The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Sugar Valley Villages from local authors David Ira Kagan and John W. Harbach Sr. The book boasts more than 200 vintage photographs and memories of days gone by.
Sugar Valley was named for the many large sugar maple trees found in the area when settlers first arrived in the 1780s. In the 1800s, most of the valley's residents worked as farmers, millers, or lumbermen. In the early 1900s, the White Deer and Loganton Railway transported lumber, mail, coal, other freight, and passengers.
The Logan House, a popular resort hotel in Loganton featuring nearby Sulphur Spring mineral waters, flourished until the great fire of June 19, 1918, destroyed it, along with much of the borough. Today Sugar Valley contains the only covered bridge remaining in Clinton County.
Highlights of Sugar Valley Villages:
• Half of the profits from the book will be donated to the Sugar Valley Historical Society.
• The majority of the images came from a collection amassed by Harbach over a period of many years.
• Images of the White Deer and Loganton Railroad, which ran dfrom 1906 until 1917, are included.
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