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Remembering Cheltenham Township

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Remembering Cheltenham Township by Scott, Donald, 9781596297494
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  • ISBN: 9781596297494 | 1596297492
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/13/2009
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From Its Seventeenth-Century Settlement by Quaker settlers searching for religious freedom, Cheltenham Township has been a hub for social history and change. On the edge of Philadelphia, the township was a rallying point for fiery abolitionists such as Lucretia Mott, the site of the first and largest Federal African American Civil War camp and a retreat for Gilded Age tycoons. Local historian Donald "Ogbewii" Scott Sr. has compiled a series of vignettes to chronicle the history of a small but influential township from its earliest days and into the twentieth century. With tales of a locally born ice cream empire, the early life of Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson and an exploration of striking neighborhood architecture, Scott pays homage to this remarkable community. Book jacket.

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