Remembering Norristown: Stories from the Banks of the Schuylkill River

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The History Press, 2009 - 124 páginas
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Olympians, soldiers and abolitionists have all hailed from the bustling streets of Norristown, Pennsylvania. Beginning as a modest seventeenth-century settlement along the 'hidden river, ' it became an industrial boomtown and attracted waves of immigrants to its forges, railways and mills. Local journalist Stan Huskey brings together lively vignettes and fascinating firsthand accounts to introduce such characters as Union general Winfield S. Hancock, hero of Gettysburg, and baseball greats Tommy Lasorda and Mike Piazza. From tales of a calamitous train wreck to the bygone era of streetcars, Huskey brings readers back to the glow of the hometown lights
 

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Introduction
9
The Names of Norristown
59
The People of Norristown
93
Musings from the Author
111
About the Author
125
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Stan Huskey has garnered several awards in his role as editor and writer for the Norristown Times Herald. These include a 2008 "Best Column" by the Pennsylvania Associated Press and a 2006 Suburban Newspapers of America "Editor of the Year." Stan is very active in the community, where he serves on the Board of Directors for the Montgomery County Norristown Public Library and the Norristown Rotary Club. He is also a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association's Community Outreach Committee.

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