The River and the Ridge, 300 years of local history




Roger B. Wilson, Don C. Robinson, James L. Morris and David B. Glen

The authors are self-described “locals” of Delta, Pennsylvania. They love where they live and the stories that abound in one of the greatest slate regions of the United States. The Susquehanna River—its history of trade and transportation—and the famed Slate Ridge that produced the world-class Peach Bottom slate, are the main actors in this photo-filled account of their local history. A brilliant chapter on the region’s geology makes it clear (finally) how slate is formed, while chapters on Farming, the Railway, Roads, Business and Church bring their history to life. The authors worked hard and selflessly to produce an intriguing account of their community, for their community. All proceeds go to the Old Line Museum.

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