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Seven Books & DVD Available

The Mountain Top Historical Society has seven books and a DVD available for purchase now.

 

FAIRVIEW HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI
1901- 1962

Soft Cover $20.00
Hard Cover $28.00

The Fairview High School was built in 1897 with its first class to graduate in 1901 as a three year high school and its last class in 1963. The 166 page book contains a complete list or photo of all the graduates of this grand old school,  The book was gleamed  from all the old Year Books, the first being 1930, and then the depression years and the paper shortage of the WW-II years. It should bring back many old and familiar faces to everyone who walked the hall of Fairview.

 

New for 2011. Covers the years from 1963 to 1972.

PIECES OF THE PAST, SOFT COVER - $20.00

A HISTORY OF THE MOUNTAIN TOP AREA 2002

     The first history of Mountain Top in a book form, since the five township that make up the Mountain Top Area appeared in The History of Luzerne County 1893. A few brief articles have  followed through the years, but not until Crestwood High School teachers Robert Gaetano and James Keiser stirred the interest of students did a history of Mountain Top appear. For four years  they did research and by the year 2000 had compiled and assembled Pieces of the Past. By this time the Mountain Top Historical Society was chartered and held a presale sign-up for the printing of the book. The original hard cover book sold for $ 35.00 and did not have a second printing. In 2007 The Historical Society made available a soft cover copy.

MOUNTAIN TOP PAST AND PRESENT, SOFT COVER - $18.00

The second history of Mountain Top is told in “ Mountain Top Past And Present”. Compiled in 2005 by Society member Joseph Kubic and printed in 2006.  The Past is told in a book of 148 pages with 89 photos. A in depth history of the people and place of the Mountain Top area. Starting in the late 1800’s the first chapter is the township history as it was written in 1893, with the leading citizens of the time. In the second and third a look at railroading in Mountain Top, with a list of the railroader who worked for local railroads, the fourth chapter the history of all the church’s and cemetery in the five townships. The fifth chapter is a 1929 ride on Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton Railway, and much of the history of the interurban electric railway.  And the sixth and seventh chapters tell the story of Rice Township and the Borough of Nuangola.

 

MOUNTAIN TOP HISTORICAL BUSINESS DIRECTORY, SOFT COVER - $14.00

The Business Directory was compiled by Society members Joseph Kubic and Leo Brookus in 2006 and printed in 2007. A 108 page black and white book, listing business from the 1800’s through the years to 2007 in the Mountain Top Area, a look back, with 62 old photos of the Mountain Top area business.   

 

THE HISTORY OF GLEN SUMMIT SPRINGS AS OF 2008

Soft Cover $24.00
Hard Cover - $50.00

In this book the history of Glen Summit is told thru B H Carpenter from 1880’s thru 1936 and brought up to the present by Society member Joseph Kubic. These 195 pages and 170 photos tell the history of Gen Summit Spring, the people and their cottages, and what they did. And who owned these grand old homes thru the years is listed up to the present. The “Glen Summit Hotel”. The water companys and much more.

 

DVD - PIECES OF MOUNTAIN TOP'S PAST, Vol-1

SOFT COVER $10.00

   “Pieces Mountain Top’s Past” Volume 1, a collection of 132 old photos of the Mountain Top Area, includes the townships of Fairview, Wright, Dorrance, Slocum, Rice and Nuangola Borough. The 16 minute DVD features many old Mountain Top photos of the Churches, Schools, Taverns, Railroad, Stations, Factories, Restaurants, Hotels, Fire Companies, Post- Offices, Old homes, The Ashley Planes, Farms, Baseball Teams, Honor Rolls, Townships maps, Ice Harvesting, and Old post-cards of Glen Summit, Lake Nuangola, Fountain and Crystal Lakes, which date back to the late  1880’s.

 

RAILROADS THRU MOUNTAIN TOP

Soft Cover $28.00
Hard Cover - $45.00

This book contains 133 pages filled with plenty of photos and tells the story of the "Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Railway, a complete history of "The Ashley Planes", a list of Mountain Top railroader's, a brief history of "The Lehigh Valley RR, Central Railroad of New Jersey, Conrail, and the present railroad "The Reading and Northern RR".
 


 

For orders contact Redmond Lines, MTHS President:

Mail: Mountain Top Historical Society
18 Powell St.
Mountain Top, PA 18707

Phone: 570-474-5585

Email:
mttophistsoc@aol.com

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Also available at the

Triangle Pharmacy
              Mountain Top, Pa

Shane East Photography
        44 N. Mountain Blvd
     Mountain Top, Pa