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The Highland House Hotel was built in 1884, offered 50 rooms, and good food. It was a stop along the Neversink Mountain Railroad, and for one year featured a roller coaster. The hotel was destroyed by fire, not accidentally, in 1930.


The Centennial Springs Hotel was built in the late 1880's, and became the Tuberculosis Sanatorium of Berks County in 1910. It was dismantled in the mid 1930's, and now only ruins remain, although the wine cellar is mostly intact.


The Klapperthal Pavilion was built in 1892 as an entertainment complex, 350 feet long, with the largest dancefloor in Pennsylvania, and restaurant seating for 2,000. It was sold in 1903, and dismanted, the materials being used to build houses along Neversink Road.


A "trolley" heading east along the south (river) side of Neversink around 1900. All photography was black and white in those days, and postcards were hand-colored. So the color of the trolley depended on the mood of the artist that day.

The new edition of the book contains more than 100 illustrations and photos, along with lots of stories about Neversink from 1900 and before.
















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