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
Geography, Topography and Geology 19
Indian Occupation 22
Land Titles 24
The Early Settlers 27
Organization of the County 30
County and Other Officials 38
Military History and the County Militia — The Civil War 44
Military History — The Civil War — Continued 74
The Spanish-American War 115
The Press 174
The Bench of Clearfield County 178
The Bar of Clearfield County — Former Members 184
Clearfield County Bar — Present Members 193
The Medical Profession 199
Public Institutions 214
Transportation Facilities 224
Financial Institutions 233
Coal Production and Development 242
Religious Development 251
The Townships 258
The Boroughs 318
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.