The Susquehanna River meanders through Luzerne County in northeastern Pennsylvania, passing communities historically known for the mining of anthracite coal. Settlement of the area began in 1769 during the first Yankee-Pennamite War. Luzerne County illustrates many boroughs, townships, and villages in a rare collection of photographs, advertisements, and history dating back to the 18th century. Historical photographs from the Luzerne County Historical Society depict businesses, churches, coal culture, street scenes, area disasters, entertainment, railroads, steamboats, and veterans, including the last survivor of the Battle of Wyoming in 1778 and the Civil War.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Series:||Images of America Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Harrison Wick is the author of Pennsylvania’s Back Mountain and Greater Wyoming Valley Trolleys. The special collections librarian and university archivist at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, he currently serves on the Back Mountain Historical Association steering committee. He is a former archivist of Misericordia University, the oldest four-year college in Luzerne County. A graduate of Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, he earned graduate degrees in history and library science from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.