Williamsport: Boomtown on the Susquehanna

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Nestled at the foot of the Appalachian mountains and divided by the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, Williamsport's striking landscape provided inspiration as well as protection even before the town's inception in 1796. What was once the beacon of a thriving lumber industry and in time became the cradle of our nation's pastime with baseball's Little League World Series, has evolved into a city with a dynamic story rich in culture and tradition.
ISBN: 9780738524382
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Making of America
Images: 200
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.75 (h)
Authors Robin Van Auken and Louis Hunsinger, Jr. combine their extensive anthropological and historical experience to create an insightful account of a fertile valley that grew from a struggling frontier village into a town with a taste for success, eventually molding itself into a magnetic and vibrant city. In conjunction with compelling images, this narrative offers a comprehensive view into the singular qualities of this distinctive community.
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