Pennsylvania Profiles, Volume Eleven

Patrick M. Reynolds

  • 995

Incredible stories about the Keystone State from the syndicated illustrated feature Pennsylvania Profiles. The Swedes first settled Pennsylvania and our first citizens were convicts. This book has extensive coverage of the French and Indian War in central PA. Other topics include: Asa Packer, the coal baron; the Great Goose Fly scam that hoodwinked Pittsburghers in 1848; the first women's medical college; the Seven Mountains and the last buffalo herd in PA; the steel and concrete ship/hotel on Allegheny Mountain; Judy Johnson and the Negro Baseball League; and so much more. (56pp. illus. Red Rose Studio, 1987.)