Around Bradford, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

Around Bradford, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

by Sally Ryan Costik, The Bradford The Bradford Landmark Society
     
 


When people think of Bradford in any historical sense, they think of oil and the remarkable effect that it has had on the community. The discovery of "black gold" in the late 1870s literally erased the earlier image of a backwoods lumber town and firmly established Bradford as a place of millionaires and mansions, people and progress. This latter image is so… See more details below

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When people think of Bradford in any historical sense, they think of oil and the remarkable effect that it has had on the community. The discovery of "black gold" in the late 1870s literally erased the earlier image of a backwoods lumber town and firmly established Bradford as a place of millionaires and mansions, people and progress. This latter image is so strong, however, that a very important part of the history of Bradford is often overlooked--a phenomenon that this volume strives to correct.Each photograph is from the collection of the Bradford Landmark Society, and many of these pictures have never before been published. Covering the era from the late 1850s to the mid-1940s, Around Bradford focuses on a time that people regard with fondness and hold firmly in their memories. We can never hear what those Bradfordians heard and we can never feel what they felt, but we can see what they saw--through photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738597003
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
05/01/1997
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)

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