Mount Pleasant Borough, Westmoreland County

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Mount Pleasant is a small borough in the Laurel Highlands of Westmoreland County with an immeasurable history. Originally a Native American trail, Main Street was used by Gen. Edward Braddock in 1755 on his journey to his 16th encampment. Generations have lived here since the town was incorporated in 1828. Many immigrants from Poland, Italy, Germany, and Ireland came here to work in the coal, coke, and glass industries, which were growing quickly and spurring successful businesses. The coke works of Henry Clay Frick was established in 1881. Bryce Brothers Glass began in 1896 and became well known for blown stemware and tableware. L.E. Smith Glass Company manufactured handmade American pressed glass in various colors and styles beginning in 1907. The success of these industries led to the Glass Festival, held annually in September. Today, in the center of town is Diamond Memorial Square, the quintessential symbol of Mount Pleasant, where the World War I doughboy was erected in 1924. Mount Pleasant Borough, Westmoreland County shares photographs and stories that illustrate the strong community ties of the area.
ISBN: 9781467122191
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of America
Images: 207
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Inherently interested in history and literacy, the authors gathered material from the community. Photographs were obtained from a diverse group of collectors.
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