Perkasie, Pennsylvania (Postcard History Series)

Perkasie, Pennsylvania (Postcard History Series)

by Ivan J. Jurin


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Perkasie, named after William Penn's country manor in Upper Bucks County, was a boomtown that sprang up along the North Pennsylvania Railroad in the late 1870s. From the 1880s to the 1920s, Perkasie grew rapidly, becoming a transportation and cultural center and drawing crowds with commerce, industry, summer retreats, and even an amusement park. Through nearly 200 vintage postcards, Perkasie chronicles the expansion of this once small town as well as its impact on neighboring rural communities such as Rockhill, Bedminster, and Silverdale. The postcards in this book re-create a visual memory of the economic and social changes that worked to shape this dynamic community.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738557267
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 05/28/2008
Series: Postcard History Series
Pages: 127
Sales rank: 768,416
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Ivan J. Jurin is a lifetime resident of the Perkasie area. A former social studies teacher and supervisor, he has long developed his love of local history by collecting postcards and working to make history alive and relevant in people's lives.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     7
Transportation Boomtown     9
Active and Attractive     27
Work, Business, and Industry     47
Churches and Schools     63
Town Life     73
Nearby Communities     97
Bibliography     127

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