Around DuBois, Pennsylvania (Postcard History Series)

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Prior to the 1870s, DuBois was a forest settlement with only a handful of families living in the area. John DuBois changed that when he settled in the area and created one of the largest lumber industries in the state. In less than two decades, a thriving town had sprung up. A devastating fire in 1888 destroyed the business district; however, as businesses such as coal mining, iron ore, and sandstone continued to grow, the area was rebuilt. With the expansion of the railroad, surrounding towns began to develop. ...

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Overview

Prior to the 1870s, DuBois was a forest settlement with only a handful of families living in the area. John DuBois changed that when he settled in the area and created one of the largest lumber industries in the state. In less than two decades, a thriving town had sprung up. A devastating fire in 1888 destroyed the business district; however, as businesses such as coal mining, iron ore, and sandstone continued to grow, the area was rebuilt. With the expansion of the railroad, surrounding towns began to develop. Through rare photographs and early postcards, Around DuBois provides glimpses of industries such as the lumbermill, the area coal mines, the stone quarry of Falls Creek, the Van Tassell Tannery, the Brewery, and the Buffalo, Rochester, and Pittsburgh Railroads. Also included are images of events and people who left their mark on the area, including celebrities such as Thomas Edison, noted painter Richard Burfoot, and cowboy star of silent movies Tom Mix.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738537160
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 10/1/2005
  • Series: Postcard History Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

The DuBois Area Historical Society gathered a vast collection of postcards for this book from donations to the society and the use of private collections. The society was founded in 1982 to preserve the treasured history of the area.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    BARRACKS

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2007

    A Nostalgic Look at DuBois, PA

    Around DuBois, Pennsylvania allows the reader to see the city as it once was: a bustling business and transportation center built on lumber and coal. The 21st century DuBois can be seen evolving from the charming town depicted in the postcards and photos of the late 19th and early 20th century. Highly recommended for those who enjoy a window into the past, and those interested in Western Pennsylvania history. Makes a terrific gift!

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