Author: B. Mabel Dunham
Publisher: Forgotten Books
View: 6270Excerpt from The Trail of the Conestoga Miss Mabel Dunham, in her book The Trail of the Conestoga, has given an exceptional picture of the early immigration of these people. They came to this country to find it a wilderness, and almost within a generation, by their unceasing labours, they changed the landscape so that well-built and substantial homes fouhd themselves surrounded by cleared land covered with abundant harvests. It is such literature that makes us realize the background of our country's story. We know and appreciate too little the initiative, patience and self-sacrifice which characterized the struggles of our forefathers in laying not only the material but also the political foundations of our country. If we go back to early days, we shall find that the problems which perplex us are no greater than those they successfully solved. In their example we should find alike strength and inspiration. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
On the Trail of the Paxton Boys in Lancaster County
Author: Jack Brubaker
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
View: 1902On 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.
Including Lancaster, York, and Surrounding Counties
Author: Matt Willen
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
View: 6550Although 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.
Author: Dale Janda
View: 1135The 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.
On the Trail of the Paxton Boys in Lancaster County
Author: John H. Brubaker,Jack Brubaker
Publisher: History Press (SC)
View: 6739On 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.
True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained
Author: Kara Hughes
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
View: 3877Part 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.
Why are We Driving 21st-century Cars on 20th-century Roads with 19th-century Thinking?
Author: Philip Tarnoff
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
View: 3114America'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
An International Survey
Author: Gary S. Dunbar
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
View: 2275This 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.
Author: Quentin R. Skrabec
Category: Business & Economics
View: 5258This 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
Author: Edited by Don Rickerson
Publisher: Don Rickerson
View: 8145NORTHWESTERN 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
Author: Jon Manchip White
Publisher: Courier Corporation
View: 952Well-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.
Author: Alan N. Kay
Publisher: White Mane Publishing Co.,
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 995Two 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.
37 Great Trails
Author: Jeff Mitchell
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
View: 1705Detailed 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.
Author: Col. Joe L. Martin
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 9702Martin 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.