New Arcadia Title Tells History of Perryville Through Photographs

The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Perryville from local author Alan Fox. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.

From the early days—when Perryville was known as Lower Ferry and John Rodgers hosted George Washington and other Founding Fathers in his tavern on the bank of the Susquehanna River—to the present, Perryville has seen boom and bust, war and peace, and triumph and tragedy. The Susquehanna and the Chesapeake Bay have always shaped the growth of the town, providing jobs, transportation, food, and recreation.

By the 1860s, the emergence of the railroads as a dominant commercial force ushered in an era of unprecedented prosperity for Perryville. A new commercial and industrial base emerged in the 19th century. Spurred by the proximity of the river and the railroads, this brought good jobs and decent wages to the town. Perryville illustrates a century of progress through vintage images, documenting the citizens of Perryville and the town they lived in.

Author Alan Fox is a longtime resident of Perryville and local history enthusiast. This volume offers a unique glimpse at the changing face of a town that has been witness to a wealth of history. Using photographs from museums, archives, and local citizens, Fox brings a human face to the history of Perryville.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at http://www.arcadiapublishing.com or (888)-313-2665.

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.

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4 responses to “New Arcadia Title Tells History of Perryville Through Photographs

  1. DO YOU HAVE ANY PHOTOS OF THE SHOW BOAT’S THAT CAME UP TO BRIDGE ST IN BACK OF AMERICAN HOME AND HARDWARE. REALLY LIKE SEEING PHOTOS OF ELKTON IN THE PAST HUNDERED OR SO YEARS.
    LARRY

  2. Larry, there is a photo of the Adam’s Floating Theatre, the one that used to come up to small towns all around the Chesapeake. Kermit board has copies of it made and sold it in his shop. I’ll scan that and put that up for you.

  3. I plan on getting a copy of this to go with the History of Perry Point that done several years ago by a girl who retired from Perry Point. Outstanding Book! It had several pictures of the Perryville side of the old double decker bridge between Perryville & HdG. It will intersting to see what other old picture they have of Perryville. I haven’t seen that many over the years.

  4. John, this is a nice book. Enjoying the author’s work.

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