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Northfield

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ISBN : 0738536571
Genre : History
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Northfield is a vibrant South Jersey community with farm, seaport, and shipbuilding beginnings. First settled in the late 1700s, it is a place of beautiful homes built by ship captains during the 1700s and 1800s. Northfield portrays the history of the community with stunning photographs and a wealth of fascinating detail. At one time, Northfield grew food for Atlantic City hotels; its office for marriage license applications was in the insane asylum; and its glass factory sold laboratory glassware to Jonas Salk, discoverer of the polio vaccine.

Northfield

Author : ArLynn Leiber Presser
ISBN : 0738583693
Genre : History
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In 1926, railroad and electric power tycoon Samuel Insull held a contest to name a station on the Skokie Valley Electric Line that the locals already called the Skokie Swamp. The winning name? Wau Bun, a Potawatomi word meaning "dawn" and also the name of a noted Potawatomi chief from the late 1700s. But the residents of Skokie Swamp hated the name and plotted their revenge. Three years later, as Insull was on a train pulling into the station, he was horrified to discover that vandals had taken it upon themselves to rename the station Hot Bun. Insull and the locals compromised, and the more neutral moniker of Northfield was adopted. The Skokie Valley Electric Line has long since been closed, and popular legend holds that Insull died penniless and alone in Paris. But the town of Northfield has survived and thrived. Once a loose affiliation of farms, Northfield is now a quiet suburb that has enviable schools, beautiful homes, and gorgeous landscapes.

The Night We Broke Into The Northfield Chateau

Author : Susan Chapman Melanson
ISBN : 9780615249797
Genre : History
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The Northfield Chateau was a landmark in western Massachusetts from the time it was built in 1903 until it was demolished in 1963. A year before the magnificent structure met the wrecking ball the author and several friends spent an unsanctioned evening exploring the 125-room summer home of the Schell family of New York. The memories and images of that evening were captured on a primitive Brownie camera. The photographs and negatives became dog-eared and faded over the years until Sue Melanson resurrected them through her watercolor paintings. Along with her detailed artwork, she has included vivid descriptions of the Chateau as well as background information about its owners and their lifestyle, and even floor plans for the reader to enjoy.

James Northfield And The Art Of Selling Australia

Author : Michelle Hetherington
ISBN : 0642276196
Genre : Australia
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"James Northfield and the art of selling Australia celebrates the career of one of Australia's most notable and influential commercial artists. During the first half of the 20th century Northfield's work played an essential role in creating many of the visual symbols of our national identity, and elaborating upon others. Yet, while some of his most distinctive posters are well known, he has received little public recognition."--Foreword.

Northfield

Author : Marie Booth Ferré
ISBN : 9781439646595
Genre : Photography
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Northfield’s mountains, abundant forests, and rich agricultural fields along the Connecticut River sustained native inhabitants for centuries before the English settled in the area known as Squakheag in 1713. Incorporated in 1723, Northfield became a crossroads for travel and commerce, supporting ferries, taverns, mills, and other farm-related businesses. Elegant Federal-style homes crafted in the 1800s by the Stearns brothers still line the iconic Main Street. Northfield native Dwight L. Moody, a famous evangelist, founded area schools and summer conferences. In the late 19th century, the quiet farming town became “heaven on earth” to Moody’s followers, who arrived by the hundreds each summer seeking spiritual renewal and relief from the cities. The railroad brought visitors to the first American youth hostel and to the popular Northfield Inn and Chateau, where many permanent residents found employment. Around Northfield, Queen Anne–style homes provided lodging for boarders, while tearooms, milliners, liveries, and grocers served visitors. Today, Northfield’s vitality and spirit endures, forged by education, hard work, civic engagement, and perseverance.

Northfield

Author : The Northfield Historical Society
ISBN : 9781439646465
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Chartered in 1781, Northfield is nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains, with highlands to the east and west and the Dog River running through the center of town. It was once home to primarily farms, sawmills, and gristmills. With Elijah Paine building the first mills on Mill Hill, Northfield grew into a town comprising four villages. The community began to thrive with the coming of the railroad in the mid-1800s. Large granite sheds brought stonecutters and artisans from Italy, Spain, and Scotland. With woolen mills and a slate industry, Northfield changed from a largely agricultural town to an industrial one. In 1866, it became home to Norwich University. A vital part of the community, Norwich offers a wide variety of athletic and cultural events. Northfield captures the history of a community that still celebrates its heritage today.

Northfield Park

Author : Keith L. Gisser
ISBN : 9781439631492
Genre : History
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From Al Capone and dog racing, to midget car and harness racing, the history of Northfield Park is one of the most colorful in the standardbred sport. A half-mile track located mid-way between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio, it has hosted the greatest drivers and horses in harness racing since its founding in 1957. From modest beginnings, the track now races 220 live race cards every year, providing a consistent racing schedule for patrons on-site and across North America via simulcast. This book details in both words and pictures the history of the storied oval known as The Flying Turns.

Elder Northfield S Home

Author : A. Jennie Bartlett
ISBN : 9780803274068
Genre : Fiction
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The practice of plural marriage, commonly known as polygamy, stirred intense controversy in postbellum America until 1890, when the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints first officially abolished the practice. Elder Northfield’s Home, published by A. Jennie Bartlett in 1882, is both a staunchly antipolygamy novel and a call for the sentimental repatriation of polygamy’s victims. Her book traces the fate of a virtuous and educated English immigrant woman, Marion Wescott, who marries a Mormon elder, Henry Northfield. Shocked when her husband violates his promise not to take a second wife, Marion attempts to flee during the night, toddler son in her arms and pulling her worldly possessions in his toy wagon. She returns to her husband, however, and the balance of the novel traces the effects of polygamy on Marion, Henry, and their children; their eventual rejection of plural marriage; and their return to a normal and healthy family structure. Nicole Tonkovich’s critical introduction includes both historical contextualization and comments on selected primary documents, providing a broader look at the general public’s reception of the practice of polygamy in the nineteenth century.

Bion Rickman Foulkes And The Northfield Experiments

Author : Tom Harrison
ISBN : 1853028371
Genre : Psychology
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The Northfield Experiments, conducted during the Second World War, mark an important moment in the development of the therapeutic community movement. This is the first book to record the experiments in detail. The book provides a fascinating account of a significant advance in psychiatry.

Confessions Of The Classmate Who Never Was Northfield School For Girls Class Of 1964

Author : Susan Chapman Melanson
ISBN : 9781435723580
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At 16-years-old, Melanson spent the summer waitressing at the summer conferences at Northfield School for Girls. The New England backdrop included the 125-room Schell Chateau. Her adventures include a grand tour of the Chateau under the cloak of darkness and is documented with photos and floor plans. She pleaded with her parents to send her to the boarding school, but their answer was "No". Nevertheless she retained an attachment to the school. When she became an adult she began giving to the alumnae fund because she believed in the ethic of the school. One year a flustered alumnae secretary phoned asking what class she had been affiliated with, presuming the undocumented alum had probably flunked out. Her answer was "Why 1964!" After that she was invited to reunions and her "news" appeared in the alumnae publications. In 2004, came the announcement that the Northfield campus was closing. That was the spark that prompted her to return for "her" 40th Reunion. This is that story.

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