Throwback Thursday

On this day, in 1930, excavation for the Empire State Building began. It was completed a miraculous 410 days later!

Lewis Hines photo, courtesy

For a fascinating look into this building, try this book by my dear friend Deborah Hopkinson:

For a fictionalized visit to the New York of a few years before ground was broken for this Big Apple icon, try The Friendship Doll, a novel in stories whose first story features a little girl who butts head with Belle Roosevelt, Teddy’s granddaughter.

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  1. Kirby Larson

    Rosi! Enter my Doggone Good Reads Giveaway, at my author FB page, and tomorrow I’ll have a contest to give away a copy of Laurie Thompson’s new book. That might help your pocketbook in the face of your growing TBR pile! 😉