AMERICAN TAPESTRY EXCERPTS
American Tapestry: Portrait of A 'Middling' Family, 1746-1934 is divided into three parts. Each part portrays the lives of a different branch of the family.
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Part 1 includes stories about the Woodside and Novinger families during the colonial period and the years of the early republic. Most of the Native American history included in American Tapestry is found in this part.
Wiconisco Creek adjacent to Woodside property known as “Indian Encampment,” author photo.
View looking northwest at Wiconisco Canal Aqueduct No. 3, spanning Powell Creek at State Route 147, Halifax, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Courtesy of the Library of Congress
Part 3 of American Tapestry includes dramatic chapters about the Civil War, the Industrial Revolution, and the Progressive Era. It includes stories about George and John McEliece, residents of a coal mining area of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. The final chapter describes my grandfather Dr. James J. Brown who lived in Buffalo, New York.