Bridgeville, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

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Bridgeville has a rich historical heritage dating back to Colonial times. In the early 1800s, a small village grew along the meandering Chartiers Creek between two bridges on the Black Horse Trail. The construction of the Chartiers Valley Railroad, the establishment of the Norwood Hotel, and the opening of commercial bituminous coal mines in the region generated a population boom that motivated residents to seek autonomy from Upper St. Clair Township. In 1901, the borough of Bridgeville was incorporated, and the...
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Overview


Bridgeville has a rich historical heritage dating back to Colonial times. In the early 1800s, a small village grew along the meandering Chartiers Creek between two bridges on the Black Horse Trail. The construction of the Chartiers Valley Railroad, the establishment of the Norwood Hotel, and the opening of commercial bituminous coal mines in the region generated a population boom that motivated residents to seek autonomy from Upper St. Clair Township. In 1901, the borough of Bridgeville was incorporated, and the next 50 years saw the community become the social and business center for the four neighboring townships with schools, churches, and a bustling downtown business environment. Bridgeville remains close enough to Pittsburgh to enjoy the cultural advantages of a big city, yet far enough away to retain the feel of a small hometown.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738572246
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 4/5/2010
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 811,734
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Most of the images in Bridgeville are from the archives of the Bridgeville Area Historical Society, an active organization dedicated to the preservation and nurturing of the history and heritage of the Bridgeville area. John F. Oyler coordinated the assembly of the images and provided most of the related text.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Pre-Colonial History: Before 1770 9

2 The Early Years: 1770-1876 11

3 A Town is Born: 1876-1901 21

4 Incorporation: 1901-1910 35

5 Melting Pot: 1911-1920 51

6 Prosperity: 1921-1930 65

7 The Depression Years: 1931-1940 85

8 World War II: 1941-1950 101

9 Transition: 1951-2001 117

Epilogue 127

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