English, Indiana: Memories Of Main Street

Hardcover | October 22, 1991

byE. C. RobertsAs told byNick Roberts

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After three disastrous floods, the citizens of English, Indiana decided in 1990 to move their town to higher ground. But they will not lose the old Main Street forever. E. C. Roberts has captured that unpaved thoroughfare, the other places and faces of English, and a way of life now vanished in these charming reminiscences of life in a midwestern town in the early days of this century.

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This book is based on the world of E.C. Roberts youth. It is a kinder, gentler America, and also in some ways tougher, more sentimental, more open to experience, more authentic and personal-in short, the world of Mark Twain. In this book, Mr. Roberts gives us more than fifty wonderful 'stories' of the good old days.

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After three disastrous floods, the citizens of English, Indiana decided in 1990 to move their town to higher ground. But they will not lose the old Main Street forever. E. C. Roberts has captured that unpaved thoroughfare, the other places and faces of English, and a way of life now vanished in these charming reminiscences of life in a...

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This book is based on the world of E.C. Roberts youth. It is a kinder, gentler America, and also in some ways tougher, more sentimental, more open to experience, more authentic and personal-in short, the world of Mark Twain. In this book, Mr. Roberts gives us more than fifty wonderful 'stories' of the good old days.

Format:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.89 inPublished:October 22, 1991Publisher:Indiana University Press

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ISBN - 10:0253350328

ISBN - 13:9780253350329

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Motivation
Over the River and Through the Woods
Hartford
Captain Jack
The Night Light
A Lesson Remembered
Uncle Joe
1914
Schools and the Superintendent
Grandfather Spears
Reunions
The Fly Drive
Threshing Time
Horseless
The Great War
A Ghost Story
Horse Butter
Deephole and Highbanks
Farm for Sale
Sunday Serenade
Going Modern
A Woman's Touch
The Hidden Fountain
Airplanes
Spelunkers I
The Donkey
The Shack
Bloomer Boy
Nicknames
The Petrified Body
Going Places
Big Business
The Boom Before the Bust
Showbiz
Entertainment
Talk of the Town
Ice
Bootleg, Moonshine, and White Mule
Moonshine Raiders
Homebrew
Spelunkers II
Shot Number Three?
Trading Up
The Fire Department
Wheat Harvest in Kansas
Buried Treasure
Another Ghost Story
A Saturday Night Kind of Town
Short Story
The Disaster That Might Have Been
Backfire
The Bear
The Penny Detective
Spelunkers III
The Crow
The Monkey
1939
Epilogue

From Our Editors

This book is based on the world of E.C. Roberts youth. It is a kinder, gentler America, and also in some ways tougher, more sentimental, more open to experience, more authentic and personal-in short, the world of Mark Twain. In this book, Mr. Roberts gives us more than fifty wonderful 'stories' of the good old days.