Around Cresson and the Alleghenies, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

Overview


The Allegheny Mountains constantly challenged early settlers to

use their creativity and skills to conquer what seemed an almost

insurmountable barrier. The founding fathers recognized potential

in the area both as a resort and as a thriving town that would attract

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Overview


The Allegheny Mountains constantly challenged early settlers to

use their creativity and skills to conquer what seemed an almost

insurmountable barrier. The founding fathers recognized potential

in the area both as a resort and as a thriving town that would attract

industry. Through hard work and innovation, an all-rail route over the

mountains was established, linking the area with important industrial

and trade centers. Many people came to Cresson to enjoy the health

and recreational benefits of its natural springs, and the area's "pike"

afforded the first stage link between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

When the Pennsylvania Railroad established headquarters here, with a

roundhouse, machine shops, and branch lines, the area entered an era of

industrial prosperity.

I n this remarkable volume, over 200 rare images are combines with

informative and insightful text. Early views of the famous Horseshoe

Curve, the Gallitzin Tunnels, and the Mountain House are delightfully

intertwined with photographs of homes, workplaces, churches, and the

people who made the area prosper and grow. Readers visit Loretto, a

town founded by "A Prince-Priest, Demetrius A. Gallitzin, Apostle of

the Alleghenies" and they are transported to Portage and Lilly, areas of

woodlands that gave rise to numerous sawmills.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738590400
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 12/6/2011
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,383,646
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author


With Around Cresson and the Alleghenies, Sr. Anne Frances Pulling has created an intimate look at this magnificent and historic mountain region of Pennsylvania. She has gathered images from numerous private collections and from the archives of the Cresson Historical Association, St. Francis College, Mount Aloysius College, the Sisters of Mercy, and the Mainline Dispatch to create a volume that will earn a lasting place on the bookshelves of residents and visitors alike.
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