Reading in Vintage Postcards

Reading in Vintage Postcards

by Charles J. Adams III
     
 

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In the mid-nineteenth century, a transportation industry developed in Reading that put the city on the map--and on the Monopoly board--forever. Founded in 1748 by William Penn's sons Thomas and Richard,Reading experienced rapid growth throughout the nineteenth century as the Reading Railroad (the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad) breathed steam into the city's… See more details below

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In the mid-nineteenth century, a transportation industry developed in Reading that put the city on the map--and on the Monopoly board--forever. Founded in 1748 by William Penn's sons Thomas and Richard,Reading experienced rapid growth throughout the nineteenth century as the Reading Railroad (the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad) breathed steam into the city's industry. As the powerful railroads faded later, so did the city's economy. In recent years, Reading has become known as the birthplace and capital of factory outlet shopping and the hub ofnewborn manufacturing, financial, and agricultural enterprises.

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ISBN-13:
9781439627457
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
09/18/2012
Series:
Postcard History
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
46 MB
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