The Trail of the Conestoga

Author: Bertha Mabel Dunham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849024990

Category: History

Page: 206

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An historically accurate novel about the journey of Mennonites from Pennsylvania to Canada, and their settlement in Kitchener County, Ontario.
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Massacre of the Conestogas

On the Trail of the Paxton Boys in Lancaster County

Author: Jack Brubaker

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 161423275X

Category: Photography

Page: 192

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On two chilly December days in 1763, bands of armed men raged through camps of peaceful Conestoga Indians. They killed twenty women, children and men, effectively wiping out the tribe. These murderous rampages by Lancaster County's Paxton Boys were the culminating tragedies in a series of traded atrocities between European settlers and native tribes. Lancaster journalist Jack Brubaker gives a blow-by-blow account of the massacres, examines their aftermath and investigates how the Paxton Boys got away with murder. Join Brubaker as he follows the bloody trail left by the killers through the Pennsylvania countryside.
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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg

Including Lancaster, York, and Surrounding Counties

Author: Matt Willen

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 9780897328043

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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Although known predominantly for its Pennsylvania Dutch culture, the Gettysburg battlefield, and the cities of Harrisburg, Lancaster, and York, south central Pennsylvania is home to many tracts of public lands that offer a diverse array of hiking experiences. From the gentle farm country of Lancaster and York Counties, to the steep-sided ravines along the Susquehanna River, to the rugged ridges north of Harrisburg, and the rolling hills of South Mountain, you'll find hikes to suit about any taste and interest. 60 Hikes within 60 Miles:Harrisburg provides the first comprehensive hiking guide to the region. Each hike description features: Key information on length, hiking time, difficulty, configuration, scenery, traffic, trail surface, and accessibility Information on the history and natural of history of the areas the hikes pass through A detailed trail map and elevation profile Clear directions to the trailhead and trailhead GPS data Tips on nearby activities Whether you are a local looking for new places to explore, or a visitor in the area for business or pleasure, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Harrisburg will provide plenty of options for outings lasting a full day to a couple of hours,all within about an hour's drive of Harrisburg and the surrounding communities.
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The Trials of the Westward Trail

Author: Dale Janda

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595165907

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

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The Trials Of The Westward Trail is the first sequel to The Back-Up Girl. The story involves traveling the old California Trail. Dan Lindeen intends to take six freight wagons, each with six mules hitched, over the trail to California. Dan gets hurt physically and can’t travel. There is a misunderstanding between Dan and his bride. She goes on with the train, leaving him behind. The trials include dissention among the immigrants. Also Indians attack. And people get separated from the train.
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Myths and Mysteries of Pennsylvania

True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained

Author: Kara Hughes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762791063

Category: History

Page: 192

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Part of the Myths and Mysteries series, Myths and Mysteries of Pennsylvania explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in Pennsylvania’s history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in Pennsylvania's history.
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The Road Ahead

Why are We Driving 21st-century Cars on 20th-century Roads with 19th-century Thinking?

Author: Philip Tarnoff

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1612045324

Category: Transportation

Page: 196

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America's future depends on a vibrant highway system capable of supporting industry and the travel needs of its citizens. The country's highway system can trace its roots to the movements of major armies in colonial times, such as British General Braddock using George Washington's assistance in a disastrous attack of French forces defending Ft. Duquesne. These early roads developed into the engineering marvels of today's modern highway system. But this system is in serious trouble. Inadequate funding and poor management are responsible for its gradual deterioration, and along with it, the U.S. economy. A broad range of solutions can solve this problem, some of which involve transforming public transportation agencies into privately operated utilities. Many of these exciting solutions also offer the potential to solve America's funding problems. This book is must-reading for anyone concerned with America's future, as it shows us The Road Ahead...About the Author: Philip Tarnoff received an electrical engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a master's degree from New York University.He is retired from his most recent full-time job as director of a research center at the University of Maryland. Tarnoff was the president of a major transportation systems integrator and is currently working part-time as a consultant. He is also chairman of the board of a start-up company that produces devices for measuring traffic flow. He lives in Rockville, Maryland http: //SBPRA.com/PhilipTarnof
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Geography: Discipline, Profession and Subject since 1870

An International Survey

Author: Gary S. Dunbar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401716838

Category: Science

Page: 336

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This book is a comprehensive treatment of the professionalization and institutionalization of the academic discipline of geography in Europe and North America, with emphasis on the 20th century and the last quarter of the 19th. No other book has ever attempted coverage of this sort. It is relevant to geographers, practitioners of the social and earth sciences, and historians of science and education.
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The 100 Most Significant Events in American Business

An Encyclopedia

Author: Quentin R. Skrabec

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313398623

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 323

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This reference book details the top 100 groundbreaking events in the history of American business, featuring case studies of successful companies who challenged traditional operating paradigms, historical perspectives on labor laws, management practices, and economic climates, and an examination of the impact of these influences on today's business practices. * Chronology of key events in the history of American business from 1630 to the present * Helpful sidebars of the evolution of key terms used today * Comprehensive index includes category, company names, personal names, and cross references to other events * Suggestions for further reading for each article * 10 relevant charts and tables * Appendix of relevant sources * 80 key primary documents supporting major events in American business
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Story of the Venango Trail-Fed Works O.P 665-23-3-596 circa 1940

Author: Edited by Don Rickerson

Publisher: Don Rickerson

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 54

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NORTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA HISTORICAL SERIES No. 3 Prepared by FEDERAL WORKS AGENCY WORKS PROJECT ADMINISTRATION O.P. 665-23-3-596 W.P. 21010 FRONTIER FORTS AND TRAILS SURVEY A project sponsored by THE PENNSYLVANIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION
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Everyday Life of the North American Indian

Author: Jon Manchip White

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486147835

Category: History

Page: 256

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Well-researched and highly readable study provides in-depth views of the daily life, times, and culture of the Native American athlete, warrior, spouse, and parent; witch doctor, worshipper, artist and craftsman. 107 black-and-white illustrations.
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The Wilderness Trail

Author: C.A. Hanna

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5876221775

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The Wilderness Trail Or, the Ventures and Adventures of the Pennsylvania Traders On the Allegheny Path. In two volumes.
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On the Trail of John Brown's Body

Author: Alan N. Kay

Publisher: White Mane Publishing Co.,

ISBN: 1572492392

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 166

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Two young cousins and their fathers become involved in events leading up to abolitionist John Brown's raid on the federal armory at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, in 1859.
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Massacre of the Conestogas

On the Trail of the Paxton Boys in Lancaster County

Author: John H. Brubaker,Jack Brubaker

Publisher: History Press (SC)

ISBN: 9781609490614

Category: History

Page: 188

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On two chilly December days in 1763, bands of armed men raged through camps of peaceful Conestoga Indians. They killed twenty women, children and men, effectively wiping out the tribe. These murderous rampages by Lancaster County's Paxton Boys were the culminating tragedies in a series of traded atrocities between European settlers and native tribes. Lancaster journalist Jack Brubaker gives a blow-by-blow account of the massacres, examines their aftermath and investigates how the Paxton Boys got away with murder. Join Brubaker as he follows the bloody trail left by the killers through the Pennsylvania countryside.
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Backpacking Pennsylvania

37 Great Trails

Author: Jeff Mitchell

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811731805

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 258

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Detailed descriptions of 37 trails Information on terrain, difficulty, precautions, contacts Directions to each trail and descriptions of features along the trek Pennsylvania has the most extensive system of backpacking trails of any state east of the Mississippi River. While most hiking guides to the state feature information on dayhikes, this valuable guide will give backpackers of all levels a resource for discovering and learning about longer trails for more rugged journeys by foot.
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The Santa Fe Trail Activity Book

Pioneer Settlers in the Southwest

Author: Walter D. Yoder

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 9780865342170

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 50

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Uses games, puzzles, word searches and other activities to help children learn about the history of the Santa Fe Trail.
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The Journey of "Old Fremont", A Revolutionary War Rifle

Author: Col. Joe L. Martin

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475984324

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 158

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Martin Hammack, a farmer, a wagon train master, and Indian scout, from Lincoln County Missouri was seeking new adventure after hearing of the virgin lands and opportunity that California offered, from his son who had gone there during the gold rush of 1849. After the son returned home to Missouri in 1853, his father and the other family members decided all the family of seven, along with 18 other members would make up a 13 wagon train and return to California. Little did the family know of the adventure that would forever change their lives. They were seeking opportunity, new land, a promising furture, plus a new life in a fawaway place. Not only did they endure the hardships of wagon train travel, the harsh elements of the weather, desert heat, and mountains, but they also faced an unknown journey through lands of the Plains Indians which were sometimes hostile. For this, they hoped to receive the rich rewards of a new home and a better life. This is an account of their sussceesul six-month journey to Lake County, California, arriving in the winter of 1853, spending the winter in a Gold Mining camp then going to their final destination in the spring, arriving at their final destination in April 1854, one year from the date they left Missouri.
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10 American History Plays for the Classroom

Author: Sarah J. Glassock

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590599313

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Contains scripts for ten plays on different aspects of American history plus follow-up teaching activities.
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Lancaster County

Author: Ed Klimuska, Keith Baum, Jerry Irwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781610604338

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: N.A

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Our local experts tell the whole story of this remarkable area.
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