Remembering Crawford County: Pennsylvania's Last Frontier

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When George Washington ventured into northwestern Pennsylvania in 1753 to confront the French, he discovered an untouched land of extensive, rich meadows—Pennsylvania's last frontier. Thirty-five years later, the first group of settlers moved into the territory, where they encountered western tribes of Native Americans and vicious battles over land claims. As the wake of the Industrial Revolution swept away any vestiges of the frontier, Crawford County became an island of capitalism at the edge of the wilderness. In Remembering Crawford County, historian Robert D. Ilisevich has collected the best of his historical essays to look at the happenings that helped advance a community and how they influenced national events.
ISBN: 9781596295704
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Pennsylvania
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 45
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Robert Ilisevich is a retired Professor of American History at Alliance College, and is an active archivist for the Crawford County Historical Society. He has published five local history books on Northwestern Pennsylvania, as well as numerous articles in journals, the Meadville Tribune, and the CCHS newsletter. A member of the Pennsylvania Historical Association, Ilisevich lectures on local history to civic groups and professional organizations.
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