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McKeesport's location at the junction of the Youghiogheny and Monongahela Rivers facilitated shipping and transportation for the early coal and steel industries. Multiple large manufacturers were located here, including the National Tube Works, the American Tin Plate Company, Firth Sterling, and the D.L. Clark Candy Company. McKeesport's downtown supported numerous theaters, banks, stores, schools, churches, and civic organizations. In the first half of the 20th century, the population increased dramatically, and McKeesport was a growing, thriving city.
ISBN: 9780738575643
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 216
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Michelle Tryon Wardle-Eggers is the executive director of the McKeesport Heritage Center. She received her master's degree in history with a concentration in public history from Kent State University. John W. Barna is a member of the board of directors of the McKeesport Heritage Center. A former photographer for the G.C. Murphy Company and the Daily News, he is a lifelong resident of and historian for McKeesport.