By Nancy Jane Copney
Pennsylvania and the Mason-Dixon line and at the east
by the nation of Maryland. This scenic Appalachian area is basically a farming group, even though mining, trees, game, and tourism have additionally been very important participants to the county’s financial system. The small but shiny African-American group of Preston County, whose tale is instructed right here via family members pictures, records, and thoughts, is a crucial a part of the county’s history. For generations, those households have labored at the land and within the mines; they've got raised their childrens and outfitted their houses in Preston County. classic photographs from as early because the 1860s defend the
African-American tale of the father and mother and
the mine staff and farmers who've performed and
continue to play an incredible position within the heritage 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