Downingtown

Arcadia Publishing
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From the days predating the American Revolution, Downingtown has played a vital part in the development of not only Chester County but also the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States of America. It was an important stop for farmers and tradesmen transporting goods between Lancaster and Philadelphia. During the Philadelphia campaign of the Revolution in 1777, the Continental Congress approved the storage of material for George Washington's army in Downingtown. Situated in the heart of one of William Penn's three original counties of Pennsylvania, the area grew into an important manufacturing community, known for its paper mills fueled by the east branch of the Brandywine River, which flows through the middle of the town.
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About the author

Downingtown recounts the town's rich history through nearly two hundred historic images, most of which are from the collection of the Downingtown Area Historical Society and from individual members. Bruce Edward Mowday, a Downingtown resident, contributed the text. He is also the author of Coatesville and Along the Brandywine River.

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Publisher
Arcadia Publishing
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Published on
May 24, 2004
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Pages
128
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ISBN
9781439615683
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Language
English
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Genres
History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
Photography / Subjects & Themes / Historical
Photography / Subjects & Themes / Regional
Travel / Pictorials
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