East Side Story — Life and death in the Front Street neighborhood, and the tricks of collective memory, by Susan B. Pennybacker and Nancy Albert

"Front Street on the East Side of Hartford, Connecticut. — It was where the immigrants came: The Irish, the Jews, the Italians, the Chinese. It was where African-American migrants settled. Through a rosy, nostalgic view of Hartford's past, we remember this vital neighborhood — but, oh, what we forget."

Early Farming Methods — Marengo, Illinois, 1835-1935

"[When the town of Marengo, Illinois, was founded in 1835] farming, the main occupation, was performed at a disadvantage in pioneer days on account of the crude implements in use. Hoes, spades, shovels, etc., were generally such as a blacksmith — and not always a skillful one — could fashion. Plows were far inferior to the smooth cast-steel, light-running instruments of today."