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Bel Air chronicles, Carol Deibel ; foreword by Maryanna Skowronski

Bel Air chronicles, Carol Deibel ; foreword by Maryanna Skowronski
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [139]-142)
contains biographical information
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Bel Air chronicles
Nature of contents
Responsibility statement
Carol Deibel ; foreword by Maryanna Skowronski
Series statement
American chronicles
Table Of Contents
Foreword / by Maryanna Skowronski -- I. From wilderness to county seat. The harsh reality of frontier life -- A shifting county seat -- A new county/a new country -- II. Location, location, location. Hills and valleys of the Piedmont -- Water power and the confluence of streams -- III. A courthouse town emerges. Mandates and challenges -- The General Assembly decrees -- A court, a jail and a home for the poor -- From Justices to Commissioners -- Snapshot of early Bel Air -- Turnpike plans proceed -- Civil War divide -- The Booth connection -- IV. A kinder, sometimes gentler world. Postwar boom -- March of Victorians -- Horse-and-carriage days -- Bel Air and the Milky Way -- Technology brings a new way of life -- Business and industry -- Hotels, inns and taverns -- Schools and institutions -- Amusements and sports/fun and games -- Murder and mayhem -- V. Modern war comes to Bel Air. Wilson's war -- The Great Depression -- Roosevelt's war -- Truman's war and beyond -- VI. Suburbia and the megalopolis. Tract housing and the baby boom -- Technology- beauty or the beast -- Social and cultural evolution -- Bel Air today

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