Williamsport Bicentennial Series2016-11-29T12:24:38+00:00

Williamsport Sun-Gazette:
A Pictorial History, Vol. 1 

This book celebrates the City of Williamsport’s Bicentennial. To honor this event, the Williamsport Sun-Gazette produced a three-volume, pictorial history. Most of the images within this series have never been published in book form. Primary resources for the series are the historic Grit, Williamsport Sun, Gazette and Bulletin and the Williamsport Sun-Gazette archives. This volume is the first of three that traces in narrative and picture form the transformation of Ross’ Town into the City of Williamsport. It explores the development in thirteen categories from 1806 to 1916. The text welcomes outsiders to this rich history even as the pictures evoke memories in those who have walked the streets and lived in this special place.

by Robin Van Auken
and Louis E. Hunsinger Jr.

Williamsport Sun-Gazette: A Pictorial History, Vol. 1

Williamsport Sun-Gazette:

A Pictorial History, Vol. 2

This book celebrates the City of Williamsport’s Bicentennial. To honor this event, the Williamsport Sun-Gazette produced a three-volume, pictorial history. During the 38-year period covered in this second volume of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette’s Bicentennial Pictorial History 1917-1955, the community and its people lived through two world wars, the Great Depression and two major floods. The city survived and became a better place to live and work. More than a half century has past since the last photo in this volume was taken, probably by a press camera, the long gone famous workhorse of photojournalism. So, it really is not likely a Remember When” for most readers. It is almost “news” or a remembrance of stories told by their elders.

by Robin Van Auken
and Louis E. Hunsinger Jr.

Williamsport Sun-Gazette: A Pictorial History, Vol. 12

Williamsport Sun-Gazette:

A Pictorial History, Vol. 3

This book celebrates the City of Williamsport’s Bicentennial. To honor this event, the Williamsport Sun-Gazette produced a three-volume, pictorial history. This is the final volume of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette’s Bicentennial Pictorial History 1956-2006. Most of its readers will have lived and worked through the years depicted in it, and, although it relates to the people of this era, it will tell a story for years to come. It is a difficult task to shuffle through thousands of photographs, searching not only for significant historic moments, but also to find images that represent a community’s past. It’s also a joyous task, following a trail left by talented photographers and journalists documenting their hometown.

by Robin Van Auken
and Louis E. Hunsinger Jr.

Williamsport Sun-Gazette: A Pictorial History, Vol. 3