Descriptions of Western Pennsylvania 1720–1829

Reading Crossroads is like meeting a score of travelers returned from strange lands and listening while each tells his own story of his adventures. it is a kind of American Cantebury Tales, and the tales are true.
Neil H. Swanson

Crossroads is a collection of thirty-seven colorful and perceptive writings left by early travelers and settlers who ventured west of the Allegheny Mountains. Traders, surveyors, soldiers, preachers, and immigrants, some of them well known and some obscure, tell of the loneliness, terror, and beauty of the frontier.

352 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5 in.

October, 1960

isbn : 9780822960881

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John W. Harpster

John W. Harpster was curator of the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania.

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