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Churchill Downs

by Kimberly Gatto The History Press (March 19, 2010)

In the bustling city streets of late 18th century Louisville began a tradition of thoroughbred racing that has transcended centuries.

Follow author Kimberly Gatto as she chronicles the history of the world's...

Hidden History of the Grand Strand

by Rick Simmons The History Press (July 25, 2010)

Join author Dr. Rick Simmons as he recalls the hidden history and legends of The Grand Strand in South Carolina.

Though today South Carolina's Grand Strand is known primarily for tourism, Hidden History of the...

Hidden History of Chattanooga

by Alexandra Walker Clark The History Press (September 01, 2008)

A fascinating behind the scenes look into the unique history and culture of Chattanooga.

The enigmatic hills and woodlands of the Chattanooga area are a sanctuary of history, and the hometown of author Alexandra...

Hidden History of Toledo

by Lou Hebert The History Press (February 11, 2019)

Toledo's history as a frontier town turned manufacturing powerhouse is well known. However, few know that it was once home to a champion racehorse.

Many are unaware that East Toledo's verdant urban woodlands...

Hidden History of St. Petersburg

by Will Michaels The History Press (July 25, 2016)

City historian Will Michaels explores a wide swath of hidden history in one of Florida's largest cities.

Florida is one of the most visited places in the world, and one of its most visited cities is St. Petersburg....

Lafourche Parish

by Clifton Theriot Arcadia Publishing (December 01, 2014)

Engulfed by the bayou, Lafourche is a parish rich in history and culture known for its close-knit, family-centered communities.

The parish was originally inhabited by Native American tribes and later by European,...


by Hope M. Shelley Arcadia Publishing (June 23, 2003)

Explore the compelling visual history that will earn a lasting place on the shelves of area homes and be treasured by resident and visitor, young and old alike.

Wells has a history as fascinating as it is long....

Nether Providence

by Michele S. Davidson Arcadia Publishing (July 05, 2010)

Join Michele S. Davidson as she documents Nether Providence's fascinating growth and development over the last three centuries.

In 1682, John Sharpless settled in Nether Providence Township on a 1,000-acre tract...

Brooklyn Dodgers

by Mark Rucker Arcadia Publishing (April 02, 2002)

The Brooklyn Dodgers: The story of a baseball franchise that became family with its city.

If there was ever a place in America where a city and its baseball franchise were as close as family, it was Brooklyn....


by Jerry Wilkinson, Laura Albritton & Tom Hambright Arcadia Publishing (December 05, 2016)

The Middle Keys have experienced a fascinating history, from the time when wreckers plied the Florida Reef to the days of Henry Flagler's audacious overseas railroad.

Once the Overseas Highway opened, travelers...


by Tony Kent Arcadia Publishing (October 25, 2010)

Fredericksburg, one of America's most historic cities, sits midpoint between the nation's capital and Richmond.

Many visitors come to this city to walk in the footsteps of illustrious Americans, admire their...

The Old Orchard

by Jeffrey A. Scully Arcadia Publishing (June 23, 2003)

The Old Orchard boasts miles of sandy beaches which were once home to Native Americans and settlers but are now booming with tourism.

From Pine Point in the north to Goosefare Brook in the south, Old Orchard...

Southport, Oak Island, and Bald Head Island

by Daniel Fink Arcadia Publishing (April 21, 2014)

Discover the rich military and recreational history of Southport, Oak Island, and Bald Head Island.

Southport, Oak Island, and Bald Head Island are coastal North Carolina communities. History abounds in this...

Ohio and Erie Canal

by Boone Triplett Arcadia Publishing (August 25, 2014)

A fascinating history of the Ohio and Erie Canal, from a national leader in agricultural output to a recreational resource.

George Washington first proposed the idea of a canal connecting the Great Lakes to the...


by Joseph P. Bottini & James L. Davis Arcadia Publishing (October 10, 2007)

Utica fulfilled a vital function in New York State's overall role as the gateway to the American West.

Vintage and contemporary photographs come together in this uniquie volume, portraying Utica's evolution from...


by Ed Hooper Arcadia Publishing (August 27, 2003)

The amazing photographs of Knoxville, Tennessee in this book chart the growth of this major metropolitan area in the Southeast, from a small fort to big Southern city.

Though it began as a small fort on the Tennessee...

The 1984 New Orleans World's Fair

by Bill Cotter Arcadia Publishing (December 31, 2008)

In 1984, the city of New Orleans hosted the last world's fair held in the United States.

Conceived as part of an ambitious effort to revitalize a dilapidated section of the city and establish New Orleans as a...

Monhegan Island

by Margot Sullivan, Cynthia Hagar Krusell & John J. Galluzzo Arcadia Publishing (May 11, 2009)

Monhegan Island, Maine has historically attracted a number of different visitors and workers, each with their own unique reasons for being there.

The natural beauty of Monhegan Island has continuously attracted...

Jersey City

by Patrick B. Shalhoub Arcadia Publishing (October 01, 1995)

Go inside the people, places and events of Jersey City with over 200 fascinating photographs that bring its past to life!

Author Patrick Shalhoub takes us on a journey into Jersey City's past. We see the farming...

Chicago Lawn/Marquette Manor

by Kathleen J. Headley Arcadia Publishing (October 23, 2001)

The Marquette Park area on the southwest side of Chicago is comprised of two neighborhoods- Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor.

This book depicts the evolution of both neighborhoods with photographs and images...

Shaker Heights

by Bruce T. Marshall Arcadia Publishing (July 26, 2006)

Shaker Heights achieved international renown in the early 20th century as an enclave for wealthy residents - a city of stunning homes, substantial green space, an excellent school system, and attentive municipal...


by Ronald M. Coleman & Joseph E. Szeliga Arcadia Publishing (June 14, 2006)

Minersville documents the history of this Pennsylvania coal mining hub.

Minersville, aptly named for those who toiled in the coal fields of east-central Pennsylvania, embodies the very essence of the coal region....

Fenway Park

by Kerry Keene, David Hickey, Raymond Sinibaldi & Jim Lonborg Arcadia Publishing (April 09, 2012)

The complete history of the home of "Red Sox Nation."

Five days after the sinking of the Titanic, Boston's Fenway Park held its grand opening. Since that day, millions have witnessed the Red Sox play baseball....

The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair

by Bill Cotter & Bill Young Arcadia Publishing (July 27, 2004)

The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair was the largest international exhibition ever built in the United States.

More than one hundred fifty pavilions and exhibits spread over six hundred forty-six acres helped...

Tybee Island

by James Mack Adams Arcadia Publishing (August 28, 2000)

Tybee Island is a tiny piece of land, only-two-and-a-half miles long and two-thirds of a mile wide; however, its strategic location near the mouth of the Savannah River assigned to it an important role in the...


by Keshia A. Case Arcadia Publishing (May 24, 2006)

In addition to being the state capital, Richmond, Virginia, was also the capital of the South during the Civil War. Today Richmond is a vibrant city that embraces its historical past while looking toward future...

Chicago's Historic Prairie Avenue

by William H. Tyre Arcadia Publishing (June 02, 2008)

Prairie Avenue evolved into Chicago's most exclusive residential street during the last three decades of the 19th century.

Chicago's wealthiest citizens--Marshall Field, Philip Armour, and George Pullman--were...

Manatee County

by Jim Wiggins Arcadia Publishing (October 22, 2007)

The area known as Manatee County opened for settlement at the close of the Second Seminole War in 1841.

This was due to Congress's passage of the Armed Occupation Act of 1842, which allowed settlers to claim...

Ocean City

by Ph.D., Nan DeVincent-Hayes & John E. Jacob Arcadia Publishing (September 23, 1999)

Discover how tiny Ocean City has overcame obstacle after obstacle and matured into the jewel of Maryland's shore.

Ocean City, Maryland's own seaside resort, has become so popular that it is almost too small -...


by Gerald L. Karwowski Arcadia Publishing (August 22, 2007)

In November 1834, Capt. Gilbert Knapp staked a claim to 141 acres at the mouth of the Root River, naming it Port Gilbert. This site became the city of Racine.

During the pioneer years, Racine was dubbed "the...

Hidden History of Old Charleston

by Margaret Middleton Rivers Eastman & Edward FitzSimons Good The History Press (February 15, 2010)

From the Lowcountry's first recorded duel to old-fashioned summers at the 'hottest spot in town", these pages will captivate you with stories of people, events and places that have all but vanished from memory....

Monadnock Moments

by Alan Rumrill The History Press (October 01, 2009)

What could writers Louisa May Alcott and Henry David Thoreau have in common with the inventors of barbed wire, margarine and the washing machine?

They were all deeply moved by their time spent in the beautiful...

Haunted Fells Point

by Mike Carter & Julia Dray The History Press (June 26, 2017)

Take a trip though the chilling history of one of Baltimore's most interesting neighborhoods and discover the eerie ends of Fell's Points departed souls.

The narrow streets and ancient pubs of historic Fells...

Hidden History of Acadiana

by William J. Thibodeaux The History Press (July 22, 2019)

Tragedy and destruction abound in this region and in these pages, but heroism, glory and Cajun flair come in equal measure.

From the improbable Thoroughbred Twenty-Twoinit, which defied odds and burned Vegas...

Hidden History of Jackson

by Josh Foreman & Ryan Starrett The History Press (February 12, 2018)

The history of Jackson is filled with gripping tales of horrors and heroism. Join Ryan Starrett and Josh Foreman as they reveal the hidden past of the City with Soul.

A recording company founded in the mid-1960s...

Stories from the White Mountains

by Mike Dickerman The History Press (September 24, 2013)

Throughout its rich and varied history, New Hampshire's White Mountains region has played host to explorers and adventurers, as well as grand hotels and their well-heeled guests.

In this anthology of historical...

Hidden History of the Finger Lakes

by Patti Unvericht The History Press (July 16, 2018)

New York's Finger Lakes region is filled with compelling characters, tragic disasters and fascinating mysteries.

Famed daredevil Sam Patch, known as the "Yankee Leaper," thrilled audiences at Niagara Falls but...

Remembering Steubenville

by Dr. John R. Holmes The History Press (June 01, 2009)

Explore the history of the City of Murals through the eyes of those who lived it. Perfect for fans of Ohio and American frontier history.

Beginning as a military fort on the banks of the Ohio River, Steubenville...

Eastside Indianapolis

by Julie Young The History Press (July 01, 2009)

Early Indianapolis was designed to only be one square mile, but as more settled in the Circle City, progress made its way across the Eastside.

Through their dedication to maintaining the character of neighborhoods...

Wicked Charleston, Volume 2

by Mark R. Jones The History Press (June 01, 2006)

In this follow-up volume, Mark R. Jones uncovers the seedy and wicked past of Charleston: Prostitutes, Politics and Prohibition.

The city of Charleston, South Carolina, with its matchless Southern charm, has...

History of Davis Islands

by Rodney Kite-Powell The History Press (August 13, 2013)

Tampa's Davis Islands has long been among the most desirable places to live on Florida's west coast.

Built from mud dredged from the bottom of the Tampa Bay, it's possible few thought the project would amount...

Hidden History of Rhode Island

by Glenn V. Laxton The History Press (November 27, 2009)

Hidden History of Rhode Island delivers the best Ocean State stories you've never heard before.

Surprising tales and unexpected anecdotes color Rhode Island's legacy, from the accounts of its three brave Titanic...

Hidden History of Staten Island

by Theresa Anarumo & Maureen Seaberg The History Press (December 11, 2017)

Staten Island has a rich and fascinating cultural legacy that few people outside New York City's greenest borough know about.

Chewing gum was invented on the island with the help of Mexican general Antonio López...

Remembering Kensington & Fishtown

by Kenneth W. Milano The History Press (May 01, 2008)

The Native Americans called it shackamaxon, the place where the chiefs meet, but Kensington soon became a meeting place of a different kind.

Ideologies and demagogues, industry and entrepreneurs all came together...

Hidden History of the New Hampshire Seacoast

by Terry Nelson The History Press (July 08, 2019)

The New Hampshire Seacoast has a wealth of overlooked history - some remnants are hidden in plain sight, while others are just plain hidden.

Meet the minister and early religious founder who was involved in an...

A Brief History of James Island: Jewel of the Sea Islands

by Douglas W. Bostick The History Press (August 29, 2008)

In this engaging volume, local historian Douglas Bostick reveals the unacknowledged history of the second community in South Carolina, settled in 1671.

Whether investigating prehistoric clues about Native American...

Haunted Shelby County, Alabama

by Kim Johnston The History Press (August 20, 2013)

Join author Kim Johnston as she recalls the ghostly history and sinister past of Shelby County, Alabama.

Shelby County, Alabama, is at the heart of the state. The area is home to Alabama's forgotten plantations,...

Death in the Mines

by J. Stuart Richards The History Press (February 28, 2007)

Through original journal and newspaper accounts, J. Stuart Richards's Death in the Mines revisits Pennsylvania's most notorious mining accidents and rescue attempts from 1869 to 1943.

Since 1870, mining disasters...

Cincinnati's Hyde Park

by Gregory Parker Rogers The History Press (September 24, 2010)

An engaging history of Cincinnati's Hyde Park.

First settled in 1795, Hyde Park was an area of great estates and small and large farms until 1892. Designed to be upscale, the neighborhood attracted people looking...

Sunken Plantations

by Douglas W. Bostick The History Press (May 15, 2008)

The remains of more than twenty historic plantations rest beneath the waters of Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie, and Charleston historian Douglas Bostick raises them from the depths in this haunting visual journey....