Around Troy Hill, Spring Hill, and Reserve Township, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

Around Troy Hill, Spring Hill, and Reserve Township, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

by James W. Yanosko, Edward W. Yanosko
     
 

The Reserve Tract across from Fort Pitt was set aside in the 1780s by the government of Pennsylvania as a way of raising funds to pay the troops who had served during the American Revolutionary War. Although many areas in the commonwealth were set aside like this, few grew to such prominence as the distinct neighborhoods of Troy Hill, Spring Garden, Spring Hill,

Overview


The Reserve Tract across from Fort Pitt was set aside in the 1780s by the government of Pennsylvania as a way of raising funds to pay the troops who had served during the American Revolutionary War. Although many areas in the commonwealth were set aside like this, few grew to such prominence as the distinct neighborhoods of Troy Hill, Spring Garden, Spring Hill, and Mount Troy. German and Croatian immigrants flocked to the area on the outskirts of Allegheny City, and along with them came their customs, religions, skills, and traditions. They helped build a nation by providing steel, leather products, food, and even beer; their spirit and work ethic set a standard that many Americans to this day try to emulate. The Heinz complex, the old E&O Brewery, St. Anthony's Chapel, Most Holy Name Church, and the Teutonia Mannerchor are several of the local landmarks that were established generations ago and are still being utilized today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738575926
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/24/2011
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,134,704
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


James W. Yanosko partnered with his father, Edward W. Yanosko, to gather this collection of photographs and stories from a multitude of people, many of whom are active members in the Allegheny City Society and the Spring Hill Civic League. The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.

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