Conestoga River: A History (Natural History) (Hardcover)

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Conestoga River: A History (Natural History) By Donald Kautz, Steven Nolt (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Donald Kautz, Steven Nolt (Foreword by)


The Conestoga River meanders for sixty miles through the fertile farmlands of Lancaster County. From early Native American inhabitants to the European settlers who made the Conestoga Valley their home, the river has provided sustenance and transportation for generations. Victorian-era resorts and hotels were built along the river, providing new recreational activities as steam power drove innovative forms of transportation. As the region developed and the population grew, the river paid a heavy price in increased pollution from sewage runoff and industry. Conservation efforts toward the end of the twentieth century through the present day have restored the river's beauty and recreational reputation. Join author and photographer Donald Kautz as he takes a journey on the historic waters of the Conestoga River.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781540246530
ISBN-10: 1540246531
Publisher: History PR
Publication Date: March 15th, 2021
Pages: 178
Language: English
Series: Natural History