Around Damascus Township, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

Around Damascus Township, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

by Barbara Davis Dexter


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Damascus Township was formed in 1798, though the first recorded settlers arrived in 1755 at Cushetunk, as the area was called by the Lenni Lenape Indians. Skirmishes and battles between white settlers and other Indian tribes were fierce, with homes burned and lives lost. When peace was restored, other settlements were created and dotted the countryside. Some of the notable surnames in the area were Skinner, Thomas, Conklin, Tyler, Shields, and Bush, with each family lending a valuable contribution to the community. Images of America: Around Damascus Township is a glimpse into the past, revealing the founding families and their descendants, why they stayed, how they survived, and what they enjoyed.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738592268
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 03/12/2012
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Barbara Davis Dexter was raised in Milanville, attended grades one through six at the hamlet's one-room school, and majored in business courses at Damascus High School. Creative writing is a hobby of hers, as are art, photography, and gardening. As president of the township's historical society, she has utilized the resources of its archive museum, other historical venues, and individual families to compile this collection of images. Readers will discover that each photograph, whether obtained from a family album or a historical society, has been brought to life through a unique viewpoint.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 The Southern Tier 9

2 Milanville 33

3 Damascus 63

4 Tyler Hill 83

5 The Northern Tier 97

6 Hobbies and Recreation 113

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