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In Hot Pursuit: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad in Lawrence County, PA

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Coauthors, Susan Urbanek Linville and Elizabeth Hoover DiRisio, include stories about abolitionists and conductors who operated in Lawrence County during the years preceding the Civil War. In Hot Pursuit also highlights the Free-Black community, the importance of area ministers in rebuking slavery, and the county’s national participation in the fight against slavery.

Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Pokeberry Press; 1 edition (July 1, 2016)
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.5 x 10 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Price: ONLY $23.99 – includes FREE USA Shipping

FREE Shipping is valid only to USA addresses. If shipping to a foreign address, we reserve the right to charge additional shipping fees (please contact us first).

photo of Dr Susan Linville

Author Susan Urbanek Linville: Susan received her PhD in biology from the University of Dayton and has been writing science scripts for Indiana University’s “A Moment of Science” PODcasts for several years. She has also written non-fiction books, children’s fiction, newspaper and encyclopedia articles, newsletters and short fiction. Susan currently works part-time as Administrator for the Lawrence County Historical Society. 


photo of Betty Hoover DiRisio

Author Betty Hoover DiRisio: Betty was born and raised in Lawrence County, and graduated from Laurel High School. She attended George Washington University in Washington DC. where she worked on mass tort (asbestos), toxic tort and tobacco litigation for the U. S. Department of the Navy and the U.S. Department of Justice. Betty currently serves on the Boards of the Lawrence County Historical Society and the Historic Warner Film Center.

Photo Credits: Linville photo by S. Linville. DiRisio photo used with permission from the New Castle News.

photo of 2015 calendar

2015 Calendar
Women of Lawrence County

No longer avaiable

The Women of Lawrence County provided critical and significant roles in the history of our county. Our 2015 Calendar features sepia and black & white historical photos from 1880-1942.

Our cover photo (Inspecting Shells at United Engineering 1942) has a mesmerizing feel to it. The style is Art Deco and looks like a Hollywood screen set even though it is a real photo of an actual worker with real products.

In addition to a feature photo, each month includes information about historical dates significant to Lawrence County’s history. For example: February 7, 1907 (First Warner Theater “The Cascade Palace” opens on South Mill Street, New Castle).

Feature photos by month include:

  • January: Teachers New Castle School System circa 1880s
  • February: Shenango Valley Hospital nurses’ training class of 1906
  • March: Inspecting shells at United Engineering 1942 (cover photo)
  • April: Lawrence County Chapter of the American Red Cross – taking care of babies & patients
  • May: Girls working Circle Shears Shenango Works Tin Mill 1917
  • June: “Bloomer Girls” at the Tin Mill 1917
  • July: New Castle City Policewoman Minnie McKibben surrounded by male colleagues
  • August: Almira Martin – founder of the Almira Home
  • September: “Bloomer Girls” Shenango Works Tin Mill 1917
  • October: Margaret L. Henry – founder of the Margaret L. Henry Home (orphanage)
  • November: Harriet J. Eckels, US Army Nurse – WWI
  • December: Employees of the YWCA

Our 2014 calendars were only available for on-site purchase. For our 2015 calendar, we made it possible for anyone to purchase one (or several) of the calendars by creating a special package price that includes First Class shipping to any USA address.

Published in limited quantities.
Product Name:  2015 LCHS Calendar
Price (included FREE USA shipping):
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2013 Calendar: New Castle MemoriesSOLD OUT

  • Full color photos of downtown New Castle (1960’s era)
  • Limited quantities available

Product Name:  2013 Calendar
SORRY – SOLD OUT

Photo of 2012 calendar2012 Calendar: Cascade Park 1900’s – SOLD OUT

  • An excellent buy for the photos of this romantic era
  • Limited quantities available

Product Name:  2012 Cascade Calendar
SORRY – SOLD OUT