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Bird’s Eye View of Pittsburgh in 1859 – Willmann
Bird’s Eye View of Pittsburgh in 1859 – Willmann
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SKETCH OF PITTSBURGH IN 1859. By Edward Willmann (Reprint) This sketch views Pittsburgh from an observation point on Mt. Washington above the city in 1859. It has been reprinted on heavy 70# paper and is suitable for framing. 16½ by 11½.
Sketch of Battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863 – Forbes
Sketch of Battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863 – Forbes
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SKETCH OF THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 3d, 1863. (Reprint) Sketch by Edwin Forbes, found in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Famous Leaders and Battle Scenes of the Civil War, 1896. "In [this] illustration may be studied the struggle on Friday morning. On the Federal right the battle raged furiously from early dawn. Ewell was determined to advance from the rifle-pits he had taken the night before, and Slocum was equally resolute to recover them. Geary and Birney here met the first assault firmly. For six hours the struggle was desperate on both sides. The Confederates seemed to laugh at death, and again and again charged through the smoke of artillery with shouts that swelled above the uproar. Wheaton's Brigade, of the Sixth, was hurried up to the rescue, and the Federal line which had been forced back for a moment, again advanced; more troops were pushed forward, artillery brought up on a gallop, and posted so as to enfilade the hostile ranks. At eleven o'clock the enemy gave it up, and his shattered bleeding battalions fell back in despair." 16 1/2 x 11 1/2 on heavy 70# paper, suitable for framing
Four Wheels and a Vision: Butler’s Automotive Inventions, 1905-1941
Four Wheels and a Vision: Butler’s Automotive Inventions, 1905-1941
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Compiled and written by Carlene Bouwman, Pat Collins, and Patti Jo Lambert, 2011.
"As early as 1905, entrepreneurs in the City of Butler [Pennsylvania] were looking to the future. Long before it became fashionable to breeze around town in a new Chevrolet, these citizens took a chance and invested in a new industry--the manufacturing of automobiles.
This book covers 36 years of Butler's automotive golden age. During this time, Butler entrepreneurs manufactured six unique vehicles. They faced many challenges--including the Great Depression. One of the Butler-made vehicles--the Bantam Reconnaissance Car--became the most important American vehicle ever built"--the Jeep. (From Introduction.)
There is much more that could be written about this fascinating part of Butler's history. But this abbreviated compilation of facts and photos is an excellent introduction to the 70th anniversary of the Jeep.
27 pages, 5.5 x 8.5" softbound, stapled
Business Directory of Pithole City, 1865-1866
Business Directory of Pithole City, 1865-1866
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BUSINESS DIRECTORY OF PITHOLE CITY, 1865-1866. Reprinted 2006 by Oil Region Alliance, Intro by Neil McElwee. The first directory of this area, it lists approximately 1,200 individuals and businesses in Pithole, and includes business advertisements of the time. It also contains listings for three smaller communities nearby: Balltown, Dawson Center and Prather City. In late 1865, Pithole was a hastily built boomtown of boarding houses, hotels, saloons, transient men and horses. Pithole was riding high on the crest of a great wave of oil production. In late 1865, when the editor of this directory compiled his listings, he could not have imagined the field's imminent collapse not long after, one that happened so quickly and completely. Fold-out map included. 61 pages, 5 x 8 Softbound.
Business Directory of Oil City & Venango City, 1866-1867
Business Directory of Oil City & Venango City, 1866-1867
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BUSINESS DIRECTORY OF OIL CITY & VENANGO CITY, 1866-1867. Reprinted 2006 by Oil Region Alliance, Intro by Neil McElwee. Oil City and Venango City, a smaller community across the Allegheny River, at this time were bustling Pennsylvania towns of mostly boatmen, boat builders, wharf masters and river pilots. This first directory published for this area lists names of approximately 1,900 businessmen, mechanics and laborers compiled from a general population estimated to be between 12,000 and 16,000 residents. These listings include occupations and addresses for virtually every name mentioned. The book also includes statistics and business advertisements. 
Business Directory of Titusville & Oil Creek (1867) – Agent/Lant
Business Directory of Titusville & Oil Creek (1867) – Agent/Lant
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BUSINESS DIRECTORY OF TITUSVILLE & OIL CREEK. 1867 (2006 Reprint) by H.H. Hunt Agent & J.H. Lant. First directory of this area lists businesses and individuals who lived in these oil boom cities circa 1865-1867. Advertisements, also included in this resource book, can give you a snapshot of the times. 160 pages, 5 x 8 Softbound
Early Life Along the Slippery Rock – William A. Ralston
Early Life Along the Slippery Rock – William A. Ralston
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EARLY LIFE ALONG THE SLIPPERY ROCK, (2011 Reprint) by William A. Ralston. About 1800, John Ralson became one of the first settlers along the banks of the Slippery Rock Creek in Butler County. It was from this pioneer that his great-grandson William A. Ralston, the author, gathered most of his information about early times in the area. After William's death in 1945, his manuscript was published. Now this fascinating book, retyped for legibility, has been reproduced for the enjoyment of today's generations. A good read! 89 pages, 5.25" x 8.25" Softbound
Pennsylvania Archives: Fifth Series, Volume V – Revolutionary War Militia: Bedford, Berks, Bucks & Chester Counties on CD
Pennsylvania Archives: Fifth Series, Volume V – Revolutionary War Militia: Bedford, Berks, Bucks & Chester Counties on CD
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Pennsylvania Archives: Fifth Series, Volume V –
Revolutionary War Militia: Bedford, Berks, Bucks
& Chester Counties

2006 by Retrospect Publishing

This CD contains the following book: 1. Pa. Archives, Fifth Series, Volume 5 (Thomas L. Montgomery; Commonwealth of Pa.; 1906).

Included on this CD are the Articles of Association passed by the Committee of Safety that outlined the military concerns and operations for the county militias, along with muster rolls related to the associators and militia for Bedford, Berks, Bucks & Chester counties during the Revolutionary War. The muster rolls in the Second Series of the Pennsylvania Archives were found to be riddled with errors and were in some cases incomplete. This volume was reprinted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in order to correct the errors and omissions related to the militias of Bedford, Berks, Bucks and Chester counties.

1872 Atlas of the County of Fayette & the State of PA
1872 Atlas of the County of Fayette & the State of PA
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1872 ATLAS OF THE COUNTY OF FAYETTE AND THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA. 1872 by G. M. Hopkins & Co. 2008 Reprint.Reproduced slightly smaller than the original, this invaluable resource includes surveys in the year 1872 of landowners' parcels in Fayette County township plans, and borough and village plans; Pennsylvania county maps; and outline maps of Fayette County and Pennsylvania. Not indexed.102 pages, 11 x 14 wire-bound soft cover
County Chronicles, A Vivid Collection of PA Histories: Vol. I, 2nd Edition – O’Hanlon-Lincoln
County Chronicles, A Vivid Collection of PA Histories: Vol. I, 2nd Edition – O’Hanlon-Lincoln
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COUNTY CHRONICLES, A VIVID COLLECTION OF PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIES: VOLUME I, SECOND EDITION. 2010 by Ceane O'Hanlon-Lincoln.

If you haven't yet read a chapter of the award-winning COUNTY CHRONICLES series, you haven't discovered how much fun reading history can be. Each volume of County Chronicles embraces a collection of short stories--true stories from Pennsylvania's thrilling past! The Keystone of the birth of our nation, Pennsylvania has much to relate to each and every American. Each Chronicle/chapter is meticulously researched, each self-contained and short enough to read in one sitting. The author uses no chronological order so that each volume's stories are varied.

Author O'Hanlon-Lincoln always believed that history books and historical novels would make a fine marriage, and this is, in essence, how she wrote County Chronicles. Everyone loves a good story well-told; these Chronicles will not disappoint! The author is a master storyteller, who captures the reader's interest from the first page and holds it till the final page-turn. Ceane O'Hanlon-Lincoln breathes life into historical figures and events with language that captivates all the senses. Her readers don't just read about the history within County Chronicles' turning pages--they experience them!

Ceane (pronounced "Shawn") explains, "History is a collection of true stories, the most significant stories that ever unfolded. I tell history in a story-telling way because that is what history is-- a story; and If an author relates history the way it really unfolded, it is compelling, thrilling-- and unforgettable!"

THE READING LEVEL FOR COUNTY CHRONICLES IS 5TH GRADE THROUGH ADULT.

Letter to Ceane: "What a wonderful writer you are. I'm truly enjoying your first book Country Chronicles: A Vivid Collection of Pennsylvania Histories. It's wonderful to know a fellow Connellsville friend who can tell these historical moments in such an interesting and easy to read fashion. Your County Chronicles should be a part of the school required reading throughout all of Pennsylvania---the birth place of America. I feel very strongly if children were to read your stories their interest in our Heritage would blossom. They're so much more interesting than boring History books." -- Gloria Anderson

SEE "CONTENTS" DESCRIPTION FOR MORE INFORMATION.

County Chronicles: A Vivid Collection of Pennsylvania Histories, Vol.II – O’Hanlon-Lincoln
County Chronicles: A Vivid Collection of PA Histories, Vol. II – O’Hanlon-Lincoln
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If you haven't discovered the award-winning COUNTY CHRONICLES series, you haven't experienced how much fun reading history can be! Each volume of County Chronicles embraces a varied collection of short stories--true stories from Pennsylvania's thrilling past! The Keystone of the birth of our nation, Pennsylvania has much to relate to each and every American.

The reading level for County Chronicles is 5th grade through adult.
County Chronicles: A Vivid Collection of PA Histories, Vol. III – O’Hanlon-Lincoln
County Chronicles: A Vivid Collection of PA Histories, Vol. III – O’Hanlon-Lincoln
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If you haven't discovered the award-winning COUNTY CHRONICLES series, you haven't experienced how much fun reading history can be! Each volume of County Chronicles embraces a varied collection of short stories--true stories from Pennsylvania's thrilling past! The Keystone of the birth of our nation, Pennsylvania has much to relate to each and every American.

The reading level for County Chronicles is 5th grade through adult.
County Chronicles: A Vivid Collection of Pa. Histories, Vol. IV – O’Hanlon-Lincoln
County Chronicles: A Vivid Collection of PA Histories, Vol. IV – O’Hanlon-Lincoln
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If you haven't discovered the award-winning COUNTY CHRONICLES series, you haven't experienced how much fun reading history can be! Each volume of County Chronicles embraces a varied collection of short stories--true stories from Pennsylvania's thrilling past! The Keystone of the birth of our nation, Pennsylvania has much to relate to each and every American.

The reading level for County Chronicles is 5th grade through adult.
County Chronicles, There’s No Place Like Home – O’Hanlon-Lincoln
County Chronicles, There’s No Place Like Home – O’Hanlon-Lincoln
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If you haven't discovered the award-winning COUNTY CHRONICLES series, you haven't experienced how much fun reading history can be! Each volume of County Chronicles embraces a varied collection of short stories--true stories from Pennsylvania's thrilling past! The Keystone of the birth of our nation, Pennsylvania has much to relate to each and every American.

The reading level for County Chronicles is 5th grade through adult.

Slippery Rock University: The Legend Behind the Name – Watson
Slippery Rock University: The Legend Behind the Name – Watson
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2011 by Robert J. Watson, PhD
Slippery Rock University opened its doors on March 26, 1889, as Slippery Rock State Normal School. Nearly 125 years later, SRU is known around the US and in many foreign countries for many reasons.
Slippery Rock University: the Legend behind the Name—the culmination of 40 years of research—is the fascinating story of the evolution of this popular western Pennsylvania college. Robert Watson’s work began in a doctoral research class he was taking at Pitt University in 1972. When he realized his great-grandfather was one of the founders of the Slippery Rock school, his research took on a new dimension. The result is 460 pages of history packed with 813 photographs and pieces of documentation.
PA Retrospective CD Series: Inventory of County Archives, Western Collection, 10 Vols.
PA Retrospective CD Series: Inventory of County Archives, Western Collection, 10 Vols.
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PA Retrospective CD Series:
Inventory of County Archives - Western Collection, 10 Volumes


2009 by Retrospect Publishing

This CD contains the images of the following volumes of the Inventory of the County Archives of Pennsylvania series (The Historical Records Survey; Philadelphia, Pa.):

Beaver, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, Washington, Blair, Fayette, Greene, Warren, Westermoreland Counties.

The Inventory of the County Archives of Pennsylvania series provides a summary of the available records that were being maintained and archived when each volume was originally published. A synopsis of how the records are organized and what a researcher should expect to find within the records is provided. There is no guarantee that the described records are still available at the county courthouse more than sixty years later. Microfilms of some of the identified records groups are available at the Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg, Pa. and Family History Centers. This CD also includes “Pennsylvania Counties,” a software program for viewing and exploring the evolution of the counties of Pennsylvania.

County Chronicles: The Series, 5 Volume Set
County Chronicles: The Series, 5 Volume Set
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If you haven't yet read a chapter of this series, you haven't discovered how much fun reading history can be! Each volume of County Chronicles embraces a varied collection of short stories--real stories from Pennsylvania's thrilling past! The Keystone of the birth of our nation, Pennsylvania has much to relate to each and every American. Each Chronicle/chapter is meticulously researched, each self-contained and short enough to read in one sitting. The author uses no chronological order so that each volume's stories are varied.

County Chronicles has garnered, to date, three prestigious awards: the Athena Award, a Special Recognition Award from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and a Special Recognition Award from Pennsylvania's Senate. These books have found homes in the libraries of the PA Senate Library, the (George) Marshal Foundation, the US Military Academy at West Point, the Heinz History Center, the Special Collections Department at Washington and Lee University, to name a few.

Featured on every volume is beautiful cover art by award-winning artist Helen Alt. The series of County Chronicles' covers render a beautiful spectrum of color on a special library shelf, reflection of the vivid events and bright luminaries from Pennsylvania's rich, layered history. The colorful books reflect too the bright tapestry of ethnic peoples who have settled "Penn's Woods," William Penn's Holy Experiment:--our nation's first great melting pot.

All volumes are 7 1/2' x 10 1/2" hardcover, beautifully crafted, collectible books--perfect as treasured heirlooms to be passed down through generations.


Author Ceane (pronounced "Shawn") O-Hanlon-Lincoln is a master storyteller, who captures the reader's interest from the first page and holds it till the final page-turn. She breathes life into historical figures and events with language that captivates all the senses. Her readers don't just read about the history within County Chronicles' turning pages-- they experience them!

SEE "CONTENTS" TAB SECTION OF EACH VOLUME FOR MORE DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS.
   
 
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