by Dormont Historical Society


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Adjoining the southern border of Pittsburgh, Dormont is a small, independent borough whose name means "mountain of gold" in French.

The borough developed rapidly even before its incorporation in 1909. In the early 1900s, the extension of Pittsburgh's railway system, the opening of the Liberty Tunnels, and the building of the Liberty Bridge, along with the recreational opportunities the borough has to offer, encouraged many families to settle and escape the pollution of Pittsburgh's steel mills. Through the years, the direct access to the city's business and cultural areas has drawn residents to the historic borough.

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ISBN-13: 9780738563015
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 10/13/2008
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,128,489
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

The images and information this book contains have been compiled mainly from the archives of the Dormont Historical Society, which is pleased to present this volume as a celebration of the community's past 100 years. The authors hope that its contents will bring back memories to the readers and so encourage them to see their own Dormont as they peruse its pages.

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