Washington County Chronicles: Historic Tales from Southwestern Pennsylvania

Washington County Chronicles: Historic Tales from Southwestern Pennsylvania

by Harriet Branton
     
 

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Abolitionists, rebels and innovators have all tracked across the pages of Washington County history. Their stories and more were chronicled by beloved local historian Harriet Branton, who introduced readers of the Washington Observer-Reporter to the history hidden in plain sight. In the earliest tales, European settlers clashed with the Shawanese and Delaware Indians,…  See more details below

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Abolitionists, rebels and innovators have all tracked across the pages of Washington County history. Their stories and more were chronicled by beloved local historian Harriet Branton, who introduced readers of the Washington Observer-Reporter to the history hidden in plain sight. In the earliest tales, European settlers clashed with the Shawanese and Delaware Indians, and fiery local lawyer David Bradford led the Whiskey Rebellion. With the coming of the Civil War, the people of southwestern Pennsylvania overwhelmingly united to the cause of the Union--the LeMoynes of Washington and the McKeevers of West Middletown shepherded slaves to freedom, and Washington and Jefferson College sent its alumni to the key battles of the war. Join Branton as she journeys from the rough-and-tumble frontier days of Washington County to the twentieth century ushered in by coal, oil and iron rail.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016350691
Publisher:
The History Press, Inc.
Publication date:
03/05/2013
Series:
American Chronciles , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Harriet Branton, who holds a bachelor of arts degree from George Washington University, has enjoyed a varied career. She has worked in the Library of Congress and with the Food and Agricultural Organization of United Nations in Washington, D.C. As an army lieutenant, she was commanding officer of the WAC detachment at West Point. After moving back to Pennsylvania, Mrs. Branton was a teacher and--for more than fifteen years--a freelance writer of historical features for the Washington Observer-Reporter. Her articles have also appeared in various alumni publications and historical journals, including the Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine, Allegheny Magazine, Pennsylvania Heritage and Country Magazine. Mrs. Branton, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, lived for fifty years in Little Washington where her late husband, Clarence, was a professor of English at W&J College for thirty-five years. She lives in retirement in Washington, D.C., near her children and grandchildren.

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