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Cemeteries Of Northern Columbia County (Volume I)

By Ann Brandt, Editor

The data that can be found on gravestones can be very useful for those who are involved in genealogy and researching family history. This volume includes information found in seventeen cemeteries in five townships in the northern part of Columbia County and one cemetery in Fairmount Township in Luzerne County. Cemeteries included are: Cole Rd. burials, Keller Pasture, Boston, Belles, Fallowbrook, Dodder, Benton, Hamline, Raven Creek, Jackson/Derrs, Waller, Pine Center, Wesley Chapel/Talmar, Jonestown, Stillwater, Zion, St. James, Chapin Funeral Home Records.

8.5”x11” spiral-bound, 220 pages, and 1 map

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Cemetery Locator: Columbia County, Pennsylvania

By Andre Dominguez

Guide for finding over 100 county cemeteries, including GPS coordinates. Maps for each township and borough, showing the location of each cemetery. Also includes interesting information about each cemetery.

8.5” x 11” spiral-bound, 84 pages, 36 maps, 103 photos

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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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Columbia County Chronicles of Morbid Curiosity

The book covers accidents, industrial accidents, children deaths, extra unusual or noteworthy deaths, and suicides from the 1830s-1920 in ALL of Columbia County and beyond….seriously the county has had someone die on every square inch of it.  Compiled and edited by Rachel Shaffer.

8.5 x 11 soft cover, 195 pages with index and many illustrations! Purchase price includes tax and shipping.

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Columbia-Montour Counties 1876 Atlas

Collectible, hardcover, full-color reprint of the 1876 F. W. Beers & Co. Atlas, including 74 detailed maps of the boroughs and townships, showing locations of community buildings, cemeteries, railroads, and the North Branch Canal, as well as the names of property owners. Also included are line-drawing illustrations of businesses, churches, schools, and homes, along with a listing of principal merchants, manufacturers and farmers.

11”x14” hardbound, 95 pages, 74 maps, 21 illustrations, name index

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Discovering Bloomsburg: a bicentennial history

By W. M. Baillie

The first history of the only incorporated town in Pennsylvania, with chapters by twenty authors on a variety of topics such as the town’s founders, trolleys, women at work, the Fair, and floods.

6”x9” softbound, 288 pages, 4 maps, 50 photos, index

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Do You Remember Fernville?

By Pat Parker

This is a history of a small community in Hemlock Township called Fernville along Fishing Creek located across from Bloomsburg. Years ago it supported a number of businesses, but today that has now changed, and it is mainly a residential area. Parker retraces its history from the 1800s up to the twenty-first century. Attention is given to its economic and social aspects as well as to the floods that have inundated the village. It is very special that one of its residents chose to write a narrative about a place that is remembered by many people as home.

8½”x11” spiral-bound, 87 pages, 3 maps, 74 photos, bibliography, and appendix.

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Early Columbia County

This array of vintage photographs1870-1920 provides a delightful vista of all sections of Columbia County from 1870 to 1920: townscapes, schools, industries, trolleys, noted buildings—it’s all there. Each photo is described in a caption which often includes the names of persons depicted. Part of the IMAGES OF AMERICA series published by Arcadia Publishing Co.

6.5” x 9” softbound, 128 pages, 210 photographs, map.

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Fernville – 2007: Still Hangin’ In!

By Pat Parker

In this supplement to DO YOU REMEMBER FERNVILLE? longtime resident Pat Parker describes the colorful people of a unique neighborhood beside Fishing Creek. Over 250 past and present Fernville residents are mentioned by name.

8.5”x11” spiral bound, 48 pages, map, 45 photos, index

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Grist Mills of Columbia County


By William Baillie, Andre Dominguez, Brian Johnson

This volume contains descriptions and basic information for over 80 grist mills with biographical notes on over 350 mill personnel; more than 150 families are represented, including such familiar county surnames as Ent, Eves, Eyer, Mather, McHenry, McKelvy, Shultz, Shuman, and Snyder. The introduction describing the operation and community functions of mills. Also included are a map showing the location of mills in each township and a CD containing a full-color file of the complete book.

8.5” x 11” softbound, 178 pages, 142 photos, map

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