Taylor, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

Taylor, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

by Margo L. Azzarelli
     
 

On November 23, 1893, Judge R. W. Archbald signed the decree making Taylor a borough. A century earlier in 1782, Cornelius Atherton, originally from Massachusetts, became Taylor's first permanent settler on a hill overlooking Keyser Creek. He and his family helped to build what was then a small farming community. The birth of the railroad brought with it a change

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On November 23, 1893, Judge R. W. Archbald signed the decree making Taylor a borough. A century earlier in 1782, Cornelius Atherton, originally from Massachusetts, became Taylor's first permanent settler on a hill overlooking Keyser Creek. He and his family helped to build what was then a small farming community. The birth of the railroad brought with it a change of industry. In the mid-1850s, the Union Coal Company sank a shaft, built a breaker, and began to ship coal. When the company went out of business, New York City financier Moses Taylor bought up the abandoned coal land and reopened the mines. What was once called Unionville was renamed Taylorville in his honor, and this was later shortened to Taylor. Through vintage images, Taylor documents the many transitions of this tight-knit community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738572567
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/24/2010
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
647,348
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

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