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Genealogical and Family History of Wyoming and Lackawanna Valleys,…
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0788429175, CD-ROM)Most histories deal with "what has been accomplished by the people in a mass, and take little note of individuals...Hence it follows that genealogical and family memoirs are of peculiar importance, including as they do, the personal annals of those who make heroes and heroism possible-those who have marched in the ranks of progress, bearing the heat and burden of the day-portraying the spirit which actuated them, and holding up their effort for an example to those who come afterward...The Valley of Wyoming affords a peculiarly interesting field for a study of family traits, individual character and personal achievements. To its soil came a sturdy people-men, and women, too,-of brawn and brain and conscience, their hearts fervent in reverence of God and love for religious and political liberty. They came up out of great tribulations, traversing an unbroken wilderness to make homes where were savages, and to conquer primeval nature...The courage, fortitude and activity displayed by these hardy pioneers was most remarkable, and, when the struggle for national independence came, the sons and daughters of their illustrious sires were not wanting in patriotism and devotion, freely sacrificing comfort, life and property, that they might bequeath to the generations that should follow them a free liberal government 'of the people, by the people, and for the people."
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