Here are some descriptions of a few reprints for sale:
"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
|The Waving Girl of Savannah, Georgia
|(My picture of the Waving Girl statue)
"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
"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
(Published in The Office Professional) Original text = 1,083 words
"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
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(Unpublished) Original text = 3,456 words
|Amy Johnson at the cockpit of her plane
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
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
statement of peace to all mankind. This
is that story.
3,060 words Price, $175