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American History

By Paula Uruburu

ISBN-10: 1440629765

ISBN-13: 9781440629761

The scandalous tale of America's first twiglet, intercourse goddess, and sleek famous person, Evelyn Nesbit, the temptress on the middle of Stanford White's recognized homicide, whose iconic existence tale mirrored all of the paradoxes of America's Gilded Age.

By the time of her 16th birthday in 1900, Evelyn Nesbit was once identified to thousands because the such a lot photographed girl of her period, an iconic determine who set the normal for lady attractiveness, and whose blameless sexuality was once used to promote every thing from goodies to fragrance. ladies desired to be her. males simply sought after her. but if Evelyn's lifetime of myth grew to become all too actual and her insanely jealous millionaire husband, Harry okay. Thaw, murdered her lover, manhattan urban architect Stanford White, the main recognized lady on the earth turned notorious as she chanced on herself on the heart of the "Crime of the Century" and a scandal that signaled the start of a countrywide obsession with adolescence, good looks, famous person, and sex.

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36 Ernest P. Clarke (right) came to Ontario in 1885 from Alna, Maine, and founded the Ontario Record newspaper. The first newspaper published in Ontario, it was originally operated out of the Bank Block (above). J. Holsinger in 1888 at the request of Charles Frankish and later sold to Robert Blackburn, the developer of Blackburn’s Addition. The Ontario Record was very critical of Charles Frankish, and one might have thought that Frankish expected the competition would put the Record out of business.

49 In November 1893, the largest trainload of fruit from the Ontario-Upland area to date was shipped on the Santa Fe Railroad. Here, 17 cars loaded with fruit, weighing over 400,000 pounds and destined for Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was packed by Sutliff and Groom of Iowa, pictured in the foreground, who leased the Ontario Cannery in 1893 for the specific purpose of shipping the fruit east. This aerial view looking north on Mountain Avenue in Ontario, dated to around 1920, illustrates how extensive citrus ranching had become during Ontario’s first 40 years, with nearly every inch of land covered with citrus trees.

32 The Ontario City Library was founded on November 15, 1885, by community members. The next month, a social benefit was held that resulted in the collection of 200 books, $40, and a large bookcase. The group formed a library association, and William Chaffey served as its first president. The Chaffey brothers provided space for a reading room, and Alfred Piddington, pictured here, served as the first librarian. Because the Chaffeys left Ontario for Australia in early 1886, the library lost its reading room.

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