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About this Item: Spiral/Comb. Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. The history of Elk County in Pennsylvania, is recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 21 page Booklet, reprinted primarily from four hard-to-find vintage books. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print size adjusted for 8 1/2 x 11 paper. A vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Source books include: Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania (1843) by Sherman Day; An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1876) by William Egle, M.D.; Pennsylvania, a Guide to the Keystone State compiled by WPA writers; and My Pennsylvania, a 1946 project of the Bureau of Publications, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Some Information may be repeated in various excerpts, but often with a different slant or with additional details.) The communities mentioned include: Ridgway, St. Mary's, Caledonia, Earley, Kersey, Wilcox, Williamson, Wilmarth, Eddystone, Arroyo, Benezette, Hellen, Raught's Mills, Weedville, Johnsonville, Daguscahonda. The Day and Egle histories cover the early development of this area, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There is occasionally some duplication of material, but often with a different slant or with additional details. Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: Early settlers, including Jacob Ridgway, John Kyler, Elijah Meredith, Jacob Wilson, Libni Taylor, Capt. Potter, Leonard Morey, James Gillis, Reuben Winslow, and many others; industries, including coal, lumber, salt and paper; German Union Bond Society; Plan of Fourier, regarding labor and capital; Proposal in 1824 for the "construction of a turnpike"; Progress of colony under Co. Matthias Benzinger and Ignatius Garner; Large Catholic population; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. The recently added fourth book includes a 1940s map of the county, several photos and a concise update of the county's progress as it looked shortly after World War II. ILLUSTRATIONS include the Borough of Ridgeway, View of Wilcox. Seller Inventory # 000170

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About this Item: Spiral/Comb. Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Columbia County, PA, encompassing the past and present communities of Almeda, Aristes, Beaver Valley, Benton, Berwick, Bloomsburg, Briar Creek, Buck Glen, Buckhorn, Catawissa, Central, Centralia, Cole's Creek, Danville, Divide, Elk Grove, Espy, Espytown, Eyers Grove, Forks, Fruitstown, Glen City, Iola, Jerseytown, Light Street, Limeridge, Mainville, Mifflinburg, Mifflinville, Millgrove, Milville, Newlin, Numidia, Orangeville, Pine Summit, Rohrsburg, Rupert, Sereno, Slabtown, Stillwater, Washington, Whitehall, and Williamsburg are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 28 Page Booklet, reprinted from four hard-to-find books. (All towns may not be mentioned in the booklet.) These include: Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania by Sherman Day; An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by William Egle, M.D.; Pennsylvania, a Guide to the Keystone State compiled by WPA writers; and My Pennsylvania, a 1946 project of the Bureau of Publications, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. There is occasionally some duplication of material, but often with a different slant or with additional details. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: James McClure, Ludwig Eyer, John Mears, William Hughes, James Watson, John Hauch and other early Settlers; Two versions of a story about an Indian in a canoe; an Incomplete and Unused Railroad; the Rise and Fall of the Quaker population; the detailed adventures of two brothers, Moses and Jacobus Van Campen -- battling Indians and the British in the Revolution; the North Branch Canal, five forts in the area; the State Normal School at Bloomsburg, Minerals, Industry, a Molly Maguire murder, and other interesting bits of history and trivia. The recently added excerpt from the fourth book includes a 1940s map of the county, several photos and a concise update of the county's progress as it looked shortly after World War II. ILLUSTRATIONS include Danville, the Ancient Friends Meeting House at Catawissa, Columbia County Court House, Berwick and others. Also included is a map of the county from the 1946 book. Seller Inventory # 000165

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About this Item: Spiral/Comb. Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. The history of Warren County, PA, is recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 30 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from four hard-to-find vintage books. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print size adjusted to fit 8 1/2 x 11 paper. A vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Source books include: Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania (1843) by Sherman Day; An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1876) by William Egle, M.D.; Pennsylvania, a Guide to the Keystone State compiled by WPA writers; and My Pennsylvania, a 1946 project of the Bureau of Publications, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Some Information may be repeated in various excerpts, but often with a different slant or with additional details.) The Day and Egle histories cover the early years, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes relating to sightseeing possibilities. The recently added excerpt from the fourth book includes a 1940s map of the county, several photos and a concise update of the county's progress as it looked shortly after World War II. The communities mentioned include: Clarendon, Deerfield, Fayette, Irvine, Kinjua, Lottsville, North Warren, Pine Grove, Russell, Sheffield, Spring Valley, Sugar Grove, Tidioute, Warren, and Youngsville. Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: Early settlers; Physical Features of the Land; Seasonal Lumber Business; Early Barriers to Settlement; Floating Down River on Immense Rafts; Guy C. Irvin, Esq., ¿Napoleon in the lumber business¿; Failure of the Lumberman¿s Bank at Warren; the ¿Union¿ printing press; the Honorable Joseph Hackney; Anticipating the Town of Cornplanter; Major Morrison¿s Close Call; General William Irvine¿s Family; a ¿salty¿ tale; Detailed Account of the Life of Cornplanter, famous half-breed Indian; Leather Tanneries and Oil Wells; Chronology of Warren County Events; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. ILLUSTRATIONS include Warren, the Borough of Warren; Northwestern State Hospital for the Insane. Seller Inventory # 000196

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About this Item: Spiral/Comb. Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. The history of Westmoreland County, PA, is recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 33 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from four hard-to-find vintage books. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print size adjusted to fit 8 1/2 x 11 paper. A vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Source books include: Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania (1843) by Sherman Day; An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1876) by William Egle, M.D.; Pennsylvania, a Guide to the Keystone State compiled by WPA writers; and My Pennsylvania, a 1946 project of the Bureau of Publications, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Some Information may be repeated in various excerpts, but often with a different slant or with additional details.) The communities mentioned include: Crabtree, Export, Greensburg, Hannastown, Irwin, Jeannette, Laughlintown; Ligonier, Madison, Mount Pleasant, Murrysville, New Amsterdam, Norvelt, Ruffs Dale, Saltsberg, Scottsdale, West Newton, Youngstown (Martinsburg), and Youngwood. The Day and Egle histories cover the early years, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes relating to sightseeing possibilities. The recently added excerpt from the fourth book includes a 1940s map of the county, several photos and a concise update of the county's progress as it looked shortly after World War II. Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: Early settlers; Physical Features of the Land; George Washington at Loyalhanna; Fort Ligonier; Battle of Braddock; Burning of Hanna¿s Town and taking of Many Prisoners; A Subterfuge Saves a Fort; Biography and Burial Site of Arthur St. Clair, Revolutionary War General, Ohio territorial Governor and Controversial Indian Fighter; First Court ¿West of the Allegheny¿; William Crawford, a Virginian in Pennsylvania; Old Pennsylvania State Road; Tyrany of Dr. John Connolly; The Association of Westmoreland Society, actuated by a love of liberty; Centennial Celebration of 1873; Birthplace of Henry Clay Frick, partner turned rival of Andrew Carnegie; Westmoreland Homesteads, a low-income housing experiment at Norvelt and other interesting bits of history and trivia. ILLUSTRATIONS include Greensburg, Gen. St. Clair¿s Monument, View on the Conemaugh with Pennsylvania Railroad. Seller Inventory # 000199

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About this Item: Spiral/Comb. Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. The histories of Lawrence County and Mercer County, in the State of Pennsylvania, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 37 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from four hard-to-find vintage books. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print size adjusted to fit 8 1/2 x 11 paper. A vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Source books include: Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania (1843) by Sherman Day; An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1876) by William Egle, M.D.; Pennsylvania, a Guide to the Keystone State compiled by WPA writers; and My Pennsylvania, a 1946 project of the Bureau of Publications, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Some Information may be repeated in various excerpts, but often with a different slant or with additional details.) Communities mentioned include: New Castle (Newcastle), Newport, Moravia, Fayette, Eastbrook, Wittenburg, Princeton, Clinton, New Bedford, Harlansburg, New Wilmington, Hillsburg, Wampum, Pulaski, Edinburg, Mercer, West Greenville, Sharon, Georgetown, Wheatland, Sharpsville, Clarksville, Transfer, Shenango, Jamestown, Stoneboro, Sandy Lake, Fredonia, Oakland, Pardoe's Station, Pinegrove, Sheakleyville, New Vernon, New Lebanon, Milledgeville, Hendersonville, Millbrook, Pinegrove, North Liberty, Loudon, Blacktown, Leesburg, Greenfield, Bethel, Charleston, Delaware Grove, Jackson Center (Jackson Centre), Farrell, Grove City, West Middlesex, and Fairview. The Day and Egle histories provide an early look at this area, while the WPA booklet adds a later view. Since the source books are concerned with the same subject, there is some duplication of material, but the time elasped often changes the perspective and emphasis. Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: John Findley, Benjamin Stokely and other Early Settlers; Physical Features of the Area, such as Caves through Hills and a Ruggedly Beautiful Waterfall; Early Industries, Educational Facilities and Courts; the High Cost of Transportation, and the Effect of Railroads and Canals; the Slaughter of the Forests; the Abundance of Coal and Iron Ore; David Zeisberger and other Moravian Brethern; How a Skeptical Indian Warrior was Converted; a Community of Women; Why the Moravian Mission Moved to Gnadenhutten; Lawrence Volunteers in the War of 1812; the "Roundhead" Regiment and other Civil War units; Township Names; the 10-sided House, the 12-Sided House; the first Newspaper in Mercer; Disruption of a Sermon by War News; the Mercer Blues; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. The recently added excerpt from the fourth book includes a 1940s map of the county, several photos and a concise update of the county's progress as it looked shortly after World War II. ILLUSTRATIONS include: Public Square & Courthouse at Mercer, the Lawrence County Courthouse; & Public School Building in New Castle. Seller Inventory # 000180

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About this Item: Spiral/Comb. Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. The history of Venango County, Pennsylvania, is recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 38 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from four hard-to-find vintage books. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print size adjusted to fit 8 1/2 x 11 paper. A vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Source books include: Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania (1843) by Sherman Day; An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1876) by William Egle, M.D.; Pennsylvania, a Guide to the Keystone State compiled by WPA writers; and My Pennsylvania, a 1946 project of the Bureau of Publications, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Some Information may be repeated in various excerpts, but often with a different slant or with additional details.) The communities mentioned include: Cherry Tree, Clintonville, Cooperstown, Cranberry, Dempseytown, Emlenton, Franklin, Kaneville, Oil City, Petroleum Centre, Pit Hole City, Pleasantville, Plumer, Polk, Reno, Rouseville, Siverleyville, Sunville, Utica, and Venango City. The Day and Egle histories cover the early years, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes relating to sightseeing possibilities. The recently added excerpt from the fourth book includes a 1940s map of the county, several photos and a concise update of the county's progress as it looked shortly after World War II. Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: Natural Curiosities, like Oil Creek and ¿the Indian God¿ Rock; Graves of Unknown Soldiers and Indians; Early Settlers; Hidden Treasure and an Early Silver Mine; the Story of Ross, the Moncey Chief who massacred children and murdered his partner; the French and Indian War; Fortresses, including Fort Franklin, Fort Venango and Fort Machault; the Seneca¿s Reception for the Rev. David Zeisberger, Moravian Missionary, at Goshgoshunk; Washington¿s Visit and Excerpts from his Journal; Settlers under the Act of 1792; Oil, the county¿s ¿great source of wealth¿; Oil Well Fire Disaster in 1861; Railroads; Louis Celeron¿s Leaden Plates; War of 1812; Early Courts and Jails; Pennzoil Refinery; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. ILLUSTRATIONS include The Indian God Rock(2 views); Figures on the Rock (2 drawings); Public Square in Franklin; Liberty Street in Franklin in 1876; Col. Drake¿s Pioneer Oil Well; Plans of the French and English Forts; Cable Group City Derricks, Pleasantville. . Seller Inventory # 000195

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About this Item: Spiral/Comb. Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. The history of Centre County in Pennsylvania, is recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 38 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from from four hard-to-find vintage books. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print size adjusted to fit 8 1/2 x 11 paper. A clear vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Source books include: "Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania" (1843) by Sherman Day; "An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" (1876) by William Egle, M.D.; "Pennsylvania, a Guide to the Keystone State" compiled by WPA writers; and "My Pennsylvania," a 1946 project of the Bureau of Publications, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Some Information may be repeated in various excerpts, but often with a different slant or with additional details.) The communities mentioned include: Woodward, Millheim, Spring Mills, Centre Hall, Lemont, Pine Grove Mills, Bellefonte, Phillipsburg, Milesburg, Potter's Bank, Boalsburg, Aaronsburg, Earleysburg, Pattonsville, Walkersville, Potters Mills, Martha's Furnace, Port Matilda. The Day and Egle histories cover the early development of this area, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There is occasionally some duplication of material, but often with a different slant or with additional details. Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: Early Iron and Coal production; Two opposites: Jonas and Daniel Davis; Logan, the celebrated Mingo Chief; Snowshoe Camp; Potter's Fort; Spring Creek; Early Settlers; Biography of Statesman Andrew Gregg; Gen. Phillip Benner's role in developing mineral industry; Author Martha Walker Cook; Col John Patton, Maj Gen James Potter, Samuel Porter and other Revolutionary War Soldiers of the County; Indian Encounters; Bald Eagle, An Indian Chief; Early Court Proceedings at Bellefonte; A Bungled Hanging; A Gang of Highwaymen; Pennsylvania State College (originally Farmer's High School); Organization of Townships; Names of Officials from 1790-1839; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. The recently added fourth book includes a 1940s map of the county, several photos and a concise update of the county's progress as it looked shortly after World War II. ILLUSTRATIONS include Bellefonte, Pennsylvania State College, View of Bellefonte, Bald Eagle's Nest on Spring Creek, Penn's Valley from Nittany Mountain, and Gap North of Bellefonte. We have tried to provide an accurate description of the booklet. We are unable to answer questions regarding content, since the booklet has no index. We are, however, happy to respond to other queries. Seller Inventory # 000160

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About this Item: Spiral/Comb. Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. The history of Carbon County in Pennsylvania, is recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 39 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from four hard-to-find vintage books. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print size adjusted to fit 8 1/2 x 11 paper. A clear vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Source books include: Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania (1843) by Sherman Day; An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1876) by William Egle, M.D.; Pennsylvania, a Guide to the Keystone State compiled by WPA writers; and My Pennsylvania, a 1946 project of the Bureau of Publications, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Some Information may be repeated in various excerpts, but often with a different slant or with additional details.) The communities mentioned include: Mauch Chunk, Beaver Meadow, Hazelton, Lausanne, Lowry Town, Taylor¿s Retreat, Penn Haven, Cliffton, Lehighton, Weissport, Parryville, East Mauch Chunk, Packerton, Summit Hill, Nesquehoning, Weatherly, Rock-Port, Lansford, Jeansville, Yorktown, Buck Mountain, Mill-Port, Hudsondale, Bowmanstown, Palmertown, and Lehigh Water Gap. The Day and Egle histories cover the early development of this area, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There is occasionally some duplication of material, but often with a different slant or with additional details. Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: Moravian Missionaries and Indian Christians at Gnadenhotten and New Gadenhotten; Attack on the Mission House; Monument to those who died; How Dr. Franklin encouraged prayer attendance; Indian Encounters; Fort Allen; Moravian Marriage Arrangements; Suspicions of Irish Freebooters toward the Indian converts; Captivity of the Gilbert family; Running the gauntlet; ¿adoption¿ of Indian captives; Discovery of coal in area; Lehigh Coal Mine Co., and early mining techniques; Second Railroad in USA; a Tragic flood in 1786 at Weissport; the Importance of a forgotten jacket; Mt. Pisgah and the ¿far-famed switch-back railroad¿, Beautiful cascades and water falls; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. The recently added fourth book includes a 1940s map of the county, several photos and a concise update of the county's progress as it looked shortly after World War II. ILLUSTRATIONS include Mauch Chunk, Part of Summit Coal Mine, Curious Artificial Hills, Carbon County Court House, Mt. Pisgah Inclined Plane; The Cascade at Glen Onoko, Onoko Falls at Glen Onoko, Amber Cascade at Glen Thomas, Cloud Point, and Nesquehoning Bridge. Seller Inventory # 000159

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About this Item: Spiral/Comb. Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. The history of Beaver County, PA, is recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 40 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from four hard-to-find vintage books. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print size adjusted to fit 8 1/2 x 11 paper. A clear vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Source books include: "Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania" (1843) by Sherman Day; "An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" (1876) by William Egle, M.D.; Pennsylvania, a Guide to the Keystone State compiled by WPA writers; and "My Pennsylvania," a 1946 project of the Bureau of Publications, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Some Information may be repeated in various excerpts, but often with a different slant or with additional details. The communities mentioned include: Aliquippa, Ambridge (site of Economy), Beaver Falls (formerly Brighton), Beaver, Bridgewater, Conway, Darlington, Ellwood, Fallston, Frankfort, Freedom, Glasgow, Hookstown, Industry, Koppel, Midland, Monaca, New Brighton, Phillipsburg, Rochester (Bolesville), and Sharon. The Day and Egle histories cover the early development of this area, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There is occasionally some duplication of material, but often with a different slant or emphasis. Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: County terrain and geological traits; Early Settlers; Extraordinary Assets ¿ Canals for Ready Transportation, Waterfall for Power, Fine Bottom Lands and Rich Coal Mines; Morovian Brethren, Converting Indians Despite Jealous Medicine Men; Washington¿s Visits to Area; Tanacharison, Mingo Chief; An Adventure of Capt. Brady, Noted Indian Fighter; School of Speculation; Failure of the U.S. Bank; Improvements on the Beaver River; the Town of Freedom ¿ Built in a Week!; the Harmony Society, a search for Religious Freedom, settlement at Economy led by Frederick Rapp; Society Duped by County de Leon; Ban on Marriage, Decreasing Membership; Desolution of the Society and Preservation of Buildings; State Soldiers¿ Orphan School; Rochester ¿ Site of Logan¿s Town; Jones and Laughlin Steel Corp. and Other Early Industries; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. The excerpts from the recently added fourth book include a 1940s map of the county, several photos and a concise update of the county's progress as it looked shortly after World War II. ILLUSTRATIONS include: Towns About the Mouth of Beaver River (small map); Beaver; New Brighton and Part of Fallston; Economy; Beaver College; View of New Brighton; View of Beaver Falls; Assembly Hall at Economy; Church of the Harmonists. Seller Inventory # 000151

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About this Item: Spiral/Comb. Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. The history of York County, PA, is recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 41 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from four hard-to-find vintage books. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print size adjusted to fit 8 1/2 x 11 paper. A vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Source books include: Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania (1843) by Sherman Day; An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1876) by William Egle, M.D.; Pennsylvania, a Guide to the Keystone State compiled by WPA writers; and My Pennsylvania, a 1946 project of the Bureau of Publications, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Some Information may be repeated in various excerpts, but often with a different slant or with additional details.) The communities mentioned include: Dallastown, Dillsburg, Dover, Franklin (Franklintown), Freystown, Glen Rock, Goldsboro, Hanover, Jacobus, Jefferson, Lemoyne, Lewisbury (Lewisberry), Loganville Logansville), Manchester (formerly Liverpool), Mechanicsburg, New Cumberland, New Freedom, New Holland, New Market, Newberry (Newberrytown), Rosstown, Shrewsbury, Siddonsburg, Stewartstown, Strinestown, Weigelstown, West York, Wrightsville, York Haven, & York The Day and Egle histories cover the early years, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes relating to sightseeing possibilities. The recently added excerpt from the fourth book includes a 1940s map of the county, several photos and a concise update of the county's progress as it looked shortly after World War II. Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: Physical Features; Early Settlers; Early Customs ¿ Cold? Add another frock; Boundary Disputes with Maryland and survey of Springettsbury Manor; Squatters; Presbyterian Church and other early churches; ¿Red Lands¿; ¿Tickets¿ to build in York; Fairs; Patriotism; General Henry Miller and other military leaders from York; Hanover, ¿a sort of Rogue¿s Resort¿; the First County Election ¿ a riot!; Pontiac¿s War; York ¿ early to join Revolution; Negro Conspiracy of 1803; First Locomotive built in USA; Invasion of York in Civil War; Union Hospital and Monument to those who died; York Barrens; Airport Dispute in 1934; York Water Reforestation Project; Where did Dixie originate?; 6 page section on City of York with 1940 Points of Interest map; Paddling Horses in Canoes; Dr. Dady, the noted imposter and his ¿ghostly¿ schemes; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. ILLUSTRATIONS include Western Entrance to York (full page); York County Court House; the Glatz Mansion; the Provincial Court House; The Old Reformed Church; the Public Fountain in Hanover. Seller Inventory # 000200

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About this Item: Spiral/Comb. Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. The history of Cambria County, PA, is recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this 42 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from four hard-to-find vintage books. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print size adjusted to fit 8 1/2 x 11 paper. A clear vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Source books include: Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania (1843) by Sherman Day; An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1876) by William Egle, M.D.; Pennsylvania, a Guide to the Keystone State compiled by WPA writers; and My Pennsylvania, a 1946 project of the Bureau of Publications, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Some Information may be repeated in various excerpts, but often with a different slant or with additional details.) The communities mentioned include: Johnstown, Ebensburg, Loretto, Munster, Beulah (Beula), Cresson, Cresson Springs, Carrolltown, Conemaugh, East Conemaugh, Millville, Franklin, Summitville, The Summit, Woodvale, Coopersdale, Prospect, Chest Springs, Adamsburg, Belseno, Revloc, Barnesboro, Spangler, Dividing Ridge, Windber, Ferndale, St. Lawrence, St. Bonifacius, St. Augustine, Gallitzin, Fairview, Munster, Plattville, Hemlock, Portage, Lloydsville and Nanty-Glo. The Day and Egle histories cover the early development of this area, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There is occasionally some duplication of material, but often with a different slant or additional details. Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: Early settlers and their hardships: hard weather, wild animals and savage Indians; a "concert" during court; Rev. Demetrius Gallitzin, a princely cleric; a most atrocious murder; Floods in Johnstown (site of Indian town of Kickenapawling); Allegheny Portage Railroad, designed by Sylvester Welch; Journey of "The Hit or Miss"; Coal Mining; The Cambria Iron Works and Bessemer Steel; John Hart and the Kittanning Path; Resorts for summer visitors; "Unknown Plot" in Grandview Cemetery; two famous sons: Charles M. Schwab and Robert E. Peary; the Ghost town of Beulah; the "shook" business and other interesting bits of history and trivia. The recently added fourth book includes a 1940s map of the county, several photos and a concise update of the county's progress as it looked shortly after World War II. ILLUSTRATIONS include the Village of Ebensburg; Johnstown and the Cambria Iron Works; Cresson, on the Allegheny Mountains; View on the Old Portage Road; Catholic Church at Carrolltown; and St. Aloysius College in Loretto. Seller Inventory # 000158

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About this Item: Spiral/Comb. Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. The history of Crawford County in Pennsylvania, is recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 42 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from four hard-to-find vintage books. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print size adjusted to fit 8 1/2 x 11 paper. A clear vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Source books include: Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania (1843) by Sherman Day; An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1876) by William Egle, M.D.; Pennsylvania, a Guide to the Keystone State compiled by WPA writers; and My Pennsylvania, a 1946 project of the Bureau of Publications, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Some Information may be repeated in various excerpts, but often with a different slant or with additional details.) The communities mentioned include: Meadville, Titusville, Cambridge Springs, Centreville, Vernon, Conneatville, Rockville, Sagerstown, Evansburg, Hartztown, Adamsville, Espyville, Harmonsburg, Rockdale, Bloomfield, Oil Creek, Jamestown, Cochranton, Conneaut Lake, Springboro, and others. The Day and Egle histories cover the early development of this area, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There is occasionally some duplication of material, but often with a different slant or with additional details. Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: Early Settlers, including bios of David Mead and Robert Randolf; Adventures of Cornelius Van Horn who escaped his Indian captors; A Remarkable early case of dual-personality; H. J. Huidekoper and the Holland Land Company; Col. Magaw, inventor of straw paper; Allegheney College and the Rev. Timothy Alden; When Allegheny College "beat" Harvard; Unusual stories in the Crawford Messenger, first area paper; Depreciation Lands and Donation Lands, rules and controversies; Meadville Theological School; Beaver and Erie Canals shoved aside by railroads; Civil War Soldiers including "Bucktales" Lincoln's Bodyguard; Carnation Milk Company; "Drakes Follie" first well in America drilled exclusively for oil; interesting history of the slide fastener (erroneously called the zipper); and other interesting bits of history and trivia. The recently added fourth book includes a 1940s map of the county, several photos and a concise update of the county's progress as it looked shortly after World War II. ILLUSTRATIONS include Public Square in Meadville, Allegheny College, Crawford County Courthouse, and Meadville looking Northwest. Seller Inventory # 000166

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About this Item: Spiral/Comb. Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. The history of Schuylkill County, PA, is recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 44 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from four hard-to-find vintage books. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print size adjusted to fit 8 1/2 x 11 paper. A vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Source books include: Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania (1843) by Sherman Day; An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1876) by William Egle, M.D.; Pennsylvania, a Guide to the Keystone State compiled by WPA writers; and My Pennsylvania, a 1946 project of the Bureau of Publications, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Some Information may be repeated in various excerpts, but often with a different slant or with additional details.) The communities mentioned include: Minersville, New Castle, Orwigsburg, Pine Grove, Port Carbon, Port Clinton, Pottsville, Schuylkill Haven, Tamaqua. The Day and Egle histories cover the early years, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes relating to sightseeing possibilities. The recently added excerpt from the fourth book includes a 1940s map of the county, several photos and a concise update of the county's progress as it looked shortly after World War II. Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: County terrain and geological traits; Detailed discussion of Large Coalfields; Early Settlers and the evolution of Schuylkill to become the largest producer of Anthracite Coal in PA; Pottsville: Tavern to Boomtown in 3 years; Details of Numerous Land and Shop Owners; A Long Burning Coal Mine; Col Shoemaker's endeavor to introduce Anthracite Coal Industry; First Steam Engines of the county; The Perils of Deep Shaft Coal Mining; Military Contributions from the county; How Charlemagne Tower amassed his fortune; Population explosion of Frackville and the sinking (literally) of neighboring towns; United Mine Workers of America; The Molly Maguires (Mollies); 1925 Strike and the death of the Anthracite Coal industry; Colorful Characters of the Schuylkill Canal and other interesting bits of history and trivia. ILLUSTRATIONS include Views of Pottsville (2 Full Page Views), Schuylkill Haven, Tamaqua, and a View near Brookside. Seller Inventory # 000191

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About this Item: Spiral/Comb. Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. The history of Tioga and Potter Counties of PA, is recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this New 44 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from four hard-to-find vintage books. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print size adjusted to fit 8 1/2 x 11 paper. A vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Source books include: Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania (1843) by Sherman Day; An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1876) by William Egle, M.D.; Pennsylvania, a Guide to the Keystone State compiled by WPA writers; and My Pennsylvania, a 1946 project of the Bureau of Publications, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Some Information may be repeated in various excerpts, but often with a different slant or with additional details.) The Tioga communities mentioned include: Arnot, Blossburg, Covington, Delmar, Elkland, Fallbrook, Firmantown, Knoxville, Lawrenceville, Leolyn, Liberty, Mainsburg (Mainsville), Mansfield, Mixtown, Roaring Branch, Tioga (Willarsburg), Valley View, Wellsborough, Westfield (Priestville). The Potter communities mentioned include: Coudersport, Galeton, Lewisville, Oleona, Roulette, and Sweden Valley. The Day and Egle histories cover the early years, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes relating to sightseeing possibilities. The recently added excerpt from the fourth book includes a 1940s map of the county, several photos and a concise update of the county's progress as it looked shortly after World War II. Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: County terrain and geological traits; Early Settlers; Stories of the Blockhouse Road; Anthony - Half Dutch, Half French, All Scoundrel; Boom and Depression of Covington; Double Life and Suicide of J.G. Boyd or is it Henry Seymour; Oregon Hill, An early land scam; Pine Creek Gorge Grand Canyon of PA; Generousity of John Keating; Recollections of Old Timers; Poisonous Gnats; Grinding Corn with an Indian Samp Mortar; Transporting Five on a Horse; Violinist Ole Borneman Bull's Unsuccessful Colony of Norwegians and Danes; the Hurricane of 1834; the Devastating Flood at Austin Dam; the Coudersport Ice Mine and other interesting bits of history and trivia. ILLUSTRATIONS include Central Part of Wellsborough; Hotel, Depot, and Coal Mine at Blossburg; View of the Borough of Knoxville, Cowanesque Valley; Episcopal Church at Mansfield; The Coal Schutes at Arnot; Methodist Church at Mansfield; Northern View of Fall Brook from the Centre; Early method of Pounding Corn; Potter County Court House. Seller Inventory # 000193

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About this Item: Spiral/Comb. Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. The history of Clinton and Cameron Counties in Pennsylvania, is recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 45 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from four hard-to-find vintage books. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print size adjusted to fit 8 1/2 x 11 paper. A clear vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Source books include: Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania (1843) by Sherman Day; An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1876) by William Egle, M.D.; Pennsylvania, a Guide to the Keystone State compiled by WPA writers; and My Pennsylvania, a 1946 project of the Bureau of Publications, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Some Information may be repeated in various excerpts, but often with a different slant or with additional details.) The Clinton communities mentioned include: Lock Haven, Lockport, Dunnstown, Mill Hall, Farrandsville, Salona, New Liberty, North Point (formerly Young Woman's Town), Clintondale, Tylersville, Renovo, Beech Creek, Logansville, Hyner, West Port and Lamar. The Cameron communities mentioned include: Emporium, Driftwood, Sterling Run and Sinnemahoning, and townships include Lumber, Shippon, Portage, Gibson and Grove. The Day and Egle histories cover the early development of this area, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There is occasionally some duplication of material, but often with a different slant or emphasis. Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: Jeremiah (Jerry) Church, William Dunn and other early settlers; Major Moses Van Campen's refusal to "change coats" in the Revolutionary War -- even to save himself from a horrible death; Picturesque Lock Haven; Riot between Irish and German workers; Rise and Fall of Farrandsville; Formation and naming of Clinton County; West Branch Canal; the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad; Lumber and Minerals: wealth of the counties; an Act of Cowardice, "The Big Runaway" and "a Crock of Silver"; pioneer life in Cameron County; When whiskey was more valuable than cows; Battle of Peter Grove with the Indians who massacred his father; Strange Indian burial site uncovered; Floods on Sinnemahoning Creek; Chimney or Altar Rocks and other Post-Revolutionary settlers; Civil War involvement; Spanish Hill controversy; an Act of Cowardice, "The Big Runaway" and "a Crock of Silver"; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. The recently added fourth book includes a 1940s map of the county, several photos and a concise update of the county's progress as it looked shortly after World War II. ILLUSTRATIONS include the View of the Borough of Emporium, Lock Haven, Clinton Court House, Pulpit Rocks near Round Island (full page) and a View of the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad Station in Renovo (full page). Seller Inventory # 000164

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About this Item: Spiral/Comb. Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. The history of Lycoming County and Sullivan County, PA, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 46 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from four hard-to-find vintage books. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print size adjusted to fit 8 1/2 x 11 paper. A clear vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Source books include: Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania (1843) by Sherman Day; An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1876) by William Egle, M.D.; Pennsylvania, a Guide to the Keystone State compiled by WPA writers; and My Pennsylvania, a 1946 project of the Bureau of Publications, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Some Information may be repeated in various excerpts, but often with a different slant or with additional details.) The communities mentioned include: Williamsport, Newbury, Jersey Shore, Ralston, Muncy (formerly Pennsborough), Hughsville, Montoursville, Laporte, Dushore, and Forksville. The Day and Egle histories cover the early development of this area, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: First Settlers, primarily Scotch-Irish and Quakers; Minerals and Physical Features of each county, especially the lakes and other waters in Sullivan County; Internal Transportation Improvements; Land Purchase from Indians; Land Lottery and Land Disputes; "Fair-Play-Men" and Exile by Canoe; An Unintentional Icy River Voyage; Capt. John Brady, Indian fighter, and family; Adventures of Robert Covenhoven, an early settler; Revolutionary Days; Area Forts; the "Big Runaway," exodus after Indian Alarm; a section on Williamsport with Points of Interest and a small Street Map; the "Booming"Lumber Business in Williamsport; Townships; a Fourth of July Coincidence; the Mystery of a nearly-nude Damsel in Distress, an early glassworks, a gigantic hurricane, an unusual property deed, and other interesting bits of history and trivia. The recently added excerpt from the fourth book includes a 1940s map of the county, several photos and a concise update of the county's progress as it looked shortly after World War II. ILLUSTRATIONS include Central Part of Williamsport; Lycoming County Court House at Williamsport. Seller Inventory # 000184

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About this Item: Spiral/Comb. Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. The history of Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties in Pennsylvania, is recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 48 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from four hard-to-find vintage books. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print size adjusted to fit 8 1/2 x 11 paper. A clear vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Source books include: Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania (1843) by Sherman Day; An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1876) by William Egle, M.D.; Pennsylvania, a Guide to the Keystone State compiled by WPA writers; and My Pennsylvania, a 1946 project of the Bureau of Publications, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Some Information may be repeated in various excerpts, but often with a different slant or with additional details.) The Susquehanna communities mentioned include: Auburn, Brooklyn, Dundaff, Friendsville, Gibson, Great Bend, Hallstead, Harford, Harmony, Herrick, Jackson, Little Meadows, Montrose, New Milford, Oakland, Rushville, Springville, Susquehanna Depot, and The Forks. The Wyoming communities mentioned include: Buttermilk Falls, Factoryville, Falls, Laceyville, Meshoppen, Mill City, Nicholson, Osterhout, Skinners Eddy, and Tunkhannock (formerly Putnam). The Day and Egle histories cover the early years, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes relating to sightseeing possibilities. The recently added excerpt from the fourth book includes a 1940s map of the county, several photos and a concise update of the county's progress as it looked shortly after World War II Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: County terrain and geological traits; Early Pioneers; Indians and Tories shed blood of Patriots, with brother against brother; Connecticut - Pennsylvania Land Title Dispute; Col. John Franklin vs. Col. Timothy Pickering, arrest of one leads to ¿respectful¿ kidnapping of the other; No Oil, no Coal, some Salt and lots of Butter; Indians in the Area; George Catlin, artist; Sugar Trading; Earliest Settlers in each Susquehanna Township; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. ILLUSTRATIONS include the Wyoming County Court House, Glen Moneypenny, Osterhout Mansion, Central Part of Montrose, Susquehanna Court House and a View of the Borough of Montrose. Seller Inventory # 000192

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About this Item: Spiral/Comb. Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. The history of Union and Snyder Counties of PA, is recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this New 53 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from four hard-to-find vintage books. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print size adjusted to fit 8 1/2 x 11 paper. A vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Source books include: Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania (1843) by Sherman Day; An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1876) by William Egle, M.D.; Pennsylvania, a Guide to the Keystone State compiled by WPA writers; and My Pennsylvania, a 1946 project of the Bureau of Publications, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Some Information may be repeated in various excerpts, but often with a different slant or with additional details.) The Union communities mentioned include: Centreville, Derrtown, Hartleton (Hartleystown), Lewisburg, Mifflinburg, New Berlin, New Columbia, New Columbus, South Williamsport, Vicksburg, West Milton, White Deer, Williamsport. The Snyder communities mentioned include: Beaver Springs (Adamsburg), Beavertown, Freeburg, Kreamer, McClure, Middleburg (Swinefordstown), Salem, Sellinsgrove. The Day and Egle histories cover the early years, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes relating to sightseeing possibilities. The recently added excerpt from the fourth book includes a 1940s map of the county, several photos and a concise update of the county's progress as it looked shortly after World War II. Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: County terrain and geological traits; Early Settlers: More exclusively German than any other county; Tale of Indian captivity and escape; Col John Kelly's heroic destruction of a bridge; Capt John Brady and Indian Relations in Derrtown; A Woman's plot to steal the Govenor's Baby to secure her Lover's Pardon; List of 1775 Draftees; Record of Soldiers serving with Gen Washington in 1776; Bucknell University and other Early Schools; An account of one of the Cruelest Murders; A British Officer Flogged by John Snyder for Insulting Americans; Penn's Creek Massacre; An Island traded for a Rifle because of a dream; Homecoming and Bean Soup Celebration; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. ILLUSTRATIONS include New Berlin; Lewisburg; Union County Courthouse, Lewisburg; View on the Susquehanna; From "College Hill", Lewisburg; View of the Borough of Lewisburg; View of the University of Lewisburg; Snyder County Courthouse, Middleburg; Lutheran Missionary Institute, Sellinsgrove; Snyder Mansion, Sellinsgrove. Seller Inventory # 000194

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About this Item: Spiral/Comb. Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. The history of Northumberland and Montour Counties in Pennsylvania, is recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this New 54 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from four hard-to-find vintage books. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print size adjusted to fit 8 1/2 x 11 paper. A vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Source books include: Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania (1843) by Sherman Day; An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1876) by William Egle, M.D.; Pennsylvania, a Guide to the Keystone State compiled by WPA writers; and My Pennsylvania, a 1946 project of the Bureau of Publications, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Some Information may be repeated in various excerpts, but often with a different slant or with additional details.) The communities mentioned include: Centralia, Danville, Exchange, Fisher¿s Ferry, Georgetown, Herndon, Kulpmount, Limestoneville, Mausdale, McCunesville, McEwensville, Milton (formerly Milltown), Mooresburg, Mt. Carmel, Northumberland, Paxinos, Shamokin, Snyderstown, Sunbury, Washingtonville, Watsonburg, Weigh Scales, and White Hall. The Day and Egle histories cover the early development of this area, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There is occasionally some duplication of material, but often with a different slant or with additional details. Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: First Settlers; Physical Features; Transportation Improvements; Chief Shikellimus, father of Logan and friend of the missionaries, Rev. David Brainerd, Count Zinzendorf, Bishop Johannes Von Watteville and other missionaries; Madame Montour; Indian atrocities; the Committee of Safety of Northumberland during the Revolutionary War; the Shamokin Coal and Iron Co.; Dr. Joseph Priestley, the distinguished scientist and philosopher; Recollections of the venerable Mrs. Grant and of an early French visitor to the area; Fort Augusta; the Capture of and Freeland¿s Fort; Doctor Plunkett¿s Expedition; Whiskey Rebellion incident; Duel in 1805; Captain Daniel Montgomery and family; Iron Foundries in Danville; State Hospital for the Insane; Coal Dredging in the Susquehanna; Thomas Edison¿s light plant in Sunbury; Pathetic legend of John Penn and Mary Cox; Coal Bootlegging, snake pie, ¿a wife worth having;¿ and other interesting bits of history and trivia. The recently added excerpt from the third book includes a 1940s map of the county, several photos and a concise update of the county's progress as it looked shortly after World War II. ILLUSTRATIONS include Public Square in Sunbury; Distant View of Northumberland; Churches in Milton; On the Susquehanna, above Milton; the Susquehanna Junction at Northumberland (full page); Montour Court House in Danville; and the State Hospital for the Insane, Danville. Seller Inventory # 000189

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About this Item: Spiral/Comb. Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. The history of Cumberland County in Pennsylvania, is recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 54 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from four hard-to-find vintage books. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print size adjusted to fit 8 1/2 x 11 paper. A vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Source books include: Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania (1843) by Sherman Day; An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1876) by William Egle, M.D.; Pennsylvania, a Guide to the Keystone State compiled by WPA writers; and My Pennsylvania, a 1946 project of the Bureau of Publications, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Some Information may be repeated in various excerpts, but often with a different slant or with additional details.) The communities mentioned include: Carlisle, Shippensburg, Newville, Middlesex, Mechanicsburg, New Cumberland, Wormleyburg, Fairview, Kingstown, Stroughstown, Springfield, Lemoyne, Camp Hill, Roxbury, Spring Run, Shade Gap, Biglerville, Millown, Oyster's Point, Whilehill, West Fairview, Bridge Port, Shiremanstown, Shepherdstown, Hogestown, Worleytown, Churchtown, Lisburn, New Kingston, Newbury, and Papertown (or Mt. Holly Springs). The Day and Egle histories cover the early development of this area, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There is occasionally some duplication of material, but often with a different slant or with additional details. Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: Early Settlers, and their Early Disputes; Court procedings, including the public whipping of a woman "on her bare back"; Description of Carlisle in 1753 and of "Fort Louther," a stockade built that year; Capt. Jack, "a terror to the Indians"; Murder of a friendly Indian and his family; British prisoners -- Major Andre and Lieut. Despard -- held in Carlisle; Early Churches; Early history of Capt. Samuel Brady; William Denning and his "wrought iron cannon"; Resolutions adopted in support of Boston in 1774; Revolutionary War soldiers; George Washington in Carlisle; Points of Interest in Carlisle w/ map; Irving Female College and Cumberland Valley Institute in Mechanicsburg, and Dickinson College in Carlisle; Pennsylvania Turnpike and Turnpike Tunnels in 1940; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. The recently added fourth book includes a 1940s map of the county, several photos and a concise update of the county's progress as it looked shortly after World War II. ILLUSTRATIONS include Public Square in Carlisle (full page), Dickinson College (2 vuews); Irving Female College,Soldiers' Monument in Carlisle, Cumberland County Court House, and Carlisle Springs. Seller Inventory # 000167

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About this Item: Spiral/Comb. Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. The history of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, is recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 59 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from four hard-to-find vintage books. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print size adjusted to fit 8 1/2 x 11 paper. A clear vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Source books include: Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania (1843) by Sherman Day; An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1876) by William Egle, M.D.; Pennsylvania, a Guide to the Keystone State compiled by WPA writers; and My Pennsylvania, a 1946 project of the Bureau of Publications, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Some Information may be repeated in various excerpts, but often with a different slant or with additional details.) The communities mentioned include: Harrisburg, Hershey, Chester, Middletown, Hummelstown, Halifax, Millersburg, Duncan's Island, Berrysburg, Baldwin, Lykens, Wiconisco, Gratz, Williamstown, Highspire, Linglestown, Union Deposit, Rockville, Fisherville, Dauphin, Clark's Ferry, Elizabethville, Hershey, Steelton, Paxtang, and Paxton. The Day and Egle histories cover the early development of this area, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There may occasionally be some duplication of material, but usually with a different slant or emphasis. Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: Early Settlers; Indian Attacks; Missionary David Brainerd's Observations on Indian Customs; Unjustifiable Outrage by Paxton Men against Conestoga Indians; Bio of John Harris family; George Frey, early example of "the American Dream"; Early Churches; Harrisburg Academy and Emmaus Institute; Early Railroads; Pennsylvania Canal; Cave of a Hermit; Map of Harrisburg with Points of Interest; Saving a Girl from a Forced Marriage; the Ice Flood, the Pumpkin Flood and other interesting bits of history and trivia. The recently added fourth book includes a 1940s map of the county, several photos and a concise update of the county's progress as it looked shortly after World War II. ILLUSTRATIONS include State Capitol Building, John Harris Grave and Railroad Bridge at Harrisburg, Distant View of Harrisburg (2) (full page), Central Park of Middletown, Harris Mansion, Old Derry Church, Old Derry Church Interior, Old Paxtang Church, Old Hanover Church, First English Church, First German Church, and "Fort Hunter.". Seller Inventory # 000168

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About this Item: Spiral/Comb. Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Religious Freedom Was Planted, Watered and Grew in.MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. The history of Montgomery County, PA, is recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 60 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from four hard-to-find vintage books. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied on 60# paper, with the print size adjusted to fit 8 1/2 x 11 paper. A vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Source books include: Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania (1843) by Sherman Day; An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1876) by William Egle, M.D.; Pennsylvania, a Guide to the Keystone State compiled by WPA writers; and My Pennsylvania, a 1946 project of the Bureau of Publications, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Some Information may be repeated in various excerpts, but often with a different slant or with additional details.) The communities mentioned include: Montgomeryville, Lansdale, Center Square, Norristown, Bridgeport, Lafayette Hill, Plymouth Meeting, Jeffersonville, Collegeville, Pottstown (formerly Pottsgrove), Lower Merion, Upper Merion, Jenkintown, Abington, Hatborough (Hatboro), North Wales, Evansburg, Conshohocken, Sumanytown, Willow Grove, Horsham Square, Montgomery Square, Line Lexington, Reesville, Flourtown (Flour Town), Klingletown, Hatboro, West Conshohocken, La Trappe (Trappe), Eagleville, Evansburg, Barren Hill, Fort Washington, Collegeville, Hiskorytown, Jeffersonville, Port Kennedy, King of Prussia, Limerick Square, Norritonville, Bryn Mawr, Ardmore, Shannonville, Spring Mill and Swedesburg. The Day and Egle histories cover the early development of this area, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There may occasionally be some duplication of material, but usually with a different slant or emphasis. Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: Physical Features and Mineral Deposits; Early Settlers, why they came and where they came from; Quaker (Friends) Meeting Houses, Episcopal, Lutheran, Swedish, German Reformed and Presbyterian Churches; Tales of William Penn; a Town Named for a Tavern; Henry M. Muhlenberg, father of the Lutheran Church in America, and the oldest Lutheran Church in the US; Gaspar de Schwenckfeldt and the church he founded; ¿Free Love Valley¿ and the ¿Battle Axes,¿ a nudist group founded by Theophilus Gates; Revolutionary War tales, like Lafayette betrayed, Washington¿s Army saved by an eaves- dropping Quaker woman; Col. Allan McLane¿s wild flight from the British; the Defeat at Germantown, including a personal account by Col. Timothy Pickering, and Life at Valley Forge; Letters found inside a slab of marble: a ¿Freak of Nature¿ or a Religious Symbol First Canal Attempted in US; the Potts family; Bio of Gen. Andrew Porter; Bio of John James Audubon, ornithologist and artist; Early Movies; Educational Institutions; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. The excerpts from the recently added fourth book include a 1940s map of the county, several photos and a concise update of the county's progress as it looked shortly after World War II. ILLUSTRATIONS include Ancient Friends Meeting House at Lower Merion; Pottstown; Norristown, from the Northwest (full page); Ancient Lutheran Church at Trappe, Mr. Chew¿s house; George Washington¿s Headquarters at Valley Forge; Valley Forge, as seen from the west; Montgomery County Court House; Valley Forge; and the Old Norristown Fire Company. Seller Inventory # 000188

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About this Item: Spiral/Comb. Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. The history of Delaware County in Pennsylvania, is recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 72 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from four hard-to-find vintage books. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print size adjusted for 8 1/2 x 11 paper. A vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Source books include: Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania (1843) by Sherman Day; An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1876) by William Egle, M.D.; Pennsylvania, a Guide to the Keystone State compiled by WPA writers; and My Pennsylvania, a 1946 project of the Bureau of Publications, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Some Information may be repeated in various excerpts, but often with a different slant or with additional details.) The communities mentioned include: Chester (formerly Upland) New Gottenburg, Christiana Harbor, Lansdowne, Clifton Heights, Swarthmore, Media (Middletown), Concord, Concordville, Chadds Ford, Darby, Upper Darby, Glenolden, Ridley Park, Eddystone, Trainer, Marcus Hook, Ardmore, Haverford, Wayne, Painters Cross Roads, Bethel, Aston, Birmingham, Leiperville, North Chester, Edgmont, Marple, and Newtown. The Day and Egle histories cover the early development of this area, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There is occasionally some duplication of material, but often with a different slant or with additional details. Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: Early Settlers, Swedish colony under Gov. Printz, Rev. Campanius and the Indians, Early Forts, Treaty with Indian Chiefs, Society of Friends, Mason-Dixon Line, Destructive Rain of 1848 and a Daring Rescue, Disaster at Eddystone Ammunitions Corp. in 1917, and the "tasty" Locust Invasion; Swarthmore College, Haverford College, Bryn Mawr College, Villanova College, and other Educational Institutions; William Penn's First Arrival in Pennsylvania, How Chester was Named; Laws of Pennsylvania, such as no "drinking healths", Early Punishments and the First All-Female Jury in Pennsylvania; Jacobus and Coleman, a pair charged with Insurrection; Revolutionary War Activities; How Samuel Levis Lost his Hat; Civil War Officers; Baltimore Locomotive Works at Eddystone, Early Railroads; Graveyard Inscriptions and poetry; First Lunatic in Upland; and a Biography of Benjamin West, the eminent painter; and a Pet Cemetery; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. Excerpts from the recently added fourth book include a 1940s map of the county, several photos and a concise update of the county's progress as it looked shortly after World War II. ILLUSTRATIONS Central Park of Chester, Old Assembly House and Penn's Landing Place, Richard Townsend's Original Cottage, Ancient Welsh Chruch at Radnor, Birthplace of Benjamin West, Swarthmore College (full page), The Old Town Hall at Chester, House Where Penn Stayed, Chester Military Academy, Delaware County Court House in Media, Ridley Park Railroad Station, Crozer Theological Seminary and a few others. Seller Inventory # 000169

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About this Item: Spiral/Comb. Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. The history of Adams County, PA, which includes Gettysburg, site of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, is recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 85 Page Booklet, reprinted from five hard-to-find vintage books. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print size adjusted to fit the 8 1/2 x 11" paper and enhance readability. A clear vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Source books include: Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania (1843) by Sherman Day; An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1876) by William Egle, M.D.; Pennsylvania, a Guide to the Keystone State compiled by WPA writers; and My Pennsylvania, a 1946 project of the Bureau of Publications, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; and Women of the War (1866) by Frank Moore. (Some Information may be repeated in various excerpts, but often with a different slant or with additional details.) Besides Gettysburg, the past and present Adams County communities include: Abbotstown, Arendtsville, Beechersville, Berlin, Caledonia, Cashtown, East Berlin, Fairfield, Hampton, Hanover (Rogue's Rest), Heidlersburg, Hilltown, Hunterstown, Littlestown, McSherrystown, Mechanicsville, Middletown, Millerstown, Mummasburg, New Chester, New Oxford, New Salem, Petersburg, Seven Stars, Waynesboro and York Springs. The Day and Egle histories cover the early development of this area, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. Among the many and diverse subjects taken from these books are: Physical features and geological traits; Early Settlers and population origins, largely Scotch-Irish Presbyterian and German; "The Tape-Worm," an unbuilt $700,000 railroad and political fiasco in 1842; Red/Blue Cockade vs. Black Cockade - a sign of political unrest; Early Churches; the Lutheran Theological Seminary; Pennsylvania College (Gettysburg College); an Expensive Pair of Shoes; a Wild Hot Air Balloon Ride; York Sulphur Springs; Captured by Indians; a Day by Day Account of the Battle of Gettysburg; a Tour of the Battlefield; the Soldier's National Cemetery; the Battle at Hanover; the Adams County Agricultural Society; the 1938 Blue and Gray Reunion and other interesting bits of history and trivia. The newly added excerpt from Moore's book, a chapter titled "What We Did at Gettysburg," is a vivid first-hand account of the care of the 21,000 wounded of both armies after the battle, including the reaction of the local residents. Another new addition to the booklet is from My Pennsylvania and includes a 1940s map of the county, several photos and a concise update of the county's progress as it looked shortly after World War II. The booklet has no index, but I went through and picked out the following names: Rev. Alexander Dobbin, James Cunningham, Jonathan Hoge, James Johnston, Garret Vanosdol, James Gettys, Rev. Paxton, Rev. Watson, Rev. John Black, Rev. David McConaughy, McPherson, Warrell, William McClellan (McLellen), Capt. David Wilson, Capt. Nicolas Bittinger, Rev. S.S. Schmucker, Rev. Benjamin Kurtz, Rev. E. L. Hazelius, Charles P. Krauth, Henry I. Smith, Rev. D. Jacobs, Rev. H.L. Baugher, Rev. W. M. Reynolds, Rev. Henry I. Smith, D. Gilbert, M.L. Stoever, Gottlob Bessler, John Wise (balloonist), John McClellan, Peter Fleck, Isaac Sadler, Jacob Garner, Jacob Fickes, McCosh, Richard Bard, Hannah McBride, Samuel Hunter, Daniel McManimy, William White, Lt. Thomas Potter, David Moore, Joseph Farris, Hugh McKean, Matthew Black, Robert McPherson, William Black, James Agnew, John Alexander, Moses Jenkins, Richard Hall, Richard Fosset, Adam Hall, James Wilson, John Steel, John Johnson, John Hamilton, Hugh Vogan, John McWharter, Hugh Sweeny, Titus Darley, Thomas Hosack, Allison, Campbell, Horrison, Edie, Rev. James A. Brown, Rev. Charles A. Hay, Rev. J.G. Morr. Seller Inventory # 000148

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Sherman Day, William Egle

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About this Item: Spiral/Comb. Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. The history of Lancaster County in Pennsylvania, is recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 86 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from four hard-to-find vintage books. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print size adjusted to fit 8 1/2 x 11 paper. A vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Source books include: Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania (1843) by Sherman Day; An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1876) by William Egle, M.D.; Pennsylvania, a Guide to the Keystone State compiled by WPA writers; and My Pennsylvania, a 1946 project of the Bureau of Publications, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Some Information may be repeated in various excerpts, but often with a different slant or with additional details.) The communities mentioned include: Lancaster, Ephrata, Columbia, Adamstown, Reamstown, Akron, Oregon (formerly Catfish), Lampete, New Providence, Quarryville, Wakefield, Paradise, Bridgeport, Mountville, Marietta, Washington Boro, Safe Harbor, Landisville, Mount Joy, Blue Ball, Brickerville, Lititz, Manheim, Elizabethtown, Schaeffertown, and Donegal Church. The Day and Egle histories cover the early development of this area, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There is occasionally some duplication of material, but often with a different slant or with additional details. Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: Early Settlers: Mennonites, Lutherans, Quakers, Moravians, and Redemptioners (bond servants); News notes on legal disputes; Tavern Signs; a Look at the "Olden Days" (written in 1838); the Annual Fair where young men gave young ladies "Fairings"; "Ground Rents"; Meeting of Six Nations and 3 Governors; Murder of the Conestoga Indians by Paxton Men; Fries' Tavern, later known as the British Prison; Exciting tale of a Prison Break, complete with Spies, Ghosts and an Old Woman; Turnpike to Philadelphia, first road of its kind; the First Commercial Telegraph; Railroads; the Conestoga Navigation; Bios of Gov. Thomas Mifflin, Robert Fulton (steamboat inventor), Samuel Blunston, John Wright, Susannah Wright, Andrew Work, Baron Stiegel (glassmaker); James Mitchell, Lord James Annesley, Robert Barber, Bertram Galbraith and others; the first Ground Hog Day; Reminiscences of Columbia; Early Indian Picture Writing and Relics at Safe Harbor, White Friars Monastic Society at Ephrata and other interesting bits of history and trivia. The recently added excerpt from the fourth book includes a 1940s map of the county, several photos and a concise update of the county's progress as it looked shortly after World War II. ILLUSTRATIONS include: North Queen Street in Lancaster (full page); Columbia; Public Square in Lititz; Brothers and Sisters Houses at Ephrata; Old Court House at Lancaster; Franklin and Marshal College; Lancaster County Court House; Lancaster City High School; Lancaster County Soldiers Monument; Monument of Thaddeus Stevens; Town Hall and Locust St. in Columbia; Wright's Ferry Mansion; Spring and Walk at Lititz; Rock Inscriptions at Safe Harbor; State Normal School, Millersville; and New Lancaster County Hospital. Seller Inventory # 000179

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About this Item: Spiral/Comb. Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early Days in Allegheny County, PA, which includes the City of Pittsburgh, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 88 Page Booklet, reprinted from four hard-to-find vintage books. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print size adjusted to fit 8 1/2 x 11 paper. A clear vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Source books include: Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania (1843) by Sherman Day; An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1876) by William Egle, M.D.; Pennsylvania, a Guide to the Keystone State compiled by WPA writers; and My Pennsylvania, a 1946 project of the Bureau of Publications, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Some Information may be repeated in various excerpts, but often with a different slant or with additional details.) Besides Pittsburgh (Pittsburg), Allegheny County encompasses the past and/or present communities of Manchester, Birmingham, Wilkinsburgh, Sligo, Laurenceville, East Liberty, Minersville, Sharpsburg, Stewartstown, Elizabethtown, Shousetown, McKeesport, Noblestown (Noblesboro), Bakerstown, Tarentum, Allegheny City, Howardsville, Perritsport, Perrysville, Middleton, Jeffriestown, East Elizabeth, West Elizabeth, Mansfield, Pitcairn, Crafton, Moon Run, Natrona Heights, Brackenridge, Creighton, New Kensington, Springdale, Cheswick, Harmarville, Oakmont, Blawnox, Aspinwall, East Pittsburgh, Etna, Bridgeville, Treveskyn, Leetsdale, Edgeworth, Sewickley, Emsworth, Ben Avon, Avalon, Bellevue, Homestead, Munhall, Rankin, Braddock, Swissvale, Duquesne, Clairton, Warrendale, Glassport, Westview, Carnegie, Millvale, Coraopolis, McKees Rocks, Brentwood, Elizabeth, and East McKeesport. The Day and Egle histories cover the early development of this area, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. Among the many and diverse subjects taken from these books are: Physical features and geological traits; Early Settlers and population origins; Industries; Iron and other Minerals; Transportation; the Plan of Fort Pitt; Fort Duquesne; "Dastardly behavior of Regular Troups" at the Battle at Braddock's Field in the French and Indian War; excerpts from George Washington's Letters; Iron, Steel, Oil and Coal; Growth of Pittsburgh; World's Reaction to the "Port of Pittsburg"; the Effect of Steamboats; Early Judges and Lawyers, including Hugh Henry Breckenridge, James Ross and Henry Baldwin; the Allegheny Arsenal; Carnegie Institute of Technology, Mellon Institute, University of Pittsburgh Cathedral of Learning, and other Educational Institutions; Stephen Collins Foster Memorial Building; River Activities; a small map of Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle with Points of Interest; Strike at Homestead; a ghostly art critic, and other bits of history and trivia. The fourth book includes a 1940s map of the county, several photos and a concise update of the county's progress shortly after World War II. ILLUSTRATIONS include the Pittsburgh from the Northwest (full page), Pittsburgh looking up the Ohio (full page), Western University of Pennsylvania, Western Theological Seminary at Allegheny City, Braddock's Field, Redoubt at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County Court House, Pittsburgh City Hall, Western Penitentiary in Allegheny City (2 views). Seller Inventory # 000149

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About this Item: Spiral/Comb. Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties in Pennsylvania are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 90 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from four hard-to-find vintage books. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print size adjusted to fit 8 1/2 x 11 paper. A vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Source books include: Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania (1843) by Sherman Day; An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1876) by William Egle, M.D.; Pennsylvania, a Guide to the Keystone State compiled by WPA writers; and My Pennsylvania, a 1946 project of the Bureau of Publications, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Some Information may be repeated in various excerpts, but often with a different slant or with additional details.) The communities mentioned include: Wilkesbarre (Wilkes Barre), Scranton (formerly Capouse), Bear Creek, Stoddartsville, Duryea, Taylor, Avoca, Dupont, Pittston, West Pittston, Exeter, Wyoming, Forty Fort, Kingston, Luzerne, Edwardsville, Larksville, Plymouth, Avondale, Tillsbury Knob, Hunlock Creek, Shickshinny, Ashley, Mountain Top, Freeland, Hazleton, Kelayres, McAdoo, Carbondale, White Haven, Troy, Conyngham, Nescopeck. The Day and Egle histories cover the early development of this area, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. Since the source books are concerned with the same subject, there is some duplication of material, but the time elasped often changes the perspective and emphasis. Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: Early Settlers; Physical Features; Educational Institutions; Five-Year-Old Girl Captured by Indians, Found 60 Years Later; Ice Flood and Pumpkin Flood; Hudson and Delaware Canal and Anthracite Coal; Mystery over Horrendous Massacre at Wyoming; Spelling Error of Town Name; Queen Esther¿s Rock; Six Page Section on Wilkes-Barre with Map; Underground Fire Started in 1917, still burning in 1940; Coal and its Uses; Fort Wyoming, Fort Durgee, Forty Fort and other Forts; Poisonous Snake Saves Count Zinzendorf, Moravian Missionary; the Children¿s Grasshopper War; the Wyoming Territorial Dispute between Connecticut and Pennsylvania, Resulting in a Civil War; Adventures of Capt. Amos Ogden and others; Battle of Wyoming in 1778; Col. Zebulon Butler and his Brave Band of Grandfathers; a Vindication of Brant, the Celebrated Mohawk Chief; Charles Miner¿s Dialog of Hazleton Travelers; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. The recently added excerpt from the fourth book includes a 1940s map of the county, several photos and a concise update of the county's progress as it looked shortly after World War II. ILLUSTRATIONS include: Buttermilk Falls, Baltimore Company¿s Coal Mine; the Wyoming Valley from Prospect Rock (full page); the Public Square in Wilkes-Barre; Churches in Carbondale; the Indian Massacre in Wyoming (full page); Luzerne County Court House (full page); the First Glimpse of the Wyoming Valley; the Lackawanna Falls; Stewart¿s Block-House; View of Forty Fort in 1778; Luzerne County Prison; Wyoming Seminary (two views). Seller Inventory # 000183

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American Philosophical Society;Historical Society of Pennsylvania;Library Company of Philadelphia

Published by American Philosophical Society, New York (1976)

ISBN 10: 0871699907 ISBN 13: 9780871699909

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About this Item: American Philosophical Society, New York, 1976. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Very Good condition. Seller Inventory # 23904

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About this Item: The American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia. 1976, X,292pp. Illustrated. Paperback. In good condition. Seller Inventory # 1596

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About this Item: Spiral/Comb. Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. The history of Philidelphia County, Pennsylvania, which encompasses the greater Philadelphia area, is recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 139 Page Booklet, compiled from four hard-to-find vintage books. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied on 60# paper, with the print size adjusted to fit 8 1/2 x 11 paper. A vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Source books include: Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania (1843) by Sherman Day; An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1876) by William Egle, M.D.; Pennsylvania, a Guide to the Keystone State compiled by WPA writers; and My Pennsylvania, a 1946 project of the Bureau of Publications, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Some Information may be repeated in various excerpts, but often with a different slant or with additional details.) The Day and Egle histories cover the early years, while excerpts from the WPA book give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, relating to sightseeing possibilities. The recently added excerpt from the 1946 book includes a map of the county, several pictures and an update of the county's progress as it looked shortly after World War II. Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: Early days and Early settlers; population growth; physical features; William Penn¿s plan for Philadelphia; John Key, first English child born in city; Extracts from early writings; Early shelters: trees and caves; Penn¿s Great Treaty with Indians at Kensington; Letitia House and Slate-roof House, residences of Wm Penn; Appearance, life and character traits of Wm Penn; Early Swedish settlers at Wicaco (before Penn); An Early tour of the area; Early churches and ministers; Influence of Mr. Whitfield on his audience; A humorous account of the ¿Paxton Boys¿ threat in 1764; Stories about Dr. Benjamin Franklin, including the epitaph he wrote for himself at age 22; The Liberty Bell and Independence Hall; Movement toward Independence, Struggle to pass the Declaration; and Adams¿ prediction that July 4th will be ¿commemorated¿ by ¿succeeding generations¿; The Occupation of Philadelphia by Sir William Howe ¿ including plays at the Old Theatre with scenes painted by Major Andre¿ and Capt. Delancy, and other entertainments; ¿The Battle of the Kegs,¿ a humorous Revolutionary War incident in story and poem; The University of Pennsylvania and Girard College; Bios of Robert Morris, Stephen Girard, Thomas Godfrey, and Jacob Ridgway; Fairmount Water Works; Germantown; Manayunk; Laurel Hill Cemetery; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. ILLUSTRATIONS include Market Street, Philadelphia (full page); Penn¿s Treaty Tree at Kensington; Treaty Monument; Letitia House; Slate-roof House (2 views); Old Swedes Church at Southwark (2 views); Christ Church on Second St.; the Old Courthouse; Old State House, or Independence Hall (2 views); Old London Coffee-house; Franklin¿s Grave; Pennsylvania Hospital; University of Pennsylvania (3 views, 1 full page); Merchants¿ Exchange and Girard Bank; Girard College; the United States Mint; the United States Bank; United States Naval Asylum; Blockley Almshouse; Wire Suspension Bridge across the Schuylkill; Fairmount Water Works (full page); Eastern Penitentiary; Moyamensing Prison; Manayunk; Birthplace of David Rittenhouse; the First Church at Wicaco; View of the new City Hall (full page); Old Navy Yard; View of the Delaware, Front of the City of Philadelphia (full page); Girard College; and the Old Germantown Academy (full page); the International Exposition of 1876; a 1940 tour of the city with Points of Interest shown on a map of the city¿s central section. Seller Inventory # 000190

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