The history of Greene County, PA, is recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 18 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from three 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 vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Source books include: 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: Waynesburg, Carmichaels (New Lisbon, Carmichaelstown), Greensburg, New Geneva, Newtown, Mapletown, Clarksville, Jefferson, Mount Morris, Morrisville, Clinton. Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: Early Settlers and Their Hardships; Sheep Raising; Minerals: Coal, Iron and Salt; Physical Features; Rev. John Corbly's narrative of the massacre and mutilation of his family; Story of a Trio of Dunkards; the story of Experience Bozarth and her axe; Narrow-Guage RR; Waynesburg College; 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 the Central part of Waynesburg and Greene County Court House in Waynesburg.
Greene County, PA
Sources: History of Greene County Pennsylvania; Compiled from An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and elsewhere.
Authors: William Egle
Original Publication Year: 1876
Original Publisher: Goodspeed Publishing Co.
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