Yardley

Yardley

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by Vince Profy
     
 

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In the eighteenth century, a ferry and mill marked the crossroads beginnings of Yardleyville in Makefield Township. New modes of transportation transformed the village, commerce and industry flourished, and the populationincreased substantially. Soon the people of Yardley yearned
for their own government--their own town--and Yardley,
Pennsylvania, was

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In the eighteenth century, a ferry and mill marked the crossroads beginnings of Yardleyville in Makefield Township. New modes of transportation transformed the village, commerce and industry flourished, and the populationincreased substantially. Soon the people of Yardley yearned
for their own government--their own town--and Yardley,
Pennsylvania, was incorporated in 1895. Yardley is a unique, detailed look at the birth and growth of the borough. When Yardley Borough celebrated its centennial, donations and loans of photographs revealing Yardley's history were collected. This volume is compiled mostly from this locally assembled selection of images, and recounts Yardley's
history with eloquence. These pages revisit the cigar stores, trolley tracks, ice cream shops, schools, the intersection of Main and Afton, and many other well-known sites throughout the borough. The face of the old toll collector, the festivities
of the "Canal Days" and "Harvest Day" celebrations, and countless days at Lake Afton, the canal, or the river are all captured in this treasured account of Yardley's past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439626856
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/15/1999
Series:
Images of America Series
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
62 MB
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This distinctive look at Yardley comes just after its centennial and just before Yardley enters the new millennium. Vince Profy has combined a winning array of images and an informative, entertaining narrative style to create a timeless work.

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Yardley (Images of America Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BlackberryWinter78 More than 1 year ago
Nice collection of photographs from Yardley's past, mostly 20th century and late 19th. Profy is very knowledgeable on the subject and has assembled an interesting collection. Similar to others in the series, makes a good gift for anyone interested in local history/geography or just the general interest of seeing what present day locations such as the Continental Tavern, Yardley Inn, Main Street, etc. used to look like.