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Name:  Gary Jack Barwick  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: N/A

-- Gary Jack Barwick on WorldCat --

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Jacksonville (Images of America: Illinois)
ISBN: 0738502324

Arcadia Publishing. 1999

The history of Jacksonville, Illinois, is a collection of traditions. A small town with a big heart, Jacksonville nurtures her traditions unconsciously. Delightfully renovated homes, physical
growth at two colleges, strong support of voluntary organizations, and excellence in education are some measures of the traditions that originated 175 years ago. Frontier Illinois was settled from the bottom up. Towns like Springfield, Jacksonville, Vandalia, and Kaskaskia sprouted in the early 1800s. Jacksonville was the destination for so many people
that, for several years, it had more citizens than Chicago, and it had high hopes of becoming the most important city in Illinois. Early on, the citizens of this new town recognized the need for religious and educational facilities. Through the years, the name Jacksonville became synonymous with education, and, with two colleges, three major state institutions, and public and private schools, that emphasis on education continues to this day. Higher
education, the development of literary societies, and the welcoming of new businesses are all parts of the Jacksonville tradition, and there are few towns that can boast of such a solid, continuous drive for self-improvement.

Italians in Chicago (Images of America)
ISBN: 0738550450

Arcadia Publishing. 1999

Italians have been a part of the Chicago community
since the 1850s. The city’s Italian immigration rate
peaked in 1914, and many of these new residents settled in neighborhoods on the north, west, and south sides of the Loop and in the industrial suburbs of Chicago. An intriguing visual tour, Italians in Chicago explores the lives of over four generations of the community’s residents and experiences. In over 200 images accompanied by an
insightful narrative, this collection uncovers the challenges of migration and ethnic survival as well as the trials and triumphs of daily life.



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