Historic Tales of the Pennsylvania Wilds

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With sixteen thousand miles of streams and rivers, twenty-nine state parks and nine state and national forests spread out over twelve counties, the Pennsylvania Wilds is an immensely special place in the Commonwealth. Beyond the stunning scenery lies important history of early America. A young George Washington traversed the expanse, cutting his teeth as a military leader. Violence between Native Americans and colonists in the territory left its bloody mark, from the Penn’s Creek Massacre to the Great Cove Massacre. After the American Revolution, early settler families forged roots, built communities and developed the region into a patchwork of frontier towns. Through a series of richly compelling narratives, author Kathy Myers reveals the early history of the Pennsylvania Wilds.
ISBN: 9781467149204
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Pennsylvania
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 62
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Kathy Myers is a native of Ridgway, Elk County, Pennsylvania, where she spent most of her life. She was director of marketing at Elk County General Hospital, Ridgway, and prior to her retirement was the owner of Area Abstracting and Filing Service, a real estate settlement/title abstract company serving attorneys in Clearfield and Jefferson Counties. The seventh generation of her family to live in the Wilds, Myers is a historian, genealogist and writer now residing in the Beechwoods of Jefferson County. She is a member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD); the governor of the Winslow Heritage Society; a member of the DuBois Area Historical Society; and member of the Jefferson County Historical Society. She has published in local newspapers and in the Mayflower Quarterly, an international publication, and is a contributor to the Watershed Journal, a local literary publication. Myers served her community as president of the Ridgway Area School Board, the Elk County General Hospital Auxiliary and the Elk County Recreation and Tourist Council. She served on the GSMD 2014 Congress Planning Committee, researched and compiled Junior Mayflower Descendants Booklets for the GSMD Juniors Program, was chair of the GSMD Marketing Committee and served as Membership Chair and assistant to the historian for the Society of Mayflower Descendants in Pennsylvania. She was regent of the DuBois-Susquehanna Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Married to her high school sweetheart, John, they are the parents of one son and have two grandsons.
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