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Dick's Reprints

ARTICLE DESCRIPTIONS

Here are some descriptions of a few reprints for sale:

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"The Waving Girl of Savannah, Georgia" is an article about Florence Martus, who assisted her brother who was a lighthouse keeper on the river.  She waved a white cloth to ships coming and going on the river for 40 years, when her brother retired.
 
(Published in Savannh Now! magazine) Original text = 2,103 words
[Price, $150]
 
 

The Waving Girl of Savannah, Georgia
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(My picture of the Waving Girl statue)

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"The Columbia Restaurant of Ybor City," is an article about the oldest restaurant in Tampa, Florida, and today is still among the most popular eating places for Spanish style dining, complete with entertainment.  The article traces the restaurant and its owners since the earlty part of the 1900's.  Some of the article is about owner and entertainer, Cesar Gonzmart, who helped the restaurant grow into a multi-million dollar family enterprise.
 
(Used as a proposed advertising booklet) Original text = 2,334 words
[Price, $125]  
Columbia Restaurant
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(PR picture)

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"Christopher Latham Sholes: A Champion for Women," is an article about the inventor of the first practical typewriter, which later became the Remington typewriter.  The article exposes some surprising facts about the "home row." and the "touch system" of typing, as well as the inventor himself. 
In the early 1800's, very few women were allowed to work as secretaries-- it was a man's job-- until society found that womens' hands were quick to master the new machine.  Sholes typewriters freed many women from the drudgery of domestic occupations.
 
(Published in The Office Professional)  Original text = 1,083 words
[Price, $100]
Remington Typewriter
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"The Gutsy Girl From Hull," is an article about the heroic aviatrix, Amy Johnson, who was the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia.  She was also the first woman in England to earn the Ground Engineer's license to repair airplanes.
She encountered several harrowing experiences on her flight.
*Note: ( I became interested in Amy Johnson while doing other research when I found the statment, "Before she made the flight, she insisted that she keep a hunting knife in her boottop-- in case she went down in the Timour Sea, she could fight off the sharks!"  Thus my naming her the Gutsy Girl!).
 
(Unpublished) Original text = 3,456 words
[Price, $200]
Amy Johnson at the cockpit of her plane
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Henry Plant: The Man
"Henry B. Plant: The Man" is an article about a famous railroad and shipping tycoon who brought the railroad to the west coast of Florida.  He built an elaboarate Tampa Bay Hotel in 1891 along the banks of the Hillsborough River in Tampa, Florida.  It is now the home of the University of Tampa.  His hotel was host to numerous celebrities of the time, and in 1898, Theodore Roosevelt's "Rough Riders" camped on and near the grounds before shipping out to Cuba for the Spanish-American War.  Plant's railroad took the soldiers to the "Old' Port Tampa, where the men boarded the ships, also owned by Henry Plant. 
 
(Written for a writing club contest) Original text = 2,495 words
[Price, $125]
Henry Bradley Plant
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The World Peace Bell Of Newport, Kentucky

The World Peace Bell was a dream fulfilled by two successful businessmen in Newport, Kentucky.  It is the largest ringing, swinging bell in the world.  The innovators wanted to bring attention to their city, and at the same time make a

statement of peace to all mankind.  This is that story.

3,060 words Price, $175

Contact Information:
 
Richard L. Servis Jr.
2824 Saint John Drive
Clearwater, FL  33759-2020
(USA)
Phone (727) 726-5521
FAX (727) 669-8074

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