9781596297494

Remembering Cheltenham Township

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    9781596297494

  • ISBN10:

    1596297492

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-11-13
  • Publisher: History Pr
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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 9
Introductionp. 11
Early Inhabitants, Their Industry and Revolutionary Warp. 15
Leni-Lenape and Chief Tamanyp. 15
Natives' Appearance, Customsp. 18
Natives Forced from Landp. 19
Jay Cooke and Ogontzp. 21
Early Founders, Homesteads, Churches, Farms and Millsp. 24
Tobias Leech: The Country Gendemanp. 25
Richard Wall: A Builder of Religious Spirit and Hopep. 28
The Shoemakers Spark Early Mill Industryp. 29
Remarkable Genesis of Blacksp. 32
From Slavery to Guineatownp. 33
Moses Highgate: A Trailblazing Black Millerp. 37
Batding for Liberty: The Age of George Washington and Battle of Edge Hillp. 40
From Ancient Pathways to Stagecoach Roadsp. 41
Early Wealth Developmentp. 44
An Epic Civil War and Demanding Libertyp. 51
Lucretia Mott: The Ultimate Freedom Fighterp. 52
The Great Mott Abolitionists Made Cheltenham Homep. 54
Raging Civil War and the Founding of Camp William Pennp. 56
Lucretia Mott's Pinnacle and Exceptional Legacyp. 62
Jay Cooke Sets the Stage for Great Growthp. 65
The Glorious Gilded Age and Unspeakable Wealthp. 71
Books, Fortune and Tragedy of the Titanicp. 77
Edward M. Davis: An Original, Dynamic Land Developerp. 87
Cyrus H.K. Curtis and the Making of a Publishing Dynastyp. 89
Henry W. Breyer's Sweet Ice Cream Kingdomp. 92
John Wanamaker, the Ultimate Retailer and Deal Makerp. 93
William Welsh Harrison's Magnificent Sugar Empirep. 97
John B. Stetson: Supreme Hat Makerp. 99
Joseph M. Steele: A Builder's Dynastyp. 103
Historic Neighborhoods with Matchless Architecturep. 105
Wyncote's Proud History and Architect Horace Trumbauerp. 105
Area Contributions of the Black Architect Julian Abelep. 110
Cheltenham Village, Shoemakertown and Rowland Parkp. 111
Laverockp. 112
Elkins Park (Ogontz Park), Ashbourne and Melrose Parkp. 112
Guineatown, Edge Hill and Glensidep. 115
Chelten Hills, Camptown and LaMott: Integration Triumphs and Civil Rightsp. 118
Legacy of Civil Rightsp. 123
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Speeches at Salem Baptist Church and Cheltenham High Schoolp. 123
Fighting Fire and Crimep. 125
Firing Up Historyp. 125
Police: From Horse Patrols to Squad Carsp. 128
Legacy of Educationp. 131
Historical Overviewp. 131
Baseball Great Reginald "Reggie" Jacksonp. 137
Grammy Award-Winning Jazz Artist Michael Breckerp. 138
Michael S. Brown, MD, Winner of the 1985 Nobel Prize in Medicinep. 138
JoAnne A. Epps: A Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Law School Professor and Associate Deanp. 139
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahup. 139
Lise Marlowe: National History Teacher of the Yearp. 140
Bibliographyp. 141
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