Hidden History of Flint

Flint is a city full of legacies overshadowed by tragedy. Read the stories of the innovations and surprising elements of the city's past.

Hidden History of Flint

Author: Gary Flinn

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439661006

Page: 176

View: 344

Beneath Flint's auto history lies a buried past. Local Civil War hero Franklin Thompson was actually Sarah Edmonds in disguise. Thread Lake's Lakeside Amusement Park offered seaplane rides and a giant roller coaster partly built over the water before closing in 1931. Smith-Bridgman's, the largest department store in town, reigned supreme for more than a century at the same location. And the city's most prolific inventor, Lloyd Copeman, created the electric stove, flexible ice cube tray and automatic toaster. Gary Flinn showcases the obscure and surprising elements of the Vehicle City's past, including how the 2014 water crisis was a half century in the making.

Remembering Flint Michigan

Compilation of updated articles originally published in Uncommon Sense from December 2004 to July 2007.

Remembering Flint  Michigan

Author: Gary Flinn

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9781609490188

Page: 190

View: 129

Compilation of updated articles originally published in Uncommon Sense from December 2004 to July 2007.

The Hidden History of Earth Expansion

Flint bricks are a special type of these bricks, where the sand is replaced by crushed flints, natural globules of amorphous silica occurring in chalk ...

The Hidden History of Earth Expansion

Author: Stephen W. Hurrell

Publisher: Oneoff Publishing.com

ISBN: 0952260387

Page: 472

View: 933

For more than half a century the theory of continental drift was widely derided. Innovators developing the radical theory were labelled as unscientific by well-known science authorities. But then, in the space of a few years, virtually all opposition dramatically collapsed. Continental drift transformed into plate tectonics and became widely acknowledged as one of the most profound scientific revolutions of the twentieth century. Yet a number of science innovators who had been closely involved with creating this new theory of the Earth continued to research an even more radical theory. They saw evidence that the new geological theory was incomplete, arguing that continental drift was caused by the Earth expanding in size. These science innovators give us a unique insight into their experiences. They relate their personal histories of Earth expansion in 14 original essays. The Hidden History of Earth Expansion presents the unique personal histories of British, American, Australian, German, Polish, Romanian, Indian, Albanian and Jamaican science innovators as they strived to produce a modern theory of the Earth. It includes chapters expressly written for the book by some of the most well-known researchers into Earth expansion: Hugh G. Owen, Cliff Ollier, Karl-Heinz Jacob, James Maxlow, Jan Koziar, Stefan Cwojdziñski, Carl Strutinski, Stephen W. Hurrell, John B. Eichler, William C. Erickson, David Noel, Zahid A. Khan, Ram Chandra Tewari, Vedat Shehu and Richard Guy. In addition to furnishing us with their personal histories of Earth expansion and the seemingly overwhelming evidence for its confirmation, the authors’ highlight areas where further research is required.

Northumberland s Hidden History

100 Flint tools from Northumberland History can be 'hidden' when we know it is there. There are hundreds of places in Northumberland which could tell us ...

Northumberland s Hidden History

Author: Stan Beckensall

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445610361

Page: 176

View: 199

An engaging insight into Northumberland's hidden heritage

Haunted Flint

The History of Genesee County, Michigan. Philadelphia: Everts & Abbott, 1879. Flinn, Gary. Hidden History of Flint. Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2010.

Haunted Flint

Author: Roxanne Rhoads

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439667845

Page: 131

View: 907

A journey into the spirited past of Michigan’s “Vehicle City.” “Provides unique historical perspective of some Flint landmarks.”—ABC12 News Home to ancient burial grounds, unsolved murders, economic depression and a water crisis, Flint emits an unholy energy rife with ghostly encounters. Colonel Thomas Stockton’s ever-vigilant ghost keeps a watchful eye over his family home at Spring Grove, where guests occasionally hear the thump of his heavy boots. Restless spirits long separated from their graves lurk among the ancient stones at Avondale Cemetery. Carriage maker W.A. Paterson’s spirit continuously wanders the halls of the Dryden Building, and something sinister and unnamed resides in a Knob Hill mansion waiting to prey on impressionable young men. Join authors Roxanne Rhoads and Joe Schipani on a chilling tour of Flint’s most haunted locations. Includes photos!

Hidden History

Lost Civilizations, Secret Knowledge, and Ancient Mysteries: Easyread Super ... a deerskin quiver with two flint-tipped arrows and 12 unfinished shafts, ...

Hidden History

Author: Brian Haughton

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1442953551

Page: 380

View: 266

Despite being enmeshed in a culture steeped in technology and science, the magic and mysteries of the ancient world still haunt our imagination. Through their architecture, artifacts, and deeds, ancient cultures speak to us across thousands of dusty years--from the labyrinthine palace of Knossos on Crete and the lofty pyramids of Egypt to the remotest jungle temples of Peru and the megalithic mystery of Stonehenge. HIDDEN HISTORY brings together a fascinating selection of these ancient enigmas. arranging them into three sections: Mysterious Places, Unexplained Artifacts, and Enigmatic People.

Lost Flint

Visit us at www.historypress.com. Also by Gary Flinn from The History Press: Remembering Flint, Michigan: Stories from the Vehicle City Hidden History of ...

Lost Flint

Author: Gary Flinn

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467144924

Page: 160

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The city of Flint waxed and waned with the automotive industry of the twentieth century. Where they have not vanished completely, crumbling signs of past opulence stand as painful reminders of more recent struggles. Hardly a trace remains of the Buick City factory complex that sprawled across the city's north side. The placid waters of Flint Park Lake once echoed with the sounds of an amusement park--games, dancing, circus acts and even a roller coaster. Flint Community Schools pioneered a model for how schools can function outside regular hours, but too many now are closed and deteriorating. Local author Gary Flinn uncovers the abandoned places and lost traditions from the Vehicle City's past.

Hidden History of Cincinnati

see Flint, Western Monthly Review, vol. 1, 145. 21. Possibly a reference to Samuel Gray, a victim of the Boston Massacre in 1770. 22. Flint, Western Monthly ...

Hidden History of Cincinnati

Author: Jeff Suess

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625857756

Page: 160

View: 432

A deep dive into the complex history of the Queen City, Cincinnati, Ohio, from after the American Revolution to today. So many colorful stories are lost to time. The last passenger pigeon on earth, Martha, died in the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914. Just outside the city, a young Annie Oakley beat her future husband in a shooting contest. The deadliest maritime disaster in American history was the explosion of the steamboat Sultana, built in the Queen City. The nation's first train robbery occurred in the Cincinnati area, and some clever victims hid jewelry in their hair and bodices. From the Black Brigade's role in protecting the city against Confederate siege to the original 1937 Cincinnati Bengals, author Jeff Suess reveals the triumphs and tribulations of the first major American city founded after the American Revolution.

Flint Fights Back

Hidden History of Flint. Stroud, UK: The History Press, 2017. Flint Water Advisory Task Force. Final Report. Lansing, MI: Office of Governor Rick Snyder, ...

Flint Fights Back

Author: Benjamin J. Pauli

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026235294X

Page: 432

View: 887

An account of the Flint water crisis shows that Flint's struggle for safe and affordable water is part of a broader struggle for democracy. When Flint, Michigan, changed its source of municipal water from Lake Huron to the Flint River, Flint residents were repeatedly assured that the water was of the highest quality. At the switchover ceremony, the mayor and other officials performed a celebratory toast, declaring “Here's to Flint!” and downing glasses of freshly treated water. But as we now know, the water coming out of residents' taps harbored a variety of contaminants, including high levels of lead. In Flint Fights Back, Benjamin Pauli examines the water crisis and the political activism that it inspired, arguing that Flint's struggle for safe and affordable water was part of a broader struggle for democracy. Pauli connects Flint's water activism with the ongoing movement protesting the state of Michigan's policy of replacing elected officials in financially troubled cities like Flint and Detroit with appointed “emergency managers.” Pauli distinguishes the political narrative of the water crisis from the historical and technical narratives, showing that Flint activists' emphasis on democracy helped them to overcome some of the limitations of standard environmental justice frameworks. He discusses the pro-democracy (anti–emergency manager) movement and traces the rise of the “water warriors”; describes the uncompromising activist culture that developed out of the experience of being dismissed and disparaged by officials; and examines the interplay of activism and scientific expertise. Finally, he explores efforts by activists to expand the struggle for water justice and to organize newly mobilized residents into a movement for a radically democratic Flint.

Guildford s Hidden History

Nevertheless the material collected comprised almost 3,400 pieces of struck flint. The collection was found in a level approximately six inches from the ...

Guildford s Hidden History

Author: Helen Chapman-Davies

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445619970

Page: 192

View: 792

A fascinating look at the secret history of Guildford and the area around it.

Hidden History of Pittsburgh

The monthly magazine was published by the Flint Glass Workers Union of America. The 1914 parade marked “the first time in over twenty years that the glass ...

Hidden History of Pittsburgh

Author: Len Barcousky

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467135895

Page: 160

View: 784

When Mark Twain visited in 1884, he claimed to spy a little bit of hell in Pittsburgh's smoky appearance. Twain's observations are among the many riveting firsthand accounts and anecdotes to be found in the archives of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Great War hit home after the sinking of the Lusitania, which carried more than a dozen Pittsburgh residents. A few years later, cheering throngs of black and white residents lined downtown streets to welcome African American soldiers returning home from the conflict. The Ringling Brothers Circus held its last outdoor performance here in 1956 and left eight hundred show workers without jobs in the city. With these stories from the archives and more, veteran journalist Len Barcousky shines a light on the hidden corners of Pittsburgh's history.

Hidden History of Waco

... and by the bank of Flint & Chamberlin, at one time carrying for the Bridge Company as much as $47,000, President Flint, by his indomitable energy, ...

Hidden History of Waco

Author: Eric S. Ames

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467140872

Page: 192

View: 536

Since its establishment in 1849, Waco has grown from a frontier town on the Brazos River to a thriving city of more than 125,000 residents. And in those 171 years, Waco's citizens have seen triumph, tragedy, humor, heartbreak and infamy. Some of those stories garnered widespread attention or became established local lore, but many more have fallen through the cracks. Catch up on the backstory of notorious figures like W.C. Brann, firebrand publisher of the Iconoclast. Discover how one of the longest novels published in the English language was written by a wealthy recluse in a downtown mansion. From the artesian wells of "Geyser City" to the tombs of Telephus Telemachus Louis Augustus Albartus "Tel" Johnson, author Eric Ames offers a chance for a deeper appreciation of Waco's unique history.

Hidden History of Asheville

During the Depression, he opened Flint Architectural Forgings and produced metalwork for the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and for Yale University ...

Hidden History of Asheville

Author: Compiled by Zoe Rhine

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467142212

Page: 256

View: 314

The milestones of Asheville's long history are well known to locals, but so many interesting stories are all but forgotten. Thankfully, the staff and volunteers of the North Carolina Room at Pack Memorial Library have unearthed the best of those hidden tales. Meet daredevil aviatrix Uva Shipman and Tempie Avery, who went from slavery to respected nurse and citizen. Learn the poignant tale behind the sad death of former mayor Gallatin Roberts and uncover the parts of old Asheville lost to the wrecking ball. These and many more historic episodes come to life in this collection compiled by North Carolina Room librarian Zoe Rhine.

Hidden History of Ashtabula County

He was wrapped in his blanket, and his favored possessions were buried with him: a knife, a kettle, flint tender and steel, a hatchet and a rifle.

Hidden History of Ashtabula County

Author: Carl E. Feather

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625855052

Page: 144

View: 386

Picturesque Ashtabula County harbors a rich and sometimes strange history. Ohio's Western Reserve settlers were astonished by the ancient graveyards they found that yielded bones belonging to a gigantic race. Mr. Buck of Conneaut lived a secluded life married to himself, assuming the character and dress of the fictional Mrs. Buck. A legend persists to this day that the ship of a Spanish princess lies at the bottom of Pymatuning Lake. Author Carl E. Feather delves into the rich history of Ohio's largest county and uncovers its little-known secrets in the most unexpected places.

Hidden History of Connecticut Union Soldiers

Farragut, Rear Admiral David 34 Ferriss, Corporal Robert 10, 77 Flint, Private Alvin 52 Flint, Private George 53 Ford, Private Henry 58 Ford, ...

Hidden History of Connecticut Union Soldiers

Author: John Banks

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625853114

Page: 208

View: 695

Over fifty thousand Connecticut soldiers served in the Union army during the Civil War, yet their stories are nearly forgotten today. Among the regiments that served, at least forty sets of brothers perished from battlefield wounds or disease. Little known is the 16th Connecticut chaplain who, as prisoner of war, boldly disregarded a Rebel commander’s order forbidding him to pray aloud for President Lincoln. Then there is the story of the 7th Connecticut private who murdered a fellow soldier in the heat of battle and believed the man’s ghost returned to torment him. Seven soldiers from Connecticut tragically drowned two weeks after the war officially ended when their ship collided with another vessel on the Potomac. Join author John Banks as he shines a light on many of these forgotten Connecticut Yankees.

Hidden History of St Joseph County Michigan

It is often referred to as flint but is actually varying grades of chert. Although southwestern Cass County was a source for some chert, ...

Hidden History of St  Joseph County  Michigan

Author: Kelly Pucci

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467118222

Page: 144

View: 592

Michigan established St. Joseph County in 1829. It was a fertile land with an abundance of fresh water supplied by the St. Joseph River. The county's colorful past is the result of forgotten locals and visitors. Hezekiah Thomas fished for diamonds in Corey Lake. Saloon smasher Carrie Nation sold miniature hatchets at the county fairgrounds. The United States Congress recognizes the village of Colon as the Magic Capital of the World, and Lakeside Cemetery is the final resting place of more magicians than any other cemetery on the globe. Author and historian Kelly Pucci digs into the entertaining and often overlooked history of St. Joseph County.

Hidden History of the Minnesota River Valley

A ninethousandyearold, fiveinchlong flint spear point, used to kill mammoths twice the size of today's buffalo, was found here. It is believed to have been ...

Hidden History of the Minnesota River Valley

Author: Elizabeth Johanneck

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1614231958

Page: 160

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Traveled by mammoth-hunters and motorcyclists alike, the Minnesota River Valley shows the traces of a unique legacy: where else are you going to find a political party with ideals based on honest conversation and gymnastics? Not all of it is as lovely as the natural scenery it accompaniesMankato was the site of the largest mass execution in United States historybut its heritage demands contemplation. Discover the valleys most enterprising characters, from Fort Snelling bootleggers like Pierre Pigs Eye Parrant to the Granite Falls lawyer behind Prohibition, Andrew Volstead. With a guide like Johanneck, you might meet some familiar figures in surprising circumstances as she steals up behind Dr. Mayo at the grave he was robbing for medical research or catches FBI director J. Edgar Hoover in a moment of unguarded correspondence.

The Hidden History of the Human Race

Henry Fairfield Osborn said of the tool on the left : “ Two views of pointed flint implement flaked on the upper and lower surfaces and with a constricted ...

The Hidden History of the Human Race

Author: Michael A. Cremo

Publisher: Torchlight Pub

ISBN: 9780892133253

Page: 322

View: 326

Hidden History is a detective novel as much as a scholarly tour de force. But the murder is not the butler. Neither is the victim a rich old man with many heirs. The victim is man himself, and the role of the assassin is played by numerous scientists. Dr. Michael Rothstein, Politiken Newspaper, Denmark

Hidden History of Kansas

Such objects included beads, pendants, flint knives, milling stones, pots and turtle shells. The burials covered a wide range of ages, from infants to ...

Hidden History of Kansas

Author: Adrian Zink

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439663661

Page: 192

View: 607

Kansas' storied past is filled with fascinating firsts, humorous coincidences and intriguing characters. A man who had survived a murderous proslavery massacre in 1858 hanged his would-be executioner five years later. A wealthy Frenchman utilized his utopian ideals to create an award-winning silk-producing commune in Franklin County. A young boy's amputated arm led to the rise of Sprint Corporation. The first victim of the doomed Donner Party met her end in Kansas. In 1947, a housewife in Johnson County, indignant at the poor condition of the local school for black children, sparked school desegregation nationwide. Author and historian Adrian Zink digs deep into the Sunflower State's history to reveal these hidden and overlooked stories.

Hidden History of New Jersey at War

Arrowheads and knives were chipped from flint at the time of first contact between natives and Europeans. Lenape tactics were simple and limited to ambushes ...

Hidden History of New Jersey at War

Author: Joseph G. Bilby

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625846363

Page: 176

View: 178

The Garden State has made innumerable contributions to our nation's military history, on both battlefield and homefront, but many of those stories remain hidden within the larger national narrative. Perhaps the most crucial one-day battle of the Revolution was fought in Monmouth County, and New Jersey officers engineered the conquest of California in the Mexican War. During the Civil War, a New Jersey unit was instrumental in saving Washington, D.C., from Confederate capture. In World War II, New Jersey women flocked to war production factories and served in the armed forces, and a West Orange girl helped ferry Spitfire fighters in England. War came home to the coast in 1942 with the sinking of the SS "Resor" by a German submarine, but the state's citizens reacted by contributing everything they could to the war effort. Uncover these and other stories from New Jersey's hidden wartime history.