The Historical Record of Wyoming Valley Volume 13

The Historical Record of Wyoming Valley Volume 13

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...system of government, with the utmost of political and religious freedom, has been founded and perpetuated; a system of public schools, the best in the world. founded; telegraphic communication between every hamlet and the whole world is ours; all these we have inherited. What remains for us to do? To preserve for our children this whole inheritance, to purify and maintain in purity, our political life; to develop and expand our educational system, until a complete education is within the reach of every child in the land. To develop all the natural sources of energy, in order that the forces of nature may do more fully the work which men's hands must do, so that men may live more completely than is now possible in the realm of the intellectual and the spiritual. COMMEMORATIVE NOTES. There was a good attendance on the part of members of the patriotic ocieties. After the exercises Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Dorrance entertained the speaker and a few friends at their home in Dorranceton, at luncheon. Among those present was William Dickover, who attended the laying of the cornerstone of the monument seventy years ago. He and Edward S. Loop are supposed to be the only survivors of that event. Another present was Anderson Dana Hodgdon, sixth in descent from Anderson Dana, who perished in the 1778 battle. On the program was a picture of the old Jenkins house, which stood on the site of Fort Wintermute, in present Sturmerville, where the first shock of the battle occurred. Only the walls and chimney remain now. The cut was loaned by Oscar J. Harvey, it being one of the illustrations in his forthcoming history of Wilkes-Barre. There were three of the vice presidents present--William H. Richmond of Scranton, Lawrence Myers and J. W. Hollenback. more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236867742
  • 9781236867742