Equinunk Historical Society Booklist
All books paperback unless otherwise stated.
Item No. 1. THE BRIDGES OF LORDVILLE, Wellington Lester. Many photos and illustrations. After attempts by Pennsylvania businessmen to obtain approval for a bridge between the communities of Equinunk and Lordville, John Lord, Chauncey Gardner, and Alva I. Lord of Lordville finally raised the capital for the Lordville and Equinunk Bridge Co. The Roebling Bridge Co., under the direction of Washington Roebling in New Jersey and E. F. Farrington on the job site, managed to open the first Lordville bridge on January 1, 1870. Two more would be built. An intricate tale of the three bridges, spiced with thoughts about the users of the bridge, events of everyday life, and uncommon events. Price $4.75
Item No. 2. HOLT! T'OTHER WAY!, Leslie C. Wood. A rollicking, true saga about the raftsmen up and down the upper reaches of the East and West Branches of the Delaware River and the Lackawaxen River to the main branch of the mighty Delaware; Daniel Skinner; Boney Quillen, stopovers, barrooms, rattlesnakes, jokesters, pugilists, preachers, mountain religion, fiddlers, square dancing, railroaders, hoss-traders, trotting horse men, Fannie Read, the Livingston Case, and much more. Price $13.95 Sorry, temporarily out of print.
Item No. 3. JOHN THE KNIGHT WHO CAME TO STOCKPORT, Lucile P. Howell. An amazing story woven around John Knight, the eleven-year-old lad who came to Stockport with Samuel Preston. The late Mrs. Howell weaves family tales around the many generations to the present time. Price $15.00
Item No. 4. THE WINDING DELAWARE, Pierre DeNio. Hard cover. First published in serial form in The Hancock Herald in 1972/73, now in book form, DeNio talks about the upper East and West Branches of the Delaware River, the first settlers in each valley, battles, the Old Mine Road, Fannie Read, Sam Preston and his gristmill, barkers and tanners, rafting, blacksmiths, oxen, horses, Tom Quick, playing at law, Quillen, home industries, planks and rails, the anti-rent revolt, acid factories, bluestone, a changing role for the Delaware, genealogy of the DeNoyon (DeNio) family. Supply limited. h.c. Price $21.95 Sorry, temporarily out of print.
Item No. 5. ONCE UPON A MEMORY, THE UPPER DELAWARE, VOL. I. Price $12.95
Item No. 6. ONCE UPON A MEMORY, THE UPPER DELAWARE, VOL. II. Price $12.95
Item No. 7. ONCE UPON A MEMORY, THE UPPER DELAWARE, VOL. III. Price $14.95
Special!!! Once Upon a Memory, Vols. I, II, III - Set Price $28.00
These books bring to life our local lore along the Delaware. Some stories were written following interviews of older folks. Some people wrote their family stories. The Hill family; Equinunk Manor; Irving Dix; the Union Sugar Story; Zane Gray; the Naming of Cadosia; those amazing Snyder Boys; the Alexander Calder Family of Equinunk; the Country Doctor; Lordville Days; and much, much more!
Item No. 8. STOCKPORT ON THE DELAWARE, Elizabeth Lotterer, third edition. Mrs. Lotterer lived at Stockport Station, NY in her early years. For the remainder of her lifetime she kept a scrapbook of her childhood scene on both sides of the Delaware River. She relates the history of the settlement from its inception. Price $4.95
Item No. 9. SAMUEL PRESTON 1789-1989 FROM BUCKINGHAM TO BUCKINGHAM. Samuel Preston, surveyor and land agent for Henry Drinker, first saw the Tockpollock (Stockport) area on the Delaware River on November 3, 1788. Sometime during 1789, he became joint and equal partner with Drinker in the acquisition and development of lands in the area around Stockport, Equinunk Manor in (then) Northampton County, PA, and in the area of Cookhouse (Deposit), NY. The book contains the exact field notes written by Preston in 1789 and excerpts from correspondence between Preston and Drinker; also considerable information on the related Pitcher and Randall families. Price $13.95
Item No. 10. DAMASCUS MANOR, Alsup Vail Tyler. Written by Tyler in the 1920's, published in 1936, and republished by Equinunk Historical Society in 1986. We first hear about Damascus Manor in 1755 when Joseph Skinner and Moses Thomas came from Connecticut to Cushetunk on a tour of investigation. It is probable that Thomas came much earlier. In a few years, there were more Connecticut people in this area along the Delaware. It seems that there are many descendants of those early Connecticut settlers still within the confines of Damascus Manor, or very near to it. Price $6.95
Item No. II. HISTORY OF WAYNE COUNTY, Phineas Goodrich. Hard Cover. Originally published in 1880, this reprint is fully indexed. If you have no other history of Wayne County, this one is a must have! Bargain priced for the quality at $25.00
Item No. 12. GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC, Wellington Lester. Booklet of the G.A.R. Post #340 at Equinunk and some of the local men of the Civil War. Price $1.85
Item No. 13. THE REZEAUS, Kathryn Taylor. 1685 to 1994, from Ile di Re', France, to Staten Island, America. The story of French Huguenots flight from France in 1685, with old-fashioned ways, home remedies, and some old recipes. Price $15.00
Item No. 14. CALKINS CONSOLIDATED, BEFORE AND AFTER, 1923-1963, Betty Sheard. Reminiscences of the Calkins Consolidated School and the surrounding community, including marriages, deaths, and the Calkins Union Church and Cemetery. Price $15.00
Item No. 15. HISTORY OF WAYNE COUNTY 1798-1998, edited by Walter Barbe, Kurt Reed, and Ann O'Hara. The official Bicentennial History of Wayne County. Price HC $30.00 (limited supply) or SC $25.00
Item No. 16. FROM SCRANTON TO CADOSIA ALONG THE NY O & W RY. CO., Stephen Marder. Many local pictures never-before published and an extensive bibliography. 65 pages. Price $25.00
Item No. 17. DEAR SISTER, THE CIVIL WAR LETTERS OF THE BROTHERS GOULD, by Dr. John Harris. Available July, 1999. Price to be announced.
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