Indiana County was little more than a collection of forests and sparse settlements when it was formed in 1803. At the center of the county lay the area that was to become the city of Indiana, a community built on land donated by George Clymer, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Over the next one hundred fifty years, the county embraced the growth of numerous settlements, farms, logging operations, small businesses, and a booming coal industry that fueled the railroads of western Pennsylvania. With scenes of rolling hills and railroads, mining towns and main streets, from Rossiter to Saltsburg, Indiana County celebrates the region's bicentennial through nearly two hundred vintage postcards from the first half of the twentieth century.
Author Bio: John F. Busovicki, a lifelong Indiana County resident and Clymer's official town historian, has spent the last fifty years collecting images of his county. His interest in Indiana County memorabilia began in 1951, when his high school teacher Clarence D. Stephenson formed the George Clymer Historians, the group that authored The Clymer-Cherryhill Story. Busovicki is a member of the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County and served as a director for six years.
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