Eclectic Homeschool OnlineVisit EHO Lite
An easy to navigate site for those just
starting out
or planning for the next school year.

EHO Advertiser.
Eclectic Homeschool Curriculum Fair
Find homeschool resources by all the top publishers.
Subscribe to the
EHO Newsletters

EcleticHS Discussion List
Eclectic Homeschool Newsletter
Support Group Leaders
Feel free to post any part or all of our EHO Newsletter to your email or snailmail lists.
Our information sheet is available for handing out to your members.
Publishers
To submit your resources for review, please read our review guidelines.
Make a Donation to EHO
Summer Reading - books for all ages.
Featured Resource
Shop Amazon - Help Fund EHO
Homeschool News
Our Staff Blogs
Search the Web from EHO
HomeschoolCopyright.com
Join the Campaign


Notable Americans of the 1930 Census
Reviews Index
 

Notable Americans of the 1930 Census

Printer Friendly Version

Publisher: Bisham Hill Books
Author: Vanessa Wood

List Price: $15.00

Ages: Adult

Reviewed By: Robin McDonald

 
So who was the namesake of the town of Hershey Pennsylvania? In what profession would you have found Gregory Peck's father? Where was Star Trek writer Gene Rodenberry born? If you check out Vanessa Wood's Notable Americans of the 1930 Census, you can find out. Her book contains information on over 500 famous Americans, including:

Activists and Academics
Artists and Illustrators
Builders and Entrepreneurs
Clowns and Comics
Coaches and Champions
Lawyers and Lawmen
Scientists and Inventors
Daredevils and Adventurers
Saints and Sinners
Journalists and Broadcasters
Officers and Soldiers
Hollywood's Behind the Scenes
Politicians
Musicians and Singers
Authors and Poets
Stars of Stage and Screen

Notable Americans of the 1930 Census includes the subject's name, occupation and industry, achievement(s), home address, cost of living place, whether or not the person owned a radio, immigration and veteran status. Perusing this book is like looking at a slice of life in a person's history, and there are some interesting tidbits. Nobody knows where the Nixon family lived in this census, Bing Crosby's name is Harry, Jackie Kennedy is listed as an eight-year-old no name child, and Little House author Laura Ingalls Wilder, at 63, is living in Missouri with her 73-year-old husband Almanzo.

On each page there is an interesting fact or trivia statement similar to those presented in Jeopardy, with a list of notable names accompanying the fact and a page number to turn to for an answer. Some answers are not clear, however, so there are times that you must do a little extra research to figure out which name is the correct answer to the trivia question.

The preface of Notable Americans of the 1930 Census provides an extensive amount of information about facts presented and governmental methods used for the 1930 Census. The 1930 census was taken six months after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. For trivia buffs who enjoy studying countless details about the lives of the famous and infamous, Notable Americans of the 1930 Census will captivate you from beginning to end.

Beware! This book is habit forming, but a nice addition to anyone's history collection.

P.S. - Milton S. Hershey, founder of the Hershey Chocolate Company, was the namesake of Hershey Pennsylvania. He lived in Derry (now Hershey), in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, and owned a home valued at $40,000. He didn't have a radio, and at 74 was considered the head of the household, was a widower, and had two servants. Gregory Peck was 14 years old in 1930, and lived with his single father, a pharmacist, in a $7000 house in San Diego, California. Gene Rodenberry, 8, lived in Los Angeles with his extended family in a house valued at $3500, but was born in Texas.
More Information
Available From: Bisham Hill Books
Address: 25-13 Old Kings Hw, #192, Darien, CT 06820
Phone:
Website: www.bishamhill.com
Email: Sales@bishamhill.com
Other Notes:
 

Add Your Own Review

 
Robin McDonald
Robin McDonald is a mom who actually does Windows, since she used to work at Microsoft! Robin resigned from her full-time writing job to homeschool her children. She freelances, and teaches art and writing classes.
Copyright © 2004 Eclectic Homeschool Association
 

blank

New Homeschool Resources - Visit the Eclectic Homeschool Resource Center for more discounted resources.

About EHO | Masthead | Financial Info | Contact Us | Writing for EHO | Get Your Product Reviewed
Linking to this site | Advertise| Submit a Site | Reprinting Articles | Reviewing for EHO | Privacy | Search

This website is Copyright ©1997-2010 Eclectic Homeschool Association, All rights reserved.
This site was authored by Beverly S. Krueger. All contents belong to the Eclectic Homeschool Association or the original authors. Reproduction of this World Wide Web Site in whole or in part is prohibited without permission. All rights reserved. Trademarks may not be used without permission of the trademark owner. Details about our reprint policies are available.

Publishers: Tammy Cardwell, Jean Hall, and Beverly Krueger are the only persons authorized to make product requests on behalf of the Eclectic Homeschool Online. If you receive requests from any other individuals in our name, please do not comply.

The staff at EHO try very hard to answer all our mail. We have had many of our responses to email returned as undeliverable. We also delete unread a great deal of spam. If your email message header sounds like it is spam, it will be deleted. "You Should See This!" or "Have I got something great for you" are examples of subject lines that would be deleted unread. If you use 'EHO' in the subject line it will not be deleted unread. If you have not received an answer to your question, please resend your email. We usually have a delay of 1 to 2 weeks in answering email because of the number of requests we get. Those wishing to request links to our site should read our linking page before writing us. All our resources are posted online. We do not mail information to postal addresses.

This Site Uses the Following for Website Services:
VISIT LFCHOSTING.COM!

OpenCube CSS Menu

XIGLA - Absolute Banner Manager

Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1979, 1980, 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Thank your for vising the Eclectic Homeschool Online, we hope you found the resources to make your homeschooling journey easier.

homeschool information