The history of Chester County, the fastestdeveloping county in Pennsylvania, is revealed by the uses of the land through the years, from the agriculture and industries of the nineteenth century to the specialty agriculture and service industries of today. Chester County visits the landscape and community that has endeared generations of residents. Rediscover Saturday night movies at the Warner Theatre in West Chester and root-beer floats at the Guernsey Cow in Exton. Visit the industries that built a strong economy in Chester County, such as Lukens Steel and the Sharples Separator Company, and learn about the site of a paper mill that is now a nature preserve for rare Brandywine bluebells.
Author Bio: The Chester County Historical Society collaborated with the Chester County Camera Club to produce this unique survey of the changing face of Chester County. Historical photographs have been drawn from the collection of more than eighty thousand images in the historical society's archives. The camera club is a dynamic group of amateur and semiprofessional photographers who have enthusiastically embraced this project and made it come to life.
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