Around Oxford

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Around Oxford features vintage postcards and photographs from Oxford and the surrounding area, including Lincoln University—the oldest African American institution of higher learning in America—and Nottingham. With the arrival of the Philadelphia-to-Baltimore railroad in 1860, Oxford began to grow and prosper. Because the area is one of the most fertile regions of Pennsylvania, it became a major agricultural center. Along with carriage and candy making, the surrounding area produced important industries, including chrome and magnesium mining, pottery making, and the quarrying of limestone.
ISBN: 9780738572109
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 220
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Joseph A. Lordi, a Philadelphia native, was the director of the Bayard Taylor Memorial Library in Kennett Square from 1976 to 2005. He is also the author of Kennett Square. Dolores I. Rowe, a native of Avondale, is a retired teacher, postcard collector, and author of Around Avondale and West Grove. She is also an active presenter of programs devoted to vintage postcards and, along with her husband, an antiques appraiser.
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