Encyclopedia of the Underground Railroad - by J. Blaine Hudson

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BK181  |  $ 35.00

This volume brings together for the first time the array of important "people, ideas, events and places associated with fugitive slaves and the Underground Railroad." Author Hudson, a historian, has written extensively on the subject. The alphabetically arranged entries include the courageous acts of individual slaves as well as the "friend of the fugitive," black and white, North and South.

So Bravely and So Well – The life and Art of William T. Trego by Jospeh P. Eckhardt

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BK159  |  $ 39.95

This book contains works of art from a painter who could barely hold a brush. He had to move his entire body to mix his colors. Yet William T. Trego (1858-1909) was a prize-winning artist with an international reputation, and his highly detailed and powerful battle scenes from the American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War were widely exhibited and critically acclaimed during the late nineteenth century.

America at the Mall, The Cultural Role of a Retail Utopia - by Lisa Scharoun

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BK182  |  $ 29.95

America at the Mall traces the history of the mall and its rise and what now seems to be its demise. It looks at how malls were planned and intended to be used and at how they actually have been used. It considers the community aspects of the suburban mall and looks to the future.

What Killed Downtown? Norristown, Pennsylvania, from Main Street to the Malls – by  Michael E. Tolle


BK136  |  $ 24.99

In 1950, the classic American downtown of Norristown, Pennsylvania, centered on the six blocks of Main Street, was the bustling commercial heart of central Montgomery County, and had been for over a century. With depression and war in the past, downtown merchants looked forward to an extended period of prosperity. It was not to be.

Roadside Survivors: Historic Milestones on the old Turnpikes and Post Roads of the Northeast – by David H. LeRoy


BK198  |  $ 20.00

David LeRoy has been fascinated with historic milestones for over 40 years. He has collected images of over 400 milestones. This book depicts many colorful milestones and includes descriptions of all of the milestones in his collection. Include are pictures of milestones from the Germantown and Perkiomen Turnpike and the Perkiomen and Reading Turnpike.

Remembering Norristown, Stories from the banks of the Schuylkill River – by Stan Huskey


BK061  |  $ 19.99

Local journalist Stan Huskey brings together lively vignettes and fascinating firsthand accounts to introduce such characters as Union general Winfield S. Hancock, hero of Gettysburg, and baseball greats Tommy Lasorda and Mike Piazza. From tales of calamitous train wrecks to the bygone era of streetcars.

Lest I shall be Forgotten, Anecdotes and traditions of Quilts – by Nancy & Donald Roan

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BK081  |  $ 15.00 

Features the best of the Goschenhoppen Quilt round up, 1990-1992.

Then & Now Norristown by Jack and Brian Coll


BK043  |  $ 21.99

Using historic Pictures, this volume recounts Norristown borough’s humble beginnings and documents the strength of the community.

Pennsylvania Folk Art of Samuel L. Plank

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BK046  |  $ 25.00

Pennsylvania Folk Art of Samuel L Plank artfully illustrates & introduces to the reader a little known individual who, through the normal course of his life, left a legacy of artifacts for us to conserve. The artwork he produced has reached a level of importance that recognizes the need for documentation & study.

Penn State Abington and The Ogontz School by Frank D. Quattrone


BK191  |  $ 21.99 

An illustrated history of 100 years of education at the campus, "Penn State Abington and the Ogontz School." This pictorial history traces the evolution from a private finishing school for affluent girls to an affordable public college that draws students from 17 states and 29 countries