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A Few Bloody Noses: The American War of Independence by Robert Harvey

By Robert Harvey

Liberty opposed to oppression, correct opposed to improper - a transparent message has come right down to us concerning the origins of the yankee conflict of Independence, one of many founding occasions of the fashionable international. As with such a lot of legends, in reality a bit various. during this revealing account, Robert Harvey overturns such a lot of our assumptions in regards to the factors of the warfare. either Britain and the USA have been divided over the fight, the United States violently so, whereas in Britain many favoured independence if it'll stay away from bloodshed. The warfare itself was once vicious and careworn, and marked by means of incompetence and undesirable religion on each side. while it used to be over the americans driven out their French allies, whereas the British, who had inspired black slaves to rebel, and Indians to assault, deserted either to their destiny. but after 4 years of misrule the Constitutional conference imposed its personal conservative counter-revolution, and out of bloodshed and ache, crafty, idealism and braveness, there emerged the child kingdom that used to be to turn into the main robust the realm has ever noticeable. In this amazing and very readable e-book Robert Harvey tells the complete amazing tale of its start.

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Armstrong became a US citizen, and in 1896, he returned to Canada to marry his sweetheart, Charlotte Cooper (pictured), and bring her to Ontario. For a while, they lived in a small rented house on State Street. Soon after, Armstrong bought his first house, at C Street and Plum Avenue, for $500. 53 In 1898, Armstrong purchased three lots on the northeast corner of Euclid Avenue and D Street from George Chaffey’s son Andrew for $112 each. He then continued to purchase lots until he owned almost the entire block, and built a two-story house on the south corner in 1900.

55 In the 1920s, the nursery continued to expand as more space was needed. Armstrong donated his two-story house on the corner of Euclid Avenue and D Street to the American Legion in exchange for moving it off the property and then built a new office building and flower shop, which opened in 1926. The new building also had club rooms, a social hall, and a kitchen and dining room upstairs for Armstrong employees. As the business grew, so did the need for more employees. The nursery employed about 50 people in 1920, but that number tripled over the next few years.

The Ontario-Cucamonga Fruit Exchange, also known as the O-K Fruit Exchange, represented several local fruit associations, including the Ontario Fruit Exchange, the Upland Citrus Association, the Cucamonga Citrus Fruit and Growers Association, and the Citrus Fruit Association. The latter, based in Ontario, packed the Special Bear brand of fancy-grade oranges and lemons, as seen on the labels in this photograph. 46 The advent of citrus growers’ associations brought more and more opportunity. Packinghouses popped up throughout the area and employed men, women, and sometimes even children during harvest time.

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