Remembering Woolworth S

Author: Karen Plunkett-Powell
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781466867444
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Millions of Americans have fond memories of shopping at Woolworth's, wandering the aisles in search of a humble spool of Woolco thread, festive Christmas decorations, a goldfish or parakeet, or a blue bottle of Evening in Paris perfume. And who could forget the special treat of a grilled-cheese sandwich or ice-cream sundae at the famous lunch counter? These and countless other memories are celebrated in Karen Plunkett-Powell's Remembering Woolworth's. Packed with photos, first-hand remembrances, vivid anecdotes, and a lively, well-researched narrative, the book tells the story of how a poor potato farmer named Frank Woolworth created a merchandising empire that touched the lives of Americans in small towns, big cities, and everywhere in between. Chapters cover the store's humble beginnings, surviving the Great Depression, the civil rights sit-ins, Woolworth's around the globe, the popularity of Woolworth's collectibles, and much more.

The Woolworths

Author: James Brough
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: STANFORD:36105039259655
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The story of Frank W., who held that thrift was the paramount virtue and his heirs with all thier extravagant exxentricities...

Our Spoons Came From Woolworths

Author: Barbara Comyns
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590178973
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“I told Helen my story and she went home and cried.” So begins Our Spoons Came from Woolworths. But Barbara Comyns’s beguiling novel is far from tragic, despite the harrowing ordeals its heroine endures. Sophia is twenty-one and naïve when she marries fellow artist Charles. She seems hardly fonder of her husband than she is of her pet newt; she can’t keep house (everything she cooks tastes of soap); and she mistakes morning sickness for the aftereffects of a bad batch of strawberries. England is in the middle of the Great Depression, and the money Sophia makes from the occasional modeling gig doesn’t make up for her husband’s indifference to paying the rent. Predictably, the marriage falters; not so predictably, Sophia’s artlessness will be the very thing that turns her life around.

Knox Farm State Park

Author: Gerald L. Halligan
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781439643426
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A stone wall along Seneca Street in East Aurora, New York, welcomes visitors to Knox Farm State Park with its charming buildings, woodlands, and open fields. The farmland was purchased by Seymour H. Knox, an entrepreneur from Russell, New York. Successful in the five-and-dime store industry with his cousin F.W. Woolworth, Knox expanded his business interests to include raising horses and developing a self-sustaining farm. Following his death in 1915, his family maintained and expanded the property, gracing it with architectural features reflecting their interests. In the 1990s, with the passing of Seymour Knox II and sons, the family’s desire to preserve the beloved property was fulfilled with the establishment of Knox Farm State Park.

Serving Seniors

Author: RoseMary Honnold
Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub
ISBN: 1555704824
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This book was designed "as a hands-on guide for libraries with budgets of all sizes that want wide-ranging, practical, and field-tested ideas to begin or expand services to the older adultas in their communities. The book addresses the specific needs of the important group of patrons, including planning, collection development, discussion groups, program ideas, partnering options, and outreach services in the community." - page xvii.

White Shell Water Place Hardcover

Author: F. Richard Sanchez
Publisher: Sunstone Press
ISBN: 9780865347861
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This anthology, a companion to the Santa Fe 400th Anniversary Commemoration publication, "All Trails Lead to Santa Fe," affords Native American authors the opportunity to unreservedly express their ideas, opinions and perspectives on the historical and cultural aspects of Santa Fe using their own voice and preferred writing styles that are not necessarily in accord with western academic and writing conventions. One cannot truly contemplate the history and culture of Santa Fe without the voices of the Native Americans-the original inhabitants of "Po'oge," "White Shell Water Place." Indeed, much of Santa Fe's story is conveyed from a western colonial perspective, which, until fairly recently, has predominantly relegated Native Americans to the fringes. However, over the last thirty years colonial narratives regarding Native American history and culture have been, and continue to be, disputed and amended as the pursuit of academic, intellectual and cultural self determination gains momentum in respective Native American tribal and academic communities. The Santa Fe 400th Commemoration has created an opportunity for the Native American voice to be heard. This anthology is a ceremony of Native voices, a gathering of Native people offering scholarly dialogue, personal points of view, opinions, and stories regarding the pre and post-historical and cultural foundations of Santa Fe. Includes Study Guide and Index.