Paul Druzba

Paul Druzba, 66, is the author of "Neversink: Reading's Other Mountain", now in its second printing, published in 2012 by Prinkling Press. The book is the only history ever written about Neversink Mountain during its "Resort Years", from 1880 to 1930, when it boasted six resort hotels, and its own electric mountain railroad, all of which are now gone. The Neversink Mountain Railroad was the world's first water-powered electric railway.

His second volume of Reading-area history was published in 2015, called "Pendora: Forgotten Trolley Park of Reading", also available on this website.>br>"Carsonia Park- Midway of Memories" is the author's third book. Information on that is, or will soon be available at
Druzba is also the author and producer of "Berks County: The First 250 Years"- a history video which was produced for the Berks County 250th Celebration in 2002, and was donated to every school in Berks County to be used as a teaching tool for local history.

An avid collector of old postcards and ephemera related to Reading and Berks County, Druzba has written numerous historical articles for the annual publication of his former employer, the WEEU Journal, as well as an article for the Historical Review of Berks County. He was employed by WEEU Radio in Reading as an advertising copywriter for 30 years, and worked in Reading area broadcasting for the past 36 years. He is now retired and happy.

Druzba holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Alvernia University, and has won a number of awards for his commercial writing from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters and others. He served as Public Relations co-chair on the Executive Committee of the Berks County 250 Celebration Committee, as well as the Reading 250th Celebration in 1998. He also served in Union Township local government on the Planning Commission and Zoning Hearing Board until 2003.

Taking an active role in the Berks County community, Druzba is a member of Berks Nature (formerly the Berks Conservancy), The Berks History Center (formerly The Historical Society of Berks County), and the Pagoda-Skyline organization. He is married, and lives in the Birdsboro area. His daughter, Katy May, a graphic artist, has created all of the covers for his books.

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