MA & PA A History of the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad
by George W. Hilton
Affectionately known as the Ma and Pa, the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad was one of the countrys longest running and best known archaic railroads, holding on to steam locomotives and other outmoded technologies well into the 20th century. Connecting Baltimore and York, the line had everything needed to endear itself to local residents and railfans: picturesque equipment, terrific scenery, antique passenger cars, and enough curves476for a railroad many times longer than its 77 miles. In eight chapters, Mr. Hilton moves from the lines narrow-gauge beginnings, its peak during World War One, survival during lean years, to its final decline.
6 x 9 228 pages, index, illustrated, maps, paperbound
#343 The Ma & Pa $20.95
Work in Penn's WoodsThe Civilian Conservation Corps
in Pennsylvania by
Joseph M. Speakman
Most families can trace an ancestor who worked in the CCCs, although you won't find their names here. Nevertheless, this is a terrific history of the Pennsylvania CCC program, one of the largest and most successful in the country. The Commonwealth recruited the second highest number of workers and had the second highest number of work camps in the U.S. The book also contains a complete list of every camp in the state. This book makes a great gift or addition to your family's historic archive. Richly illustrated with vintage photos.
7" x 9" 237 pages, index, illustrated, hardbound ISBN 0-271-02876-9
#92 At Work in Penn's Woods $37.50
Pennsylvania by Matt Lake
Your Travel Guide to Pennsylvanias Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets
A new release, this is a beautifully impresssive book. The pages were designed by two top-notch artists with both color and black and white photos and delightful paintings. Here are descriptions of roadside oddities, ancient mysteries, ghosts, and bizarre beasts, plus quirky statues, odd buildings, and gravesites of the famous and infamous.
9½ x 9½ 272 pages, index, illustrated, hardbound ISBN 1-4027-3279-1
#475 Weird PA $19.95
Curiosities by Clark DeLeon
Similar to the above, here is a guidebook to the wildest, wackiest, and most outrageous characters, placeds, and things in the Keystone State such as where "The Blob" oozed during the 1950s, where Edsels go to die, the Centralia mine fire, and where water runs uphill, the reservoir where the fish are so thick the ducks walk on them. Find out about the Philly cheese steak wars, the Indian wars, and the shooting war between Pennsylvania and Connecticut.
5½" x 8½" 243 pages, index, illustrated, paperbound
#53 PA Curiosities $16.95
to the Pennsylvania Mountains
by Greg and Karen Czarnecki
Features great places for sumer and winter activities plus descriptions of more than 225 highlighted trails for hiking and nature-watching. There are detailed accounts facilities, flora, fauna, fees, directions and other hard-to-find data on the Allegheny National Forest, and many state parks such as Cook Forest, Laurel Hill, Ohiopyle, Hickory Run, and state forests including Moshannon, Tioga Tiadaghton, Gallitzin, Delaware, Tuscarora, and many more. There is also a section on the long trails in the Commonwealth: Appalachian, Mid State, North Country National, Laurel Highlands, and Tuscarora.
7x 9 306 pages, index, maps, illustrated, paperbound
#289 PA Mountains $18.95
French & Indian War in Pennsylvania
by L.M. Waddell & B.D. Bomberger
Chronicles the causes, and sequence of events of a war that virtually started and ended in Pennsylvania. Roads built by the armies became major highways that are still used today. There are plenty of photos of old paintings along with maps and diagrams of forts. Concludes with the last big battle at Bushy Run. Contains a complete list & location of forts in the state.
8½x 11 112 pages, index, illustrated, paperbound
#287 PA in French & Indian War $11.95
to Pennsylvanias Tourist Railroads
by Bill Simpson
From romantic dinners to terrific scenery, tourist railroads offer a taste of the past. Here are steam trains you can ride, coal mine trains, & trolleys, along with maps and travel info.
5½x 8½ 184 pages, photos, index, paperbound
#286 PA Tourist Railroads $13.95
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