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Image from page 245 of “Arctic explorations: the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, ’54, ’55” (1856)

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Image from page 245 of “Arctic explorations: the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, ’54, ’55” (1856)
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Identifier: arcticexploratio01kane
Title: Arctic explorations: the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, ’54, ’55
Year: 1856 (1850s)
Authors: Kane, Elisha Kent, 1820-1857
Subjects: Grinnell Expedition 1853-1855)
Publisher: Philadelphia, Childs & Peterson [etc., etc.]
Contributing Library: University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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hATlVE SLEDGE, (KOOMETIK,>—CELLULAR BONE OF WHALE. ments of porous bone, admirably knit together bythongs of hide; the runners, which glistened like bur-nished steel, were of highly-polished ivory, obtainedfrom the tusks of the walrus. The only arms they carried were knives, concealedin their boots; but their lances, which were lashed tothe sledges, were quite a formidable weapon. Thestaff was of the horn of the narwhal, or else of thethigh-bones of the bear, two lashed together, or some-times the mirabilis of the walrus, three or four of them 20G THEIR EQUIPMENT. united. This last was a favorite material also for thecross-bars of their sledges. They had no wood. Asingle rusty hoop from a current-drifted cask mighthave furnished all the knives of the party; but the

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HOOP-IRON KNIFE, (S E V 1 K ) fleam-shaped tips of their lances were of unmistakablesteel, and were riveted to the tapering bony pointwith no mean skill. I learned afterward that themetal was obtained in traffic from the more southerntribes.

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Image from page 326 of “History of the Corn Exchange Regiment, 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers, from their first engagement at Antietam to Appomattox. To which is added a record of its organization and a complete roster. Fully illustrated with maps, portrai
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Title: History of the Corn Exchange Regiment, 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers, from their first engagement at Antietam to Appomattox. To which is added a record of its organization and a complete roster. Fully illustrated with maps, portraits, and over one hundred illustrations
Year: 1888 (1880s)
Authors: United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 118th (1862-1865) Smith, John L., b. 1846
Subjects: United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 118th (1862-1865) United States — History Civil War, 1861-1865 Regimental histories
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa., J. L. Smith
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
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ject of the war. Though trulyloyal Adams county Pennsylvanians, they had heard but little,and knew nothing except as the attendant scenes of the latebattle brought them to a realizing sense of its terrors. Smith,in the course of the conversation, pushing and inquisitive, andhaving noticed how the male sex was conspicuously absent,graciously turned to the elderly one of the four and, assumingthat she was the mother of the other three, in a tone of condo-lence remarked, By the way, madam, I assume you are awidow, and with all these cares upon you in these troubloustimes your task is by no means a light one. It was too muchfor them. Hitherto controlled solely by mercenary motives,and forgetful of their loss, in a traffic which yielded such tre-mendous profits, the interrogation revived the remembrance ofa dear and absent father, and, all bursting into tears, they man-aged to stammer out an explanation. When the head of the.•enemys column had appeared in that vicinity a few days before,

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CoKP. John L. Smith, NEW YORK C LIBRARY, ASTOR, LENOX ANDTILDEN FOUNDATIONS. — 277 — the good man, husband .uid father tliat he was, prompted whollyby a motive to save his goods and chattels from destruction,spoliation and seizure, announced himself as heartily in sym-pathy with the Confederate cause, and ready to serve it in anycapacity for which he might be fitted. Good for you, myman, said the general officer whom he made his confidant,and promptly equipping him with cartridge-box and rifle, heforced him into the ranks, and that was the last the)- had seenor heard of him. They would not be comforted nor cease theirweeping until the appearance of the shekels again consoled theirmisfortune, and the bargain and the interview closed cheerfullywhen the goose was boiled, the bread done, and all the articlespaid for. Whether the old man ever returned, and if so, in whatcondition, was never subsequently ascertained. Smith returned to the camp in the waning of the afternoonand, proud as

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The Mercy Row Saga Continues With Mercy Row Clann, The Second Novel In The Mercy Row Series by Harry Hallman

(PRWEB) June 17, 2014

Harry Hallman, author of the novel Mercy Row, continues his series with the debut of the second novel in the series, Mercy Row Clann. Mercy Row is the story of the rise of a North Philadelphian crime family that was responsible for building the homes and factories that make up the blue-collar area of the city. Despite the violent trials and tribulations caused by rival gangs from South Philadelphia and Chicago, Jacob Byrne and Franklin Garrett, with the help of the Irish immigrants who settled the Kensington area of Philly, build a formidable Irish mob, which they call the K&A gang.

Mercy Row Clann continues the story, as the Byrne family of Philadelphia fights two wars—one for the freedom of the world and the other for the survival of the family. As World War II rages on, the Byrne family must send their sons to fight the Germans and Japanese, while they battle for survival against old and new enemies at home. The Byrne children’s ability to protect and grow the family, and the K&A Gang, is tested with violence, sorrow, fear, and love.

Here is what readers have said about the Mercy Row series:

“This is exactly what historic fiction SHOULD be. From the opening paragraph, all the way through, I was completely riveted. This story has everything: violence, romance, gangsters, history. Harry Hallman paints a vivid picture with his gripping writing style and compelling characters.”

“This book, from the start, will have your attention. You immediately get a sense of who all the characters are and their roles. This book is not sweet. It is violent, like you should expect a novel concerning a story about the rivalry and the mob.”

“I found a refreshing, not often found, variety in Mercy Row Clann. World War II, men going and coming from the service, the local strife placed on the public with rationing and restrictions, and most of all, a mother’s agony over serving sons. I witnessed much of this as a small child, and it would do all well to read what it was like in the 1940s war era at home in the nation’s arsenal: Philadelphia.”

“This is not a war story, but takes place at that time and is a continuation of Mercy Row, a novel about the same families in the 1920s and 30s. The gangs and families, the neighborhood, and many of the advents are real. There is love, violence, sorrow, and happiness, and accurate history in this book.”

The author’s father was Harry Hallman, Sr., a champion billiards player who owned a poolroom called Circle Billiards, located at Allegany Avenue and Lee Street in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. The younger Hallman spent many hours after school at his father’s pool room and watched his father play in other poolrooms in Philadelphia and New Jersey. The people he met, some belonging to the real K&A Gang, influenced his writing of the Mercy Row series.

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City of Athens Department of Tourism Gears Up for Second Annual Scenic Fall Foliage Trail


(PRWEB) August 14, 2013

It won’t be long and the dog days of summer in Texas will give way to cool, crisp temperatures of the fall season. Each autumn in Athens, the picturesque landscape transforms to the vibrant colors of red, orange and yellow as leaves begin to turn throughout the East Texas woodlands.

The City of Athens Department of Tourism offers a scenic driving trail for visitors to take this fall season to view the fall foliage of East Texas. “Henderson County has breathtaking scenic highways and byways that are identified on the easy to follow interactive map,” said Sherri Skeeters, tourism coordinator for the City of Athens Department of Tourism.

Athens borders the Texas Forest Trail and Texas Lakes Trail Regions. Here you will find beautiful autumn color displays of the deciduous trees including oaks, maples, sweetgums and sumacs.

The 55-mile self-guided driving trail begins and ends at the Athens Partnership Center, located at 201 W. Corsicana Street, where visitors can pick up additional information about Athens before heading out on the tour.

The scenic driving trail includes several points of interest such as the NY-TX Zipline Adventures, located atop the highest point in Henderson County; the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, where visitors can walk the interpretive wetland trail and learn about the hatchery; next visitors can stroll through the gardens at the East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society and view the fall foliage from the Arboretum’s observation deck; Tara Vineyard and Winery is the oldest winery in Henderson County and offers a panoramic view of the rolling hills of East Texas including the stately Murchison Home, which overlooks the vineyard.

Athens is located 75 miles southeast of Dallas on U.S. Highway 175. Autumn color is expected mid to late November but it is recommended to call ahead. For more information or to request a free visitor’s guide, please call 888-294-2847 or visit http://www.AthensTX.org to check foliage reports and to download the interactive map.

About the City of Athens:

The City of Athens, Texas is a scenic, idyllic town offering relaxation and a break from the hustle-and-bustle of everyday life. With its nature trails, gardens, fall foliage, historical museum, fishing sites, scuba diving facilities, rodeos, and vineyard, it appeals to adventure enthusiasts and casual travelers alike. Athens is also the nationally acclaimed “home of the original hamburger.” For more information about Athens, including hotel accommodations, visit http://www.athenstx.org/.







Winthrop Rockefeller Institute to Host Second Annual Film Forum; Noted Hollywood Insiders to Offer Unique Learning Experience on Petit Jean Mountain


(PRWEB) January 04, 2013

The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute will host its second annual Film Forum designed to explore the arts of acting, screenwriting, producing, and directing March 21st 24th, 2013, at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute atop Petit Jean Mountain in Arkansas (about one hour outside Little Rock). Space is limited for the Film Forum so film professionals, professors, students, and enthusiasts should register early to secure desired workshop, panel, and presentation slots. Those who register by January 31st will receive a 10% discount on full packages and a 5% discount on college student and faculty packages.

Whats unique about the WRI Film Forum is that it provides a rare opportunity for film professionals and students to participate in workshops led by some of the finest industry authorities. Weve created a highly productive and intimate environment where we are featuring some of the top teachers in America, including Oscar, Golden Globe, Peabody, and Emmy award winners, said actor Robert Walden, Film Forum artistic director. Were thrilled to offer this enrichment experience to film professionals and enthusiasts not only from Arkansas, but from across the country. The WRI Film Forum is a place to connect with other like-minded professionals while being given the space to focus on honing ones craft.

Unlike traditional film conferences or university programs, the WRI Film Forum curriculum emphasizes small classes, intensive multi-disciplinary learning, and one-on-one interactions with award-winning industry insiders. Faculty members include actors Robert Walden (All the Presidents Men) and Judge Reinhold (Beverly Hills Cop); directors Howard Deutch (Pretty in Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful) and Joan Darling (Mary Tyler Moore Show); acting coach Sandra Seacat (Enlightened); screenwriters Tom Schulman (Dead Poets Society) and Bill Svanoe (Six Million Dollar Man); and documentarians Craig Renaud (On the Front Lines of Film Journalism) and Paul Stekler (Eyes on the Prize), among many others.

Those interested in participating in some or all of the Film Forum have several pricing options: a full package with lodging for $ 750 or without lodging for $ 550; a university student and faculty package (current student identification is required) with lodging for $ 450 or without lodging for $ 250; and day pass for Friday or Saturday for $ 125. There are several a la carte tickets for individual panel discussions, dinner, and a special performance by actor Laurence Luckinbill of excerpts from his award-winning one-man portrayals of Lyndon Johnson, Theodore Roosevelt, Clarence Darrow, and Hemingway. Space is limited so advance online registration is required at http://www.livethelegacy.org/educational-programs/film-forum. For a full agenda and faculty biographies, visit the website or contact Katherine Whitworth at 501-727-6265 or kwhitworth(at)uawri(dot)org.

ABOUT WINTHROP ROCKEFELLER INSTITUTE

The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute is dedicated to engaging the worlds best minds for the betterment of humanity. It stimulates positive change in the world by serving as a center for thought leadership on issues of state, national and global significance and offering artistic experiences to nurture the human spirit.







Q&A: When were the first and second dates of the Constitutional Conventions in Philadelphia?

Question by Juana: When were the first and second dates of the Constitutional Conventions in Philadelphia?
I’m re-typing up an essay for my U.S. History class and i had already found these but i lost them along with the rest of my work. Can anyone help?

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Answer by A M Frantz
The first meeting was May 25th. A brief meeting to discuss procedures was conducted on May 28th.

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Q&A: Is Silent Hill 2 worth playing a second time?

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Question by Nathan: Is Silent Hill 2 worth playing a second time?
I played it through and thought it was amazing. If I play through it a second time, do I get extra items or anything?

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Answer by ?
it is a amazing game!!
I have played it several times.
I dont think you get new items but the game is worth playing again.
Play it again if you havnt played it in a long time because you forget how to do the puzzles so its like playing it for the first time all over again 😀

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