History of The Lackawanna Valley

History of The Lackawanna Valley

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History of The Lackawanna Valley - H. Hollister. This comprehensive regional history contains a wealth of historical and biographical material on the Lackawanna Valley, Pennsylvania, from prehistoric times down to the middle of the 19th century. Discussions include: Indian History of Wyoming; Indian Village of Capoose; Lackawanna River and Valley; Was Wyoming Once a Vast Lake?; War-Paths; Indian Spring Upon the Moosic Mountain; Indian Relics and Fortifications; Indian Apple-Tree; Beacon Fires; Silver Mine on the Lackawanna; Gold Mine; Salt Springs; Lead Mine; General History; Isaac Tripp; Westmoreland; Wallenpaupack Settlement; James Leggett; First Wagon Road from Pittston to the Delaware; Military Organization; Religion, Morality and Still-Houses; Mills Upon the Lackawanna, Dr. Joseph Sprauge, Dr. William Hooker Smith—Old Forge; The Signal Tree; The Wyoming Massacre; Providence Township and Village; Dunsmore; History of Scranton; Blakeley; Yankee Way of Pulling a Tooth; Thomas Smith; Settlement of Abington; The Great Hunter, Elias Scott; “Drinker’s Beech” (Now Covington); Settlement of Jefferson; Chased by a Panther; Dunning; Carbondale; Lackawanna Valley in 1804; Formation of Townships; Primitive Ministers; Proprietors’ School Fund and Primitive Schools; Paths and Roads; The Rise of Methodism in the Valley; Smelling Hell; Formation of Anthracite Coal; Organic Remains Found in the Coal Strata; Minerals and Mining; Coal Lands Fifty Years Ago; The Discovery and Introduction into Use of Anthracite Coal; William and Maurice Wurts; Falling in of the Carbondale Mines; Earliest Mail Route through the Valley; The Pennsylvania Coal Company; From Pittston to Hawley; Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad; Lackawanna and Bloomsburg Railroad; Sketch of the Early History of the Lehigh and Susquehanna Railroad; Hon. George W. Scranton; and Lehigh Valley Railroad. Appendices and numerous illustrations enhance the text.

(1885, 1998), 2011, 5½x8½, paper, index, 564 pp.

101-H0166 ISBN: 1556131666