Back When: Sandy Hill, Kistler, Liberty Valley, Stony Point & Pine Grove, Pennsylvania

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Back When: Sandy Hill, Kistler, Liberty Valley, Stony Point & Pine Grove, Pennsylvania

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This is the story of the historic farms and crossroads of the area with 120 photographs and illustrations. Although the crossroads were of importance, it was the farms that played a large role in the history of the area. Many farms were owned by the same family for generations, thus providing stability for the individual farms and the crossroads. The farmers were also educators, stonemasons, church founders, and even store and mill owners. 

As families went about their day to day lives, they sent their children down dusty roads to a one room school. On Sunday, many worshipped at a local church. By the early 1900s, families could visit stores and post offices at the crossroads.

In this rural area, the history is often found in the homes of current residents who are members of long standing families. Author Linda Martin Gilmore interviewed local and former residents, pored through ledgers and old documents, and collected many vintage photographs. This book of local history on Madison Township in Perry County, Pennsylvania, will give a glimpse of rural life as it was then for our grandparents and great-grandparents. 

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173 Pages

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