An American Hometown

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-27
  • Publisher: Quarry Books
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They lived "green" out of necessity-walking to work, repairing everything from worn shoes to wristwatches, recycling milk bottles and packing containers. Music was largely heard live and most residential streets had shade trees. The nearby Wabash River-a repeated subject of story and song-transported Sunday picnickers to public parks. In the form of an old-fashioned city directory,An American Hometowncelebrates a bygone American era, focusing on life in 1920s Terre Haute, Indiana. With artfully drawn biographical sketches and generously illustrated histories, noted musician, historian, and storyteller Tom Roznowski not only evokes a beauty worth remembering, but also brings to light just how many of our modern ideas of sustainable living are deeply rooted in the American tradition.

Author Biography

Tom Roznowski, based in Bloomington, Indiana, is a writer and musician. He is host of Hometown, a radio program broadcast by NPR affiliate WFIU.

Table of Contents

Abel Manufacturing Company
Bachelor Club
Barden Calloway
Daphne Confectionary
Tilatha East
Ethel Failing
James H. Gallian
Joseph A. Haddox
Josephine Ice
Mary Jackman
Albert Kaeling
Minnie Mayme Lacy
Albert McBride
Agnes Nairn
Harry E. Oaf
Mabel P. Paine
the Quality Shop
St. Joseph's Academy
Elmer E. Talbott
Jacob Umble
Ohmer D. Vance
Clarence W. Wagner
Ivan Yates
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