Around Galeton and Coudersport, Pennsylvania (Postcard History Series)

Overview


Potter County's abundance of forests in the late 1800s played a large part in making the town of Williamsport the lumber capital of the world. To the north, Galeton had one of the largest sawmills in the country and was the railroad hub of the county. Austin, Cross Fork, Germania, Shinglehouse, Harrison Valley, and other area towns also contributed a great deal during the logging era. There were sawmills, kindling wood factories, hub factories, stave and heading mills, and tanneries in almost every town in the ...
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Overview


Potter County's abundance of forests in the late 1800s played a large part in making the town of Williamsport the lumber capital of the world. To the north, Galeton had one of the largest sawmills in the country and was the railroad hub of the county. Austin, Cross Fork, Germania, Shinglehouse, Harrison Valley, and other area towns also contributed a great deal during the logging era. There were sawmills, kindling wood factories, hub factories, stave and heading mills, and tanneries in almost every town in the county. Around Galeton and Coudersport showcases a large collection of vintage postcards of Potter County, opening a window back through time and providing a glimpse of life during the formation of the county.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738557199
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 6/28/2008
  • Series: Postcard History Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,004,295
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Ronald W. Dingle has been an avid postcard collector for many years. He has assisted other authors with their work and has supplied images from his expansive collection to be featured in other books.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     7
Galeton     9
Galeton's Railroads     39
Original Coudersport     45
Eulalia Village and Additions     55
Austin     65
Cross Fork     81
Shinglehouse     93
Germania     107
Gold and Ulysses     113
Other Towns and Villages     119
Bibliography     127
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