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The history of Bucks 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 printed 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: Doylestown, Hartsville, Bristol, New Hope (Coryell's Ferry), Morrisville, Newtown, Sellersville, Applebachville, Hagersville, Hulmeville, Attleborough, Wrightstown, Centreville, Greenville, Fallsington, Line-Lexington, Strawhntown, Houghville, Quakertown, Andalusia, Aquetong, Lahaska, Holicong, Buckingham, Chalfont, Bryn Athyn, Tully Town, Pennsbury, Eddington, Riegelsville, Durham, Kintnersville, Neshaminy, Souderton, Washington Crossing and Yardley. 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: Phineas Pemberton, John Chapman and other early settlers, including some Quakers who apparently preceded William Penn; Pioneer Life, including clothing, health problems, and relations with Indian neighbors; Durham Cave, the Delaware River and other natural features; Mansions along the Delaware; Certificates of "acceptable character"; "The Indian Walk" to determine boundaries, and a second, wherein a "tortoise" beat a "hare"; an early account of Washington's Crossing the Delaware and Attack on Trenton; the Crimes of the Notorious Doane Family; Encampment of the American Army in 1778; Early churches and educational institutions, including the Log College (which preceded Princeton University); Possible Burial site of Chief Tamenend (source of Tammany Hall's name); Mulberry Tree sales and "the silk rush?"; the Flood of 1841 and George Fell's remarkable "raft" ride; the "Hot Water Rebellion;" the Underground Railroad at Quakertown; when Morristown was two votes shy; when Washington rode a "horse of a different color" and other interesting bits of history and trivia. The recently added 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 the Country Seat of Nicholas Biddle, Penn's old Brewhouse, Public Buildings at Doylestown, Eastern View of Bristol (full page), New Hope, Trenton Bridge, Newtown, Bucks County Court House in Doylestown, Friends' Meeting-House in Solesbury, Soldiers' Monument at Doylestown, and Friends' Meeting-House in Buckingham.

Bucks County, PA
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Sources: History of Bucks County Pennsylvania; Compiled from Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania, An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Etc.
Authors: Sherman Day, William Egle
Original Publication Year: 1843
Original Publisher: Goodspeed Publishing Co.
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