Lower Northeast Philadelphia (Images of America: Pennsylvania)

In the early part of the twentieth century, as traditional communities in Philadelphia that had been swallowed up by the Consolation Act of 1854 grew dense, an area known as Northeast Philadelphia came into its own Development of Roosevelt Boulevard, the Market Frankford Elevated Railway, and

Her Worship: Hazel McCallion and the Development of Mississauga

Mississauga is Canada s sixth largest city and its largest suburban municipality Toronto s upstart western neighbour, with its multicultural population of than 700,000, is a place not only of endless subdivisions and monotonous industrial parks, wide thoroughfares, and even wider expressways,

The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas

If fresh water is to be treasured, the Great Lakes are the mother lode No bodies of water can compare to them One of them, Superior, is the largest lake on earth, and the five lakes together contain a fifth of the world s supply of standing fresh water Their ten thousand miles of shoreline bound

Along the Schuylkill River (Images of America: Pennsylvania)

The Schuylkill River got its name, meaning hidden river, from Dutch settlers who discovered its mouth sequestered behind the Delaware River s League Island It later became a river of revolutions Along its banks Revolutionary War battles were fought, and George Washington s army famously camped a

Cleveland's Department Stores (Images of America: Ohio)

Originating as simple one or two room storefront operations, Cleveland s department stores grew as population and industry in the region boomed throughout the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th They moved into ever larger and elaborate structures in an attempt to woo the shopping dol