By Jon E. Taylor

ISBN-10: 0826218016

ISBN-13: 9780826218018

Over the last century, 3 nationally major histories have vied for house and position in Independence, Missouri. Independence was once declared Zion by way of Joseph Smith, served as a meeting and provisioning element for trails west, and used to be referred to as domestic via President Truman for sixty-four years. Taylor has built-in learn from newspapers, public records, oral histories, and personal papers to element how the group has preserved those a variety of legacies. He areas the function of protection in Independence not just in the greater context of protection within the usa but in addition in the context of yankee environmental heritage.

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17. This is not to say that the first historic districts were created in the late 1960s. As early as 1931, Charleston, South Carolina, became the first state to create a locally designated historic district. See Tyler, Historic Preservation, 39. 18. David Hamer, History in Urban Places: The Historic Districts of the United States; Lina Confresi and Rosetta Radtke, “Local Government Programs,” in Robert M. , A Richer Heritage: Historic Preservation in the Twenty-first Century, 121–31. 19. See Arnold R.

The resulting historical interpretation presented at these parks, which in the past has often left out these histories, can profoundly shape how the public constructs historical memories about the parks. Similarly, communities can also dispossess elements of their local history from current memory. If communities are unaware of the significance of their resources or if they are aware of the significance and yet choose to demolish parts of the built environment, these decisions speak volumes about how the community’s sense of history and historical memory operates.

John Bodnar, Remaking America: Public Memory, Commemoration, and Patriotism in the Twentieth Century, 249; Michael Kammen, Mystic Chords of Memory: The Transformation of Tradition in American Culture. For other examples of the role of historical memory, see Gary Nash, First City: Philadelphia and the Forging of Historical Memory; Roy Rosenzweig and Elizabeth Blackmar, The Park and the People: A History of Central Park. For the private organizations in New England and the South, see James M. Lindgren, Preserving Historic New England: Preservation, Progressivism, and the Remaking of Memory; James M.

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