A Portrait Gallery
Of More Than 40 Prominent Citizens
Of The County
During the 1890s
- Includes biographical
sketches of each one.
Beginning in May, 1893, the Somerset Standard Newspaper introduced a new feature called "Our Portrait Gallery."
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Nobody is alive today who remembers the 1890s. History books refer to that era in various terms, such as The Gilded Age, The Gay Nineties, and The Mauve Decade. So, what was it like then? Here’s your chance to step back in time and learn about life in Somerset County, PA, before radio, TV, cars, telephones, electricity, etc.
Read riveting tales of mountain outlaws, legendary moonshiners, balloon rides, daring robberies, sleighing parties, tragedies ... and much more! They’re all snapshots in time gleaned from the historic pages of the Somerset Standard, Meyersdale Commercial and Berlin Record newspapers. More than 100 pages of fascinating reading. Book includes detailed account of county’s centennial celebration in 1895 with names of many who participated in it.
Genealogists’ Goldmine: A surname index with nearly 400 entries makes this book an excellent resource for family history research involving Somerset County during the 1890s. The Portrait Gallery features biographies and portrait sketches of 40+ prominent residents of the county.