The Upper Perkiomen Valley

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The Upper Perkiomen Valley covers a large portion of the northern corner of Montgomery County and smaller portions of Berks, Lehigh, and Bucks Counties. Beginning in the late 1600s, European settlers began to populate the area. By the late 1800s, rural trades along with agricultural and milling activities were surpassed by new industries that included ice harvesting, cigar making, stone quarrying, and textile manufacturing. Through postcards and photographs, The Upper Perkiomen Valley illustrates the culture as it existed in this area a century ago. Previously unseen images create an understanding of the past, a connection with the community, and pride in this beautiful region.
ISBN: 9780738554853
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Jerry A. Chiccarine, author of Along the Perkiomen, is an avid postcard collector. David W. Luz is the executive director of the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center. Together with local researcher Narona Kemmerer Gebert, they organized and assembled this book with the support of the archives and staff of the Schwenkfelder Library.
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