Historical Trails of Eastern Pennsylvania

Historical Trails of Eastern Pennsylvania

by Anthony D. Fredericks


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A terrific guide to the history of Eastern Pennsylvania and its environs.

Historical Trails of Eastern Pennsylvania takes visitors through Revolutionary War battle sites; past Civil War encampments sites; up and over ancient, coal-rich mountain ranges; through one-of-a-kind history museums; and along back roads filled with quaint covered bridges and barns displaying hex signs. Part guidebook and part odyssey, it is a panoply of you-are-there history, richly textured landscapes, and old tales made new for adventurous travelers. As well as offering deep explorations of eastern Pennsylvania for residents and visitors, this book will delight armchair travelers who enjoy compelling narration.

Anthony D. Fredericks has written more than 100 books, including a host of children’s books, teacher resource guides, and Desert Dinosaurs (Countryman). He is a longtime resident of PA and a professor of education at York College of Pennsylvania. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581571837
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 06/03/2013
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,159,108
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Anthony Fredericks is the author of some 120 books and more than 400 articles. He has been an educator for 40 years and has worked with students of all ages, from elementary school through college. Fredericks currently teaches at York College in York, PA.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

1 In Historic Philadelphia 17

2 Revolutionary War Trails 35

3 The Underground Railroad 55

4 Somebody Slept Here 75

5 Where Anthracite Was King 91

6 Through Covered Bridges 113

7 Down the Susquehanna 131

8 The Pennsylvania Dutch Tourr 155

9 Our Industrial Heritage-Part 1 171

10 Our Industrial Heritage-Part 2 191

11 Around Lancaster County 209

12 An Amish Journey 231

13 In Old York Town 249

14 Civil War Trails 273

15 The Battle of Gettysburg 297

16 In Historic Gettysburg 313

Acknowledgments 331

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