Purdytown High School Diploma

Title

Purdytown High School Diploma

Subject

Diplomas
High schools (institutions)

Description

This high school diploma was awarded to Irwin McCarty on May 23, 1891 from Purdytown High School.

During the mid-1800's, Sunbury politician Truman H. Purdy purchased and developed multiple tracts of land to the east of Sunbury. The land was named Purdytown after him.

A similar naming situation arose with J. W. Cake and the Caketown land. Purdytown and Caketown are now considered to be part of Sunbury.

Date

1891-05-23

Coverage

Purdytown, PA

Contributor

Inglis, Robert

Source

Information about Purdytown was drawn from the book "History of Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania": http://lcweb2.loc.gov/service/gdc/scd0001/2010/20100412002hi/20100412002hi.pdf

Files

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Citation

“Purdytown High School Diploma,” Pennsylvania History Harvest, accessed July 18, 2018, http://pahistoryharvest.com/items/show/481.