Spring City and Royersford

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In 1824, the completion of the Schuylkill Canal gave birth to Spring City, and the opening of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad in Royersford soon followed. Over the years, the "twin boroughs" grew simultaneously, sharing the community and industrial developments that their respective transportation hubs fostered. Spring City and Royersford, through more than two hundred vintage postcards, shares the history of these sister towns: the stove factories, glassworks, and knitting mills that were found on both sides of the river; the floods, fires, and train wrecks that the towns endured; and the bridges, schools, and celebrations that help unite the two communities.
ISBN: 9780738512112
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
William C. Brunner moved with his parents to Spring City in 1958. He graduated from Spring-Ford Area High School in 1962. An avid rail fan, history buff, and collector of local memorabilia and postcards, he joined the local historical society in 1988. He currently serves on the board of the Spring-Ford Area Historical Society.
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