Pennsylvania Ghost Towns: Uncovering the Hidden Past

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Cemeteries, abandoned buildings, and roads to nowhere are all that remain of several once-thriving towns in Pennsylvania. This guidebook profiles 46 locations that have been abandoned or left to ruin, and some that have seen new life as historic sites, with discussions on their history, daily life, fall, and current condition.
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Overview

Cemeteries, abandoned buildings, and roads to nowhere are all that remain of several once-thriving towns in Pennsylvania. This guidebook profiles 46 locations that have been abandoned or left to ruin, and some that have seen new life as historic sites, with discussions on their history, daily life, fall, and current condition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811734110
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 7/11/2007
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 936,696
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Hutchison Tassin is a freelance writer who lives in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
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Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Northwestern Pennsylvania
Teutonia, McKean County     1
Pithole City, Venango County     3
Straight, Elk County     10
Betula, McKean County     12
Petroleum Center, Venango County     14
Peale, Clearfield County     17
Norwich, McKean County     19
Loleta, Elk County     20
Instanter, Elk County     23
Gardeau, McKean County     27
Clermont, McKean County     30
North-Central Pennsylvania
Scotia, Centre County     33
Revelton, Eagleton, Peacock, and Rock Cabin, Clinton County     39
Alvira, Union County     41
Fort Antes, Lycoming County     45
Fort Augusta, Northumberland County     49
Masten, Lycoming County     51
Fort Reed, Clinton County     53
Keating, Clinton County     56
Fort Freeland, Northumberland County     58
New Norway, Potter County     60
Hicks Run, Cameron County     63
Austin, Potter County     67
Northeastern Pennsylvania
Ricketts, Sullivan County     69
Azilum, Bradford County     72
Celestia, Sullivan County     78
Laquin, Bradford County     80
Centralia, Columbia County     84
Eckley, Luzerne County     88
Southwestern Pennsylvania
Beelor's Fort, Washington County     93
Old Economy Village, Beaver County     95
Couch's Fort, Allegheny County     99
Iselin, Indiana County     101
Dillow's Fort, Allegheny County     105
Rice's Fort, Washington County     106
Whiskey Run, Indiana County     107
Well's Fort, Washington County     111
Wehrum, Indiana County     112
South-Central Pennsylvania
Pandamonia, Perry County     115
Greenwood Furnace, Huntington County     118
Fort Roberdeau, Blair County     121
Southeastern Pennsylvania
Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia     125
Ephrata Cloister, Lancaster County     131
Rausch Gap, Lebanon County     136
Fricks Locks, Chester County     139
Cold Springs Resort, Lebanon County     140
Bibliography     145
Index     149
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    Since we live in Pennsylvania we love all books on things to see and do here. It was very interesting and we plan on visiting more of the ghost towns. I would highly recommend this book.

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