they have a history of bankruptcy. With a car calculator available to help plan their next purchase NeedCarCredit.com assists the purchaser by providing an online credit application. A leader in the metro Milwaukee area, they also serve the Wisconsin and Illinois broader markets.

About Heiser Automotive Group:

Heiser Automotive Group was established 95 years ago in Milwaukee. It is an organization that prides itself in its dedication to excellence in customer automotive sales and service. With a motto, Anything is Possible, all employees strive to provide value every day in the community served. Visit them at http://www.heiser.com.







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