Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

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by Elena Castrignano
     
 

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Wilkes-Barre, founded in 1769, is a city of changes: environmental changes brought on by the Susquehanna River and industrial changes that transformed a quiet farming community into a busy breaker town. When anthracite coal was discovered in the 1800s and massive coal breakers were built, immigrants from eastern, western, and southern Europe began to arrive.…  See more details below

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Wilkes-Barre, founded in 1769, is a city of changes: environmental changes brought on by the Susquehanna River and industrial changes that transformed a quiet farming community into a busy breaker town. When anthracite coal was discovered in the 1800s and massive coal breakers were built, immigrants from eastern, western, and southern Europe began to arrive. As these immigrants arrived, they changed the face of the city, creating their own communities and hamlets. Fortunately for the citizens of the Wyoming Valley, changes continue today, thanks to many forward-thinking men and women who see the potential in something old and take the time to make it new again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738597775
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
12/10/2012
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
599,843
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Elena Castrignano is the author of Wilkes-Barre in Arcadia Publishing's Postcard History Series. A lifelong resident of the Wyoming Valley, she now resides in Hanover Township. She works in the library at Luzerne County Community College and has written community news articles for both local newspapers.

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (Postcard History Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
jmsmom More than 1 year ago
An amazing look at how the City of Wilkes Barre has changed through long hidden photographs, maps and illustrations.