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Remembering Freeland

Remembering Freeland Author: Norm Drasher

Freeland is a borough in Luzerne County, PA. It is located 18 miles south of Wilkes-Barre and 10 miles northeast of Hazleton in an agricultural region. Freeland was officially incorporated as a borough in 1876.

The chief industry in the 19th and 20th century was coal mining. Freeland grew steadily due to the coal mining popularity and European immigration up until the 20th century. With the decline of the coal industry, there was a decline in population.

History, names of local towns, villages, and patches, celebrations, honors to the dead, churches, houses, factories, mine disasters, death in the mines, a murder, family history information on the Birbeck, Drasher, Fritzinger, and Feissner families-- and multiples of additional information bringing the people and the borough of Freeland alive. If you’re researching this area, it’s a lucky break for you.

Surname index.

2013, 8.5x11, Softbound, 249 pages
ISBN 9781558565777

Price: $24.95




SKU: CP-656

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