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Lawrence County was named for naval captain James Lawrence, who gave the famous command "Don't give up the ship" during the War of 1812. His command became a slogan for western Pennsylvanians in the early 1800s when what was to become Lawrence County was divided between Mercer County and Beaver County. In 1820, residents started to protest the inconvenience of conducting business in two jurisdictions and proposed a new county to unify the community. They did not give up the ship. Finally in 1849, Lawrence County was ...

Lawrence County 2007, Arcadia Publishing (SC), Charleston, SC

ISBN-13: 9780738549965

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