Books: Forgotten Towns

THE ROMANCE OF FORGOTTEN TOWNS —John T. Paris—Harper ($6.00). What do you know about the birth and death of Jamestown, Va.; of Pemaquid, Me.; of the sodhouse towns of Kansas, nothing of which remains but an occasional pile of turf on the prairie? What do you know of all the other hundreds of towns and villages that sprang up in the early days of our country, flourished and perished, leaving here and there a battered church tower, a deserted farmhouse, a buried pavement—and nothing else? Or of Robert Owen's communistic town in Indiana,...

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