Along The Perkiomen

Author: Jerry A. Chiccarine
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439616191
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The Perkiomen Creek is a picturesque stream that drains a major portion of western Montgomery County. It begins just beyond the northern borders of the county and travels south. The creek empties into the Schuylkill River at the county's lower border. The old Perkiomen Railroad closely followed the same path. Along the Perkiomen showcases postcards of the Perkiomen Valley in Montgomery County as it existed during the first half of the twentieth century. Readers will visit the villages and towns along the creek and others nearby. This visual journey is intended to provide a glimpse of the Perkiomen region's rich history.

The Upper Perkiomen Valley

Author: Jerry A. Chiccarine
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738554853
Size: 17,50 MB
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The Upper Perkiomen Valley covers a large portion of the northern corner of Montgomery County and smaller portions of Berks, Lehigh, and Bucks Counties. Beginning in the late 1600s, European settlers began to populate the area. By the late 1800s, rural trades along with agricultural and milling activities were surpassed by new industries that included ice harvesting, cigar making, stone quarrying, and textile manufacturing. Through postcards and photographs, The Upper Perkiomen Valley illustrates the culture as it existed in this area a century ago. Previously unseen images create an understanding of the past, a connection with the community, and pride in this beautiful region.


Author: Ivan J. Jurin
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738557267
Size: 10,53 MB
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Perkasie, named after William Pennas country manor in Upper Bucks County, was a boomtown that sprang up along the North Pennsylvania Railroad in the late 1870s. From the 1880s to the 1920s, Perkasie grew rapidly, becoming a transportation and cultural center and drawing crowds with commerce, industry, summer retreats, and even an amusement park. Through nearly 200 vintage postcards, Perkasie chronicles the expansion of this once small town as well as its impact on neighboring rural communities such as Rockhill, Bedminster, and Silverdale. The postcards in this book re-create a visual memory of the economic and social changes that worked to shape this dynamic community.

Princeton Alumni Weekly

Editor: princeton alumni weekly
Size: 11,44 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Author: Валласе Стевенс
Size: 17,60 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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