A History of Wilkes-Barré, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania: From Its First Beginnings to the Present Time, Including Chapters of Newly-discovered Early Wyoming Valley History, Together with Many Biographical Sketches and Much Genealogical Material, Volume 1

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Contents

I
17
II
32
III
78
IV
169
V
295
VI
384
VII
435
VIII
462
IX
523
XI
568
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