Bridgeville, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

Bridgeville, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

by John F. Oyler
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738572246
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
04/05/2010
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
737,166
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


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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