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Frontier at Three Rivers

It was the summer of 1763 and western Pennsylvania was under attack. Chief Pontiac had declared war on all white settlers. His raiding parties swept through the countryside killing, burning and destroying everything in their path.

Now he laid seige to Fort Pitt, the gateway to the West. These frontier farmers were ill-equipped to battle such a fearsome force.


But out of the wilds of Westmoreland County came a band of fighting men known as the Pennsylvania Rangers. Actual times, events, and in some cases people are used in this fast-paced story of the frontier.


The second portion of the book brings us into the year 1774 and the occupation of the area by a rabble from Virginia who had been sent by Governor Dunmore to secure western Pennsylvania for himself. Finally the rangers are activated to fight once more for their freedom.


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Sam Hossler

Author Sam Hossler has hunted, fished and hiked over much of the territory described in Frontier at Three Rivers. He is an early American history buff and when the archaeological dig of Hanna's Town began near his home, the story was born.


Sam has been a writer for over 35 years. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association and a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America as well as being listed on the Professional Outdoor Writers Registry.


Jack Paluh

Frontier at Three Rivers is illustrated with three maps to help readers visualize where the action is taking place. It is also illustrated with fourteen Indian illustrations by famed wildlife illustrator Jack Paluh.




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