After years of research and study by Dr. John Stauffer and Calvin Bricker, with contributions from many associated with CI, James McCullogh’s Book: A Glimpse into Life on the Colonial Frontier has been published.
A fascinating read, the book shares the story of one of those people who are often unrecognized by history, but who did the actual work to civilize and build this country. Through his notations in a journal he began in 1745, McCullogh shares the details of his work life as a farmer and linen maker at a time when settlers lived in mortal fear of Indian attacks. Deeply religious, he uses Bible verses to deal with the tribulations of daily life that included the likely murder of his brother John and the kidnapping of his two small sons at the hands of Indians unhappy at losing their lands. Sometimes writing in code and sometimes in enigmatic exclamations, James McCullough gives a vivid look at the Pennsylvania frontier. It’s a story not to be missed!
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