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See Ghost Towns Slide Show here... presents the entire text of the book Ghost Towns of North Mountain: Ricketts, Mountain Springs and Stull, by F. Charles Petrillo.

It tells the story of the early logging and ice harvesting industries in the Endless Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the remarkable men who once presided over an empire in the woods.

The book, published in 1991 by the Wyoming Historical and Geological Society, is now out of print and bound copies are no longer available.

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Ranald Douglas

Dedicated to the Memory of
Ranald Douglas
The Ricketts



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