Washington County Chronicles: Historic Tales from Southwestern Pennsylvania

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The History Press, 2013 - History - 174 pages
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Abolitionists, rebels and innovators have all tracked across the pages of Washington County history. Their stories and more were chronicled by beloved local historian Harriet Branton, who introduced readers of the "Washington Observer-Reporter "to the history hidden in plain sight. In the earliest tales, European settlers clashed with the Shawanese and Delaware Indians, and fiery local lawyer" "David Bradford led the Whiskey Rebellion. With the coming of the Civil War, the people of southwestern Pennsylvania overwhelmingly united to the cause of the Union--the LeMoynes of Washington and the McKeevers of West Middletown shepherded slaves to freedom, and Washington and Jefferson College sent its alumni to the key battles of the war. Join Branton as she journeys from the rough-and-tumble frontier days of Washington County to the twentieth century ushered in by coal, oil and iron rail.
  

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Contents

Foreword by A Parker Burroughs
11
Pastor and Educator
25
Founding of the Reporter
39
Westward Ho
56
A Mormon Mystery?
72
Abolitionists and the Underground Railroad
85
Washington Prepares for Invasion During the Civil War
99
Jonathan Letterman MD
108
County Draws Early Industry
124
Dr LeMoynes Last Hurrah
140
Until It Was Over Cver There
157
About the Author and Editors
172
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About the author (2013)

Harriet Branton is a Pittsburgh native, and lived for fifty years in Washington County. She was a freelance writer for the Washington, Pennsylvania Observer-Reporter, and her work also appeared in The Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine, Allegheny Magazine, Pennsylvania Heritage, and Country Magazine.

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