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Notes on Saint-Pierre-des-Corps, in the city of Tours ~ fresh veg, Yankie shoes and union strikes


Saint-Pierre-des-Corps is on the site of an ancient Bronze Age settlement and it was on its current boundaries that the Romans once burned their dead. From the Middle Ages to the 20th Century it was an area for market gardening … Continue reading

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Transport of goods by road ~ Touraine 1913


Here is an extract from: The Young Farmer, Some Things He Should Know, Thomas F. Hunt, Published by, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Limited, 1913. Chapter 18: FACILITIES FOR FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION “…. the United States is still behind other … Continue reading

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