Honesdale and the Stourbridge Lions

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When asked to write a short biographical note for this volume, the author asked, "How does one do this the fifth time without repetition or some prevarication to avoid it?

"Just put down that I was born in Wayne County, that one branch of my family has lived here since the 1750's, that I prefer to live here, and that I have spent many years in the study of local history and archaeology."

It can be added, however, that Dr. Leslie was licensed to teach history in Pennsylvania, that he had received two doctorates, honoris causa, for his work in archaeology and history, that he had traveled on three continents with emphasis on visiting archaeological sites, and that he had been on the editorial staffs of archaeological journals in the United States, Canada and England.

At the time he wrote this publication, he was the county historian of Wayne County, Pennsylvania.

Honesdale and the Stourbridge Lions

Authored by Vernon Leslie

This book relates the stories of two antique locomotives, both named the Stourbridge Lion. Part I tells of the Stourbridge Lion made in Stourbridge, England, in 1828 and brought to Honesdale, Pennsylvania, where it was the first steam locomotive to run on a commercial track in 1829.

Part II relates commemorative celebrations of the 1829 event and tells of the building of an almost exact replica of the first Lion in America in 1933 and its career afterwards.

The present volume has been enlarged and made available as a second printing by Karlyn Leslie Shedlowski, daughter of the author. Dr. Vernon Leslie was the County Historian of Wayne County during 1994. Part I was first published in 1979 by the Stourbridge Lion Sesquicentennial Corporation of Honesdale.

Publication Date:
1503106853 / 9781503106857
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
7" x 10"
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / Modern / 19th Century

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