Massanutten: The First Settlement in the Shenandoah Valley


Harry Strickler weaves extensive research and primary sources into a tale that opens the lives of the colonial settlers to the reader. This group of Pennsylvania Swiss and German pioneers established the first European settlement west of the Blue Ridge. Strickler explores the cultural and social dynamics of the early settlers, including their religious beliefs, customs, and traditions. He gives the reader details that only an on-the-site observer and direct descendant could give. Lots of genealogical information, and a good read!

Harry M. Strickler

(1924), 2024, paper, 182 pp.