Remembering Norristown

Remembering Norristown

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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 a€œhidden river, a€ 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.Sincerely, Bob Landes The Liberty Bell #1030 car is still on display at the museum and is only brought out for special ... A few weeks later, Edward L. Ramsdell, librarian for the New England Electric Railway Historical Society, sent me a description of the car and its acquisition: SE ... from the Cincinnati and Lake Erie Railway (Caamp;LE) to update the LVTa#39;s Liberty Bell Service between Philadelphia andanbsp;...

Title:Remembering Norristown
Author: Stan Huskey
Publisher:The History Press - 2009-08-31

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