Wapwallopen Luzerne County: A forgotten Pennsylvania Dutch enclave Buy Now

Wapwallopen is a little village right along the serpentine Susquehanna River in the southwestern corner of Luzerne County, a few miles east of the Columbia County border. It is an enclave of Pennsylvania German ethnicity that sits outside of the more celebrated and well known culturally “Dutch” areas of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Presented here is a brief but relatively complete account of the area’s history with an especial focus on this historical “Old River Church”. Local urban legends documented within add spice and local color to this small rural village.

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About the Author

Christopher Bilardi is the author of The Red Church, or the Art of Pennsylvania German Braucherei (Pendraig Press, 2009). The first edition of Wapwallopen, Luzerne County: A forgotten Pennsylvania Dutch enclave was published through Lulu, 2010. He has been a student of Pennsylvania Dutch culture for over 25 years. Bilardi holds a BA in English from Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA, and he has completed graduate work in Sociology at Lehigh University, Bethlehem. He is an enthusiast of the writings of Jacob Boehme and other Sophian theosophers.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1495267458
  • ISBN-13: 978-1495267451
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Price: $13.95

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