People

A Tale of Two Princes

During a recent research of South Williamsport’s history, I remembered someone whose name was Prince. For me, that person must have been Prince Farrington. I located this prince’s biography documented by author Guy Graybill. While reading and searching for any connection to South Side, I did find a few connections to the area but not… Continue reading A Tale of Two Princes

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1867 & 1886 City Directories

The 1867 City Directory listed only four businesses in Rocktown: Augustus Koch, brewer; Charles Blaisdell, country store; Michael McDonough, Armstrong Hotel and Lutcher & Waltman, lumber manufacturer. By the 1885-86 directory, just less than twenty years later, the boom in the South Williamsport/Rocktown area was explosive. Seven grocery stores from the corner of Main Street… Continue reading 1867 & 1886 City Directories