Columbia County is Diversity

From the time of the earliest settlements during the Revolu­tionary War era to the present day, Columbia County has been three sepa­rate neighborhoods-the southern re­gion (Catawissa and Centralia); the northern area (Benton and Millville) and the north bank of the Susquehanna River (Bloomsburg and Berwick). They are distinguishable by varied physical environments, ethnic origins and social...
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Bookshelf

The Philadelphia Mummers: Building Community Through Play by Patricia Anne Masters published by Temple University Press, 2007; 232 pages; cloth, $74.50, paper, $22.95 Every New Year’s Day since 1901, the Philadelphia Mummers have presented a spectacular show of shows that raucously snakes and shimmies its way through city streets. The Mummers Parade includes music, dance, comedy, and mime, along...
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PHMC Highlights

Delegation of Tuscarora Indians In June 1710, a delegation of Tuscarora Indians was dispatched from present-day North Carolina to meet with the government of Pennsylvania. Hoping to avoid a war with North Carolina colonists, they sought permission to relocate their people to Pennsylvania. A meeting was convened on June 8, 1710, at Conestoga, Lancaster County, with the Indians and representatives...
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