The New International Encyclopædia/Lewistown

LEWISTOWN. A borough and the county-seat of Mifllin County, Pa., 61 miles northwest of Harrisburg; on the Juniata River, and on the Pennsylvania Railroad (Map: Pennsylvania, D 3). The borough bears some reputation as a summer resort, but is more important as an industrial centre. It is in a fertile farming district which has mineral deposits, particularly of iron and glass sand; and there are foundries, furnaces, steel-works, flour and lumber mills, a tannery, and manufactories of edge tools, pumps, hydrants, etc. Population, in 1890, 3273; in 1900, 4451.