Recall the bygone days of Rhode Island's northernmost city through the vintage images presented in Woonsocket Revisited. Daily toils and joys as experienced by the residents of this industrial behemoth come to life in these photographs, which span the city's history from the onset of the Civil War through the close of the twentieth century. Highlights include many of Woonsocket's notable residents, events, and places. Striking images depict the former United States Rubber Company's Alice Mill, the Blackstone Gas and Electric Company, the destructive hurricane of 1938, and the excitement of Mardi Gras.
A new source of funding for astronomy stemmed from the creation of the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 1950. Astronomers were quick to take advantage of the opportunity to found new observatories. The science and politics of the establishment ,funding, construction and operation of the Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) and the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) by the Association of Universities for research in Astronomy, (AURA), are here, seen from the unique perspective of Frank K. Edmondson, a former member of the AURA board of directors.
The Congressional Record contains the proceedings and debates of each Congressional session in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Arranged in calendar order, each volume includes the exact text of everything that was said and includes members' remarks.