A history of Columbia County, Pennsylvania
If the time and labor which have been required to prepare this volume for the press had been fully foreseen, it would not have been undertaken. Those who are the most competent judges of what has been done, will be the first to excuse and overlook what may have been left undone. If it had been attempted many years ago, while the actors in our early history were still alive much valuable information might have been recovered which is now forever lost. We have at this day only glimpses of the early times and the actors in them. Diligent inquiry has in some cases been rewarded, but in most cases no information has been vouch safed. For substantial reasons the publication could not be longer delayed, and what has been gathered is here presented.
Table of Contents
Read the Book - Free
Download the Book - Free ( 31.4 MB PDF )
The Shawanese came from the Carolinas, and kept moving north, until by agreement they wore allowed to settle upon the Susquehanna, about 1697. They were a brave and warlike tribe, and gave the Proprietary Government a good deal of trouble. Scenery far liner than any one would believe them to be from any description, if they have not seen them.