Eastern Pennsylvania, with its river valleys, mountains, and forests, is just as diverse historically as it is geographically. Hidden throughout the varied landscape are ghost towns, forgotten cemeteries, and other little-known historical places largely overlooked by most people. Abandoned or Forgotten: Overlooked Corners of Eastern Pennsylvania is a collection of several of these sites found throughout the eastern half of the state, both on and off the beaten path. Explore the ruins of a company town made entirely of concrete. Discover some little-known places and events from Pennsylvania's days in the American Revolution. Roam among over 100 bunkers from World War II. Visit the site of one of the largest mine disasters in American history. In these pages, author and photographer Ryan Stowinsky takes the reader to these sites and several more. With dozens of photographs and directions to most locations, readers can discover the history that is hidden all around them.
About the Author
RYAN STOWINSKY has been visiting little-known historical sites, ghost towns, and other oddities in Pennsylvania and several other states for nearly two decades. His website, www.stuofdoom.com, chronicles all the places he has visited. His writings and photographs have appeared in several books, newspapers, television shows, and websites. He graduated from Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania, in 2012 with a dual major in history and education. He currently resides in North Carolina with his wife and two daughters, where he teaches social studies.
Table of Contents
About the Author 4
Introduction and Disclaimer 5
1 Abandonments and Ghost Towns 9
2 Mining Disasters 56
3 Unique Graves and Unusual Historical Sites 99