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“Wooden Treasures” is the first complete history of one of Bucks County’s enduring icons: the covered bridge.
At one time, Bucks County had 51 covered bridges. Today, only 12 such bridges remain available to the public, and they have a special place regionally as “cultural treasures.” That heritage goes back to Theodore Burr’s landmark 1806 covered bridge at Morrisville to the 39 local covered bridges that connected towns by 1875.
However, most were gone by 1940, as progress led to their demolition. It fell to a small group of people to save the remaining bridges for future generations to enjoy.
R. Scott Bomboy is a historian and preservationist who was written frequently about Bucks County’s past. In his career, Bomboy has received national awards for his work in journalism, and he holds degrees in History from the Pennsylvania State University and Arizona State University. He is the editor in chief of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, and the author of Perkasie: An American Hometown.
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We expect to end online sales of "An American Hometown" by the summer of 2022.
“An American Hometown” is the first comprehensive early history of Perkasie, Pennsylvania—a town created by the Victorian era that survived losing its cigar industry, fires, the Great Depression, and other struggles to remain a vital community today.
The story begins with William Penn’s early meeting at “Perkasie Indian Town” and concludes in August 1945, with World War II’s end. Inside Perkasie’s story of survival and growth are the experiences of former cigar makers who faced challenges and overcame them in difficult times. The book also includes details about the events leading up to Perkasie’s recognition as a village in July 1871.