The Lehigh Valley Cement Industry, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

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America's portland cement industry began in the Lehigh Valley. The rich deposit of limestone known as the Jacksonburg Formation arcs through the valley from Berks County, Pennsylvania, to Warren County, New Jersey, and today it still provides the raw material for the Lehigh district's famous high-quality portland cement. Cement from the Lehigh Valley built America's skyscrapers, dams, and highways. The Lehigh Valley Cement Industry documents not only the quarries and cement mills but also the dozens of companies...
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Overview


America's portland cement industry began in the Lehigh Valley. The rich deposit of limestone known as the Jacksonburg Formation arcs through the valley from Berks County, Pennsylvania, to Warren County, New Jersey, and today it still provides the raw material for the Lehigh district's famous high-quality portland cement. Cement from the Lehigh Valley built America's skyscrapers, dams, and highways. The Lehigh Valley Cement Industry documents not only the quarries and cement mills but also the dozens of companies that sprang up to supply and support the industry. The photographs also tell the stories of the people who formed the cement communities--the entrepreneurs, executives, engineers, and immigrants whose legacies live on in the five multinational companies still making cement in the valley.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738538556
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 2/6/2006
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 820,895
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author


Carol M. Front, coauthor of Allentown, is an industrial photographer and author. Joan Minton Christopher is a writer and works in television production. Martha Capwell Fox, author of Catasauqua and North Catasauqua and Whitehall and Coplay, is a freelance writer and editor. All three authors share an avid interest in local and industrial history.
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  • Posted September 5, 2009

    Great Photos of the early Cement Industry/ Lehigh Valley

    This is a wonderful book, although a bit sparce on words, very interesting photos. Would be a wonderful and useful tool for teachers to use in order to impress the importance of the cement industry in the Lehigh Valley. However there is one mistake in the book.......there is one lone female bargaining unit employee left in the Valley's cement industry........ME! ( over 27 years and still counting!)

    P.S. The wonderful writers have apologized for this oversight and the misleading information given by managers of these cement compainies.

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