Around Curwensville

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Curwensville, one of the oldest towns in Clearfield County, began as a lumber town. Some of the area's finest families made their fortunes by harvesting the tall pine trees that were used as ship masts. The Irvin and Patton families were instrumental in the development of the town, as they brought the railroad to the area and contributed to the schools, banks, and a water system. In the 20th century, industries such as brick making, stone quarries, and tanneries became vital to the community. Bringing to life an era when every settlement was a stop on the railroad route, Around Curwensville is an exciting collection of historic photographs from Curwensville and surrounding towns, including Clearfield, Grampian, and DuBois.
ISBN: 9780738555065
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Julie Rae Rickard is the author of Clearfield County in the Images of America series and Clearfield in the Postcard History Series. She is an author, freelance writer, reporter, and member of the Clearfield County Historical Society and the Curwensville-Pike Township Historical Society. In celebration of Clearfield County's bicentennial, she wrote, produced, and directed the play Hidden Treasures: A History of Clearfield County.
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