Publication: The Ridgway Record
Article Title: Author to sign new book today
Author: Brent Addleman
Dennis McGeehan will be at the Clarion River Trading Company today from noon to 2 p.m. signing copies of his newest book "Ridgway."
McGeehan, who is an instructor at the Pennsylvania State University's DuBois campus, and at the University of Pittsburgh's Bradford campus, is president of the St. Marys and Benzinger Township Historical Society and has worked as a guide for the Philadelphia Foundation for Architecture and as a freelance photographer around the world. His previous books include "St. Marys" and "Elk County."
The book went on-sale this past Monday, and is published through Arcadia Publishing, and is a historial look at Ridgway through the use of pictures.
"I think it's an excellent book," McGeehan said. "The resources of the Elk County Historical Society provided most of the images. There are strong pictures in the book. I found some really nice shots. I tried to tell the story of Ridgway through the use of photographs, using captions as narrative from start to finish."
Since the publishing of the book, McGeehan has learned new details about the history of Ridgway.
"I am very excited," McGeehan said. "This is the third book we've put out. I think it's by far the most powerful, mainly because of the depth of the images we found at the historical society."
The book is available for purchase at the Clarion River Trading Company and the Elk County Historical Society.
Publication: The Daily Press
Article Title: Local author reveals Ridgway history
Author: Grace Kriegisch
Drawing on his lifelong interest in the history and geography of Ridgway, local author and photographer, Dennis McGeehan has recently released a new pictorial history book which chronicles the Ridgway area's growth and development.
New from the Arcadia Publishing "Images of America" series, "Ridgway" is a look at this progressive community that remains committed to preserving its past, as well as its future.
The book boasts more than 200 vintage images, taken from the archives of the Elk County Historical Society, including images og the Elk County Courthouse, the Ridgway historical district and Ridgway area businesses.
Other highlights include: The Hyde-Murphy Company and the fire that devastated the downtown, along with photos of Ridgway's famous fireman's celebration, Ridgway's numerous floods, the towns contribution to the country's military defense and human interest photographs revealing Ridgway's social life.
This interesting and informative look at the county seat is available at area bookstores, independent retailers and online retailers or through Arcadia Publishing at 888-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
McGeehan, the current president of the St. Marys and Benzinger Township Historical Society, is the author of several other books including: "St. Marys" and "Elk County". He also contributes a local historical piece which appears weekly in The Daily Press. He is an avid wildlife photographer and traveler.
McGeehen comments that it is his hope that this new volume will expand the interest and develop new discussion about the history of Ridgway.
He will host a book signing at the Clarion River Trading Company store on North Broad Street in Ridgway, between noon and 2 p.m. today.