Indiana, Pennsylvania

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Overview
Nestled in the hills of scenic western Pennsylvania, the borough of Indiana is a center of learning and the seat of county government. Incorporated in 1816, the borough lies in the heart of the state's bituminous coal region. Indiana has been home to a wide variety of industries and businesses, from breweries and lumber companies to higher education and Christmas tree farms. Among thousands of successful families and individuals, Indiana is famous as the home of actor Jimmy Stewart, Gov. John S. Fishe, and author Ed Abbey. Indiana, Pennsylvania is a compilation of stunning photographs that reveal a historical community. Included in this valuable history are the secret connections to the Underground Railroad, the arrival of electricity and telephones, the first automobiles, and the last Civil War veteran. Indiana, Pennsylvania also features many parts of the borough that have vanished, such as Indiana's early buildings and most of the old downtown hotels.
Details
ISBN: 9780738510538
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Karen Wood grew up in Indiana and Home, Pennsylvania, and is currently a reference librarian at Chatham College in Pittsburgh. She serves on the board of directors of the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County. Doug MacGregor earned his master of arts in history at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is an archivist and historian at the Pittsburgh History Center.