The Lone Ranger figure was created by Detroit radio broadcasters. We now have episodes of the TV series from "those thrilling days of yesterday" in our DVD collection. You can find them at DVD 791.4575 Lon. And- read about a real person who might be the basis for The Lone Ranger. His story is fascinating.
Check out this new collection of classic films. The films in this series were made before the Hayes Office insisted on "sanitizing" plots, costumes, and scenes. The Divorcee, starring Norma Shearer and Red-Headed Woman starring Jean Harlow deal with some pretty hot themes. There are also wonderful commentaries by film historians. The series can be found in the Media Area under DVD 791.4375 For
The War of 1812. Huh? Most of us can hardly remember it from our U.S. History classes. However historians have taken a closer look at this war. America consolidated our position as a nation. Our Canadian neighbors developed a national identity and the Northwest Territories became a part of the United States. There are many activities commemorating the War of 1812 including a reenactment of the Battle of Lake Erie with the Tall Ships. Check out these library resources:
For years we have relied on print reference resources to find information. Many of these resources are no longer available in print but are now accessbile online with the eReference Collection. Online Resources take these reference books off the shelf and makes them available at the click of a mouse, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.