South Central Pennsylvania Legends & Lore

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Powwow practitioners of York County, the headless ghost of a murdered girl that roams the back roads of Schuylkill County and the Hummelstown Hermit who still lingers in Indian Echo Caverns—these tales are all part of the lore of South Central Pennsylvania. Such legends offer a fuller history of the region, from the folkways of the Pennsylvania Dutch to the stories of the rocky relations between German and English settlers and local tribes. Folklorist David J. Puglia reveals this lore to a new audience and ...
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Overview

Powwow practitioners of York County, the headless ghost of a murdered girl that roams the back roads of Schuylkill County and the Hummelstown Hermit who still lingers in Indian Echo Caverns—these tales are all part of the lore of South Central Pennsylvania. Such legends offer a fuller history of the region, from the folkways of the Pennsylvania Dutch to the stories of the rocky relations between German and English settlers and local tribes. Folklorist David J. Puglia reveals this lore to a new audience and explores the region’s more recent legends like the “Wizard of Cumberland County” and Milton Hershey’s narrow miss with the Titanic. Join Puglia as he tracks through the hills, houses and hollows of South Central Pennsylvania in search of its legends and lore.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609494537
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 10/9/2012
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,394,049
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

David Puglia is an Instructor in the American Studies program at Penn State University-Harrisburg. He also works as an Assistant Archivist at the Archives of Pennsylvania Folklife and Ethnography at The Center for Pennsylvania Culture Studies.
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  • Posted December 14, 2012

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    Interesting

    had never heard any of these legends before.

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