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1 Allebach, David K. History of Hatfield: Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Hatfield, PA: Hatfield Community Bicentennial Commission, 1944. 
Royal octavo, paperbound (stiff blue wrappers), 120 pp. Very Good, with light soiling to covers. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Bailey, Bernadine. Picture Book of Pennsylvania. Pictures by Kurt Wiese.
Chicago: Albert Whitman and Company, 1950. First Edition. 
Signed by the artist. Oblong octavo, cloth with color illustration on front cover, (28) pp. Color illus., b & w illus. Fine in a torn dust jacket. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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3 Balch, Thomas Willing. The Cradle of Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia: Allen, Lane and Scott, 1921. 
First Edition. Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 41 pp. Good+, with speckling to covers; interior clean and bright; binding tight. “An Appeal to the Patriotic Colonial Societies of Pennsylvania to Save the Cradle of Our State by Urging the Founding of the Governor Printz Park. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 Barton, Michael. An Illustrated History of Greater Harrisburg: Life by the Moving Road. Pictorial Research by Irwin Richman and John Beck.
Sun Valley, CA: American Historical Press, [199]. 
Quarto, green leatherette (hardcover), gilt letters, 224 pp. Fine, in a Fine dust jacket. A remarkable collection of stories, a wonderful inside view of Greater Harrisburg and Harrisburghers as seen on a crucial day that changed history, or merely one that typified it. A meticulously researched chronology, enlivened with fascinating details and period photos, enhances the main text. From ordinary activity to extraordinary accomplishment, author michael Barton gives us scenes of Greater Harrisburg that bring past and present to vivid life. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Botsford, Harry. The Valley of Oil. With Illustrations by Harry Hoehn.
New York: Hastings House, Publishers, (1946). 
Octavo, dark orange cloth illus. cloth (hardcover), viii + 278 pp. Good+, with slight damp staining to upper cover (interior clean, tight, bright); in a torn (still, attractive), mylar protected dust jacket. From dust jacket: Edwin L. Drake came to Titusville, Pennsylavia in the late fifties and founded the petroleum industry. But he died in poverty after a long and disheartening struggle. “Coal Oil Johnny” inherited more than a million from his Aunt Sarah's oil lands and squandered it in two years. But he had himself a time renting hotels to the tune of $8,000 a day and leading the parades of a minstrel troupe of which he became the “angel.” Samuel M. Kier, the first refiner, advertised Kier's Petroleum or Rock Oil, the most wonderful rememdy yet discovered,” as equally good for rheumatism, gout, and neuralgia, and even capable of curing blindness...All these and more are to be found in this vivid chronicle of the early growth of the world's first commercial oil enterprises and pioneers in Pennsylvania who made the industry what it is today. 
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6 Burt, Nathaniel, Introduction. [Nettis, Joseph, photos] Philadelphia Discovered. Photographed by Joseph Nettis. Introduction by Nathaniel Burt.
Philadelphia: Greater Philadelphia Magazine, [1964]. 
1st edition. Quarto, cloth, [241] pp. B&w photos throughout. Very Good in slip case. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 Carson, Hampton L. A History of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Volume I and Volume II [of a two volume set].
Philadelphia: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1940. 
Set of two volumes. Octavo, navy blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xxv + 441 pp; xi + 498 pp. Very Good, with neat former-owner stamps. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Carter, Velma Thorne. Penn's Manor of Springfield.
An Historical Presentation Written under the Auspices of the Bicentennial Committee, a Committee Created by the Board of Commissioners to Develop a Bicentennial Program in Springfield Township to Commemorate America's 200th Birthday, 1976. 
Royal octavo, paperbound (stiff black, illus. wrappers), map illus. endpapers, 97 pp. Illustrated. Very Good+, with light foxing (age darkened spotting) to endpapers & light rubbing to covers. Contents: Introduction; The Native Pennsylvanians; Indian Map; Penn's Holy Experiment; Penn's Manors; Settlement of Springfield; Development of Community Life; Map of Historic Places; The Revolution; Map of British Troop Movements; After the War; The Railroads Arrive; 1877 Map; Trolley Maps; Footnotes; Bibliography. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 Centennial Committee, Conneaut Lake. Conneaut Lake...Thru a Century, 1858-1958: Conneaut Lake Area Centennial Celebration.
Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania: Centennial Committee, Conneaut Lake, 1958. 
Octavo, paperbound (stiff, illus. blue stapled wrappers), [60] pp. Very Good+, with light rubbing to covers. Illustrated with numerous b&w photos of Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Comfort, William Wistar. The Quakers: A Brief Account of Their Influence on Pennsylvania.
Gettysburg: Pennsylvania Historical Association, 1948. Pennsylvania History Studies, No. 2. 
Octavo, stiff pictorial wrappers, stapled, ii, 65 pp. Illus. Near-Fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 Demarest, David P., Jr.; Editor. From These Hills, From These Valleys: Selected Fiction About Western Pennsylvania.
Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, [1976]. 
First Edition. Tall, square octavo; (hardcover), brown boards, xv, 240 pp. Former owner signiture; otherwise, Fine in a chipped dust jacket. ‘Arranged chronologically, by subject, to span the past two hundred years, From These Hills, From these Valleys is a record -- a commemoration -- of work and life-styles in western Pennsylvania as they have been experienced and interpreted by writers of fiction. This volume is a sample of the surprising number of novels and stories that have been written about the area....gives a vivid and realistic picture of the region, illustrating problems as well as pleasures...Some of the twenty-four selections provide accounts of important histoic moments in the region's development...Other pieces focus on everyday life, on average people responding to episodes in their ersonal lives...All of the selections...have fiction's special quality of dramatically bringing alive a time, a place, and a cast of characters who were (or might have been) real-life actors. 
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12 Diehl, F. Thomas with Diane Marcou. Bells Landing and Beyond: A 20th Century Journey.
Clearwater, FL: F. Thomas Diehl, (1998). 
Signed by F. Thomas Diehl and Diane Marcou. Octavo, paperbound (stiff grey b&w photo illus. wrappers), 267 pp. Illustrated with numerous b&w photos. From lower cover: Bells Landing and Beyond is the life journey of Tom Diehl, born February, 20, 1909...His earliest stories are of an era when work was harder and days seemed shorter. These early tales of a rural Pennsylvania youngster bring to mind John Greenleaf Whittier's ‘barefoot boy with cheek of tan.”...Tom grew into a young man, married and prospered -- and still remained unsophisticated...Tom Diehl may represent Everyman, the unsung, unknown, seldom thought of as heroes men and women whose values and strengths are embedded in the matrix of American society. It is in their ordinaryness that their uniqueness shines. Read of one man's life. Imagine all the others who lived the fullness of this century. Imagine all the changes they've seen. If you're elderly, you've been there. iI you're young, it all lies ahead. Life is, as Tom Diehl's stories illustrate, what you make it. 
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13 Dorr, Rev. Benjamin. A Historical Account of Christ Church, Philadelphia, from Its Foundation, A.D. 1695, to A. D. 1841; And of St. Peter's and St. James's, until the Separation of the Churches.
New York: Swords, Stanford, & Co., 1841. First Edition. 
Octavo, rebound in 20th century navy blue silk, x, 430 pp. Good; generally clean, but two or three sigantures partially pulled. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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14 Eberlein, Harold Donaldson and Cortlandt Van Dyke Hubbard. The Church of Saint Peter in the Great Valley, 1700 - 1940: The Story of a Colonial Country Parish in Pennsylvania.
Richmond, Virginia: August Dietz and his Son on their Presses in Cary Street, MCMXLIV. First Edition. 
Octavo, red cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, uncut, iv + 167 pp. Very Good, with sunned spine and former-owner signature and stamp. 
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15 Ertel, Barbara Griffith; Ertel, Joann Carl; Gilbert, Nancy Baier; Fenstamaker, Andree Pineau; Young, Sue Fenstamaker; Editors. The West Fourth Street Story.
Williamsport, PA: The Junior League of Williamsport, Inc., (1975). First Edition, Limited to 1,000 Copies, of Which This is Number 803. 
Royal octavo, green cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, photograph illus. endpapers, 60 pp. Fine. Illustrated with numerous photographs. From Introduction: The West Fourth Street Story begins in te superb forests of pine and hemlock which once clothed all the watershed of the West Branch Valley and the Long Reach in the Susquehanna. Lumber created Williamsport's initial prosperity, and when that prosperity was at its peak during the last half of the 19th Century, more millionaires were said to be living on West Fourth Street than resided on any other street of similar length in the world. Theat West Fourth Street developed as Millionaires Row was a direct result of the foresight, intelligence, and ambition of one man, Peter Herdic... 
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16 Goldsmith, Scott. Carnegie Mellon: A Time to Remember.
Louisville: Harmony House Publishers, (1989). 
Quarto, navy blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 112 pp. Fine (As New) in a Near-Fine dust jacket. From jacket: Photographer Scott Goldsmith takes us on a fascinating photographic journey to the quintessential Carnegie Mellon University. In page after page of dazzling image-making, he shows us the beauty of the buldings and grounds, the rhythms of its academic life, the spirit of its athletics, and the depths of the traditions of the University. Accompanying these full-color pictuers are reflections on Carnegie Mellon from decades of administrators, faculty, alumni, and friends; and 16 pages of rare historical photographs taken from the University's archives. *The large size of this volume requires extra shipping fees for expedited or international orders. 
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17 Heisey, J. Wilmer. The Cross Roads Story. A Brethren in Christ Community Living at the Threshold of Tomorrow.
Grantham, PA: Brethren in Christ Historical Society and The Cross Roads Brethren in Christ Church, [2004]. 
Octavo, softbound, illustrated covers, 274 pp. Fine (As New). ‘From the beginning, members of the Cross Roads congregation at Mount Joy, Pennsylvania believed that, through love, they could work together...The Cross Roads Story recounts an odyssey of change brought on by migration, occupational shifts, changing methods in managing the church's financial affairs, and people leaving their homes for mission assignments in Samaria and the ‘uttermost parts.' 
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18 Hershey Foods Corporation. Hershey: A Man, an Industry, a Community.
Hershey, PA: Hershey Foods Corporation, (1982). Fourth Printing. 
Quarto, paperbound (stiff, brown, full-color photograph illus. wrappers), 96 pp. Illustrated with full-color photographs throughout. Near-Fine, with sunned spine. From Introduction: Welcome to Hershey! Since the early1900s, people have been coming to visit Hershey. At first, the numbers were small, but in each succeeding year the crowds grew. They came to see a planned community that was built before the term was invented; they came to see firsthand one of the most fascinating American success stories, and they often lingered for awhile in the lovely park or stayed to enjoy the luxury of the resort-like hotel. More people were drawn to Hershey each year, not because the town's attractions were dramatized on billboards or proclaimed on the radio, but because each visitor went home to tell relatives and friends about the pleasant place he had found in rural central Pennsylvania. When Milton Hershey built a community where people could live happily and productively, he created an atmosphere visitors wanted to absorb. Mr. Hershey wanted to establish a real hometown. And he did. 
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19 Houts, Mary Davidoff and Pamela Cassidy Whitenack. Images of America: Hershey.
Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, (2004). 
Octavo, paperbound (slick, stiff, photo. illus. wrappers), 128 pp. Fine. From lower cover: In 1903, successful candy maker Milton Hershey began a new enterprise that many people thought was doomed. he planned to build the biggest chocolate factory in the world, and a town to house its employees. The location he chose, near his birthplace in rural Derry Township, Pennsylvania, was most unlike the traditional factory settings of the era. Hershey is the pictorial history of what happened next. Through period photographs, may of them in print for the first time, and engaging narrative, Hershey reveals how the place, the people, the industrial age, and Milton Hershey himself contributed to the success of his scheme. Hershey includes an introduction to the history of Derry Township, tracing it from Milton Hershey's birth in 1857 to his returning in the early 1900s. The book follows the intertwining stories of Milton Hershey's life, the growth of his chocolate company, the development of the school for needy boys that he endowed with his entire fortune, and the evolution of his model company town. The transformation of Hershy into a tourist destination and its survival after the death of its founder in 1945 conclude this chronicle of an American dream come true... 
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20 Hubley, John E. Hilltop Heritage: Shippensburg State's First Hundred Years.
Shippensburg, PA: Public Relations Office of Shippensburg State College, 1971. First Edition, First Printing, As Stated. 
Quarto, paperbound (stiff, stapled, illus. wrappers), 85 pp. Very Good, with edgewear and light soiling to covers. From foreword: Dr. John E. Hubley...has presented in an able and fascinating manner the establishment and development of one of Pennsylvania's state colleges. The book was written for publication during the 1970-71 academic year, the Centennial for Shippensburg State College...Hilltop Heritage presents the transition of Shippensburg State College from the role of a private, single-purpose institution training future teachers to its present role as a multi-purpose insttitution of public higher education with programs in the Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, and Teacher Education, not only at the undergraduate level but at the graduate level as well... 
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