Pennsylvania Ghost Towns: Uncovering the Hidden Past

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Stackpole Books, 2007 - History - 152 pages
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Cemeteries, abandoned buildings, and roads to nowhere are all that remain of several once-thriving towns in Pennsylvania. This guidebook profiles 46 locations that have been abandoned or left to ruin, and some that have seen new life as historic sites, with discussions on their history, daily life, fall, and current condition.

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I agree with the other review that the author has definitely not been to most of these places. A perfect example, she describes Hicks Run as being located off of Huston Hill Rd, which is clearly incorrect. Some older topographical maps have the old Hicks Run site mismarked as being off Huston Hill, but anyone that knows the area knows that to clearly be a mistake. It is obvious that she just looked at an old map and wrote her directions to the site from the map, having never been there herself. This book is a fraud. 

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I was very disappointed with this book. The author has obviously never been to most of these towns because the information in the book is almost verbatim from various websites. I felt cheated in paying for information that I could have simply gotten off of the Internet!

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About the author (2007)

Susan Hutchison Tassin is a freelance writer who lives in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

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