History of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania: With Biographical Selections, Volume 1, Pages 1-667

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Henry C. Bradsby
S. B. Nelson, 1893 - Luzerne County (Pa.) - 1509 pages
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Contents

I
xv
II
xvii
IV
lxxi
V
29
VII
40
VIII
72
IX
103
X
113
XIII
221
XV
274
XVI
297
XVII
318
XVIII
322
XIX
351
XX
363
XXI
370

XI
152
XII
172
XXII
422
XXIII
431

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