Remembering Chester County : Stories from Valley Forge to Coatesville

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  • Copyright: 2010-05-17
  • Publisher: History Pr
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When Elizabeth Chads opened her door one foggy September day in 1777 to see the Continental army surrounding her property, little did she know that her home would soon be the scene of the Battle of the Brandywine, which led to a series of skirmishes from Paoli to Valley Forge. One hundred years later, the Great Tornado of 1877 destroyed towns and crops, and the famous Buffalo Bill caused a ruckus when he strolled into West Chester. Through a series of fascinating vignettes from local storyteller Susannah Brody, discover how the people of Chester County secreted slaves along the Underground Railroad, hosted a witch trial and fought for woman's suffrage. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 7
Introductionp. 9
The American Revolution
Squire Cheyney's Ride to Brandywinep. 11
Witness to the Battle of Brandywinep. 13
Black Patriot Ned Hectorp. 17
The Battle of the Cloudsp. 21
Thomazine Thomas Survives a Raidp. 24
Remember Paoli!p. 26
Polly Frazerp. 30
Judge William Moorep. 33
Abigail Hartman Rice, Nurse at Yellow Springsp. 35
The Chester County Witch Trialp. 37
Treason!p. 40
The Nineteenth Century
The Reburial of Anthony Waynep. 43
The Friend Potp. 46
Duffy's Cutp. 48
Ann Prestonp. 52
Flight to Freedomp. 55
The Battle Axesp. 59
Edward Hunter, Mormon Bishopp. 63
The Swedish Nightingale Visits Yellow Springsp. 65
Kidnapped!p. 68
The 1852 Woman's Rights Conventionp. 73
Will Downing Goes to Warp. 76
Civil War Nurse Lil Zookp. 80
The Great Tornadop. 83
The Pickering Valley Train Wreckp. 86
Buffalo Bill in Chester Countyp. 90
The Twentieth Century
The Lynching of Zachariah Walkerp. 95
The Justice Bell Tours for Suffragep. 99
Tuskegee Airmen in Chester Countyp. 102
Filming The Blob at Yellow Springsp. 105
Bayard Rustin and the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedomp. 108
The Johnston Gangp. 111
The Ku Klux Klan Paradep. 115
Return to Duffy's Cutp. 118
Bibliographyp. 123
About the Authorp. 127
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