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Nanticoke, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)
     

Nanticoke, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

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by Chester J. Zaremba
 

In June 1748, eighty Nanticoke Indians grounded their canoes in a wilderness along the Susquehanna River in the area that would later be named Nanticoke. While it was first a farming area, coal was later discovered, and by 1825, the first coal mine was in operation. Nanticoke owes its chief growth to the anthracite industry, which provided employment opportunities

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In June 1748, eighty Nanticoke Indians grounded their canoes in a wilderness along the Susquehanna River in the area that would later be named Nanticoke. While it was first a farming area, coal was later discovered, and by 1825, the first coal mine was in operation. Nanticoke owes its chief growth to the anthracite industry, which provided employment opportunities for thousands of European immigrants. Through their labor and strong work ethic, they established a superb city in which to live a full life. They also left behind a magnificent history of their times. Those times have been preserved in pictorial form and evoke fond memories of Nanticoke.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738576015
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/17/2011
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
728,800
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Chester J. Zaremba, vice president and secretary/treasurer of the Nanticoke Historical Society, became aware that in his hometown of Nanticoke there was no central repository for historical information about the city. He and several others proceeded to establish the Nanticoke Historical Society in 1995. The photographs in Nanticoke all come from the holdings of the Nanticoke Historical Society and represent only a portion of the history that has been preserved.

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Nanticoke, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Geneb53 More than 1 year ago
Chet Zaremba, the author is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Nanticoke. With the help of the Nanticoke Historical Society he has collected an incredible library of historic photos to share. Topics include Churches, Schools, Trolleys, Businesses and much much more. Among hundreds of photos are pictures of Concrete City, Pete Grey and street shots as they appeared in years past. The photos are all B&W, which was probably was the only media available when they were taken. They are all sharp and clear except for may be a few really vintage photos that give the reader a sense of time in the viewing. They are nicely compiled into 127 pages. This is a really nice Collectors item.