From Its Earliest Settlement to the Year 1915
By J. Thomas Mitchell
(Metalmark Books, Paperback, 9780271034607, 119pp.)
Publication Date: February 2009
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This brief volume provides readers with an overview of Centre County's history from its earliest European settlement up to the year 1915. Exploring the county's major events across several centuries, J. Thomas Mitchell delves into such subjects as early living conditions, county government, and the establishment of townships. Mitchell also offers a history of Centre County's schools and of the Pennsylvania State College (now University) as well as a discussion of its transportation, industry, and major public figures.