Along the Route 100 Corridor Revisited

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Along the Route 100 Corridor Revisited documents the villages and townspeople along the Route 100 Corridor that were instrumental in the beginnings of many industries in the area. They also played a significant role in the formation of religious organizations, including the Mennonite, Catholic, and Schwenkfelders. Heavily populated by the Pennsylvania Dutch, industries such as furniture making, pottery, shoemaking, and tinsmithing all developed. Businesses known as hucksters serviced the nearbycommunities by traveling via horse-drawn wagons. Travel back to the dirt roads, country doctors, and rural lifestyle through this collection of vintage photographs.
ISBN: 9780738538440
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Patricia A. Stompf Blackwell, author of Along the Route 100 Corridor, was born and raised in Bally, one of the earliest villages along the Route 100 Corridor. A businesswoman, historian, and author, she is a member of the Historical Society of Berks County, the Boyertown Historical Society, Berks County Commission for Women, and American Business Woman's Association and has received many awards and recognitions from the community, Pres. George W. Bush, Gov. Edward G. Rendell, and the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. She currently works as project director for the Berks County Women's History Museum in Reading.
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