Men of Granite

Perceptions die hard and the impression of the inhabitants of the Lincoln Place ghetto, the wrong side of the Granite City tracks, was not a good one. Enter the Men of Granite.

Author: Dan Manoyan

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ISBN: 9781434342690

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Any resemblance of the hardscrabble Southern Illinois community of Granite City, with its teeming, carbon-belching steel mills, to Heaven, is purely coincidental. But it looked like the Pearlie Gates to the Hungarian, Armenian, Yugoslavian and Macedonian immigrants, who left behind genocide and oppression, intent on building a better life for their families. Perceptions die hard and the impression of the inhabitants of the Lincoln Place ghetto, the wrong side of the Granite City tracks, was not a good one. Enter the Men of Granite. Athletics can be a powerful agent for change in society and the weapon of choice for a determined group of young men from Lincoln Place was basketball. They were weaned on the sport at the Lincoln Place Center, a settlement house built by their parents with materials provided by the steel mills. They mastered the game by playing it, day after day, hour after hour. They learned discipline at the hands of the master, bespectacled mighty-mite Sophia Prather, a former school teacher who considered her work at Lincoln Place Center a higher calling. Although the sons of Lincoln Place Center played the game at a high skill level, their ascension to the Granite City High School basketball team wasn't a given. The old school perception was that basketball was an American game and foreigners didn't have the essentials necessary to succeed. It took an athlete with the stature of Andy Phillip, born Andras Fulop of sturdy Hungarian stock, to debunk that notion. Phillip, who would go on to star for the University of Illinois' Whiz Kids and play 11 years in the NBA, was a Granite City starter from the time he was a sophomore. He opened the eyes of Granite City'sbasketball coach, and eventually opened doors to the untapped wealth of basketball talent from Lincoln Place. By Phillip's senior year, all five starters - the Hungarian, two Armenians, a Yugoslav and a Macedonian - were products of Lincoln Place. They were an unorthodox and superstitious lot - running plays in Armenian to confuse opponents among other things - but their steely resolve and dedication to teamwork made them champions. They became the first team in Illinois High School history to suffer a tournament loss and emerge as the state champions. To do that, the Warriors overcame deficits after three quarters in their quarter-final, semi-final and championship encounters. Their hard-knocks background prepared them well to be the quintessential comeback kids of high school sports. Basketball was only a game for the Men of Granite, but they played it well.

Men of Granite

The 1860 census counted 326 , 064 people in New Hampshire ; Published
figures of men who served vary from 32 , 000 to 37 , 000 . Using the average of
these two numbers , 35 , 000 , approximately 11 percent of the New Hampshire ...

Author: Duane E. Shaffer

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570037511

Category: History

Page: 365

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Tells the story of the common soldier through the history of New Hampshire combat troops before and during the Civil War.

The Granite Monthly

Proclaim the HONOR of our Granite LandHONOR and Beauty shall together
stand ! NEW HAMPSHIRE MEN IN FITCHBURG , MASS . BY MARION HOWARD
. In almost every city and important town in the country the sons of the Granite
State ...

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The Granite Monthly

1775 ; served in Coffin's Co. of minute men sent to Mass . , Dec. , 1775 ; en ) .
Sept. 23 , 1776 , in Robinson's Co. , Tash's N. H. troops , to serve in New York
until Dec. 1 . Maurin , Jean , enl . May 3 , 1779 , to serve in N. H. Cont . regts .
during ...

Author: Henry Harrison Metcalf

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Contains articles on the White Mountains and a map.

The Granite Monthly

Left a widow When the war broke out a great with five children to support , she
many Verrimack Valley men , like turned her pen to very good account , Aaron
Baker , backed down hill , and as the following list shows : they did it grittily .

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New Hampshire A Guide to the Granite State

It was up this stream that Darby Field, the first white man to ascend Mount
Washington, came oh his way to the White Hills in 1642. The section from
Crawford Notch to the sea was in possession of a notable tribe of Indians, the
Sokoki, while ...

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ISBN: 1603540288

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The Granite Monthly

and subordinate officers neglecting or individuals responsible for the or refusing
to enlist or draft men failure . If the towns themselves called for , were to be
cashiered ; failed to make the assessments then and the law gave the Colonels
pow ...

Author: Henry Harrison Metcalf

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Stone

A majority of the board is declared to be in favor of the change , being persuaded
thereto , it is said , by an agent of the granite men , who has been quietly working
up sentiment for a couple of montlis past . Should the plans already adopted be ...

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The Mexican American War

TERARIO A Men of the Granite State ! Men of Old Rockingham !! the strawberry -
bed of patriotism , renowned for bravery and devotion to Country , rally at this call
. Santa Anna , reeking with the generous confidence and magnanimity of your ...

Author: Ruth Tenzer Feldman

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780822508311

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 88

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Relates the events and battles of the war between the United States and Mexico over Texas.

Report

About 2,800 of the original 3,800 men who were locked out on June 25 , 2,200
were mechanics and laborers and 600 ... Granite workers of the eastern states
were ordered out , involving 75,000 men , including 10,000 in New York and ...

Author: Michigan Department of Labor (1883-1921).

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Category: Factory inspection

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Reports for 1898-1908 include the Report of state inspection of factories, 6th-16th.

Stern Men

man looked like his neighbor and every woman would have been recognized by
her ancestors on sight. ... A young New Hampshire industrialist named Dr. Jules
Ellis brought his Ellis Granite Company to both islands, where he soon made a ...

Author: Elizabeth Gilbert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101014873

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The "wonderful first novel about life, love, and lobster fishing" (USA Today) from the #1 bestselling author of Eat Pray Love, Big Magic and City of Girls Off the coast of Maine, Ruth Thomas is born into a feud fought for generations by two groups of local lobstermen over fishing rights for the waters that lie between their respective islands. At eighteen, she has returned from boarding school-smart as a whip, feisty, and irredeemably unromantic-determined to throw over her education and join the "stern men"working the lobster boats. Gilbert utterly captures the American spirit through an unforgettable heroine who is destined for greatness-and love-despite herself in this the critically acclaimed debut.

Biennial Report of the Bureau of Labor and Industrial Statistics State of Wisconsin

ing about 400 men . Wisconsin contains several other granite quarries , but as yet
they are not extensively wrought . At Utley the men work at getting out paving
blocks , while at Berlin attention is divided about equally between paving blocks ...

Author: Wisconsin. Bureau of Labor and Industrial Statistics

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The New England Magazine

If the granite men and those acting with them did nobly for the credit of the state ,
so did the moneyed men of Maine's leading cities , who were called upon to offer
the entire building , so far as concerned the money to provide for the ...

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Report of the State Geologist on the Mineral Industries of Vermont

In the finer sorts of granite such as is used in monuments and the like , Vermont
leads , having sold in 1898 ... It may be noticed in passing , that men in the
granite region , especially if they are interested in the prosperity of the industry ...

Author: Vermont. State Geologist

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Report of the State Geologist on the Mineral Industries and Geology of Vermont

In the finer sorts of granite such as is used in monuments and the like , Vermont
leads , having sold in 1898 ... It may be noticed in passing , that men in the
granite region , especially if they are interested in the prosperity of the industry ...

Author: Vermont. State Geologist

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New England Magazine

If the granite men and those acting with them did nobly for the credit of the state ,
so did the moneved men of Maine's leading cities , who were called upon to offer
the money to provide for the transporting of several carloads of granite and slate
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Resources Business and Business Men of Montana

... Granite Mountain mine one of the most famous properties in the world . Had
this memorable order to shut down the mine reached the camp a day sooner , the
now thrifty town of Granite , with its one thousand five hundred busy inhabitants ...

Author: Frank T. Gilbert

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Page: 112

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Harry Birkett the story of a man who helped himself By the author of Town Life i e Hugh Shimmin

Before Mrs. Birkett could make arrangements to reach Riverside with her family ,
Mark Gibson had accepted the post of foreman of the granite men , at the
Riverside docks , and he was hastening the works at the Hall to a close in order
to get ...

Author: Harry BIRKETT

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Stone

527 Employers in the Granite Industry . 190 Addition to the New ... 410 Building
Boom Points to New Prosperity 292 Granite Memorial at Camp Merritt . 292
Building Broken , All ... 410 Maine Granite Men See a Ray of Hope . 406 82 26
PAGE ...

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Report of the State Geologist on the Mineral Industries and Geology of Vermont

The list as far as could be ascertained is given below . American Granite
Company with John Walsh as manager employs an average of 25 men . The
company uses stock from the Fletcher quarry and from Barre . The work is all
monumental .

Author: Vermont. State Geologist

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Category: Geology

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