Recommended Reading

Chester County (PA) (Then & Now)

The history of Chester County, the fastestdeveloping county in Pennsylvania, is revealed by the uses of the land through the years, from the agriculture and industries of the nineteenth century to the specialty agriculture and service industries of today. Chester County visits the landscape and community that has endeared generations of residents.

Ghost Stories of Chester County and the Brandywine Valley

If you love a good ghost story, you’ll really like these! Charles Adams has written quite a few marvelous books aboutt the haunted places in soouheastern PA, allof which are very enjoyable!

Potters and Potteries of Chester County Pennsylvania

The Potters and Potteries of Chester County, Pennsylvania has been the bible of pottery research nationally, as it has inspired others to document pottery in other regions. A whole generation of students of pottery has learned from Doctor James’ research. Today, there is even wider interest in American decorative arts and the local characteristics which distinguish regional styles.

Remembering Chester County (PA): Stories from Valley Forge to Coatesville

When Elizabeth Chad opened her door one foggy September day in 1777 to see the Continental army surrounding her property, little did she know that her home would soon be the scene of the Battle of the Brandywine, which led to a series of skirmishes from Paoli to Valley Forge. One hundred years later, the Great Tornado of 1877 destroyed towns and crops, and the famous Buffalo Bill caused a ruckus when he strolled into West Chester.


The Hidden History of Chester County: Lost Tales from the Delaware and Brandywine Valleys (PA)

On an Oxford-bound train in 1866, Mary Miles refused to move to the “blacks only” section, eighty-nine years before Rosa Parks’s famous ride. Eight years later in a West Chester courtroom, photographic evidence was used for the first time. Soon after that, the hills of Westtown became the testing grounds for the Flexible Flyer, America’s original steerable sled. These are among the extraordinary stories too often lost to Chester County’s history.

The Hidden History of the Main Line: From Philadelphia to Malvern (PA)

Beyond the grand facades and trappings of the Main Line cream-and-crystal crowd are hidden tales and scintillating stories.

West Chester: Six Walking Tours

West Chester, a picturesque Pennsylvania town and Chester County seat, has retained all the charm of more than two centuries of existence. This book is the perfect companion while strolling through its streets on a beautiful day. Text uncovers the history of significant sites, and accompanying photographs make the town come to life. Six tours reveal over 75 sites in 150 stunning color photographs.

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