Title: History of Annville Township Told Through Photographs Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Date: 6/13/2011 The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing s popular Images of America series is Annville Township from local author Paul M. Fullmer and the Friends of Old Annville. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by. Annville Township, located on the north bank of Quittapahilla Creek, was originally settled in the 1720s by millers who made use of the creek's power and surrounding farmland. As the town grew, several hotels were constructed; and in 1817, the Berks-Dauphin Turnpike was built as a toll road through the town. By 1840, Annville had 500 people, log and limestone houses, stores, taverns, churches, schools, and an academy. The arrival of the railroad in 1860 led to the building of factories to the east for the manufacture of flour, shirts, hosiery, handkerchiefs, and shoes. As the new industrialists built their Victorian mansions yet farther east, they completed a living timeline of Annville's history that extends from west to east and from mill to mansion. Highlights of Annville Township: The book contains accurate and detailed sketches from the Lebanon County Map of 1875 as well as a panoramic map from 1888 that are aligned with their current locations throughout Annville. Several of the images in the book depict the havoc wrought by Hurricane Agnes on June 22, 1972. The livelihood of the Italian community which once thrived on the west side of Annville is captured through a series of historic pictures. Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or (888)-313-2665. Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America s people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com. "