Camp Moxie and the Seven Bridges Ice Company
Potter County, Pennsylvania

Did you know that Potter County's Camp Moxie:

  • Started as a commercial ice harvesting business 115 years ago? It supplied ice to the residents of Coudersport via the newly laid tracks of the C&PA extension to Ulysses.
  • Later became a favorite recreational destination for hundreds of guests who fished, swam, and boated on Lake Moxie?
  • Still later became a Boy Scout group camp that welcomed thousands of scouts in the years between 1928 and 1941?

. . . All true   


Now the whole story is ably told in a cutting-edge book:

The Lost History of Camp Moxie by Tom Dewey.

This fascinating book tells the story of Potter County's Camp Moxie's with words, maps, and pictures - including many private-collection photographs taken down through the years and never seen before by the public.

And Dewey has done something new with his book. Instead of publishing a traditional book that a reader must buy and that would be quite expensive to print, he has published the book as an ebook. Yes, it is available as a download and it is free! Because ebooks bypass printing, storage, and shipping entirely, this new media is a great way to share historical research. The 'book' even includes video - try that in a traditional book!

Take a look and see what you think. To download the book, click on the book title above. After you have downloaded it to your own computer, it is yours to enjoy and refer to whenever you wish for Free!

Notes on the download:
The ebook is a large executable file (LHCM_G2,exe). It takes a couple of minutes to download. After it has downloaded, double-click the filename to open the ebook. Today's increased file security may display a message about an unrecognized app. To open the ebook, click the more info link and then click the Read Anyway button.

Tip: The book opens to a title page - click the title to get started reading and browsing.

Thank you so much, Tom, for giving us all an important addition to Potter County history.

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