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Contents Introduction Chapter 1. Early Days Old Germantown, Particularly Market Square Shagrag Fire Engine Sigillum Germanopolitanum, 1691 The Potter's Field The King of Prussia Inn Chapter 2. Getting Around The Germantown Wagon Rates of Toll on the Germantown-Perkiomen Turnpike, 1801-1870 Great-Grandmother's Flintlock Pistol Arrival of the Railroad A Dazzling Spectacle The First Sidewalks Streets of My Youth Driving the Dinkys Pelham's Auto Club Chapter 3. The Civil War Germantown's Share in the Civil War The Legacy of Cuyler Army Hospital Mower Civil War General Hospital Chapter 4. People of Note Dr. Christopher Witt (1675-1765), Citizen Extraordinary Samuel Harvey (1770-1848) and the Civilizing of Germantown George Washington Carpenter (1802-1860) A Quaker Grandmother: Sarah Logan Fisher Wister (1806-1892) John Richards (1831-1889) and his Sketchbook A Germantown Physician Chapter 5. Neighborhoods Old-Time Neighborhoods, Villages and One-Man Towns: A Gazetteer Living on West Walnut Lane Northwestern Germantown The Queen's House Chestnut Hill in the Gay Nineties Growing Up on the Carpenter Estate Chapter 6. Earning a Living Trades and professions in 1838 Early Newspaper Routes John S. Trower (1849-1911) and His Catering Business The Telephone Exchange Main Street Stores between 1900 and 1920 The Clockmaker Souvenir of Germantown, 1913 Street Sounds, circa 1920 Chapter 7. Remember When... Food and Feasts, circa 1900 Memorial Day and the Monument Founder's Day, October 6, 1908 Summer Outings Flying High The Germantown Community Band My Family and Community
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- History -- Anecdotes.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History -- Anecdotes.
Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- Social life and customs -- Anecdotes.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social life and customs -- Anecdotes.
Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- Biography -- Anecdotes.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Biography -- Anecdotes.