Historic Highway Bridges Of Michigan

Autore: Charles K. Hyde
Editore: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 0814324487
Grandezza: 78,96 MB
Formato: PDF
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Michigan's historic highway bridges are rapidly being torn down and replaced as they deteriorate or become unable to support increased traffic volumes and loads. While the state has the responsibility of providing safe bridges, historian Charles K. Hyde maintains that the state must also preserve many of these remaining historic structures to insure that future generations will have them to view and appreciate. In Historic Highway Bridges of Michigan, Hyde identifies Michigan's historically significant highway bridges within the broader contexts of American bridge design and construction in the 19th and 20th centuries. The book summarizes the improvement of highway bridge design in the United States and compares Michigan's experiences with national trends. To aid the reader interested in visiting the historic highway bridges of Michigan, regional maps show the location of bridges included in the text.

Spanning Washington

Autore: Craig E. Holstine
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 17,43 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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Designed first and foremost to be practical, bridges nevertheless are often breathtaking in their construction, combining function and aesthetics. The historic structures that span the Evergreen State's highways are no exception. These technological wonders are extraordinary by any measure, yet their stories have remained largely unknown. Conceived by visionary engineers and built by anonymous workmen, Washington's highway bridges are triumphs of skill, and played a significant role in the state's history. Several, at the time of their completion, attracted worldwide attention and the praise of professional engineers, influencing the course of bridge construction. In their quest to compile the first comprehensive history of the state's highway bridges, the authors poured through the extensive records at the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), collecting definitive documentation and photographs from across the state. This magnificent book, including more than 100 illustrations, represents the culmination of years of study by many individuals associated with WSDOT and the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (Olympia).

Riding The Roller Coaster

Autore: Charles K. Hyde
Editore: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814330913
Grandezza: 48,28 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 1275
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The first comprehensive history of the Chrysler Corporation, this book is intended for readers interested in the history of automobiles and of American business, and for fans and critics of Chrysler's products.

State Highways In Marquette County Michigan

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Editore: PediaPress
ISBN:
Grandezza: 50,50 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 5959
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The Northern Lights

Autore: Charles K. Hyde
Editore: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814325544
Grandezza: 70,54 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 1545
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Symbols of safety, reassurance, and guidance, lighthouses hold a special fascination for many people. On the Great Lakes, lighthouses - "northern lights" - helped to open the region to settlement and supported the growth of commercial trade. To this day, they continue to light the way for thousands of recreational boaters. In this definitive guide to the lighthouses of the Great Lakes, Charles Hyde describes the histories of more than one hundred and sixty individual lighthouses that still exist on Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan, and Superior, and the straits of Mackinac. He also describes the lives of early lighthouse keepers and their families, the heroes and heroines who lived in isolation, dedicated to aiding travelers in distress. Hyde documents maritime history from the early eighteenth century, when the first lighthouses were built in North America, and the subsequent growth of commerce on the Great Lakes. He also provides a general history of the United States Lighthouse Service and its descendants and examines how these organizations have functioned on the Great Lakes. As the shipping industry flourished, so too did the necessity for lighthouses. With their proliferation came a demand for more sophisticated structures. This book describes the changing design of lighthouses and the equipment that produces their beacons.

Spanning Two Centuries

Autore: Colin O'Connor
Editore: Univ of Queensland Pr
ISBN:
Grandezza: 40,19 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 7792
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Copper For America

Autore: Charles K. Hyde
Editore: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816518173
Grandezza: 15,43 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9964
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This comprehensive history of copper mining tells the full story of the industry that produces one of America's most important metals. The first inclusive account of U.S. copper in one volume, Copper for America relates the discovery and development of America's major copper-producing areasÑthe eastern United States, Tennessee, Michigan, Montana, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and AlaskaÑfrom colonial times to the present. Starting with the predominance of New England and the Middle Atlantic states in the early nineteenth century, Copper for America traces the industry's migration to Michigan in mid-century and to Montana, Arizona, and other western states in the late nineteenth century. The book also examines the U.S. copper industry's decline in the twentieth century, studying the effects of strong competition from foreign copper industries and unforeseen changes in the national and global copper markets. An extensively documented chronicle of the rise and fall of individual mines, companies, and regions, Copper for America will prove an essential resource for economic and business historians, historians of technology and mining, and western historians.

The Outdoor Museum

Autore: Marcy Heller Fisher
Editore: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814329696
Grandezza: 80,92 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 5125
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Because she is fascinated by a statue she sees while skating, Abby and her mother spend a day looking at the sculptures of Marshall Fredericks around the city of Detroit, Michigan. Includes information about the sculptor, his work and the sculptural proce

Great American Bridges And Dams

Autore: Donald Conrad Jackson
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 30,60 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 1398
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Michigan S Early Military Forces

Autore: LeRoy Barnett
Editore: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814330814
Grandezza: 69,73 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 6881
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Michigan has long been proud of its military service, but many of its early accomplishments are unknown to most of the state's residents. This book fills the void in our knowledge by bringing together an impressive array of information on Michigan's armed forces from 1775 to 1860. Here we find the name rank, unit, and dates of service for all known Michigan men who served in the Revolutionary War, Indian Wars, War of 1812, Black Hawk War, Toledo War, Patriot War, and the Mexican-American War. Accompanying histories explain the reasons behind the conflicts and include maps showing all theaters of operations for Michigan troops. The in-depth accounts of the state's role in these hostilities often serve as the first serious and comprehensive studies of the contributions made by its citizens in these events. Ultimately, this book stands as a fitting memorial to the many men who took up arms on behalf of Michigan.