Grove City, Pennsylvania (Postcard History Series)

Grove City, Pennsylvania (Postcard History Series)

by Mike S. Adams, John H. Hummel, Marjorie J. Hummel, Bradley C. Isles
     
 


In 1798, Valentine Cunningham dammed Wolf Creek in a wild Pennsylvania landscape for the purpose of starting a mill. By 1876, when Isaac Ketler came to start the nationally recognized Grove City College, it was a thriving village known as Pine Grove. Flowing outward from Cunningham's mill, the area now known as Grove City doubled in size, and it doubled again…  See more details below

Overview


In 1798, Valentine Cunningham dammed Wolf Creek in a wild Pennsylvania landscape for the purpose of starting a mill. By 1876, when Isaac Ketler came to start the nationally recognized Grove City College, it was a thriving village known as Pine Grove. Flowing outward from Cunningham's mill, the area now known as Grove City doubled in size, and it doubled again during the early twentieth century. Marketing slogans such as "Where Industry and Education Unite" and "No saloons" described the expanding town. Prohibitionist sentiments peaked when local tycoon Edwin Fithian ran for U.S. senator on the Prohibition ticket in the 1920s. All the while in the background, Wolf Creek provided the city with inspiration, energy, and recreation and was even once set ablaze. Grove City looks back at the rich history of this growing Pennsylvania community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738535555
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Series:
Postcard History Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Lifelong residents Mike S. Adams, John H. Hummel, Marjorie J. Hummel, and Bradley C. Isles, tireless promoters of Grove City's history and its promising future, explore this small town's story through the prism of vintage postcard images.

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