Thomas J. Hylton
Thomas J. Hylton, (Tom Hylton, Thomas Hylton) a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist from Pottstown, Pennsylvania, is the author of a book called Save Our Land, Save Our Towns and host of a public television documentary, on YouTube.
Born in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, in 1948, Hylton graduated from Kutztown University in 1970 and began working as a staff writer for The Mercury in Pottstown the following year. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for Mercury editorials about a bond issue for the preservation of farmland and open space. He resigned from the newspaper in 1994 to write his book and organize a non-profit dedicated to land use planning and community building in Pennsylvania.
Hylton's book Save Our Land, Save Our Towns: A Plan for Pennsylvania was published in 1995 by RB Books and illustrated with photography by Blair Seitz. It won the National Trust for Historic Preservation award.
- Sunday Book Review, Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec. 17, 1995. ISBN 978-0-615-24155-5
- Television documentary review, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, June 17, 2000
- The book: https://www.amazon.com/Save-Our-Land-Towns-Pennsylvania/dp/1879441446
- The video: http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/save.html