Lehigh County PA - Town, Township and Regional History Collection

Lehigh County PA - Town, Township and Regional History Collection


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This is a collection of various historical and genealogical reference works on Pennsylvania. These references cover 1000's of individuals, and are an excellent way to start or continue research focused on PA.

This material was scanned from original publications and will be provided as text searchable PDFs (unless noted in description). You will receive an email with the download link after purchasing online. These files can be read using many PDF reader programs (Windows / Mac / Linux), however Adobe Reader or Acrobat are recommended.

Souvenir of Allentown, Pa. Photo-Gravures
(American Medicine Co., ~1890-1900, 18 pages)
This is a souvenir album of photo-gravures from Allentown, Lehigh County, PA. It contains 18 pages of views from the city and surrounding area, some of the pages contain multiple views.

Souvenir - Allentown PA (W. G. MacFarlane, ~1905, 36 pages)
This publication was produced as a photographic souvenir of the city of Allentown, Lehigh County, PA. It provides a brief descriptions of the city from around 1905 followed 30 photographic views of historic buildings or locations around the city.

1859-1909 Souvenir Program Golden Jubilee
Borough of Emaus Penna. (Anonymous, 1909, 92 pages)
This booklet was published as a souvenir of the 50th anniversary of Emaus [Emmaus], Lehigh County, PA. In addition to the program of events, it includes photographs of the people involved in the celebration organization as well as town officials, residences, and businesses. Also included is a brief history of the town, descriptions of the town's schools, alumni association, churches, fire company, fraternal organizations, industries, etc.

Emaus Diamond Jubilee 1859-1934
(Souvenir Program and Historical Committee, 1934, 152 pages)
This booklet is a souvenir and program of the 75th Anniversary of Emaus [Emmaus] Lehigh County, PA. It cites various aspects of the town's history, such as Municipal, Churches, Schools, Industry, and Civic and Fraternal Organizations. Along with this it includes numerous photographs of important people and places of the town.

Millerstown - Founded in 1776 Since 1875
Borough of Macungie (O. P. Knauss, 1943, 72 pages)
This is a history of the borough of Macungie, Lehigh County, PA, first founded as the town of Millerstown. The account covers the settling and growth of the town through to the date of publication. It contains information on its early settlers and a separate section providing biographical matter on some prominent families and individual citizens of the area.

Biographical Sketches:
Burns, Craig, Erdman, Evans, Fingado, Fritch, Leisenring, Lindsay, Mertz, Miller, Nick, Ohl, Palm, Roedler, Scott, Singmaster, Wescoe

Allentown Old Home Week 1867-1950 (Anonymous, 1950, 114 pages)
This is an Old Home Week souvenir of the city of Allentown, Lehigh County, PA held in 1950. It contains a program of the events of the celebration, as well as a brief historical sketch of the city. It also provides a current (1950) description of the city's industry, commerce, transportation, religion, education and recreation. Along with all of this information are numerous photographs of buildings and various locations around town.

1857-1957 - 100 Years - Macungie Pennsylvania (Anonymous, 1963, 72 pages)
This booklet was written as a historical souvenir of Macungie, Lehigh County, PA, for its centennial celebration in 1957. The historical information covers the early history of the town and its changes over the years. Along with the historical information are numerous photographs and illustrations from its history. Also presented is a program of events associated with the centennial celebration and ads for local businesses throughout. It also includes a fold-out, Centennial Celebration Schedule outlining each day's events and explaining the episodes of the historical pageant.

1962 Allentown Bicentennial - Sesquicentennial Lehigh County
(Anonymous, 1962, 236 pages)
This is a history of Allentown and Lehigh County, PA. It was published to commemorate Allentown's Bicentennial from 1762-1962 and Lehigh County's Sesquicentennial from 1812-1962. It contains a history of both the county and the city of Allentown, accompanies by numerous photographs of influential citizens, homes, businesses, and other various locations in and around Allentown and the County.

Slatington, PA. Centennial 1864-1964 Official Program
(Anonymous, 1964, 104 pages)
This booklet is a souvenir and program of the Centennial Celebration of Slatington in 1964. It contains some historical information but the main portion of the material deals with the Centennial Celebration. It contains a program of the events of the celebration but also numerous photographs of the people involved, as well as ads for local businesses.

The Early History of North Whitehall Township
(North Whitehall Bicentennial Historical Committee, 1976, 56 pages)
This is a bicentennial history of North Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, PA. It covers primarily the period of 1776-1976, but also covers the early history of the area before that. Along with the historical information are photographs of people and places from the area, particularly some of the historic sites in the township.

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