by Diane Acerni


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Kittanning by Diane Acerni

Kittanning, a main street presence in rural Armstrong County, takes its name from the Delaware people who inhabited western Pennsylvania. Considered the site of a pivotal conflict during the French and Indian War, Kittanning later emerged as a center for local government and commerce. Families and businesses prospered by tapping into the Allegheny River and the wealth of other natural resources around them. The Allegheny was a lifeline, carrying valuable goods and materials as it twisted along its hilly southern path to the Ohio River. Among Kittanning's more notable exports were the visible print typewriter and the adventuress Nellie Bly. Kittanning showcases that while the faces and facades of this community have changed over the years, the town has stood the tests of time, largely due to the resourcefulness of its residents and their determination and dedication to preserve their riverside home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781531642716
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Diane Acerni is a contributing writer and columnist for the Leader Times newspaper in Kittanning, as well as two regional sports publications. She is a member of the Armstrong County Historical Society and has partnered with them for this project.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Forts and Frontiers 11

2 Foundations 17

3 Families and Friends 49

4 Floods, Farms, and Folks at Work 73

5 Fame but not Always Fortune 97

6 Firemen and their Parades 103

7 Forming a More Perfect Union 113

About the Armstrong Country Historical Society 127

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