Remembering Pottstown: Historic Tales from a Pennsylvania Borough

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Soldiers, champions and innovators have all hailed from this buzzing borough on the banks of the Schuylkill River. Founded in 1761 as Pottsgrove, the small country town was transformed into a thriving industrial center with the coming of the P&R Railroad. Local historian Michael T. Snyder brings together a collection of vignettes to chronicle this fascinating history. From tales of gallant Civil War colonel John Rutter Brooke and the dedicated Dr. Alice Sheppard to memories of summer baseball games long past and a community united in the aftermath of Hurricane Agnes, Snyder deftly captures the spirit and history of Pottstown.
ISBN: 9781596298422
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Pennsylvania
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 37
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Michael T. Snyder is a retired public school teacher from Pottstown, Pennsylvania. For the last eight years he has written feature articles on local history for the Pottstown Mercury. He is currently the president of the Pottstown Historical Society. Snyder teaches courses on Civil War history at Montgomery County Community College and for the Pottstown Department of Parks and Recreation. He has also appeared as a speaker at Civil War Round Tables throughout the country, including New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago and Milwaukee.
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