Harrisburg

Harrisburg

by Jeffrey Adams
     
 

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Harrisburg lies on a broad swath of the great Susquehanna River, punctuated with its distinctive bridges. Founder John Harris ventured beyond the frontier and established a ferry in 1733 that ushered the pioneer migrants as they trickled west. Many stayed on to establish a city that became the legislative seat of America's most industrious state. The unusual

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Harrisburg lies on a broad swath of the great Susquehanna River, punctuated with its distinctive bridges. Founder John Harris ventured beyond the frontier and established a ferry in 1733 that ushered the pioneer migrants as they trickled west. Many stayed on to establish a city that became the legislative seat of America's most industrious state. The unusual vintage postcards in Harrisburg illustrate the history of a city that played an important role in the Civil War and politics of a growing nation. From canals to superhighways, Harrisburg was always one step ahead of others. Birthplace of the steel mill and transportation giant of the North, this city is a story of triumph, tragedy, and rebirth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439621660
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
02/16/2009
Series:
Postcard History Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
56 MB
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Meet the Author

Jeffrey Adams is a historian of the Juniata region of Pennsylvania and author of Tyrone. The images in Harrisburg have been drawn from his own extensive collection of postcards.

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