Juniata's River Valleys (Images of America Series)

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The valleys of the Juniata River occupy the very heart of the state of Pennsylvania. This ecosystem is a substantial contributor to the great Chesapeake watershed that drains a major portion of the continent. Ancient Native American pathways along the Juniata gave way to an early turnpike and soon welcomed a canal. With much fanfare, the Pennsylvania Railroad chose the Juniata Valley as the choice route to unify the state. The land that provided iron, lead, and pure silica sand at the start of the Industrial ...

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Overview

The valleys of the Juniata River occupy the very heart of the state of Pennsylvania. This ecosystem is a substantial contributor to the great Chesapeake watershed that drains a major portion of the continent. Ancient Native American pathways along the Juniata gave way to an early turnpike and soon welcomed a canal. With much fanfare, the Pennsylvania Railroad chose the Juniata Valley as the choice route to unify the state. The land that provided iron, lead, and pure silica sand at the start of the Industrial Revolution today provides hiking trails. The waterways that once hauled grain to market are now a destination for millions each year seeking relaxation and recreation. Through vintage photographs and images culled from albums and attics, Juniata's River Valleys lends a glimpse at life in earlier times along one of America's most spectacular waterways.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738574196
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 5/10/2011
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 976,170
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Adams, author and historian, grew up in the Juniata Valley and has spent much time traveling the back roads of this beautiful region. In his spare time, he researches Pennsylvania history and is the author of Tyrone and Harrisburg.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Juniata Meets the Susquehanna, Perry County 9

2 Juniata, the County 25

3 Mifflin, Juniata's Heartland 41

4 Huntingdon, the Standing Stone 55

5 The Raystown Branch 73

6 Frankstown, the Beaver Dam Branch 85

7 The Little Juniata, Allegheny's Gateway 97

8 The PRR, Juniata's Companion 119

9 Post Scripts 125

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