Over the Alleghenies

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Over the Alleghenies

Over the Alleghenies

Early Canals and Railroads of Pennsylvania

  • Author: Robert J. Kapsch
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781933202693
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 449
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Between 1826 and 1858 the state of Pennsylvania built and operated the largest and most technologically advanced system of canals and railroads in North America - almost one thousand miles of transport that stretched from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and beyond. The construction of this ambitious transportation system was accompanied by great euphoria. It was widely believed that the revenue created from these canals and railroads would eliminate the need for all taxes on state citizens. Yet with the Panic of 1837, a financial crisis much like boom and bust cycle that ended in 2008, a deep recession fell across the country. By 1858, Pennsylvania had sold all canals and railroads to private companies, often for pennies-on-the-dollar. Over the Alleghenies: Early Canals and Railroads of Pennsylvania is the definitive history of the state of Pennsylvania's incredible canal and railroad system. Although often condemned as a colossal failure, this construction effort remains an innovative, magnificent feat that ushered in modern transportation to Pennsylvania and the entire country. With extensive primary research, over one hundred illustrations, newspapers clippings, and charts and graphs, Over the Alleghenies examines and dissects the infrastructure project that bankrupted the wealthiest state in the Union.

Over the Alleghenies by the Northwestern Turnpike

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Over the Alleghenies by the Northwestern Turnpike

Over the Alleghenies by the Northwestern Turnpike

Now the Great Scenic Federal Highway

  • Author: John Randolph Schaeffer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Northwestern turnpike
  • Page: 144
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The Allegheny Frontier

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The Allegheny Frontier

The Allegheny Frontier

West Virginia Beginnings, 1730--1830

  • Author: Otis K. Rice
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813164389
  • Category: History
  • Page: 468
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The Allegheny frontier, comprising the mountainous area of present-day West Virginia and bordering states, is studied here in a broad context of frontier history and national development. The region was significant in the great American westward movement, but Otis K. Rice seeks also to call attention to the impact of the frontier experience upon the later history of the Allegheny Highlands. He sees a relationship between its prolonged frontier experience and the problems of Appalachia in the twentieth century. Through an intensive study of the social, economic, and political developments in pioneer West Virginia, Rice shows that during the period 1730--1830 some of the most significant features of West Virginia life and thought were established. There also appeared evidences of arrested development, which contrasted sharply with the expansiveness, ebullience, and optimism commonly associated with the American frontier. In this period customs, manners, and folkways associated with the conquest of the wilderness to root and became characteristic of the mountainous region well into the twentieth century. During this pioneer period, problems also took root that continue to be associated with the region, such as poverty, poor infrastructure, lack of economic development, and problematic education. Since the West Virginia frontier played an important role in the westward thrust of migration through the Alleghenies, Rice also provides some account of the role of West Virginia in the French and Indian War, eighteenth-century land speculations, the Revolutionary War, and national events after the establishment of the federal government in 1789.

More Allegheny Episodes

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More Allegheny Episodes

More Allegheny Episodes

Legends and Traditions, Old and New, Gathered Among the Pennsylvania Mountains

  • Author: Henry W. Shoemaker
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 0271045280
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 544
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The Penn State University Press is pleased to introduce Metalmark Books, a joint imprint of the Press and the University Libraries at Penn State. Books published under this imprint are selected from the collections of the University Libraries. They may be viewed online or ordered as print-on-demand paperbacks. Initially, books published under the Metalmark imprint will be chosen from the Libraries extensive Pennsylvania holdings. Over time, the scope will broaden to include other significant out-of-print titles. These five Metalmark reprints preserve and make available once again some of the early writing of folklorist Henry W. Shomaker. He authored hundreds of pamphlets and books on nature, history, and folklore. He was publisher of several influential newspapers in Pennsylvania, including the Altoona Tribune and the Reading Eagle. He became the first state folklorist in America, one of the first chairs of the Pennsylvania Historical Commission, and an influential member of the State Forest Commission and the State Geographic Board.

Around Cresson and the Alleghenies

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Around Cresson and the Alleghenies

Around Cresson and the Alleghenies

  • Author: Anne Frances Pulling, Sr.,Sr Anne Frances Pulling
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780738590400
  • Category: History
  • Page: 128
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The Allegheny Mountains constantly challenged early settlers to use their creativity and skills to conquer what seemed an almost insurmountable barrier. The founding fathers recognized potential in the area both as a resort and as a thriving town that would attract industry. Through hard work and innovation, an all-rail route over the mountains was established, linking the area with important industrial and trade centers. Many people came to Cresson to enjoy the health and recreational benefits of its natural springs, and the area's "pike" afforded the first stage link between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. When the Pennsylvania Railroad established headquarters here, with a roundhouse, machine shops, and branch lines, the area entered an era of industrial prosperity. I n this remarkable volume, over 200 rare images are combines with informative and insightful text. Early views of the famous Horseshoe Curve, the Gallitzin Tunnels, and the Mountain House are delightfully intertwined with photographs of homes, workplaces, churches, and the people who made the area prosper and grow. Readers visit Loretto, a town founded by "A Prince-Priest, Demetrius A. Gallitzin, Apostle of the Alleghenies" and they are transported to Portage and Lilly, areas of woodlands that gave rise to numerous sawmills.

The National Road in Pennsylvania

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The National Road in Pennsylvania

The National Road in Pennsylvania

  • Author: Cassandra Vivian
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780738511665
  • Category: History
  • Page: 128
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The history of America is written over every mile of the National Road in Pennsylvania. The original National Road can be traced to Native American trails. George Washington, Gen. Edward Braddock, and James Burd converted portions of Native American trails into a roadway suitable for military purposes and westward expansion. Then came the National Road, built in the early 1800s to accommodate increased traffic traveling westward on the existing road. It was the first federally built road in the United States. Alternately called the National Pike and the Cumberland Road, the National Road was overlaid by segments of U.S. Route 40 in the 1920s. Today, the National Road is designated as a National Scenic Byway as well as an All-American Road. From Addison to West Alexander, The National Road in Pennsylvania contains images of important historic sites and towns on the ninety-mile stretch of highway. The defeat of Col. George Washington's troops at Fort Necessity spawned the French and Indian War. One of the most famous instigators of the Whiskey Rebellion, David Bradford, built his home alongside the National Road. The first cast-iron bridge in America was built on the National Road in Brownsville. The road is flanked by toll houses, coal mines, historic taverns, and automobile camps. One will find images of an S-bridge, mile markers, and memorials relating to the history of the area.

Railroads of New Jersey

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Railroads of New Jersey

Railroads of New Jersey

Fragments of the Past in the Garden State Landscape

  • Author: Lorett Treese
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • ISBN: 9780811732604
  • Category: History
  • Page: 228
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Regional histories of the major railroads. Includes railroad attractions.

John Brown

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John Brown

John Brown

  • Author: W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • ISBN: 9780307757470
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
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A moving cultural biography of abolitionist martyr John Brown, by one of the most important African-American intellectuals of the twentieth century. In the history of slavery and its legacy, John Brown looms large as a hero whose deeds partly precipitated the Civil War. As Frederick Douglass wrote: "When John Brown stretched forth his arm ... the clash of arms was at hand." DuBois's biography brings Brown stirringly to life and is a neglected classic. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Greensburg

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Greensburg

Greensburg

  • Author: P. Louis DeRose
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780738536521
  • Category: History
  • Page: 128
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An album of captioned photos of Greensburg, Pennsylvania with information on the history of the town.

Before Mark Twain

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Before Mark Twain

Before Mark Twain

A Sampler of Old, Old Times on the Mississippi

  • Author: John Francis McDermott
  • Publisher: SIU Press
  • ISBN: 9780809321919
  • Category: History
  • Page: 298
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A collection of thirty-seven stories, reprints from diaries and journals, and other materials published prior to the days of Mark Twain that depict Mississippi River life.