Twentieth century history of Clearfield County, Pennsylvania

Only those who have undertaken similar work can appreciate the amount of labor involved in preparing a history of a great county like Clearfield, particularly when, as in this instance, so much of the early history of the county is dependent upon local tradition and practically all of the early settlers have passed away.

While great care has been taken to avoid mistakes, it is but natural that in a work of such an extensive scope errors will occur and for such as may be found in the book, the editor asks the indulgence of the reader.

Whatever be its merits or imperfections, the work of preparation has been one of great interest and instruction to the editor.

 

Table of Contents

CHAPTER I
Geography, Topography and Geology 19

CHAPTER II
Indian Occupation 22

CHAPTER III
Land Titles 24

CHAPTER IV
The Early Settlers 27

CHAPTER V
Organization of the County 30

CHAPTER VI
County and Other Officials 38

CHAPTER VII
Military History and the County Militia The Civil War 44

CHAPTER VIII
Military History The Civil War Continued 74

CHAPTER IX
The Spanish-American War 115

CHAPTER X
The Press 174

CHAPTER XI
The Bench of Clearfield County 178

CHAPTER XII
The Bar of Clearfield County Former Members 184

CHAPTER XIII
Clearfield County Bar Present Members 193

CHAPTER XIV
The Medical Profession 199

CHAPTER XV
Public Institutions 214

CHAPTER XVI
Education 220

CHAPTER XVII
Transportation Facilities 224

CHAPTER XVIII
Manufacturers 227

CHAPTER XIX
Financial Institutions 233

CHAPTER XX
Agriculture 239

CHAPTER XXI
Coal Production and Development 242

CHAPTER XXII
Religious Development 251

CHAPTER XXIII
The Townships 258

CHAPTER XXIV
The Boroughs 318

CHAPTER XXV
Statistics 333
Representative Citizens 337

 

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Clearfield County is one of the largest in Pennsylvania, covering a territory of thirty-six and seventeen-twentieth miles from north to south, and about forty and one-half miles from east to west. It has an area of eleven hundred and thirty square miles, or seven hundred and twenty-three thousand, two hundred acres.