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Title: Get Betty Higbee's book on Fortescue this weekend

Author: Jean Jones

Publisher: The Bridgeton News

Date: 5/15/09



"Around Fortescue" is just that, a trip around the island, past and present, through a collection of photographs compiled by Betty and Clarence "Bunky" Higbee.



"Around Fortescue" is part of the Images of America series produced by Arcadia Publishing.



It covers all aspects of life in Fortescue, then and now, from the era of big bayfront homes, almost a mile of boardwalk, many businesses, movies, concerts and dances, to today's much-more scaled-down version of life on the bay.



Time, tides and fires have reduced the size and grandeur of the community, but it still offers some of the best fishing around, a sandy beach, fresh salt air, sunrises over the marsh and magnificent sunsets over the bay, all things that keep people coming back.



The photographs are a window into those grand earlier times, an eye-opener for those visiting them for the first time through the book, and a trip down memory lane for those who still remember Fortescue's heyday.



The book was no easy task, and Betty Higbee said she almost gave up on it once.



"I worked on it for three years. I have a sick husband and the restaurant and the marina to take care of. I work from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. At 4 p.m., I would go home, drink a whole pot of coffee, and sleep for a little while. Then I'd get up at 1 a.m. and write until 3 a.m., then come to work again," she said.



Her husband was born in Fortescue and has lived there for 73 years. Betty was born in Cedarville, but has been here for 52 years, raising a family here and working in the family businesses.



In spite of all the work, she said she enjoyed doing the book, collecting the photos and writing the captions.



"I wanted to do it to save the pictures and the knowledge," she said.



The book doesn't stop at Fortescue. There are pictures of the area lighthouses and from adjoining areas of Newport and Dividing Creek.



Ships and their captains are well represented, as well as photos from the many disasters of fire and flood that ate away at the island over the years.



There will be two great opportunities to buy the book and get it signed this weekend.



Betty will be at Fortescue Day, on Saturday, adjoining the Fortescue Chapel, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and, on Sunday, at the Charlesworth Hotel and Restaurant, on New Jersey Avenue, from 2 to 7 p.m. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

The Hopi Cultural Preservation Office (HCPO) is charged with representing Hopi cultural interests both within and outside the reservation, a responsibility that requires the involvement of the Hopi villages, clans, and religious societies, as well as the Hopi tribal government. Through the collection of remarkable photographs gathered here, authors Stewart B. Koyiyumptewa and Carolyn O’Bagy Davis have provided the outside world with a rare look into this unique culture. A member of the Badger/Butterfly Clan, Koyiyumptewa is from Hotevilla, located on the Third Mesa, and has worked for the HCPO as the tribal archivist for eight years. Davis, a fourth-generation descendant of Utah pioneers, is the author of numerous books on the history of the American West.
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Product Details

  • Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (May 27, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738556483
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738556482
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #654,157 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ShazDowns on August 14, 2010
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Overall, the book has some great information and nice pictures. The downfall is that the book was obviously written by a select couple families so the majority of the information is about those families. When you have a narrow research base your results are, naturally, narrow as well. I did enjoy the read and historical events that the book included.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 15, 2011
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This is a wonderful pictorial book with some rare photos of the Hopi people. They do not permit photography today and this is a great look at historic photos of their culture and lifestyle. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in the Hopi Tribe.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Chris Cooke on June 28, 2009
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I know the author a many of the people who are photographed or mentioned in the book. One thing Betty & Bunky failed to mention was that the Coast Guard had a seasonal station in Fortescue since 1965. I know both of them because I was stationed there each summer between 1967 & 1971. The book brought back a lot of memories and filled in some gaps in my knowledge of the town.

Chris Cooke
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Never enough pictures in a book like this. Because of the rareness of pictures of the Hopi any insight is nice. An interesting culture that has maintained its ways over the centuries. We could learn from them and their approach to farming, land management, and the world around them. I finished the book slightly disappointed but in fairness to the book it was not its fault, I had just hoped for more than is available.
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