Pike County

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Formed in 1814, Pike County was originally comprised of the townships of Middle Smithfield, Delaware, Upper Smithfield, Lackawaxen, and Palmyra. As years passed, other townships were added and some of the names changed, and today Pike County consists of 13 townships and boroughs. Even before Pike County was formed, the stories of the people, land, and events wove an intricate tale. The early daredevils who rafted lumber to Trenton and Philadelphia, using the Delaware River as their byway, were a rough‑and‑tumble bunch. As time went on, these mavericks gave way to new ones and the stories of entrepreneurs, trendsetters, great men and women, and fascinating events were etched into the county's history. Using vintage photographs from the Pike County Historical Society's archives, Pike County chronicles the people and stories that make this area unique.
ISBN: 9780738565620
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of America
Images: 191
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Lori Strelecki has spent the last nine years working for the Pike County Historical Society. A New Jersey native and veteran of working for historical sites, she has acclimated to Pennsylvania's Pike County quite adeptly through her job as museum director for the society's Columns Museum.
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