Christmas in Columbia County, A Century of Memories from Rural Pennsylvania

One of the most complete histories of local celebrations of Christmas, covering from the 1800s up through the 1970s! The book relates the history of current traditions and others long gone, such as the Winona Fire Company dances, toy matinees, the Berwick Boulevard, and Santa Claus opening the Christmas shopping season. Learn about the era when Sunday school celebrations centered not on the story of the birth of Jesus but on the adventures of Santa Claus. See advertisements and photographs of dozens of stores that once populated Main Street in Bloomsburg and communities throughout the county. Discover how Bloomsburg University celebrated the holiday over the years. Read personal memories and stories by local residents and Letters to Santa from decades past. Try recipes of Christmas cookies and other holiday treats. Relive wintertime activities such as sleigh rides, sledding, and ice skating.

The book is 8.5" x 11," 160 pages in length, hardcover in color, and contains nearly 300 illustrations.
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