Historic Fires of Fall River

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Author: Stefani Koorey, PhD

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467119245

Category: History

Page: 160

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Fall River's textile boom in the nineteenth century brought with it a series of fiery disasters. The Big Fire of 1843 left more than one thousand people homeless and destroyed two hundred buildings, as well as twenty-some acres of land. After the Steiger Store Fire of 1916, mill owners pushed the city to replace horse-drawn brigades with fire engines. The intense heat from the Kerr Mill Thread Fire of 1987 melted hoses as first responders battled the blaze. Author Stefani Koorey chronicles the historic infernos of the Spindle City and celebrates the community's resilience in the face of adversity.

Fall River

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Author: Rob Lewis

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738512792

Category: History

Page: 128

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The city known today as Fall River, Massachusetts, considered until 1803 to be a part of Freetown and until 1862 to be partially contained within the boundaries of Rhode Island, came into its own as a great industrial city in the latter half of the nineteenth century. The massive power of the Quequechan River fueled several mills, and Fall River granite provided the basis for a developing stone-cutting business. Over the years, the city's numerous villages have been home to many hard-working and loyal residents. These residents historically have much to be proud of: in many ways Fall River led the region in the development of technology and public education. By the 1880s, the city was equipped with telephones, streetcars, and electrical service, and the B.M.C. Durfee High School-opened in 1886-was considered the finest in the nation. Through the 200-plus photographs and informative captions in this marvelous new visual history, local author Rob Lewis seeks to remind residents of Fall River's glorious past; his work also suggests the future potential of this significant American city as we approach the millennium.

Fall River

An Authentic Narrative

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Author: Catharine Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195359343

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

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Catharine Williams (1787-1872) lived most of her life in Rhode Island, where she supported herself and her daughter by a productive literary career. Her most compelling work, Fall River, last published in 1833, recreates a notorious incident in the ill-fated town of Fall River, Massachusetts: the trial of a Methodist minister for the murder of a pregnant mill worker whom it was suspected he had seduced. Williams's investigative report offers a vivid contemporary view of the lives of poor "factory girls" and of clerical corruption in the industrial towns of early New England. While based in fact, the book raises themes of sexual and religious hypocrisy and exploitation that may be compared with those of novels like The Coquette, Uncle Tom's Cabin, and The Scarlet Letter. At the same time, the author's mixture of journalism, biography, fiction, and exhortation makes this "authentic narrative" an unusual challenge to traditional notions of literary form and yields fresh insights into the nature of early American women's writing.

Fall River Outrage

Life, Murder, and Justice in Early Industrial New England

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Author: David Richard Kasserman

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812200881

Category: History

Page: 296

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Fall River Outrage recounts one of the most sensational and widely reported murder cases in early nineteenth-century America. When, in 1832, a pregnant mill worker was found hanged, the investigation implicated a prominent Methodist minister. Fearing adverse publicity, both the industrialists of Fall River and the New England Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church engaged in energetic campaigns to obtain a favorable verdict. It was also one of the earliest attempts by American lawyers to prove their client innocent by assassinating the moral character of the female victim. Fall River Outrage provides insight in American social, legal, and labor history as well as women's studies.

The Fall River Tragedy

A History of the Borden Murders

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Author: Edwin H. Porter

Publisher: Ravenio Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: True Crime

Page: N.A

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The full title of this near-contemporaneous account of the infamous Borden ax murders, written by journalist Edwin H. Porter, is The Fall River tragedy : a history of the Borden murders : A plain statement of the material facts pertaining to the most famous crime of the century, including the story of the arrest and preliminary trial of Miss Lizzie A. Borden and a full report of the Superior Court trial, with a hitherto unpublished account of the renowned Trickey-McHenry affair: Compiled from official sources and profusely illustrated with original engravings.

Yesterday in Old Fall River

A Lizzie Borden Companion

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Author: Paul Dennis Hoffman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 405

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"For the first time, here is a book that provides information on each and every individual involved in the Borden murder case and clarifies inconsistencies in spelling and attribution that have often bewildered Borden enthusiasts. Yesterday in Old Fall River lists in alphabetical order 650 people involved with the case, trial, and aftermath of the Lizzie Borden mystery, including suspects, witnesses, investigators, lawyers, jurors, Borden family members and associates. Each entry includes biographical information as well as an explanation of the person's connection to the murders. The book includes a subject index that allows the reader to find lists of all the policemen, lawyers, physicians, etc., involved in the case. It also features dozens of illustrations of the people whose lives were caught up in the Fall River mystery. Scholars and aficionados of the Borden murders will find this book to be a valuable reference and an important guide, not only to the case itself, but also to social conventions and individual histories of the 1890s."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Fall River Revisited

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Author: Stefani Koorey,Fall River History Club

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738576840

Category: History

Page: 127

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Founded in 1803, Fall River changed its name the following year to Troy, after a resident visiting Troy, New York, enjoyed the city. In 1834, the name was officially changed back to Fall River. The city's motto, "We'll Try," originates from the determination of its residents to rebuild the city following a devastating fire in 1843. The fire resulted in 20 acres in the center of the village being destroyed, including 196 buildings, and 1,334 people were displaced from their homes. Once the capital of cotton textile manufacturing in the United States, by 1910, Fall River boasted 43 corporations, 222 mills, and 3.8 million spindles, producing two miles of cloth every minute of every working day in the year. The workforce was comprised of immigrants from Ireland, England, Scotland, Canada, the Azores, and, to a lesser extent, Poland, Italy, Greece, Russia, and Lebanon.

Fall River and Its Industries

An Historical and Statistical Record of Village, Town, and City, from the Date of the Original Charter of the Freemen's Purchase in 1656 to the Present Time. With Valuable Statistical Tables, Family Genealogies, Etc., Illustrated by Views and Portraits on Steel

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Author: Henry Hilliard Earl,Frederick M. Peck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cotton growing

Page: 280

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Fall River

An Authentic Narrative

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Author: Catherine Read Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fall River (Mass.)

Page: 198

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Fall River County and Hot Springs

125 Years

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Author: Peggy Sanders

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738551876

Category: History

Page: 127

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Fall River County has a history built around water. Early industries, such as the Refinite Mineral Processing Plant at Ardmore, were built to enhance the water; other businesses--bathhouses in Hot Springs and Edgemont, the Michael J. Fitzmaurice Veterans Home (originally named the Soldiers Home), and the VA Black Hills Medical Center (known by longtime residents as the Battle Mountain Sanitarium) in Hot Springs--were established here because naturally warm water and the moderate climate enhanced their missions. Back in the day, small towns had flour mills, creameries, and ice companies, and the towns flourished with each industrial boom. Out in the county, on the government-run experimental farm, crops were tested and people attended agricultural classes and meetings. Oil wells were drilled, sandstone was quarried, and farmers and ranchers worked the land and the cattle. Through the years, county residents have been warm and welcoming, much like the water.

Fall River and Other Uncollected Stories

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Author: John Cheever

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 0897336569

Category: Fiction

Page: 227

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The stories in this collection are ones that Cheever wrote in the 1930s and 1940s. There are 13 total, 11 of which are not available anywhere else, including the new Library of America edition. Interest in Cheever's work has been renewed with the publication of a new biography, John Cheever: A Life by Blake Bailey. Readers of Cheever, both new and old, will be fascinated by this essential collection.

HIST OF FALL RIVER MASSACHUSET

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Author: Henry M. (Henry Milne) 1879 Fenner,Fall River Mass Merchants Association

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781362825586

Category: History

Page: 126

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