The History Press Hidden History of the Main Line (Philadelphia to Malvern)

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Beyond the grand facades and trappings of the Main Line cream-and-crystal crowd are hidden tales and scintillating stories. Author Mark Dixon's collection of articles from Main Line Today explores the region's offbeat and oft-forgotten history. With a keen eye and a touch of humor, Dixon delves into the Welsh origins of nearly unpronounceable towns and the journey of the Sound of Music's Trapp family to Merion. From anecdotes of the socialite who divorced her husband when he had the gall to survive the sinking of the Titanic to the Wayne native who turned from the convent to a career as an internationally renowned opera star, Dixon brings to light the lost pages of Main Line history.


  • Series: Hidden History
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (September 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1609490649
  • ISBN-13: 978-1609490645


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