The Blossom Festival

The Blossom Festival
Author: Lawrence Coates
Publsiher: University of Nevada Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2012-06-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 13: 0874179033

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The Blossom Festival chronicles rural life in the Santa Clara Valley during the decades leading up to World War II. Against the lush backdrop of millions of fruit trees unfold the personal dramas of a fascinating cast of characters. This leisurely read explores the complex relationships between parents and children in the context of a rich California region bent on replacing agriculture with computer chips to become Silicon Valley..

The Cherry Blossom Festival

The Cherry Blossom Festival
Author: Ann McClellan
Publsiher: Bunker Hill Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2005
Genre: Gardening
ISBN 13: 9781593730406

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The most significant of the more than 175 varieties of Japanese ornamental trees featured, along with a discussion of Japanese garden design, and cultivation tips for home gardeners..

Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival

Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival
Author: Helen Lee Fletcher
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 100
Release: 1999
Genre: History
ISBN 13: 9780738502083

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For many cities and small towns across the South, agriculture has served, traditionally, as a backbone in shaping a community's economic and social identity. These annual harvests have provided both an environment of work and play for its citizens, allowing people to meet, labor, and celebrate a year's bountiful output. As our nation moved into the twentieth century, many of these events were formalized by town governments and committees into largescale fairs and festivals, bringing adults and children from the surrounding areas into town to join in the celebrations. Winchester, with its long history in the apple-growing industry, chose to honor the beauty and bounty of the apple blossom, beginning in the year 1924 and continuing to the present, and has seen their festival grow in size, extravagance, and national acclaim. In this volume of over 150 images, many never before published, you will experience the festivities from its inception to the present, seeing the early floats, parades of children and firemen, the massive colorful and inventive pageants, and the men and women devoted to making the festival a success. Not simply a pictorial history, Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival captures the spirit, optimism, and general excitement of the festival, which has kept the event popular for over 70 years with a wide variety of people: from the common person to those "stars" who served as grand marshals, such as Bob Hope, James Cagney, Ed Sullivan, and Bing Crosby..

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms
Author: Ann McClellan
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2012
Genre: Photography
ISBN 13: 1426209215

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This book is a stunningly beautiful record of the nation's biggest springtime festival. As the 100th anniversary of the National Cherry Blossom Festival approaches in the Spring of 2012, millions of people from across the country will gather to revel in the beauty of the Cherry Blossoms. Capturing the true essence of spring, Blunt's striking photography will also allow those who are unable to travel to the festival the chance to experience the splendor of the blooming cherry blossoms through his photography..

The Blossom Dearie Songbook

The Blossom Dearie Songbook
Author: Blossom Dearie
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2011-06-01
Genre: Music
ISBN 13: 1458439488

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(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). The All Music Guide states, "A distinctive, girlish voice, crisp, impeccable delivery, and an irrepressible sense of playful swing made Blossom Dearie one of the most enjoyable singers of the vocal era." This folio celebrates Blossom's career with arrangements of 15 of her most enduring favorites, including: Bye-Bye Country Boy * 'Deed I Do * I Won't Dance * It Might as Well Be Spring * Once upon a Summertime * Peel Me a Grape * and more. Includes an excellent bio!.

A Year Full of Celebrations and Festivals

A Year Full of Celebrations and Festivals
Author: Claire Grace
Publsiher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2021-01-05
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13: 0711245436

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Countless different festivals are celebrated all over the world throughout the year. Some are national holidays, celebrated for religious and cultural reasons, or to mark an important date in history, while others are just for fun. Give thanks and tuck into a delicious meal with friends and family at Thanksgiving, get caught up in a messy tomato fight in Spain at La Tomatina, add a splash of color to your day at the Holi festival of colors and celebrate the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. With fact-filled text accompanied by beautifully bright illustrations from the wonderfully talented Chris Corr, prepare yourself for a journey as we travel around the world celebrating and uncovering a visual feast of culture..

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms
Author: Mari Nakahara
Publsiher: Smithsonian Institution
Total Pages: 97
Release: 2020-02-11
Genre: Nature
ISBN 13: 1588346846

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A beautiful gift book commemorating the nation's most cherished springtime tradition, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, through original works of art from the Library of Congress collections Experience the splendor of the annual spring viewing of the nation's sakura (cherry blossoms) with this stunning keepsake book. Original artwork, photographs, and objects from the Library of Congress collections illuminate the story of these landmark trees and how they came to the nation's capital as a symbol of friendship with Japan. More than one million visitors from the US and abroad gather each year to enjoy Washington's glorious profusion of cloud-like blossoms and join in the festivities. Cherry Blossoms: Sakura Collections from the Library of Congress showcases exquisite watercolor drawings of blossom varieties among the original cherry trees, Japanese woodblock prints by such master artists as Kiyonaga and Hiroshige, early 3-D stenographs and contemporary photos of the Tidal Basin cherry blossoms, mementos from a former cherry blossom princess, posters of the festival, and more. These works offer the opportunity to explore Japanese culture while celebrating Washington's beloved cherry blossoms..

Bean Blossom

Bean Blossom
Author: Thomas A. Adler
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-05-15
Genre: Music
ISBN 13: 0252095448

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Bean Blossom, Indiana--near Brown County State Park and the artist-colony town of Nashville, Indiana--is home to the annual Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival, founded in 1967 by Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass. Widely recognized as the oldest continuously running bluegrass music festival in the world, this June festival's roots run back to late 1951, when Monroe purchased the Brown County Jamboree, a live weekly country music show presented between April and November each year. Over the years, Monroe's festival featured the top performers in bluegrass music, including Jimmy Martin, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, the Goins Brothers, the Stanley Brothers, and many more. Thomas A. Adler's history of Bean Blossom traces the long and colorful life of the Brown County Jamboree and Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Festival. Adler discusses the development of bluegrass music, the many personalities involved in the bluegrass music scene, the interplay of local, regional, and national interests, and the meaning of this venue to the music's many performers--both professional and amateur--and its legions of fans..


Author: April Halberstadt
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2009
Genre: History
ISBN 13: 9780738569635

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One of Californias earliest communities, Saratoga was settled before the Gold Rush. Water from the hillsides provided power for a mill, and Saratoga became a center for lumbering, for milling, and for paper manufacturing. By the Civil War, the community was known as a resort for summer homes of wealthy San Franciscans. Blessed with a wonderful climate, scenic terrain, and abundant natural springs, newcomers discovered it was possible to grow a wide variety of fruits, and hundreds of orchards appeared almost overnight. By 1900, Saratoga had the largest prune and apricot orchards known in America, and was home to Sunsweet. The flowering fruit trees inspired an annual Blossom Festival that brought thousands of visitors to the Saratoga area. An outstanding school system, wonderful climate, and a strong sense of community make Saratoga one of the most wonderful places to live in California..

A Pictorial History of the Apple Blossom Festival

A Pictorial History of the Apple Blossom Festival
Author: Harold Lovett Woodman
Publsiher: Hantsport, N.S. : Lancelot Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1992-01-01
Genre: Annapolis Valley (Annapolis County and Kings County, N.S.)
ISBN 13: 9780889994751

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Kid's Guide to Washington, DC

Kid's Guide to Washington, DC
Author: Eileen Ogintz
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-04-12
Genre: Travel
ISBN 13: 0762793821

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Before you plan your family’s next excursion in the nation’s capital, get some help from a travel professional… and your kids! The Kid’s Guide to Washington, DC lets the kids help plan the trip and guides you as you explore the city. Inside you’ll find kid-tested tips on where to go, where to eat, what to see, and where to get the best souvenirs. Along the way, your kids will be engaged by reading and sharing fun DC facts and cool travel tips. Awesome games and quizzes will keep the family entertained..

Nature, Place, and Story

Nature, Place, and Story
Author: Claire Elizabeth Campbell
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2017-08-09
Genre: History
ISBN 13: 0773551778

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National historic sites commemorate decisive moments in the making of Canada. But seen through an environmental lens, these sites become artifacts of a bigger story: the occupation and transformation of nature into nation. In an age of pressing discussions about environmental sustainability, there is a growing need to know more about the history of our relationship with the natural world and what lessons these places of public history, regional identity, and national narrative can teach us. Nature, Place, and Story provides new interpretations for five of Canada’s largest and most iconic historic sites (two of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites): L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland; Grand Pré, Nova Scotia; Fort William, Ontario; the Forks of the Red River, Manitoba; and the Bar U Ranch, Alberta. At each location, Claire Campbell rewrites public history as environmental history, revealing the country’s debt to the power and fragility of the natural world, and the relevance of the past to understanding climate change, agricultural sustainability, wilderness protection, urban reclamation, and fossil fuel extraction. From the medieval Atlantic to modern ranchlands, environmental history speaks directly to contemporary questions about the health of Canada’s habitat. Bringing together public and environmental history in an entirely new way, Nature, Place, and Story is a lively and ambitious call for a fresh perspective on natural heritage..

Into the Darkness, Into the Light

Into the Darkness, Into the Light
Author: Tony Musgrave
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2004-07
ISBN 13: 3833411163

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Bill Greenstone, an Englishman living in Berlin, has to decide whether to move to Cracow to be near Marta Szadkowska, an expert on Japanese art, or to stay in Berlin, to be comforted by Uta Schmidtbauer, his Marxist-Leninist cleaning lady. In Berlin, he discovers that from the house in which he lives, in the years 1942 - 44 twenty-one people were deported to the East, eleven of them on one day to Auschwitz. In Cracow, at the Remuh synagogue, he meets Lewenherz Maks, from whom he hears the story of the destruction of Jewish Kazimierz. And finds the courage to admit that Siemens, for whom he has worked for the last twenty years, had been intimately involved in the Nazi crimes against humanity. Through these painful confrontations, he is able at last to look clearly at his own loss, the death of his son, and to decide his future..

Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife

Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife
Author: Jonathan H. X. Lee
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1254
Release: 2011
Genre: Social Science
ISBN 13: 0313350663

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This comprehensive compilation of entries documents the origins, transmissions, and transformations of Asian American folklore and folklife. * More than 600 entries * Contributions from more than 170 expert contributors * Introductory essays covering disciplinary theories and methods in the study of folklore and folklife * An appendix of Asian American folktales.

Peach County

Peach County
Author: Marilyn Neisler Windham
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 132
Release: 1997-05-01
Genre: History
ISBN 13: 9780738568775

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Peach County: The Worldas Peach Paradise is a delightful visual history that features a newly discovered and quite remarkable photographic collection and brings to life one of the most formative periods in Peach Countyas history. The 1920s were a magical time in Peach County, Georgia. For one day every year from 1922 to 1926 a Greek-style event in fairy-tale fashionathe Peach Blossom Festival, the precursor of the Georgia Peach Festivalawas held in honor of the peach in the county seat. The peach was of tremendous importance to the economy and people of Peach County, and when Fort Valley decided in 1922 to host the first Peach Blossom Festival and to invite the world, the world responded. Thousands came for the festivals, which were said to rival Mardi Gras and Californiaas Rose Festival, and which even attracted the attention of National Geographic and Hollywood movie studios..

The Little Black Book of Washington DC, 2012 Edition

The Little Black Book of Washington DC, 2012 Edition
Author: Harriet Edleson
Publsiher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-02
Genre: Travel
ISBN 13: 1441306617

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2012 Edition. From the National Mall to the Zoo, Capitol Hill to Foggy Bottom and beyond, make your way around America's capital with this indispensable pocket city guide! User-friendly foldout maps and insider tips help you to explore the best Washington, DC, has to offer. Here's all you need to know about what to see and do, and where to eat, drink, shop, and stay in this city of living history! Washington, DC correspondent for Travel Agent magazine and news editor at Travel Trade Publications, author Harriet Edleson has written for the Washington Post and Fodor's travel publications. Color-coded, numbered entries in the text are keyed to full-color neighborhood maps in each chapter. ''Top Picks'' direct you to not-to-be-missed attractions. Notes pages. Portable size and sleek, non-touristy, award-winning ''Black Book'' format. Full-color spot illustrations throughout liven the text. 9 easy-to-use fold-out maps, including maps of Washington, DC neighborhoods, suburbs, and a Metro System Map. Elastic band place holder marks your spot. 4-1/4'' wide x 5-3/4'' high. Concealed wire-o binding, book lies flat for ease of use. 240 pages..

2015 World Healing

2015 World Healing
Author: Barbara Wolf and Margaret Anderson
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2015-06-19
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13: 1504918401

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2015 World Healing points to Mother Earth and humanity coping with weather abnormalities, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions as well as planetary cyclic events such as the Solstice, Equinox and Eclipse. The authors give remedies to achieve Peace, Harmony, and Balance to help the natural and human world. Barbara and Margaret write about using Vortexes from the Higher Worlds brought down by Native Americans to help Mother Earth during these times of change and upheaval. Grandmother SilverStar of the Cherokee/Lakota Nation Barbara and Margaret have included in 2015 World Healing their broadcasting for PAX Metaphysical Center TV, Brazil, concerning events of The Fuji Declaration and The Great Invocation. I love that we three are working together. Carmen Balhestero, Brazil As an author and visionary artist, my heart opens to the healing messages of Barbara and Margaret’s book, 2015 World Healing. They worked closely with Aborigine spirits to halt a fierce cyclone coming down on Australia. I love their healing methods. Stella Edmundson, Australia.