A sprightly recounting of local history. Using landmarks as a reference point, the author weaves the story of the early settlement in the Lebanon Valley area of central Pennsylvania. Some of the topics described include a bird’s-eye view of Lebanon Valley, Conrad Weiser and Rev. John Casper Stoever, and histories and incidents of secular and religious affairs, especially the Lutheran church, not readily available elsewhere. These sketches originally appeared as articles in “The Daily Report” between January and August of 1894, and were so well received that they were published in book form the following year. New full name index. The book is presented as graphic images, so the user sees the work just as it was originally published. It is intended to look and function very much like a “real” book. There is no electronic index, and there is no electronic text to search. However, numerous electronic bookmarks have been added which make it easy to move through the book. Image numbers will match the page numbers for all the main text, as well as the index. Any unnumbered portraits and illustrations are at the back of the actual file, to keep page numbering consistent.
Rev. P. C. Croll
(1895), 1991, paper, 343 pp.