Harrison Wick will have a book signing and presentation for his new book, Greater Wyoming Valley Trolleys, at the
book fair fundraiser for the NEPA Genealogy Society on Friday, August 28 th at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble.
Greater Wyoming Valley Trolleys is part of the Images of Rail series by Arcadia Publishing, and the book is available now at local retailers, including Barnes & Noble, and online.
Greater Wyoming Valley Trolleys offers many rare Wyoming Valley photographs from the 1880’s to 1950 of streetcars, and images of businesses, churches, homes, railroads,
roads, and buildings along the trolley lines from the collections of rail enthusiasts including photographers Edward S. Miller and the late Michael J. Lavelle, Sr.
Electric trolley service in the Wyoming Valley, which replaced horse drawn streetcars, began in 1888, and lasted for more than 60 years. Greater Wyoming Valley Trolleys chronicles the electric trolley system, and the communities of the Wyoming Valley. The trolleys were a clean, efficient, and easy way to get around. Trolley
lines went through Ashley, Edwardsville, Forty Fort, Hanover, Kingston, Miners Mills, Nanticoke, West Nanticoke, Parsons, Pittston, West Pittston, Plains, Plymouth, Sugar Notch, Wyoming, West Wyoming, and Wilkes-Barre.
Harrison Wick, the author of Pennsylvania’s Back Mountain,
which chronicles the communities of Kingston Township, Trucksville, Shavertown, Dallas, Lehman, and Harvey’s Lake. He is the Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Harrison Wick earned his undergraduate degree in history from Washington College, and graduate degrees in history and library science from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. For three years, he was the Archivist at Misericordia University. Harrison Wick serves on the Back Mountain Historical Association steering committee, which sponsors local history presentations at Misericordia University in Dallas.