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By Elaine Cotsirilos Thomopoulos PhD

ISBN-10: 1467125164

ISBN-13: 9781467125161

A forged of characters tumbles out of the pages of this e-book, starting with the brave settlers who tamed the desert. via the Eighteen Nineties, dynamic denizens of St. Joseph and Benton Harbor harvested fruit, verified factories, and opened vacationer points of interest. Drake and Wallace�s Silver seashore leisure Park, with its curler coaster, enjoyable apartment, and Lake Michigan seashore, attracted viewers from Chicago. So did the healing mineral waters. Al Capone took �the baths,� regardless of their stinking like rotten eggs. The Israelite condo of David, a Christian sect based via Benjamin and Mary Purnell, welcomed summer time viewers to their leisure park. regardless of an notorious scandal and trial related to Benjamin, the home of David thrived for many years. The towns spawned inventors like Augustus Herring, who flew an aircraft 5 years sooner than the Wright brothers; Emory Upton, who built an electric-powered washer synthetic through an organization referred to now as Whirlpool; and Walter Miller, inventor of a record-changing laptop synthetic through V-M. by way of the Nineteen Eighties, production within the sector had declined, and the towns suffered. Present-day marketers, artists, and group activists have jump-started their go back to vitality.

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