Conestoga River Book

I am excited to announce the release of my book entitled “The Conestoga River: A History”. The book relates the history surrounding the Conestoga River in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in chronological order beginning with the first inhabitants up to the twenty-first century. The book is richly illustrated with my own photography and a few older images from the archives of the Lancaster Historical Society.

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. 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.

View the short trailer below to get an idea of what you will find in the pages of this book.

Conestoga River Book Cover
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The price with tax and shipping is $26.20. Books ordered on this page will be autographed.

If you prefer not to order online, you can send a personal check in the amount of $26.20 to Donald Kautz, 170 Hostetter Lane, Lancaster, PA 17602. Don’t forget to include your shipping address. And if you would like me to send you a tracking code, include your email address as well.

PublisherThe History Press
SeriesNatural History
Dimensions6 (w) x 9 (h)