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    Location FREDERICK Maryland Tag s African Americans Crime Violence Health Death Race Relations Women On November 18 1887 at around 9 30 P M Mrs Yeakle an old white widow was walking home from church when a black man attacked her in Frederick County Maryland He knocked her down injuring her and attempted to assault her Her yells drew attention to the scene The black man then ran away into the suburbs and escaped into the woods A group was organized to track him down Although A Fear of Mahoneism Date s August 22 1887 Location CAMPBELL Virginia Tag s African Americans Education Government Politics Race Relations If you knew as we do the horror of Mahoneism you would not begrudge us the few hours of your time which we ask wrote Alexander McDonald to President Grover Cleveland in August 1887 McDonald affirmed his solemn belief that the best interests of Virginia are involved in this proposed visit and it may be the country too Not surprisingly McDonald was the editor of a Democratic Economies At Odds Date s August 13 1887 Location MADISON Mississippi Tag s Economy Economic change was slow to come to the former Confederacy after the Civil War Although railroads began to crisscross New South cities like Atlanta dependence on an agricultural way of life made the cities of the South less likely sites of industrial development than their Northern counterparts This impeded development was only further hindered by the outbreak of Yellow Fever in Montgomery Post Reconstruction Tensions in Fairview Township South Carolina Date s April 1887 to June 29 1887 Location GREENVILLE South Carolina Tag s African Americans Race Relations Tensions between the black and white communities of Fairview Township in Greenville County increased drastically due to the revelation of secret night time meetings

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    vote came during a tumultuous time when Hannibal Square was taken out of the Winter Park boundaries and during this 1887 election was once again reincorporated Restrictions on Immigration grow in popularity Date s July 1 1986 to July 4 1986 Location New York New York Tag s Immigration American Immigration Work A joint New York Times and CBS News poll showed the United States to have contradictory feelings towards immigrants Despite the U S being founded on immigration and containing the world s largest immigration population those polled show an increasing percentage of natives disapproving further immigration On a personal level the American citizen was welcoming to immigrants individually But Tramps Attack Trains at West Chester Station on the Pennsylvanian Line Date s 1877 Location CHESTER Pennsylvania Tag s Migration Transportation Work Desperate wageworkers after the Civil War had taken to riding the American train networks looking for work Civil War slang referred to the tramp as a long tiresome march and the American public took to referring these unsupported peoples as tramps The reasoning behind this increasing roving army was the reliance on seasonal work for manual laborers and as a result jobs were not secure Hungry The

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    little Levittown a big white house with a massive lawn all demarcated by a big black fence and situated within walking distance of a major Florida toll road Zimmerman s journey to work his transition from suburbia to the urban core of Orlando took him from middle class MetroWest to extremely lower class Pine Hills Parramore and Orange Blossom Trail all the way to upper middle class Downtown Orlando Zimmerman s route to work took him through many immigrant neighborhoods as evidenced by the multitude of foreign flags and the Spanish language billboards These were neighborhoods whose paths to prosperity were blocked by language barriers and a fierce hold on the past the advertisements graffitied onto buildings proclaiming Hispanic Food 3 95 are proof enough This area of immigrants is no different from any other group of immigrants in American history They are new to this land and until they assimilate culturally and economically they want to stay with peoples in similar situations to their own Beyond the immigrant neighborhoods lie dangerous and foreboding streets along Orange Blossom Trail and Pine Hills Along these roads one sees poverty like one has never seen it before Men barely clothed stumble into traffic the effects of some substance abuse apparent in their gait and in their sad sad eyes A sense of apprehension comes over an individual as one passes by signs leading to Pine Hills a poverty stricken area that plagues Orlando with both crime and a bad reputation Suddenly with almost no transition the paved road turns to cobblestone and ORMC buildings reach skyward as helicopters descend on their rooftops The true skyscrapers of Downtown Orlando are seen in the distance but regardless the heart wrenching poverty is gone and the terraced palm trees and manicured shrubs return to decorate

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    Iron Industry According to an 1889 article found in the Chautauquan a popular weekly news magazine Birmingham Alabama was the future of the iron and steel industry in America Seated in Jefferson County which is located in central Alabama Birmingham was named after the industrious steel city of Birmingham England Also known as the Magic City and Pittsburgh of the South Birmingham had Pet Coke Piles Pollution Sinks and Detroit Date s 1990 Location Wayne Michigan Tag s Environmental Justice Detroit Pollution Coal fired power plants have long been one of the world s largest emitters of greenhouse gases There are various kinds of inputs that a power plant can use in the process of creating electricity and one of these is petroleum coke An important factor that makes pet coke desirable is the fact that it can produce fuel efficiencies in integrated steel mills The company that first discovered this City Planning Date s 1990 Location Greenville South Carolina Tag s Viola City Plan South Carolina Transition This is a word found in much of the literature both old and new surrounding the Viola Neighborhood in Greenville South Carolina But what kind of transition is this historic neighborhood headed for The City of Greenville s master plan reflects an interesting change headed for the surrounding area of Viola While examining the plans of this revitalization of the area around Stone George H W Bush Announces Post Cold War Strategies during Persian Gulf War Date s September 11 1990 Location District of Columbia District of Columb Tag s War Diplomacy International In George H W Bush s speech about Kuwait he said Recent events have surely proven that there is no substitute for American leadership By 1990 the Cold War had finally ended after forty years of conflict George H

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    MetroWest and traveled through poor and dangerous parts of Orlando to reach his job on the prosperous edge of Downtown Orlando Zimmerman left his own little Levittown a big white house with a massive lawn all demarcated by a big Bob MacHardy s Journey to Work Date s August 25 1985 Location Tag s Suburbanization Urbanization Obituary Bob MacHardy was a teacher at Winter Park High School from 1962 until

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    By Relevance Chronology Duane Zimmerman s Journey to Work Date s 1989 to 1999 Location Orange Florida Tag s ORMC Orlando Every day for twenty years Duane Zimmerman would drive to Orlando Regional Medical Center to work Every day for twenty years Duane Zimmerman left his home in suburban MetroWest and traveled through poor and dangerous parts of Orlando to reach his job on the prosperous edge of Downtown Orlando

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    the 1920 s the Hamilton Hotel was built as more modest accommodations than the only other hotel in town The other hotel the Seminole Hotel boasted of visitors of such caliber as Henry Flagler William Rockefeller and even United States President Grover Cleveland The Hamilton Hotel was the first in Winter Park to have a bathroom in each room while it may seem strange to not have Journey to Work Hamilton Holt Date s 1924 Location Orange Florida Tag s Winter Park Rollins College Florida Orlando Hamilton Holt Dr Hamilton Holt eighth president of Rollins College passed away on April 26 1951 at the age of 78 He died of a heart attack at night in his home two years after he left his presidency at Rollins During his earlier life Holt worked for the Independent which was a weekly magazine founded by his grandfather and other members of a Congregational Church Eventually Hamilton Holt would become the Duane Zimmerman s Journey to Work Date s 1989 to 1999 Location Orange Florida Tag s ORMC Orlando Every day for twenty years Duane Zimmerman would drive to Orlando Regional Medical Center to work Every day for twenty years Duane Zimmerman left

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    of Levittown suburbia hindered this dream but by no means did it destroy it His vision of residential life in Florida in fact in most of America was one where nature was as much at home on the property as the homeowners were Even taking it a step further his vision included nature taking a primary role not in Frank Lloyd Wright s ideal home as a part of its surroundings style but one where the homeowner could never forget that Earth s natural beauty was right at his front door Nehrling s dream of the future involved a simple affordable home in his mind in the colonial style common in the South Without a doubt he saw individuals sitting in rocking chairs on their creaky wooden porch and staring out at the nigh undisturbed flatlands whilst cooling themselves off with a nice glass of freshly brewed iced tea Beyond the house for the house is merely the home of the human while the rest of the world is nature s home countless types of tropical and subtropical plants dot the landscape the palm trees providing shade along the formal avenues while bushes and shrubbery form a natural fence for the grassy green lawn Henry Nehrling was not an environmentalist in the modern sense of the word He did not bemoan the evils of industry and consumerism on his soapbox only to return to his shack on Walden Pond In fact some of his plants were used by Henry Ford to develop parts of his assembly line and automobiles have had a horrendous impact on the environment Nor was he a businessman he committed decades of tireless work into his botanical garden because he enjoyed it His vision of the future was not about saving the environment or making money

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