Source:Reed, John Elmer. History of Erie County, Pennsylvania

Source History of Erie County, Pennsylvania
Author Reed, John Elmer
Place Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Subject History
Publication information
Publisher Historical Pub. Co.
Date issued 1925
Place issued Topeka
Reed, John Elmer. History of Erie County, Pennsylvania. (Topeka: Historical Pub. Co., 1925).
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Volume 1 This volume serves as a sort of geographic biography/history of Erie County

  • Historical index
  • Chapter I. Our beginnings
  • Chapter II. The mound-builders
  • Chapter III. Indian inhabitants
  • Chapter IV. French activities
  • Chapter V. French and English rivalry
  • Chapter VI. The French-struggle for title
  • Chapter VII. Washingtons historic mission
  • Chapter VIII. The struggle for the "Forks of the Ohio"
  • Chapter IX. Pontiac causes trouble
  • Chapter X. Erie County "A wilderness"
  • Chapter XI. Physical geography
  • Chapter XII. Our land titles
  • Chapter XIII. Pioneer anecdotes
  • Chapter XIV. Pioneer activities
  • Chapter XV. Presque Isle, Erie, Erietown--Hamlet, Boro, city
  • Chapter XVI. First mills, factories, etc.
  • Chapter XVII. Early roads
  • Chapter XVIII. General ("Mad") Anthony Wayne
  • Chapter XIX. Oliver Hazard Perry and the Battle of Lake Erie
  • Chapter XX. Erie extension canal
  • Chapter XXI. The railroads
  • Chapter XXII. Street and electric railways
  • Chapter XXIII. Churches and religion
  • Chapter XXIV. Miscellaneous
  • Chapter XXV. The bench and the bar
  • Chapter XXVI. Doctors, surgeons and dentists
  • Chapter XXVII. Newspapers and periodicals
  • Chapter XXVIII. Boroughs
  • Chapter XXIX. City of Corry
  • Chapter XXX. Townships
  • Chapter XXXI. Our wars
  • Part II. biographical history

Volume 2

  • Biographical index
  • Biographical history

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FHL film numbers

  • 1000554 Items 2-3