Exhibit Sources

Exhibit Sources 2024

(hyperlinks provided when available)

General Research:

The Fort Hunter Story: A Microcosm of American History by Carl A. Dickson (Master’s thesis, The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg, May 1996)

Descendants of Archibald McAllister of West Pennsboro Township, Cumberland County, Pa. 1730-1898 by Mary Catherine McAllister

Pennsylvania Canal Commissioners Map Books

General Pennsylvania Canal

The Pennsylvania Main Line Canal by Robert McCullough and Walter Leuba (American Canal and Transportation Center, 1973)

The Amazing Pennsylvania Canals by William H. Shank (Amer Canal & Trans Ctr; 150th Anniversary Edition,1981)

Canal Days in America: The History and Romance of Old Towpaths and Waterways by Harry Sinclair Drago (Bramhall House, 1977)


Travelogue Research:

Society in America (Vol. II) – Harriet Martineau

A Pleasant Peregrination Through the Prettiest Parts of Pennsylvania – by Peregrine Prolix (Philip Houlbrooke Nicklin)

The Canal Boat” by Harriet Beecher Stowe

American Notes for General Circulation – Charles Dickens


Further Research:

Allegheny Portage Railroad

Delaware Canal State Park

Mauch Chunk Museum and Cultural Center

National Canal Museum

Schuylkill Canal Association

Union Canal Tunnel Park