Memories and Melancholy: Reflections on the Mahoning Valley and Youngstown, Ohio

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iUniverse, 2005 - History - 352 pages
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Gypsies, freak shows, funeral rites, Native American folklore, legendary national leaders, and enthralling tales of hordes of immigrants, trend-setting business titans, gritty steel mills, and the painful decline of one of America's premier industrial corridors all are featured in the social and cultural collection of articles titled Memories and Melancholy: Reflections on the Mahoning Valley and Youngstown, Ohio.

This riveting nostalgic anthology includes topics:

  • Idora Amusement Park
  • Mill Creek Park
  • Canfield Fair
  • Downtown Youngstown
  • Grand Movie Theaters and Department Stores
  • Eclipse of Heavy Industry
  • Historic Points of Interest and Area Museums
  • Mahoning Valley Traditions and Customs
  • Isaly's Dairy Stores
  • Lake Erie and Geneva-On-The-Lake
  • William Holmes McGuffey
  • Warner Brothers
  • Harvey Firestone
  • Packard Brothers
  • President William McKinley
  • Joseph Butler and the Butler Institute of Art
  • Holiday Recollections
  • Seasonal Reminiscences
  • Connecticut Western Reserve Territory
  • Austintown, Boardman, Canfield, Poland
  • And Many More!

    There isn't another book on the market like Memories and Melancholy: Reflections on the Mahoning Valley and Youngstown, Ohio. If you love to go down memory lane and revisit almost forgotten lost times, places, personages, and events, you will want to add this unique new release to your library.
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    Contents

    Acquaintances
    1
    Affairs of the Heart
    3
    Afterthoughts
    5
    All for Love
    7
    American Hercules
    12
    Angels Amidst Us
    14
    Around the Corner
    16
    Autumn Leaves
    18
    Minutia
    172
    Mirage
    174
    Modern Martyr
    176
    Mortality
    178
    Musings
    180
    Neighborhood Theaters
    183
    New Years Observances
    185
    Oblivion
    187

    Back to Idora Day at Yankee Lake
    20
    Bridal Traditions
    22
    Calvacade of Stars
    24
    Canfield Fair
    26
    Christmas Recollections
    28
    Christmas Yore
    30
    Cityscape
    32
    Clouded Mirror
    35
    Declination
    37
    Déjà Vu
    39
    Downtown Youngstown Department Stores
    41
    Summer Ritual
    43
    East End
    45
    Easter Parade
    48
    Eastertide Reflections
    50
    Ebb Tide
    52
    Eclipse
    54
    End of Summer
    57
    Environs
    59
    Epitaph
    61
    Faces of Poverty
    62
    Fading Idora
    64
    Family Helpers
    67
    Family Matters
    69
    Fifty Some Years Ago
    71
    Fine Dining from the Past
    73
    Flashbacks
    75
    Goodbye Five and Dimes
    77
    Gothica
    80
    Grandmothers China
    82
    Hardware Memories
    84
    Neglected Native Son
    86
    Historic Mcguffey Letters Donated to Butler Institute
    88
    Historic Restaurants Still Linger on Our Minds
    90
    Historical Perspectives on Mahoning Valley Labor
    92
    Holiday Thoughts
    98
    Hollywood Eulogy
    100
    I Sometimes Recall
    102
    Ice Kingdom
    104
    Idora Ballroom
    106
    18991999
    108
    The Idora Century Mark
    112
    Idora Facts
    114
    Idora Park Memories Still Bright after Twenty Years
    117
    Idora Wars
    119
    In the Day
    121
    Hope from the Heartland
    123
    Interdependence of Local Communities Based in History
    129
    Intermigration of Mahoning Valley Has Long History
    131
    Isalys and Me
    134
    Isalys Neighborhood Memories
    136
    A Profile in History
    138
    Labor Day Facts
    140
    Lake Erie Recollections
    142
    Lamentations
    144
    Land of Promise
    146
    Legacy
    148
    Legends
    150
    Life at the Movies
    152
    Life Without Lucy
    154
    Life Without Perry Como
    156
    Local McGuffey Society Sole Survivor
    158
    Home of Historical Giants
    160
    March Memoirs
    162
    Memories of Memorial Day
    164
    Messages
    166
    Milestones
    168
    Mill Creek Metroparks Historical Points of Interest
    170
    Ode to Bozo
    189
    Of Aunts Uncles Others
    191
    Old Friends
    193
    Omnibus Nostalgia
    195
    On the Riverfront
    198
    Only Yesterday
    201
    Parochial School Days
    203
    Patron of the Arts
    205
    Personages
    207
    Pianoforte
    209
    Planting Time
    211
    Plaza Appeal
    213
    PostHoliday Melancholy
    215
    The Power of Fashion
    217
    Preachers Sisters and Brothers
    219
    Random Thoughts
    223
    Remembrances
    225
    Renaissance
    227
    Riparian Rites
    229
    RollerSkating Days
    231
    Ruminations about Life
    233
    Sanctuary
    235
    School Haze
    237
    Seems Like Old Times
    239
    Shades of the Seventies
    241
    Shadows of Time
    243
    Somewhere in Time
    245
    Summer Icons
    247
    Summer Solstice
    249
    Summertide Holiday
    251
    Summertime Hospitality
    253
    Sunday Drives
    255
    Thanksgiving Traditions
    257
    The 1940s
    259
    The 1950s
    262
    The 1960s
    264
    The Forgotten Giant
    267
    The Long Goodbye
    270
    The World I Once Knew
    272
    The Y and I
    274
    Theaters of the Past
    276
    Things I Miss
    278
    Things Ill Never Do Again
    280
    Things My Child Will Never Know
    282
    Things You Dont See Anymore
    284
    Thinking Back
    286
    This and That
    288
    Trading Stamp Days
    290
    Transfiguration
    293
    Traveling Son
    295
    Tribulations
    297
    Twilight of a Dynasty
    299
    Unforgotten
    301
    Crossroads to Suburbia
    303
    Urban Legend
    305
    Vanished Tableaus Live on in Memories
    307
    Vanishing Youngstown
    309
    Victuals
    311
    Virtual Family
    313
    War Fervor
    316
    Water Delights
    318
    Whatever Happened to
    320
    When I Go Shopping
    322
    When Youngstown Turned Irish
    324
    Whispers of Time
    327
    Wonderland Lost
    329
    Back Cover
    333
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