The history of Monroe County, PA, is recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 25 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from three hard-to-find books. The spiral-bound booklet is printed one-sided on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A vinyl sheet has been added to protect 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: Bartonsville, Blakeslee Corners, Brodheadsville, Delaware Water Gap, Dutotsburg, East Stroudsburg, Kellersville, Kunklestown, Marshall’s Creek, Meenesink, Mt. Pocono, Pocono, Saylorsburg, Slateford, Stroudsburg, Tannersville, Tobyhanna. 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; “Earlier” settlers, possibly the first white folks in Pennsylvania; Physical features -- Dense Forests, Caves, Waterfalls, Creeks and the Pocono Mountains; Quakers; Samuel Depuis (Depui) family, Broadhead family, and Jacob Stroud family; Nicolas Scull, John Lukens and other early Surveyors; Fort Hamilton, Fort Penn, Fort Norris and Fort Hyndshaw; Teedyuscung, chief of the Delawares, who’s murder was treacherously blamed on the whites; Reminiscences of early hardships; Description of Delaware Water Gap in 1839; Theories on cause of the Gap; Gen. Sullivan’s Trek through the County in 1779; Revolutionary War officers; Ye Old Swiftwater Inn (1778); Resort Business, with Skiing, Fox-Hunting, Fishing, a Horse Show and Fantastic Scenery; Croasdale Manor; Slate Quaries; and of course, there’s the usual Lover’s Leap legend; plus other interesting bits of history and trivia. The third book excerpt 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 Stroudsburg; and Delaware Water-gap -- distant view from the south. In addition there are photos in the 1946 excerpt.
Monroe County, PA
Sources: An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; History of Monroe County Pennsylvania
Authors: William Egle
Original Publication Year: 1876
Original Publisher: Goodspeed Publishing Co.
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