Bookshelf provides descriptions and notices of recent publications on Pennsylvania subjects.

The Tiadaghton Tale, A History of the Area and Its People went on sale in December [1975]. The book, a complete history of the upper West Branch Valley from 1772, contains 200 pages and over 200 illustrations and maps.

The book is 6 x 9, hardbound, and sells for $6.95 or $7.00 by mail. The narration is by Helen H. Russell, historian of the area for many years. The Jersey Shore Historical Society sponsored the publication. The book can be ordered by sending checks payable to Mrs. Ruth Feerar, 227 Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore.


Ernest C. Miller of Warren, former president of the Pennsylvania Federation of Historical Societies, has written Horn’s Fort, recently published by Dorrance and Co., Inc., Philadelphia.

The 213-page book is an historical novel. It is based on an incident that occurred in northcentral Pennsylvania around the time of the Revolution.

The book is available at $5.95 from Dorrance and Co., Inc., 1617 J. F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia 19103.


The Forbes Road Association has reprinted The Writings of Gen. John Forbes in North America by Dr. Alfred P. James. The publica­tion may be obtained by sending $10 to: Forbes Road Association, c/o Edward H. Hahn, 120 Oakland Avenue, Pittsburgh 15213.


The Alexandria Bicentennial Association has published a book of history of the Porter Township area of Huntingdon County. The book contains over 200 photographs and illustrations in its 104 pages. The book, already in its second printing, sells for $4.00 plus tax or $4. 75 mailed. It can be ordered by contacting Sara H. Zabriskie, R.D. 1. Alexandria 16611.


Reusing Railroad Stations Book Two, a companion volume to Reusing Railroad Stations, published in July, 1974, is written for nonprofit and profit-making groups that want to determine if they can muster the resources to convert an unused or underused railroad station to private or civic use.

Book Two is 11 x 8 1/2, 60 pages, illustrated while Reusing Railroad Stations has been reprinted. It is 11 x 8 1/2, 80 pages, illuStrated. Both books are available from Educational Facilities Laboratories, 850 Third Avenue, New York 10022, at $4.00 each prepaid.


The Erie Society for Genealogical Research and the Erie County Historical Society have published the Bicentennial Edition of the 1884 History of Erie County, Pennsylvania.

Originally the history was published by Warner, Beers and Co., Chicago, and contained 1,245 pages with a table of contents and 91 portraits, diagrams, tables and maps. The Bicentennial Edition is reproduced in two volumes, each with its own index. Price of the book is $29.00 plus $1.74 tax for Pennsylvania residents. Checks are to be made payable and mailed to: Erie Society for Genealogical Re­search, P.O. Box 1403. Erie 16512.


Philadelphia Medica by John Francis Marion has been published by Smith Kline Corporation as a commemoration of the nation’s Bicentennial. The book contains 144 pages and 39 photographs in color. Cost is $4.95 at book stores.


Ancient Carpenters’ Tools by Henry C. Mercer with a foreword by Charles F. Hummel was published February 18 [1976] by Horizon Press for the Bucks County Historical Society. The 339-page book contains 250 illustrations and an index. It is available for $12.95 from Horizon Press Publishers, 156 Fifth Avenue, New York 10010.