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Vicksburg and Vicinity

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Some time before the Civil War, Charles Dreisbach, descendant of a German settler, constructed the Great Western Hotel on the Lewisburg-Youngmanstown turnpike (PA 45). A village sprang up around this hostelry, and in 1865 Joseph S. Raudenbush opened a general store here. When he became postmaster, Raudenbush suggested naming the village in honor of the Union army's capture of Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1863. Vicksburg has retained its Victorian appearance.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas

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