Victoria Dutko Leonelli, a certified researcher and curator of the Pennsylvania Room at the Uniontown Public Library, belongs to several historical and genealogical organizations. She also served as a member of the Mayor's Bicentennial Committee, which celebrated the two hundredth anniversary of the incorporation of Uniontown and dedicated the known Underground Railroad station in Uniontown.
Around Uniontownby Victoria Dutko Leonelli
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Once scattered with frontier forts and Native American paths, Uniontown has changed considerably since Henry Beeson, a Virginia Quaker, offered fifty-four lots for sale on July 4, 1776. Around Uniontown captures this history with nearly two hundred vintage images culled from personal collections and the Uniontown Public Library's archives. In these pages, revisit 1896, when Uniontown had its greatest patriotic festivity. View beautiful tree-lined streets with the magnificent homes of coal barons. Visit the "patch towns," and meet the people who lived and worked during the booming coal and coke era. Witness the sensational Polly Williams murder trial, and learn about some of the unique individuals who have called Uniontown home, such as Gen. George C. Marshall, David Blythe, and "Crazy Billy."
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