Perfect bound, 240 pg.
published by Prinkling Press
"Neversink: Reading’s Other Mountain" is now in its second edition. This edition is larger than the first, with more than 50 extra pages of new stories and pictures. This is the best and only book ever written about the history of Neversink Mountain in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. In the 1880’s, the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad was on its way to becoming the largest corporation in the world, and its center was moving from Philadelphia to Reading. To take advantage of Reading’s strategic location, the railroad invested hundreds of thousands of 1890 dollars into creation of a resort and picnic area on Reading’s Neversink Mountain.
This book traces the history of this "resort" period, from 1880 to 1930, including the building of the world’s first water-powered electric railroad, The Neversink Mountain Railroad. The resort also included a massive 150-room hotel, and a huge entertainment complex, both of which were 350 feet long.
It is also the story of the Neversink Mountain Railroad, which circled the mountain with eight miles of track, on a bed hand-cut from the slopes of the mountain. The book is an ideal hiking companion, as it is arranged to cover the stops that would have occurred during a trip on the railroad, one after the other. Its small, 6-by -9 size makes it easy to tuck in a backpack and take along on a hike or bike ride on Neversink.
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