Souvenir Book of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

Souvenir Book of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania : By the Book Committee 160th Anniversary of the Penn's Creek Massacre, October 14-15-16, 1915 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Souvenir Book of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania: By the Book Committee 160th Anniversary of the Penn's Creek Massacre, October 14-15-16, 1915 Its purview. In Its history is so varied and in teresting in facts and incidents as to be replete with human inter est. Ill Our sturdy pioneers struggled with the difficulties pre sented by Nature and the graver ones from the Indians, made dangerous through the loss of their lands, the white man's fire water and the incitement of European peoples contending for the mastery of the Continent. (h The Wars of1776, 1812, of 1845 and 1861 meant much to town and county as they sent many of their sons to them. Our people were European Immigrants or their descendants and they developed much of the best that was possible in a land whose language and whose political, in dustrial, educational, social and religious ideas and institutions were such as ours have been. Ill The publication of this little memorial volume, incident to the commemoration of the Penn's Creek Massacre, ought to have value because of the history it contains and its excellent illustrations, and should increase interest in local and general history. We should re member the rock whence we are hewn. 11] This Massacre in 1775 showed the necessity of a fort so well built and garri soned that it could amply protect for a number of years a wide range of settlements and thus be a great outpost of Anglo Saxon civilization. Such was Fort Augusta, built in 1756 at Shaumoking, now Sunbury, as a direct outcome of Penn's Creek Massacre. The historic importance of the massacre is thus beyond question. It is for us who enjoy to the full what was secured by our hardy forefathers at so great a cost, to re call the conditions under which they and their descendants lived, wrought and died and to highly resolve to do our part in the life of our day with at leastequal fidelity. (h The Snyder County Historical Society, and its co-operating organizations in the historic commemoration, extend their greetings and good wishes to all and express the hope that Selinsgrove and Snyder County will continue to prosper in everything that, by the favor of a beneficent Providence, will be for the good of their present and future citizens and institutions. 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 154g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243272189
  • 9780243272181