Purdytown High School Diploma

Title

Purdytown High School Diploma

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

Format

Diploma

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 November 18, 2017, http://pahistoryharvest.com/items/show/481.