Pine Creek Villages

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Pioneer settlers began arriving in Pine Creek Valley after the Revolutionary War, drawn to the pristine wilderness filled with towering white pines and hemlocks. In the 1880s, descendants of those settlers began extensive lumbering operations aided greatly by the arrival of the railroad through the valley. Additional logging railroads were rapidly constructed up the tributary runs to the great stands of trees. Pine Creek's villages flourished, with both large and small sawmills buzzing. Around 1910, when the great lumbering days ended, many of the village populations plummeted. Throughout the 20th century and into today, the area remains a popular tourist destination for fishing, hunting, and outdoor enthusiasts.
ISBN: 9780738556635
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
David Ira Kagan, a retired English and mathematics teacher, has lived in Pine Creek's southernmost village of Torbert since 1991. He has written and published numerous articles on the communities of the Pine Creek villages. These historic photographs have been culled from private collections of Pine Creek Valley residents, valley historians, local historical societies, and a professional photographer who lived in the valley until his death in 1965.
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