Legendary Locals of Ambler

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One of the few towns in America named after a woman, Ambler derives its driving spirit of selflessness and community from the heroine of the Great Train Wreck of 1856. Mary Ambler, a humble Quaker mill owner who came to the aid of dozens of disaster victims, may have been the first of countless Ambler personalities who have devoted themselves to the greater good of the thriving little borough located just outside Philadelphia. Legendary Locals of Ambler celebrates the lives of the sung and unsung heroes—political and civil servants, businessmen and builders, restaurateurs and devotees of the arts, and founders of charitable institutions, such as Henry G. Keasbey and Richard V. Mattison, William E. Strasburg, George E. Saurman, "Bud" Wahl, Mattie Dixon, and Peggy Dolan—whose contributions have made a significant difference in the lives of so many.
ISBN: 9781467101950
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Legendary Locals
Images: 152
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Frank D. Quattrone, author of Images of America: Ambler, is an amateur historian and longtime college professor who teaches journalism and speech at Penn State Abington. The former editor of Ticket, the entertainment section of Montgomery Media, he has won multiple national and state awards for his columns, articles, and section. He is now the communications director for the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund.
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