Plum Borough

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Plum Township, which later reorganized as Plum Borough, was founded on December 18, 1788, and westward pioneers soon chose to settle in the region. William McJunkin, an Irish emigrant and one of the earliest settlers, came to Plum Borough and in 1790 was granted a tract of land he came to call "Greenfield." In the 19th century, Plum Borough was an agricultural gold mine for the brave settlers who wished to emigrate from their East Coast homesteads. During the 20th century, Plum Borough emerged from being an agricultural suburb of the Steel City to become a vibrant residential community with a wondrously bright future.
ISBN: 9780738574332
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of America
Images: 228
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Frank J. Kordalski Jr. is the archivist for the Allegheny Foothills Historical Society in Plum Borough and has served on the organization's board of directors and various planning committees. He has meticulously researched the photographic archives of the historical society, as well as the archives of several individuals and other organizations, in order to compile the photographic collection for Plum Borough.
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