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Williamsport features an array of vintage postcards of the city in the early days to when it became the lumber capital of the world. The postcards highlight both Williamsport and the mighty Susquehanna River as early pioneers and founders made this uncharted frontier wilderness into a thriving Victorian metropolis. At one time, Williamsport was a contender for the Pennsylvania state capital due to its central location, political might of the day, and the fabulous wealth amassed from the lumber industry. Covering the early days of the Pennsylvania Canal to the visit and tales of Mark Twain to the makings of Williamsport's first millionaires of the early lumbering era, this rare collection of photographic correspondence provides a glorious glimpse into the city's illustrious past.
ISBN: 9780738545585
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Thad Stephen Meckley, author of Williamsport's Millionaires' Row, is a Williamsport native and an award-winning journalist, historian, and preservationist. With over 200 postcards, Williamsport showcases many rare real-photo postcards of long-lost architectural wonders and the bygone days of the area.
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