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John Harris was born in Yorkshire County, England in 1673. A brewer by trade, he came to Philadelphia in 1694 and spent a few years in there working at removing stumps and building and clearing city streets.
Harris became a friend of Edward Ship…
The Story as reported by Robert Harris, grandson of John Harris, Sr., in 1828.
Around 1720, a band of Indians stopped at the Harris trading post requesting rum. John Harris refused to grant them. In anger, they tied Harris to a nearby mulberry tr…
Native peoples lived in the Susquehanna Valley thousands of years before the arrival of John Harris Sr. In the 16th Century, the Susquehannocks, an Iroquoian speaking people, initially inhabited the northern waters of the Susquehanna River. The Se…
The Paxton Boys and the End of the Resident Indians in the Lower Susquehanna Valley - 1763
By 1763 only one Indian settlement remained below Shamokin in Pennsylvania's lower Susquehanna Valley. A small settlement of twenty Conestoga remained at…
The Grand Review for Union armies took place in Washington, D.C., in late May 1865. The veterans marched down Pennsylvania Avenue past President Andrew Johnson amid the cheers of thousands of grateful citizens. Conspicuously absent, however, were …
On the river bank, a short distance west
of this stone, was the landing place of
the most historic crossing place on the
Susquehanna. A great part of the early
migration into Western Pennsylvania and
the Ohio Valley passed th…
From 1861 to 1929, from the cupola of the old Dauphin County Court House, this bell rang out its message to the people of Harrisburg.
Cast by Meneely's
of West Troy, New York
In the home at 329 S. Front Street between 1866 and 1880 resided Brigadier General Joseph Farmer Knipe (1823-1901), accomplished Union commander during the Civil War. It was Knipe who named Camp Curtin, the largest Civil War troop deployment camp …
This marvelous Tudor Revival-styled facility is one of the oldest buildings in Harrisburg still standing that was originally erected for use as a school and is the oldest schoolhouse on Allsion Hill. Prior to the industrialization of eastern Harri…
This stately Georgian Revival-styled edifice at 333. S. Thirteenth Street was completed in 1909 as the home of prominent Harrisburg attorney A. Carson Stamm (1863-1939); The building is unique both in location as a single home nestled within the o…