Upper Saucon Township and Coopersburg, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

Upper Saucon Township and Coopersburg, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

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by Kelly Ann Butterbaugh
     
 

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Upper Saucon Township was established in 1753. Often called "the Crossroads" because of its connections to the areas around it, the tracks of the North Pennsylvania Railroad awakened the small town of Center Valley in 1856. From there, the Liberty Bell trolley line was added, making transportation of goods and people even easier within the township. Milk trolleys…  See more details below

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Upper Saucon Township was established in 1753. Often called "the Crossroads" because of its connections to the areas around it, the tracks of the North Pennsylvania Railroad awakened the small town of Center Valley in 1856. From there, the Liberty Bell trolley line was added, making transportation of goods and people even easier within the township. Milk trolleys ran daily, and mills lined the creeks running through the predominantly agricultural township. As the connections grew, so did the needs of one of Upper Saucon Township's towns: Coopersburg. With the needs of a burgeoning town, Coopersburg petitioned to become a distinct borough in 1879. Coopersburg brought attention to the area with its industries and annual cattle sale. It was dubbed "the town of possibilities" for all it had to offer.

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Title: Historic photos: Coopersburg, Upper Saucon

Author: Irene Kraft

Publisher: The Morning Call

Date: 3/15/2010

Kelly Ann Butterbaugh will sign copies of her new book, "Images of America -- Upper Saucon Township and Coopersburg," this weekend in Whitehall and Coopersburg.

Butterbaugh, 35, a native of Salisbury Township and now of Lanark, Upper Saucon Township, will be at Borders in Whitehall at 3 p.m. Saturday. Then she'll be at Coopersburg Borough Hall, State and Main streets, Coopersburg, 1-4 p.m. Sunday for a book launch sponsored by the Coopersburg Historical Society.

The book, the latest in Arcadia Press' series that explore regions of the country through photos, will be available in bookstores beginning today.

It is filled with more than 200 vintage photos from public and private collections. Butterbaugh, who has a passion for history, hopes the book "preserved some of the facts and created a sort of snapshot of the community in its earlier days."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738572291
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
03/23/2010
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,360,515
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Kelly Ann Butterbaugh, a resident of Upper Saucon Township, drew from community photographs, as well as those in the Coopersburg Historical Society's collection for Upper Saucon Township and Coopersburg. An author of children's history books and a teacher, she enjoys sharing her love of history with the community.

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