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California, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)
     

California, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

by California Area Historical Society
 

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Along the winding Monongahela River and forty miles south of Pittsburgh lies California, Pennsylvania. Hopeful prospectors settled the area in 1849 and named their town in honor of those hunting gold out West. California, Pennsylvania traces the growth of this Mon Valley town and nearby communities from the days of boatbuilding, coal mines, and railroads to today

Overview


Along the winding Monongahela River and forty miles south of Pittsburgh lies California, Pennsylvania. Hopeful prospectors settled the area in 1849 and named their town in honor of those hunting gold out West. California, Pennsylvania traces the growth of this Mon Valley town and nearby communities from the days of boatbuilding, coal mines, and railroads to today. Drawing on the California Area Historical Society's extensive collection of old newspapers, municipal documents, and vintage photographs from the Harry Harris Photographic Collection, this volume also explores the history of early houses and local businesses, and the emergence of higher education from a state normal school into the California University of Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738511542
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,327,877
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Established in 1992, the California Area Historical Society assists residents and historians with local research and has authored California, Pennsylvania in conjunction with its tenth anniversary.

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