Publications

Building Harrisburg: The Architects and Builders, 1719-1941

Building Harrisburg: The Architects and Builders, 1719-1941

By Ken Frew

Over 350 images of Harrisburg history and architecture

Published by the Historical Society of Dauphin County and Historic Harrisburg Association, 2009

ISBN 9780615327662

400 pages

Price: $60.00

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Harrisburg and the Civil War: Defending the Keystone of the Union

Harrisburg and the Civil War: Defending the Keystone of the Union

By Cooper H. Wingert

2nd Edition; revised and expanded

Includes several photographs and maps pertaining to the northernmost engagement of the Gettysburgh Campaign

The History Press, 2013

ISBN 978-1626190412

160 pages

Price: $19.99

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The Confederate Approach on Harrisburg: The Gettysburg Campaign's Northernmost Reaches

The Confederate Approach on Harrisburg: The Gettysburg Campaign's Northernmost Reaches

Cooper H. Wingert

Includes several dozen photographs and maps

The History Press, 2013 (second printing)

ISBN 978-1609498580

224 pages

Price: $21.99

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Images of America: Tropical Storm Agnes in Greater Harrisburg

Images of America: Tropical Storm Agnes in Greater Harrisburg

By Erik V. Fasick

Over 200 images documenting the effects of the June, 1972 flood in Harrisburg and surrounding neighborhoods

Arcadia Publishing, 2013

ISBN 0738598232

128 pages

Price: $21.99

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City Contented, City Discontented: A History of Modern Harrisburg

City Contented, City Discontented: A History of Modern Harrisburg

By Paul Beers, Edited by Michael Barton

Includes a series of 120 articles published in 1983-1984 and several dozen photographs

Midtown Scholar Press, 2011

ISBN 098395710X

404 pages

Price: $25.00

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Images of America: Harrisburg Broadcasting

Images of America: Harrisburg Broadcasting

By Timothy P. Portzline

Over 175 images covering the history of the Harrisburg television and radio broadcasting industry

Arcadia Publishing, 2011

ISBN 0738575070

128 pages

Price: $21.99

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Images of America: Greater Harrisburg's Jewish Community

Images of America: Greater Harrisburg's Jewish Community

By Simon J. Bronner

Many of the 175+ photographs are from HSDC's Arnold Zuckerman Collection

Arcadia Publishing, 2010

ISBN 0738573132

128 pages

Price: $21.99

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The Battle of Sporting Hill: A History & Guide

The Battle of Sporting Hill: A History & Guide

By Cooper H. Wingert

2nd Edition; revised and expanded

Includes several photographs and maps pertaining to the northernmost engagement of the Gettysburgh Campaign

2012

96 pages

Price: $8.95

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Harrisburg: An Illustrated History in Postcards

Harrisburg: An Illustrated History in Postcards

By the Hon. Joseph H. Kleinfelter

Over 400 color postcard images of Harrisburg history.

Schiffer Publishing, 2009

ISBN 9780764331664

144 pages

Price: $29.99

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Postcard History Series: Harrisburg

Postcard History Series: Harrisburg

By Jeffrey Adams

Over 200 postcard images of Harrisburg history.

Arcadia Publishing, 2009

ISBN 0738562939

127 pages

Price: $21.99

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African Americans of Harrisburg

African Americans of Harrisburg

By John Weldon Scott and Eric Ledell Smith with the African American Museum of Harrisburg

Arcadia Publishing, 2005

ISBN 0738536687

128 pages with 100+ photographs

Price: $20.00

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Pennsylvania Architecture: The Historic American Buildings Survey, 1933-1990

Pennsylvania Architecture: The Historic American Buildings Survey, 1933-1990

By Deborah Stephens Burns and Richard J. Webster

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 2001

ISBN 0892710861

629 pages

Price: $40.00

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Historic Hershey Driving Tour - An Adventure to Remember (CD, 2008)

Historic Hershey Driving Tour - An Adventure to Remember (CD, 2008)

Narrated by Scott Taylor

Turn-by-turn audio driving instructions and a tour map are included.

Audio length is 57 minutes. The 12-mile loop takes 90 minutes to 3 hours to cover.

Price: $15.95

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Images of America: Steelton

Images of America: Steelton

By Michael Barton and Simon J. Bronner

Over 175 pictures of Steelton history.

Arcadia Publishing, 2008

ISBN 0738557420

127 pages

Price: $19.99

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Scenes of America: Harrisburg

Scenes of America: Harrisburg

By Linda A. Ries

Postcard-sized book contains over 50 pictures of Harrisburg life.

Arcadia Publishing, 2006

ISBN 0738524832

127 pages

Price: $3.00

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Citizen Extraordinaire

Citizen Extraordinaire

The Diplomatic Diaries of Vance McCormick in London and Paris, 1917 - 1919, WIth Other Documents from a High-Minded American Life

Edited by Michael Barton with Cherie Fieser, Susan Meehan, and Teresa Weisser

Hardcover

Stackpole Books, 2004

ISBN 0811701212

400 pages

Price: $34.00

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Harrisburg's Old Eighth Ward

Harrisburg's Old Eighth Ward

By Michael Barton and Jessica Dorman

Includes a series of 35 articles written by J. Howard West and originally published in the Harrisburg Patriot News from November 18, 1912 to July 14, 1913.

Arcardia Publishing, 2002

ISBN 073852378X

160 pages

Price: $25.00

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Pennsylvania Folk Art of Samuel L. Plank

Pennsylvania Folk Art

By James and Vivian Bonson, Jeannine Boring, Robert and Joan Conrad, and William Dancy

Limited First Edition

Hardcover

Kishacoquillas Valley Historical Society, 1994

ISBN 096437210X

67 pages

Price: $20.00

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Susquehanna Herritage - Central Pennsylvania's Personal Civil War

Susquehanna Heritage - 2008 & 2009

Volumes 6 & 7, 2008-2009

Michael Barton, Guest Editor

Central Pennsylvania's Personal Civil War by Michael Barton

Civil War Studies at the Historical Society of Dauphin County and Penn State Harrisburg by Michael Barton

Notes from One of Sherman's Band: The Civil War Diary of Pvt. Alexander Bergstresser Edited by Robert Hill

Diary of a Signal Corps Soldier: Sgt. Luther C. Furst in the Civil War Edited by Jason Steven Jones

"We had a very hard fight": The Civil War Diary of Libor Winter, 81st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment Edited by Raymond P. Chrobak

The Civil War Memoir of Matthew A. Taylor Edited by Linda A. Ries and Louis Waddell, Transcribed by Christine Geiselman

"Such a Day & Time as Harrisburg Has Never Before Witnessed": Charles Rawn Records Abraham Lincoln's Visits to Harrisburg by Rebecca Jean Hershner

"Soldiering was any thing but fun": Pvt. Daniel Hopkins' Reminiscence of the Battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg Edited by Jennifer Lawhorn and Michael Barton

Governor Samuel Pennypacker Recalls Events at Gettysburg and at Fort Washington on the West Shore in 1863 Edited by Nancy Jones, Megan McGee, and Michael Barton

Published by HSDC

114 pages

Price: $6.00

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Susquehanna Herritage - The Children's Industrial Home, Harrisburg

Susquehanna Heritage - 2007

Volume 5, 2007

Linda A. Ries, Editor

A Redwood Tree in Harrisburg by Pearl Hane and Catherine Meikle

The Children's Industrial Home of Harrisburg by Steve Noel

One of History's Mysteries - Where is the "Fort" at Fort Hunter Mansion? by Kurt W. Carr, James T. Herbstritt, and Douglas McLearen

A Medal Associated with the John Harris Mansion and Pennsylvania Female College by T. R. McIntosh

The Growth of the Capitol Complex and Harrisburg's Black Community by Eric Ledell Smith

The Beck Family Artists of Harrisburg and Lititz by Donald A. Winer

Book Review - "A Forester's Legacy: The Life of Joseph E. Ibberson, Forester, Tree Farmer, Philanthropist" by Henry D. Gerhold, reviewed by Michael J. O'Malley III

Published by HSDC

100 pages

Price: $6.00

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Susquehanna Heritage - Archaeology in Central Pennsylvania

Susquehanna Heritage - 2006

Volume 4, 2006

Linda A. Ries, Editor

Our Own Past: In Introduction by Joe Baker

The First Native Americans in the Lower Susquehanna Valley by Kurt W. Carr

The Archaic Period in the Susquehanna Valley (8000 - 1000 BC) by Patricia C. Miller

A Soapstone Bowl from the Society's Collection

The Hershey Site: An Update by Janet Schulenberg, Jaimin Weets, and Peter Van Rossum

The Blunston Licenses: A Legacy of the Wild West on the Susquehanna by Willis L. Shirk, Jr.

Photography of the 1916 Susquehanna River Expedition by Linda A. Ries

Gayman Tavern: Nineteenth Century Life by the Canal by Jerry A. Clouse, Richard T. Baublitz, and Barbara J. Shaffer

Book Review - "Jacob My Friend: His Seventeenth Century Account of the Susquehannock Indians" by Barry C. Kent, reviewed by Michael J. O'Malley III

Published by HSDC

118 pages, PHOTOCOPY ONLY

Price: $10.00

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Susquehanna Heritage - History of Medicine in Southcentral Pennsylvania

Susquehanna Heritage - 2005

Volume 3, 2005

Linda A. Ries, Editor

Dorothea Dix and the Harrisburg State Hospital by Joan Leopold

Osteopathic Medicine in Central Pennsylvania by Sandy Eckert

"What is this dream, that thou hast dreamed?": Conversations with a Dauphin County Powwow Doctor by Erik Fasick

Epidemic Poliomyelitis in the Early Twentieth Century: One Community's Response by Suzanne M. Shultz and Dr. Peter Hartmann

The Development of the Cumberland County Medical Society, 1866 - 1900 by Pamela S. Wiwel

Dr. John Curwen and Victorian Psychiatry in Pennsylvania, 1851 - 1901 by Jean F. Hiler

"Made Known My Anxiety": The Civil War Journal of Dr. William Henry Egle edited by Erik Fasick

Book Review - "A Capitol Journey: Reflections on the Press, Politics, and the Making of Public Policy in Pennsylvania" by Vincent P. Carocci, reviewed by Michael J. O'Malley III

Published by HSDC

133 pages

Price: $6.00

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Susquehanna Herritage - Short Mountain Breaker, from the Smink Collection

Susquehanna Heritage - 2004

Volume 2, 2004

Linda A. Ries, Editor

The Underground Railroad in Dauphin County by Eric Ledell Smith

The Under Ground Railroad by S. S. Rutherford

The Upper Dauphin County Photography of Edward D. Smink by David E. Smink

"A Great Skedaddling": A Civil War Letter from Harrisburg by Christian Kunkel Keller

"To Make them Learned and Wise": The Pennsylvania Female College, 1853 - 1861 by Anne Marie Ickes

"Great Union Meeting!" Herman Alricks Speaks for National Harmony in 1859 edited by Michael Barton

Book Review - "Fort Hunter Mansion and Park: A Guide" by Carl A. Dickson, reviewed by Michael J. O'Malley III

Published by HSDC

87 pages

Price: $6.00

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Susquehanna Heritage - The McCormicks of Harrisburg

Susquehanna Heritage - 2003

Inaugural Issue, Volume 1, 2003

Dr. Michael Barton, Guest Editor

A New Beginning by Linda A. Ries, Editor

The McCormick Family Papers Project by Michael Barton

Cleaning Up Harrisburg: The Good Government Reforms of Mayor Vance C. McCormick, 1902 - 1903 by Thomas Clark

The Ablest Navigator: The Rise of Vance McCormick in the Wilson Years by Art Titzel

William McCormick's Work with Working Boys by Gary Tuma

"I am Raising Boys... not Grass;" The McCormick Homes in Central Pennsylvania by Emily Murphy

Book Review - "Rails Across the Susquehanna" by Dan Cupper, reviewed by Michael J. O'Malley III

Published by HSDC

110 pages

Price: $6.00

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Lee's Secret Enemy

Lee's Secret Enemy

By Jefferson C. Barnhart, Edited by Jeffrey C. and Stephen H. Barnhart

Chronicles Robert E. Lee's medical condition during the Civil War

Boyer's Press, 2000

165 pages

Price: $5.00

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Civil War Harrisburg - A Guide to Capital Area Sites, Incidents, and Personalities

Civil War Harrisburg

Edited by Lawrence E. Keener-Farley and James E. Schmick

Acts as a guide to a walking tour of downtown Harrisburg and a driving tour of east and west shore sites in the Harrisburg area.

Revised 2006 Edition

Originally published by the Camp Curtain Historical Society in 2000

60 pages

Price: $8.00

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African American Notables of Harrisburg

African American Notables of Harrisburg Game Book

A Game Book by John Weldon Scott

185 questions and answers about African American people, events, and communities, especially those relating to Harrisburg.

Published by Harrisburg School District, 2006

ISBN 0615130631

80 pages

Price: $13.00

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Traders, Travelers, & Tomahawks

Traders, Travelers, & Tomahawks

True Tales About Indians, Outlaws, Settlers, & Soldiers on the Pennsylvania Frontier

By John L. Moore

From "1681: The Colonial Era" to
"1782: The New Nation"

Published by John L. Moore
December, 2000

58 pages

Price: $8.00

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A Touring Guide to Dauphin County, 1985

A Touring Guide to Dauphin County, 1985

By Thomas L. Schaefer

Produced by HSDC in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the County's founding, and funded by the Dauphin County Board of Commissioners

Includes 15 maps with marked points of interest, directions, and narratives about the locations

96 pages

Price: $7.00

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Walking Tour of Harrisburg Cemetery

Walking Tour of Harrisburg Cemetery

150th Anniversary Edition

June 11, 1995

Includes index map, list of burial plots of famous people, art and symbolism index, and narrative with photographs of many markers

34 pages

Price: $3.00

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Society Publications from the Past

The following back issues of Historical Society publications are available in limited quantities. Issues are generally in fair to good condition, with some fading, foxing, edge wear, etc. For a few issues, there are no originals left for sale, but copies can be provided. These are noted as such.

Historical Society of Dauphin County Transactions, 1869 - 1905

Historical Society of Dauphin County Transactions, 1869 - 1905

Charter and By-Laws; List of Members (1869 - 1903); Abstracts of the Minutes (1869 - 1903); Memorials for A. Boyd Hamilton, William Henry Egle, M.D., Hon. John Wiggins Simonton, LL.D., Henry Buehler, M.D., and Meade David Detweiler, Esq.; and Proceedings from 1903 to June, 1905 meetings, which include addresses varying in length from one to several pages:

Old-Time Militia Training by George Bucher Ayres

Memories and Incidents of the Lancasterian School by the Hon. Theodore B. Klein

Personal Recollections of Harrisburg Fifty Years Ago by Dr. John P. Keller

Simon Girty by Harvey B. Bashore, M.D.

The Improvement of the Susquehanna River by the Hon. Theodore B. Klein

The Completion of the Conewago Canal reported by John Hall, Esq.

Fort Washington in 1863 by the Hon. Samuel W. Pennypacker, LL.D.

A Journey from Harris' Ferry to Shamokin in 1747 by John W. Jordan, LL.D.

Memoirs of Joshua Gilpin by Thomas Lynch Montgomery, Esq.

The Conrad Weiser Farm by Lewis S. Shimmell

An Address by the Hon. Marlin E. Olmstead, LL.D.

An Historical Review by the Hon. Theodore B. Klein

Reminiscences (1854 - 1864) by the Rev. Thomas H. Robinson, D.D.

310 pages in four parts

Price: $10.00

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Ceremonies and Historical Addresses in Commemoration of the Centenary of Independence, Harrisburg, July 4, 1876

Ceremonies and Historical Addresses in Commemoration of the Centenary of Independence, Harrisburg, July 4, 1876

The Ecclesiastical History of Dauphin County by Rev. Thomas H. Robinson, D.D.

The Heroes of Dauphin County in the Revolution by A. Boyd Hamilton

Historical Review of Dauphin County by William H. Egle, M.D.

The Progress and Development of Pennsylvania by John L. Sexton

Under the Auspicies of HSDC

32 pages

Price: $4.00

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The Gettysburg Campaign of 1863

The Gettysburg Campaign of 1863

By the Honorable Michael William Jacobs

Read before the Historical Society at Its Fourty-fourth Anniversary

Thursday, June 12, 1913

20 pages

Price: $4.00

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The Progress of Harrisburg

The Gettysburg Campaign of 1863

By A. C. Stamm, President of the Historical Society of Dauphin County

At a town meeting in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the founding of Harrisburg, held in the Forum of the Education Building

April 15, 1935

18 pages

Price: $4.00

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Historical Society of Dauphin County Publications, 1928

Historical Society of Dauphin County Publications, 1928

The Under Ground Railroad by S. S. Rutherford

Esther Town by Miss Irma A. Watts

Some Old Routes of Travel Through Middletown by Edward L. Croll

Some of the Last Indians in Dauphin County by Nevin W. Moyer

28 pages, PHOTOCOPY ONLY

Price: $4.00

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Friedrich List, The Father of German Railroads, His Residence in Dauphin and Schuylkill Counties

Friedrich List, The Father of German Railroads, His Residence in Dauphin and Schuylkill Counties

By R. W. Brown, LL.D., President, Reading Company

Address delivered before the Historical Society of Dauphin County

September 18, 1950

11 pages

Price: $4.00

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Early History of Old Hanover Church

Early History of Old Hanover Church

By Rev. Thomas H. Robinson, D. D.

Published in 1878 by HSDC

Reprinted in 1975, 1978, 1986, 1996, and 2002 by the Trustees of "Old Hanover" Churchyard

48 pages

Price: $4.00

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Dauphin County Historical Review, December 1952

Dauphin County Historical Review, December 1952

Volume I, Number I

History of the Dauphin County Courts by Judge Homer L. Kreider

Outside the Wooden Curtain by Rev. Roy Schreiner, D.D.

Published by HSDC

32 pages

Price: $4.00

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Dauphin County Historical Review, December 1953

Dauphin County Historical Review, December 1953

Volume II, Number I

History of Harrisburg Fire Companies by Mayor Claude R. Robins

The Juvenile Court by Judge Robert E. Woodside

How Union Deposit Was Named by Anna E. Eisenhour

Historical Sketch of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hummelstown by Frederick H. Bolton, Esq.

A Magical Name - Hershey: Genius at Work by Dr. Harry C. Chubb

Published by HSDC

41 pages

Price: $4.00

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Dauphin County Historical Review, December 1954

Dauphin County Historical Review, December 1954

Volume III, Number I

Esthertown-Coxestown-Estherton by Bishop J. Thomas Heistand

Abraham Lincoln’s Visit to Gettysburg, 1863 by Catherine McCurdy Zimmerman

Old Stagecoach Travel and Stops In Dauphin County by J. Allen Barrett

A Partial History of the Oldest Drug Stores In Harrisburg and Dauphin County by George C. Potts

Published by HSDC

44 pages, PHOTOCOPY ONLY

Price: $4.00

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Dauphin County Historical Review, December 1955

Dauphin County Historical Review, December 1955

Volume IV, Number I

History of the 100 Years of the Harrisburg and Dauphin County Y.M.C.A.’s by W. Haines Kent

The Pennsylvania Railroad and Its Relation to Dauphin County by William B. McCaleb

These Old Stones Speak by John C. Dight (about Simon Cameron)

Published by HSDC

38 pages

Price: $4.00

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Dauphin County Historical Review, December 1956

Dauphin County Historical Review, December 1956

Volume V, Number I

History of Olmsted Air Force Base, Middletown, Pennsylvania by Lloyd S. Spancake

History of the Harrisburg Post Office by George S. McCrone

Veterans Organizations of the United States, with Special Reference to Dauphin County by Mark T. Milnor

Farmers Markets of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania by Charles E. Walmer

Published by HSDC

40 pages

Price: $4.00

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Dauphin County Historical Review, December 1958

Dauphin County Historical Review, December 1958

Volume VI, Number I

Harrisburg: School of Journalism by W. Carl Sprout

Harrisburg the Objective of Lee’s Invasion of Pennsylvania, June 1863, Setting the Stage for the Gettysburg Campaign by Edward J. Stackpole

Further Review of the Work of Jacob Eichholtz 1776-1842 by Rebecca J. Beal

Published by HSDC

46 pages

Price: $4.00

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Dauphin County Historical Review, December 1959

Dauphin County Historical Review, December 1959

Volume VII, Number I

Some Noteworthy Events In Our Local History by Dr. Harvey B. Bashore

Appearance of the Town When First Laid Out by E. Hill Roberts

A Century Ago - Harrisburg and Its Residents by Mrs. Benjamin F. Africa

Harrisburg One Hundred Years Ago by Evan J. Miller

Published by HSDC

20 pages

Price: $4.00

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Dauphin County Historical Review, December 1960

Dauphin County Historical Review, December 1960

Volume VIII, Number I

One Hundred Stepping Stones, 1860 - 1960, Harrisburg Centennial by Jean Gray Allen

Published by HSDC

39 pages

Price: $4.00

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Dauphin County Historical Review, December 1961

Dauphin County Historical Review, December 1961

Volume IX, Number I

Communications Old and New by Eugene D. Lavery

History of Harrisburg School Buildings by David H. Porter

The Educational Background of the Presidents of the United States by Robert J. Evans

Historic Houses in Dauphin County by Evan J. Miller

Published by HSDC

22 pages

Price: $4.00

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Dauphin County Historical Review, December 1962

Dauphin County Historical Review, December 1962

Volume X, Number I

National Parks in America by James B. Myers

Covered Bridges in the Spotlight (no author)

Sunbury and Northumberland County Treasure Trove of History (no author)

History of the Motor Club of Harrisburg by Harold R. Prowell

Chambersburg, One of Our Neighbors Rich in History (no author)

Tinian, the Home of Colonel Burd Yesterday and Today by John D. Husband

Published by HSDC

16 pages

Price: $4.00

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Dauphin County Historical Review, December 1963

Dauphin County Historical Review, December 1963

Volume XI, Number I

1963 - The Gettysburg Centennial by Robert J. Evans

Published by HSDC

11 pages

Price: $4.00

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Dauphin County Historical Review, December 1964

Dauphin County Historical Review, December 1964

Volume XII, Number I

Vanderbilt’s Folly by William H. Shank (about South Pennsylvania Rail Road)

Our First Invasion, 1755 by William A. Hunter

History of Presbyterianism In Dauphin County by Rev. Morton G. Glise

Published by HSDC

31 pages

Price: $4.00

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Dauphin County Historical Review, December 1965

Dauphin County Historical Review, December 1965

Volume XIII, Number I

The Governors of Pennsylvania by Paul B. Beers

Personal Recollections of Earlier Days In Harrisburg by J. P. Keller

Some Old Routes of Travel Through Middletown, Dauphin County by Edward L. Croll

Published by HSDC

26 pages

Price: $4.00

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Dauphin County Historical Review, December 1966

Dauphin County Historical Review, December 1966

Volume XIV, Number I

Behind the Iron Furnace Curtains Of Dauphin County by Evan J. Miller

Steelton’s 100 Years of Steel Making by Walter B. Lang

The Sage of Donegal by Chester S. Nagel (about Simon Cameron)

Published by HSDC

51 pages, PHOTOCOPY ONLY

Price: $4.00

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