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Eagle in History?

Cindy Ramunno
Vail Daily/Melinda KruseThe town of Eagle is in a third-grade social-studies textbook from Harcourt Horizons.
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A third-grade social-studies textbook from Harcourt Horizons examines the community, along with a few others in the nation. The text is titled “People and Communities.”

Many locals are featured in color and black-and-white photographs, and the history of Eagle is time-lined. The book has the words of our “Pledge of Allegiance” on the inside cover, and features other communities, too, such as New York City, Pineville, Ky., Austin, Texas, and Alexandria, Va.

Photographs of Flight Days, The Nearly Everything Store, City Market, Bull Pasture Park, the Town Office, the Historical Center and the Eagle County Building are displayed, as well as many faces from around town.

The book explains displaying the American flag, the different branches of government, and U.S. citizenship. Some of the eye-catching vocabulary includes “patriotism,” “landform,” “satellite,” “opportunity cost,” “citizen” and “natural resource.”

Eagle is one of the most prominently featured communities in the text. A photographer and writer from the company came to Eagle a little over a year ago and the community turnout was terrific. Eagle mayor Roxie Deane was very excited to see the copy and purchased one for her household.

“It’s a proud feeling for Eagle to be featured is such a well- written textbook”, says Deane. “I was very impressed with the final product.”

The Eagle County School District is working on a plan to have one copy in each elementary school, either online or in the libraries. The town of Eagle and the Eagle library also have copies.

To purchase a copy of the book for about $45, call 1-800-225-5425.


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