An American Hometown: Terre Haute, Indiana, 1927 by Tom RoznowskiAn American Hometown: Terre Haute, Indiana, 1927 by Tom Roznowski

An American Hometown: Terre Haute, Indiana, 1927

byTom RoznowskiForeword byScott Sanders

Paperback | November 17, 2009

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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.

Tom Roznowski, based in Bloomington, Indiana, is a writer and musician. He is host of Hometown, a radio program broadcast by NPR affiliate WFIU.
Title:An American Hometown: Terre Haute, Indiana, 1927Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.56 inPublished:November 17, 2009Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253221293

ISBN - 13:9780253221292


Table of Contents

Foreword by Scott Russell Sanders


Abel Manufacturing Company--to--Robert Axlander
Bachelor Club--to--Roxie Byrd
Barden Calloway--to--John Crowe
Daphne Confectionary--to--Lemon H. Dunn
Tilatha East--to--Mary Euriga
Ethel Failing--to--Emma Fyfe
James H. Gallian--to--Flora G. Gulick
Joseph A. Haddox--to--Frances Hughes
Josephine Ice--to--Abe Issac
Mary Jackman--to--William R. Joyce
Albert Kaeling--to--Lillian Kuhn
Minnie Mayme Lacy--to--Lena B. Lyda
Albert McBride--to--Ernestine Myers Dancing Academy
Agnes Nairn--to--North Baltimore Bottle Glass Company
Harry E. Oaf--to--James Osler
Mabel P. Paine--to--Arvella Pushback
The Quality Shop--to--Jacob Ryan
St. Joseph's Academy--to--Marcella Swim
Elmer E. Talbott--to--Alice Twadell
Jacob Umble--to--Alm Utz
Ohmer D. Vance--to--Robert T. Vrydagh
Clarence W. Wagner--to--John Wright
Ivan Yates--to--George A. Zwerner


Editorial Reviews

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 a culture, but from the things we did right as well, and then left by the wayside in the 20th century's mad dash to a consumerist, automobile-centered society.February/March 2010