An American Hometown

An American Hometown : Terre Haute, Indiana, 1927

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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 Hometown celebrates 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.
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  • Electronic book text | 289 pages
  • United States
  • English
  • 0253005035
  • 9780253005038

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"For Roznowski, the pursuit of the past is not an exercise in nostalgia, but an attempt to bring wisdom forward -- to learn not just from our mistakes as aculture, but from the things we did right as well, and then left by the wayside inthe 20th century's mad dash to a consumerist, automobile-centered society." --Bloom, February/March 2010
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