The Official Historical Society of Schuylkill County

Images of America: FRACKVILLE VOLUME I

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By Lorraine Stanton

Frackville, Pennsylvania, is a perfect community for exploring the identity of small-town America. This borough is representative of the many struggles American citizen and immigrant had to overcome in the mid-nineteenth through the twentieth century on their way to success. This volume looks back on the borough’s history and retells the fascinating stories of its original families and early settlers, like the Fracks and the Merediths, and traces Frackville’s growth and development from ita incorporation in 1876 to its centennial celebration in 1976.