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Page 11 text:
. . . today Presently, the only remnants of this era are the lumberman ' s magnificent homes that line West Fourth Street — " Millionaire ' s Mile, " as it was once called. In short. Lycoming County ' s history is a story that can be applied to most counties of Pennsylvania. Not only did it support a struggling nation faced with wars from home and abroad, but it also provided it with raw materials to feed the industrial machine that made this country great. Needless to say. Lycoming County represents more than iust a piece of territon with a " sandy stream. "
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and . . . from the county served in numerous other regiments contributing 2,1^1 men from Mav 12. 1863. until the encj of the war. At the time of the county ' s form.uion. its great natural wealth went unnoticed. But in 1S62 the population recognized that lumber was " kmg " of the county. In addition to the sheer magnitude of the industry. Williamsport ' s lumbering fame also came frt)m the development of the " boom " by the lumbermen of the county. A boom consists of logs connected by chains and stretched across a river .so as to stop other logs as they came down from lumber sites upstream. During the peak of the lumber era, more than one and one-half million logs floated their wav into the Susquehanna each year. These logs were made into boards in mills that made Williamsport. the lumber center of the continent. After forests had been stripped and two disastrous floods of 1889 and 1894 had destroyed the booms, the lumber industn- declined until there were no major mills left in the county bv 19.^0. 1 . New Federal C^oun House 2. I-yioming Mall ' s Archway .V Stcne at I,ycomin > : Mall ■1. Center (aty in Williamspori ^. Sicneat Lyiomln^ Mall 6. Ross Hotel in downtown ^X ' i^iam^^■l )rf ' ' . Scene at Lytotnin^ Ma
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Lyco ' s . . . Lycoming College ' s history began in P94. when the first school house was built on the side of early Williamsport. The institution has been known as Williamsport Academy. Williamsport Dickinson Seminary, Williamsport Dickson Junior C!ollcgc and as Lycoming College. The founders of the one story log school house were those Williamsport settlers who kept the spark of education alive in the communiry. " The XX ' illiamsport Academy for the Education of Youth in the English and other languages m the Useful Arts. .Science and Literature " was the name under which the Academy was incorporated on April 2. 181 1. The Academy was supported by a state grant and bv citizen subscription. It was sold to the town ct)uncil in 1845. and in ISIS the town council sold the Academv to the Baltimore Conference of the Methodist Church
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