The history of Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties in Pennsylvania, is recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 48 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 Susquehanna communities mentioned include: Auburn, Brooklyn, Dundaff, Friendsville, Gibson, Great Bend, Hallstead, Harford, Harmony, Herrick, Jackson, Little Meadows, Montrose, New Milford, Oakland, Rushville, Springville, Susquehanna Depot, and The Forks. The Wyoming communities mentioned include: Buttermilk Falls, Factoryville, Falls, Laceyville, Meshoppen, Mill City, Nicholson, Osterhout, Skinners Eddy, and Tunkhannock (formerly Putnam). The Day and Egle histories cover the early years, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes relating to sightseeing possibilities. 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 Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: County terrain and geological traits; Early Pioneers; Indians and Tories shed blood of Patriots, with brother against brother; Connecticut - Pennsylvania Land Title Dispute; Col. John Franklin vs. Col. Timothy Pickering, arrest of one leads to “respectful” kidnapping of the other; No Oil, no Coal, some Salt and lots of Butter; Indians in the Area; George Catlin, artist; Sugar Trading; Earliest Settlers in each Susquehanna Township; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. ILLUSTRATIONS include the Wyoming County Court House, Glen Moneypenny, Osterhout Mansion, Central Part of Montrose, Susquehanna Court House and a View of the Borough of Montrose.
Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties, PA
Sources: History of Susquehanna County; History of Wyoming County; Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania
Authors: Sherman Day, William Egle
Original Publication Year: 1843
Original Publisher: Goodspeed Publishing Co.
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