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Williamsport, a city, the capital of Lycoming oo., Pa., beautifully situated in the midst of high hills on the N. bank of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, 94 miles N. by W. of Harrisbnrg, on the Northern Central, the Pennsylvania and other railroads. It is attractively laid out, with several parks and a number of notable public buildings, — government building, city-hall, masonic temple, cathedral (Scottish rite), etc. The city, whose vast " boom" has a capacity of 300,000,000 feet of lumber, is the greatest lumber-market in the state. Its other industries comprise coaling, and manufactures of iron and steel, engines and boilers, agricultural implements, wire-rope, band- instruments, leather, furniture, glass, sewing-machines, silk, rubber, wood-alcohol, etc. Williamsport is the seat of Dickinson Seminary. The place is a popular summer- resort. Pop. in 1890, 27,132 ; in 1900, 28,757.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
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