Lawrence Park and Wesleyville

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Lawrence Park Township and Wesleyville Borough are suburbs of Erie, Pennsylvania, and both communities are proud of their comfortable residences, many churches, parks, and business districts. Wesleyville grew along Buffalo Road, while Lawrence Park was developed by the General Electric Company a century later. Four Mile Creek, with its picturesque wanderings, is shared by both communities, and local legend suggests that it might have played a part in the Underground Railroad and the activities of rumrunners. In the early 1960s, the rival schools of the two communities merged to form the Iroquois School District. Amazingly, in 1965–1966, the first year of the merged district, the football team won the Erie County league championship. Many more accolades have come to Iroquois students for athletics, music, art, and intellectual achievements, and it is certain that they will continue, so "Roll on Big I."
ISBN: 9781467134101
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 165
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Marjorie D. McLean has lived in Lawrence Park since 1955 and was an Iroquois guidance counselor from 1963 to 1989. She is the author of Lawrence Park and a current member of the Lawrence Park Historical Society, the Iroquois School District Foundation, and the Iroquois School Board.
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