Abandoned or Forgotten: Overlooked Corners of Eastern Pennsylvania, presented by Ryan Stowinsky

June 04, 2019
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Radnor Historical Society
June 04, 2019 to June 04, 2019
Eastern Pennsylvania, with its river valleys, mountains, and forests, is just as diverse historically as it is geographically. Hidden throughout the varied landscape are ghost towns, forgotten cemeteries, and other little-known historical places largely overlooked by most people. Abandoned or Forgotten: Overlooked Corners of Eastern Pennsylvania is a collection of several of these sites found throughout the eastern half of the state, both on and off the beaten path. In his presentation tonight Stowinsky explores the ruins of a company town made entirely of concrete and discovers some little-known places and events from Pennsylvania’s days in the American Revolution. He roams among bunkers left over from World War II, and visits the site of one of the largest mine disasters in American history. Ryan Stowinsky has been visiting little-known historical sites, ghost towns, and other oddities in Pennsylvania and several other states for nearly two decades. His writings and photographs have appeared in several books, newspapers, television shows, and websites. He graduated from Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania, in 2012 with a dual major in history and education. He currently resides in North Carolina with his wife and two daughters, where he teaches social studies. Co-sponsored by Radnor Memorial Library & Radnor Historical Society. Books for sale by Main Point Books.