The history of Warren County, PA, is recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 30 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 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 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. The communities mentioned include: Clarendon, Deerfield, Fayette, Irvine, Kinjua, Lottsville, North Warren, Pine Grove, Russell, Sheffield, Spring Valley, Sugar Grove, Tidioute, Warren, and Youngsville. Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: Early settlers; Physical Features of the Land; Seasonal Lumber Business; Early Barriers to Settlement; Floating Down River on Immense Rafts; Guy C. Irvin, Esq., “Napoleon in the lumber business”; Failure of the Lumberman’s Bank at Warren; the “Union” printing press; the Honorable Joseph Hackney; Anticipating the Town of Cornplanter; Major Morrison’s Close Call; General William Irvine’s Family; a “salty” tale; Detailed Account of the Life of Cornplanter, famous half-breed Indian; Leather Tanneries and Oil Wells; Chronology of Warren County Events; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. ILLUSTRATIONS include Warren, the Borough of Warren; Northwestern State Hospital for the Insane.
Warren County, PA
Sources: History of Warren County Pennsylvania; 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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