By Nancy Jane Copney
Pennsylvania and the Mason-Dixon line and at the east
by the country of Maryland. This scenic Appalachian sector is essentially a farming neighborhood, even though mining, bushes, sport, and tourism have additionally been very important participants to the county’s economic climate. The small but vivid African-American group of Preston County, whose tale is advised right here via family members pictures, files, and thoughts, is an important a part of the county’s historical past. For generations, those households have labored at the land and within the mines; they've got raised their kids and equipped their houses in Preston County. classic photos from as early because the 1860s shield the
African-American tale of the moms and dads and
the mine employees and farmers who've performed and
continue to play a big function within the historical past of this pretty a part of the world.
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African-American Life in Preston County (Images of America) by Nancy Jane Copney