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West Chester has grown from the sleepy village originally known as Turk's Head in the 1700s to a bustling community hosting West Chester University, a thriving educational institution. The selection of West Chester as the seat of Chester County's government in 1785 led citizens to march on the town "armed with a field-piece, a barrel of whiskey, and other warlike munitions." Architect Thomas U. Walter, who designed the U.S. Capitol, was responsible for several classic town buildings.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780738538303
ISBN-10: 0738538302
Format: Paperback / softback
(235mm x 167mm x 9mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publish Date: 14-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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