Around Philipsburg

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Philipsburg is a community on the Moshannon Creek, which flows east off the Allegheny Mountains in central Pennsylvania. The region was blessed with rich seams of bituminous coal that have provided the area with employment and prosperity. With interests in Philadelphia, the Philips brothers of England founded a colony in the wilds of frontier Pennsylvania in 1797. A gristmill, sawmill, iron forge, and screw factory began the taming of the wilderness. The Philips brothers eventually returned to England over political differences, but the town they founded carried on. Coal, timber, clay, railroads, and metal fabrication have created a community intensely proud of its history. Prone to flooding, the Moshannon Creek divides Centre and Clearfield Counties. This collection of photographs includes communities on both sides of the creek, highlighting the area's people, industry, commerce, architecture, and famous visitors to the town.
ISBN: 9781467124263
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of America
Images: 236
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Debra Schnarrs McGeehan is a writer who has grown up in the area with deep roots in the community's history. Dennis McGeehan is a retired professor of history at Penn State University. Together, they have collaborated on four other Images of America books for Arcadia. For this volume they have selected images from the Centre County Historical Society, the Clearfield County Historical Society, and private collections.
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