Cumberland Valley: From Tuscarora to Chambersburg to Blue Ridge

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Nestled between the Tuscarora and Blue Ridge Mountains is the center of the Cumberland Valley, an area settled by men and women who crossed the Susquehanna River and built their log cabins in the wilderness. These early settlers were hardy souls who confronted the hardships and struggles of Native American raids, the American Revolution, and the Civil War. In the 1800s, the iron industry sprang up in the small villages of Roxbury, Edenville, and Mont Alto, and academies and colleges were founded. The late Victorian resorts of Pen Mar, Monterey, and Buena Vista drew visitors to the valley. Today, within the mountain-protected borders of "Mother Cumberland," are the towns of Chambersburg, Mercersburg, Waynesboro, Greencastle, St. Thomas, and other small communities each with a rich history of its own.
ISBN: 9780738574646
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 225
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Ann Hull is the executive director and past president of the Franklin County Historical Society–Kittochtinny. The society, founded in 1898, serves the region by overseeing the preservation of a group of historical sites, presenting historical lectures, and maintaining an impressive genealogical library.
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