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 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: 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.
Centre County, PA
Sources: History of Centre 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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