Midstate Memories: The History of John Harris

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History didn’t start with John Harris.  Native Americans lived here thousands of years before John Harris arrived.  One of the main tribes was the Susquehannocks and there were Native American settlements along the Susquehanna River, including Paxtang at the mouth of the Paxton Creek, when John Harris arrived.  John Harris established a trading post around 1717 with a license from William Penn.  Relationships became more hostile with the French and Indian War in the 1750s.

Nicole Smith of the Historical Society of Dauphin County joined us with more information.

You can learn more about the society’s 250th celebration of John Harris at their website.

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