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Hidden History of the Main Line From Philadelphia to Malvern

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ISBN-10: 1609490649

ISBN-13: 9781609490645

Edition: 2010

Authors: Mark E. Dixon, Randall Miller

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Beyond the grand faades and trappings of the Main Line cream-and-crystal crowd are hidden tales and scintillating stories. Author Mark Dixon's collection of articles from Main Line Today explores the region's offbeat and oft-forgotten history. With a keen eye and a touch of humor, Dixon delves into the Welsh origins of nearly unpronounceable towns and the journey of the Sound of Music's Trapp family to Merion. From anecdotes of the socialite who divorced her husband when he had the gall to survive the sinking of the Titanic to the Wayne native who turned from the convent to a career as an internationally renowned opera star, Dixon brings to light the lost pages of Main Line history.
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publication date: 9/8/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.31" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Mark E. Dixon has lived in the Delaware Valley since 1987, when he moved from Texas to a Drexel Hill apartment complex where American Bandstand's Dick Clark once lived. Though not himself a native, he grew up hearing about "the beautiful city of Philadelphia" from his mother, who moved here in 1945 to do social work and ended up marrying a Hahnemann University medical student from Michigan. And the roots go deeper: Dixon's mother chose Philadelphia based on stories told by her grandmother. In 1886, Dixon's great-grandmother-a descendant of some of the region's earliest settlers-was a shopgirl at Wanamaker's Grand Court, opposite city hall in Philadelphia. And there, though it was surely…    

1740: Forgetting "Cymraeg"
1800: Phillis's Story
1884: Liberals at War
1885: Eakins (Sort of) Comes Out
1898: Carey and Madame X
1901: The Work of the Lord
1902: Cogs in a Wheel
1902: A Trail to Nowhere
1910: Good and Faithful Servant
1912: Scene from a Marriage
1921: Love of Learning
1928: Shopping the Generations
1938: Rufus Talks with Creeps
1939: Extreme NIMBY
1939: The Sound of Drinker
1940: An Acceptable Corpse
1950: Doctors, Generals and Politicians
1953: Blaming the Messenger
1955: The Singer and the Senator
1969: Giving Good Meeting
1971: Joining "Arnie's Army"
1972: Giving Football the Boot
1991: Lenny's Monument
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