Description - Historical Gazetteer of the United States by Paul T. Hellmann
The first place-by-place chronology of U.S. history, this book offers the student, researcher, or traveller a handy guide to find all the most important events that have occurred at any locality in the United States. More than 10,000 cities and towns are organized alphabetically in 50 state sections; each section starts with a brief introduction to the history of the state. The entries include founding of the city or town, population growth, disasters from fires to volcano eruptions, birth dates of favorite sons and daughters, founding dates of institutions, and myriad fascinating miscellaneous occurrences from the building of a windmill to the shooting of labour protesters. Assembled by an expert geographer assisted by 50 state historians, this unique reference is a valuable addition to any history, geography, or travel collection.
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(279mm x 216mm x mm)
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Author Biography - Paul T. Hellmann
Paul T. Hellmann is a freelance writer and geographer who most recently researched, wrote, and/or edited 33,000 entries (about one-fourth of the total) for the new Columbia Gazetteer of the World, for which he did field research in 37 states. He has also written a historical tour guide of Frederick County in Virginia and many articles for other reference books. Other work experience includes creating rural address systems for seven counties and researching address systems for the Census.