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. . . yesterday meeting held on July 4. I " ' " ' 6. a group of these settlers signed the Pine Creek Declaration of Independence totally unaware of the activities occuring in Philadelphia the same day. The settlers of the area faced a dilemma during the Revolution. On the one hand, they wished to send troops to the Continental Army to fight the British; but on the other hand, they wished to defend their homes against attacks bv the Indians who favored the British. The result was that approximately " ' men from the area served in the local militia. Lycoming County also supported the nation during the Civil War. Although Lmcoln carried the county bv 953 votes and was bitterly attacked by an editorial in The Lycoming Gazetli-. the firing on Fort Sumter united the county on the side of the North. The 11th Regiment from Lycoming (bounty was reported to be the " best drilled regiment " in the camp at Harrisburg according to a correspondent from the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. Citizens
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Lycoming County . . . The tarlv settlers incorporated the name " Lycaumic " from the Delaware Indians ' word signifying sandvstream — Leganihanne The word was manip- ulated further to the present day " Lycoming " from which the county takes its name. Lvcoming County contained over 12.000 square miles or nearly one-third of the state when it was formed by an act of the Legislature on April 13. PQ . Presently, it retains approximately one-tenth its original size due to territon being given up for the formation of new counties. Lycoming still remains the largest county in Pennsylvania. Although Lycoming County was not formed at the time of the Revolutionary War, its settlers played an enthusiastic role in support of it. At a mass 1 Trinity Episcopal Church 2. " Millionaire ' s Mile " 3. Williamsport Sun Gazette 4 Old City Ha 5 Old Post Office 6. Statue in from of Old Gry Hall 7. County house
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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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