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Explored by Europeans as early as 1615, Sunbury developed into a transportation hub because of its location at the confluence of the Susquehanna River. Later, it became important as the site of Thomas A. Edison's first successful installation of a three-wire electric lighting system on July 4, 1883, at the City Hotel, which today is called the Edison Hotel and is a cultural hub for the area. Sunbury is also an important historic district, showcasing over 200 examples of Federal, Italianate, Romanesque, and Second Empire architecture in the hotels, homes, public buildings, and taverns from the canal days to the grander Victorian era.
ISBN: 9781467120715
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of America
Images: 195
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Working closely with the Northumberland County Historical Society and Sunbury's Revitalization, Inc., Margaret Murray Thorell, PhD, was able to enhance her local knowledge of the area for which she has a personal interest. In 1971, her husband, along with two other families, bought more than 50 acres of land in Sunbury. There, they built a small cabin, and over the years, the three families—now with the third generation in tow—have spent many happy hours on their land and in the city of Sunbury.