Growing up with bootleggers, gamblers, and pigeons by Patrick M. Canfield

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Published by Interlude Enterprises in Wilmington, Del .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Schuylkill County (Pa.)

Subjects:

  • Schuylkill County (Pa.) -- History.,
  • Schuylkill County (Pa.) -- Social life and customs.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementPatrick M. Canfield.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF157.S3 C36 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 265 p. :
Number of Pages265
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1750580M
LC Control Number92073193

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