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ALLEGHENY COUNTY

Dahlinger, Charles W.  1758: Being a Sketch  of the Founding of Pittsburgh (18pp; Pittsburgh: W.M. Dick Co., 1908) ( - 1.0Mb)

BEAVER COUNTY

A Brief History of Beaver, Pennsylvania Compiled for its Sesquicentennial Celebration, 1800-1950 (28pp; Beaver, PA: Sesquicentennial Bookley Committee, 1950) ( - 5.5Mb)

Weyand, J. & W.I. Reed (comp.)  Beaver County Centennial Disrectory, Containing a Complete List of the Names of All Taxable Inhabitants, Their Occupations, Place of Residence and Post Office, Names of the County Officers and Their Terms of Service from 1803 to 1877. ... Also Patterson's Complete History of the County (331pp; Beaver, PA: Beaver Printing Co., 1876) ( - 11.6Mb)

BLAIR COUNTY

Clark, C.B.  Clark's Altoona Directory - 1893 (Altoona, PA: C.B. Clark, 1893) ( - 23.5Mb)

CLEARFIELD COUNTY

McQuown, M.L. (comp.)  1804-1904: Clearfield County's Centennial, Celebrated at Clearfield, PA., July 26, 27, 28 and 29 (88pp; Clearfield, PA.: Raftsman's Journal, 1904) ( - 11.4Mb)

CENTRE COUNTY

Anderson's Directory and Reference Guide of Bellefonte, State College, Howard and Milesburg, Penna., Including Rural Delivery Routes, 1911-12 (210pp; Mansfield, PA: H.R. Anderson, 1911) ( - 12.4Mb)

Directory of Bellefonte, PA, Embracing Directories of Axe Mann, Bush's Addition, Central City, Coleville, Milesburg, Roopsburg, Spring Township, Valentine Furnace, Vernona, for the Years 1901-'02 (136pp; Harrisburg, PA: Alfred G. Wormser & Co., 1901) ( - 5.4Mb)

COLUMBIA COUNTY

Hanford, George.  Directory of Columbia and Montour Counties Pa., with Map 1901 (702pp; Elmira, NY: George Hanford, 1901) ( - 38.2Mb)

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Directory of the Boroughs of Norristown and Bridgeport, Montgomery County, Pa., for the Years 1860-61; Containing a Concise History of the Boroughs (285pp; West Chester, PA: William Whitehead, 1860) ( - 14.0Mb)

MONTOUR COUNTY

Hanford, George.  Directory of Columbia and Montour Counties Pa., with Map, 1901 (702pp; Elmira, NY: George Hanford, 1901) ( - 38.2Mb)

PENNSYLVANIA

Fisher, Sydney G.  The Quaker Colonies: A Chronicle of the Proprietors of the Delaware (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1919)

PHILADELPHIA COUNTY

Broad Street, Penn Square and the Park (16pp; Philadelphia: Jno. Penington & Sons, 1871) ( - 663kb)

Coolidge, Susan.  A Short History of the City of Philadelphia, From its Founding to the Present Time (288pp; Boston: Robert Brothers, 1887) (332kb)

Eberlein, Harold Donaldson & Certlandt Van Dyke Hubbard.  Diary of Independence Hall (378pp; Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1948) ( - 46.0Mb)

Federal Writers Project.  Three Hikes Thru Wissahickon (26pp; Philadelphia: WPA, 1936) ( - 3.1Mb)

Franklin, Benjamin.  Philadelphia, 1726-1757 - Articles of Belief and Acts of Religion

History of the Philadelphia Bible-Christian Church, for the First Century of its Existence, 1817-1917 (192pp; Philadelphia: Philadelphia Bible-Christian Church, 1917) ( - 1.6Mb)

Jackson, Joseph.  America's Most Historic Highway: Market Street, Philadelphia (368pp; Philadelphia: John Wanamaker, New ed., 1926) ( - 44.5Mb)

Jones, Absalom & Richard Allen.  A Narrative of the Proceedings of the Black People, During the Late Awful Calamity in Philadelphia, in the Year 1793; And a Refutation of Some Censures Thrown Upon Them in Some Late Publications (28pp; Philadelphia: William W. Woodward, 1794) ( - 684kb)

Oberholtzer, Ellis Paxson Ph.D.  Philadelphia: A History of the City and Its People; A Record of 225 Years (Vol. I) (452pp; Philadelphia: S.J. Clarke, 1912) ( - 23.8Mb)

Oberholtzer, Ellis Paxson Ph.D.  Philadelphia: . . . (Vol. II) (464pp; Philadelphia: S.J. Clarke, 1912) ( - 23.5Mb)

Oberholtzer, Ellis Paxson Ph.D.  Philadelphia: . . . (Vol. III) (531pp; Philadelphia: S.J. Clarke, 1912) ( - 19.8Mb)

Oberholtzer, Ellis Paxson Ph.D.  Philadelphia: . . . (Vol. IV) (627pp; Philadelphia: S.J. Clarke, 1912) ( - 23.6Mb)

Philadelphia and Its Environs (96pp + ads; Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1873) ( - 6.6Mb)

Philadelphia in the World War, 1914-1919 (785pp; New York: Wynkoop-Hallenbeck Crawford Co., 1922) ( - 70.0Mb)

Reed, John.  An Explanation of the Map of the City and Liberties of Philadelphia (67pp; Orig. publ. 1774; Reprinted, Philadelphia: Charles L. Warner, 1870) ( - 4.7Mb)

Rupp, I. Daniel.  A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French, and Other Immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727-1776, With a Statement of the Names of Ships, Whence They Sailed, and the Date of Their Arrival at Philadelphia (2nd ed., 495pp; Philadelphia: I.G. Kohler, 1880) ( - 20.5Mb)

Smith, R.A.  Philadelphia As it Is, in 1852: Being a Correct Guide to All the Publlic Buildings; Literary, Scientific, and Benevolent Institutions; and Places of Amusement (452pp; Philadelphia: Lindsay and Blakiston, 1852) ( - 22.6Mb)

Strahan, Edward (ed.)  A Century After: Picturesque Glipses of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, Including Fairmount, the Wissahickon, and Other Romantic Localities, with the Cities and Landscapes of the State (348pp; Philadelphia: Allen, Lane & Scott, and J.W. Lauderbach, 1875) ( - 43.4Mb)

Waln, Robert.  An Account of the Asylum for the Insane, Established by the Society of Friends, Near Frankford, in the Vicinity of Philadelphia (34pp; Philadelphia: Benjamin & Thomas Kite, 1825) ( - 2.1Mb)

Wanamaker, John.  A Friendly Guide to Philadelphia and the Wanamaker Store (64pp; Philadelphia: John Wanamaker, 1926) ( - 3.6Mb)

Watson, John F. and Willis P. Hazard.  Annals of Philadelphia, and Pennsylvania, in the Olden Time; Being a Collection of Memoirs, Anecdotes, and Incidents of the City and Its Inhabitants, and of the Earliest Settlements of the Inland Part of Pennsylvania (Vol. I) (610pp; Philadelphia: Edwin S. Stuart, 1905; Enlarged and revised) (Orig. publ. 1842) ( - 27.6Mb)

Watson, John F. and Willis P. Hazard.  Annals of Philadelphia, . . . (Vol. II) (641pp; Philadelphia: Edwin S. Stuart, 1905; Enlarged and revised) (Orig. publ. 1857, 1877) ( - 28.1Mb)

Watson, John F. and Willis P. Hazard.  Annals of Philadelphia, . . . (Vol. III) (524pp; Philadelphia: Edwin S. Stuart, 1905; Enlarged and revised) (Orig. publ. 1857, 1877) ( - 28.1Mb)

Weems, M.L.  The Life of William Penn, the Settler of Pennsylvania, the Founder of Philadelphia, and One of the First Lawgivers in the Colonies, Now the United States, in 1682 (Philadelphia: U. Hunt & Son, 1852) ( - 11.2Mb)

Winslow, Stephen N.  Biographies of Successful Philadelphia Merchants (245pp; Philadelphia: James K. Simon, 1864) ( - 18.5Mb)

TIOGA COUNTY

Hanford, George.  Directory of Tioga County, Pa., with Map, 1899 (658pp; Elmira, NY: George Hanford, 1899) ( - 33.0Mb)

WYOMING COUNTY

Hanford, George.  Directory of Wyoming County, Pa., with Map, 1900 (329pp; Elmira, NY: George Hanford, 1900) ( - 20.7Mb)

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