Perkasie and the Baby Boom, 1946-1971: Times of Growth, Times of Change

“Perkasie and the Baby Boom” looks back at a pivotal time for an American hometown from the post World War II period to the early 1970s.

The 1950s was a decade of progress in the suburbs for the Baby Boom generation that resulted in an expanded community, with new schools, stores, jobs, and a consumer culture.

However, the Sixties brought changes at a rapid place in all corners of life. Some Perkasie traditions and buildings disappeared, while schools faced record enrollments and society dealt with the many facets of the Vietnam era. By the early 1970s, an unexpected crisis would stop all building development in the borough for six years.

“Perkasie and the Baby Boom” contains a narrative history of the period between 1946 and 1971, a monthly chronology of the era, and 115 photographs.

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