2nd volume of Lykens Township History is now available

GRATZ, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released History of Lykens Township Volume 2, compiled by the Gratz Historical Society.

About the Book:
Lykens Township is perhaps the largest township in Dauphin County. It borders Mifflin Township on the west, Northumberland County on the north, Schuylkill County on the east, and Short Mountain on the south.

The history of the area as related in Volume Two, begins slightly west of the point where Route 25 meets North Crossroads, at the western edge where Lykens and Mifflin Township meet. North Crossroads runs from Spain, which lies a short distance beyond, and is also part of Lykens Township. From this point the history details the remaining eastward part of the township.

Although there has been some population growth, Lykens Township has remained primarily a rural farming community, retaining its timeless character.

There are histories and many photographs, as well as other information  for each of the early homes and families. Also of country schools, the churches, and other historic landmarks.

The book contains a table of contents, also an index to genealogies, in addition to the index of individual names found in the book.

History of Lykens Township Volume 2
• Hardcover
• Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc. (April 1, 2016)
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 1620067919
• ISBN-13: 978-1620067918
• Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.9 x 11 inches

The Gratz Historical Society (8 W Market St  Gratz, PA 17030) is having an open house Saturday April 22 and April 29 featuring the new volume.  Copies of Volume 1 are also for sale, as well as other publications related to the community.

COPIES CAN BE PURCHASED FROM THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY or wherever books are sold.

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/History-of-Lykens-Townsh…

Lykens Township history recounts history in the Gratz area

MECHANICSBURG, Pa.  — Sunbury Press has released History of Lykens Township Volume 1, compiled by the Gratz Historical Society.

About the Book:
lthv1_fc-2-smLykens Township is perhaps the largest township in Dauphin County. It borders Mifflin Township on the west, Northumberland County on the north, Schuylkill County on the east, and Short Mountain on the south.

The first volume of the book contains the official history of the township dating back to when the Susquehanna Indians lived here. The colorful story of Andrew  Lykens who settled near what is now Loyalton about 1756 is next. The record of his life is most interesting.

The area of Oakdale, and village of Loyalton is detailed in depth because of its   early commercial beginnings, and contributions to the developing community. Information and genealogy of the first old families who established the town is included and the present residents of the town are also recognized.

From here, North Crossroads Road leads the way along the area of old homesteads, and also where the early Hoffman family settled, and the site of the old Hoffman Cemetery. Crossroads Road eventually joins Route 25.

A previous turn to the right onto Specktown Road, leads to the little settlement along Short Mountain, and Indian Trail. It eventually leads to the entrance to the town of Gratz.

There are histories and many photographs, as well as other information  for each of the early homes and families. Also of country schools, the churches, and other historic landmarks.

The book contains a table of contents, also an index to genealogies, in addition to the index of individual names found in the book.

History of Lykens Township Volume 1
• Hardcover
• Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc. (September 21, 2016)
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 1620068478
• ISBN-13: 978-1620068472
• Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.4 x 11 inches

COPIES CAN BE PURCHASED FROM THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY or wherever books are sold.

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/History-of-Lykens-Townsh…

Lykens Township history is Sunbury Press bestseller for September

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for September. The Gratz Historical Society’sHistory of Lykens Township Volume 1 took the top spot. Hatched by Robert Barsky was runner up.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for September, 2016 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 NEW History of Lykens Township Volume 1 Gratz Historical Society History
2 5 Hatched Robert Barksy Literary Fiction
3 2 Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib Lawrence Knorr Sports Biography
4 3 Keystone Corruption Continues Brad Bumsted History
5 8 Cast Iron Signs of Pennsylvania Towns and Other Landmarks N Clair Clawser History
6 7 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
7 4 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Spirituality
8 25 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Vietnam Memoir
9 Shadows in the Shining City John Cressler Historical Fiction
10 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
11 11 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical Fiction
12 Emeralds of the Alhambra John Cressler Historical Fiction
13 14 Raising Monarchs Sue Fox McGovern Nature
14 NEW The Silver Coin Marie Sontag YA Fiction
15 Jesus Runs Away Joe Farrell Memoir
16 27 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
17 17 Dying for Vengeance J M West Thriller Fiction
18 Keystone Tombstones Sports Joe Farrell and Joe Farley History
19 Keystone Tombstones Volume 2 Joe Farrell and Joe Farley History
20 Keystone Tombstones Volume 3 Joe Farrell and Joe Farley History
21 The Cursed Man Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction
22 26 Courting Doubt and Darkness J M West Thriller Fiction
23 40 Darkness and First Light J M West Thriller Fiction
24 Petrified Tanya Reimer YA Fiction
25 38 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L Moore History
26 Behind Barbed Wire and High Fences Phyllis Hochstetler History
27 46 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L Moore History
28 The Wolf of Britannia Part I Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
29 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical Fiction
30 19 Maybe Tomorrow Mela Suśe Vigil Duran Carvalko Memoir
31 NEW My Brother’s Mountain John Timmerman YA Fiction
32 16 Fatal Snow Robert Walton Thriller Fiction
33 Letters from a Shoebox James Dohren History
34 42 Warriors, Wampum, and Wolves John L Moore History
35 1 A Year of Change & Consequences Mark Singel Political Memoir
36 39 Settlers, Soldiers, and Scouts John L Moore History
37 47 Traders, Travelers, and Tomahawks John L Moore History
38 34 Hidden Dangers Bob Stout Geopolitics
39 48 Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades John L Moore History
40 The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs Terry Ray Paranormal
41 31 That Night at Surigao Ernie Marshall History
42 A Brother’s Cold Case Dennis Herrick Thriller Fiction
43 15 The Mask of Minos Robert Walton Thriller Fiction
44 General John Fulton Reynolds Lawrence Knorr History
45 44 Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peace Pipes John L Moore History
46 OneWay: The Oracle Robin McClellon and Ruth Watson Visionary Fiction
47 43 Hour 30 Brandon Musgrave Memoir
48 49 Messages from Beyond Michele Livingston Spirituality
49 The Wolf of Britannia Part II Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
50 The Sign of the Eagle Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction

lthv1_fc-2-smThe Gratz Historical Society’s “History of Lykens Township Volume 1” was #1 due to advance orders at the society. Robert Barksy’s “Hatched” soared to #2 thanks to author events and an advertisement in the New Yorker. Lawrence Knorr’s “Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib – The Youngest Player in American League History” continued to sell briskly due to seasonal interest, taking #3. Brad Bumsted’s expose “Keystone Corruption Continues” ranked #4 due to interest in the Kathleen Kane trial, and Brad’s numerous media appearances. “Cast Iron Signs of Pennsylvania Towns” by N Clair Clawser took the 5th spot thanks to orders processed by the author.

The company released four new titles in September:

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for September, 2016
History of Lykens Township Volume 1 Gratz Historical Society History
The Silver Coin Marie Sontag YA Fiction
Redemption Courtney Frey Memoir
The Lurking Man (movie cover) Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction

For more info: http://www.sunburypressstore.com/BESTSELLERS_c3.htm