I am excited to announce that my book outlining the history of the Conestoga River is scheduled to be published on March 15, 2021! The book will be for sale at Books-A-Million, Barnes & Noble, Costco, and Amazon as well as at local gift shops. I will post more information about local purchase opportunities as the launch date approaches, so stay tuned!
From the back cover:
The Conestoga River meanders for sixty miles through the fertile farmlands of Lancaster County. From early Native American inhabitants to the European settlers who made the Conestoga Valley their home, the river has provided sustenance and transportation for generations. Victorian era resorts and hotels were built along the river, providing new recreational activities as steam power drove innovative forms of transportation and waterpower. As the region developed and the population grew, the river paid a heavy price in increased pollution from sewage runoff and industry. Conservation efforts toward the end of the twentieth century through the present day have restored the river’s beauty and recreational reputation. Join author and photographer Donald Kautz as he takes a journey on the historic waters of the Conestoga River.