Plum Borough, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

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Plum Township, which later reorganized as Plum Borough, was founded on December 18, 1788, and westward pioneers soon chose to settle in the region. William McJunkin, an Irish emigrant and one of the earliest settlers, came to Plum Borough and in 1790 was granted a tract of land he came to call "Greenfield." In the 19th century, Plum Borough was an agricultural gold mine for the brave settlers who wished to emigrate from their East Coast homesteads. During the 20th century, Plum Borough emerged from being an ...

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Overview

Plum Township, which later reorganized as Plum Borough, was founded on December 18, 1788, and westward pioneers soon chose to settle in the region. William McJunkin, an Irish emigrant and one of the earliest settlers, came to Plum Borough and in 1790 was granted a tract of land he came to call "Greenfield." In the 19th century, Plum Borough was an agricultural gold mine for the brave settlers who wished to emigrate from their East Coast homesteads. During the 20th century, Plum Borough emerged from being an agricultural suburb of the Steel City to become a vibrant residential community with a wondrously bright future.

The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738574332
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 5/16/2011
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,457,520
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Early History 9

2 Agriculture 19

3 Industry and Commerce 33

4 Religion 61

5 Schools 81

6 Government 103

7 Organizations and Celebrations 111

Index 126

Bibliography 127

About the Organization 127

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