PITTSYLVANIA COUNTRY by George Sweetman

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTRY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The newest in the American Folkways series presents a staccato and broad portrait of western Pennsylvania from the days of the red men, on through the white, and the importance of the black in its history. Here are the early American tragedies, some villains, plenty of girls, a bit of the criminal history, and much of the bridges, railroads, religions, the rafts, steam and canal boats, the lines of development in iron, steel, coal, strikes and floods, -- and the coming of big business. Along with Carnegie, Frick, Mellon and Westinghouse and their stories, are tales of Mike Fink, the Great Goose Fly, Joe Magarac and a witch or two, and of old Come-to-Pass and his probable contribution to Mormonism,- which gives you an idea of the latitude of the material. There'll be no ""scunners against"" this vivid survey of the Land of Three Rivers life story.

Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce