The Hopkin Thomas Story
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a. James Thomas biography, Vol 2, pp. 355-6.
b. Gen. William Lilly bio, Vol 2, pp. 200-202
c. Daniel Milson bio. Vol 1, p. 502
d. Daniel Milson bio, Vol 2, P. 230
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a. Search conducted November 2010 – subject: properties of the Hopkin Thomas family in Catasauqua, Pa.
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f. Banks Township (inc. Beaver Meadow)
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a. Brig Egeria
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Proceedings of Special Meeting of Stockholders to Celebrate the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Formation of the Thomas Iron Works, June 1, 1904, pdf
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a. The Battle for the Locomotive
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a. Chapters I and II – The Early Years
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d. Boiler Tubes
i. Blast Pipes
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