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Columbia County

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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 printed 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.

Columbia County, PA
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Cover of Columbia County History

Sources: History of Columbia 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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