Johnstown, Pennsylvania: A History, Part One: 1895-1936

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The flood of 1889 has often taken center stage in the history of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, but the history of this community is greater than this tragedy. In this first installment of a two-volume set, local author Randy Whittle explores in-depth the history of this quintessential American community that has endured and prospered through the generations. Beginning with the aftermath of the 1889 flood, Whittle describes the key events and issues that the community's institutions and many of its leading personalities have wrestled with from the mid-1890s. The result is an accessible and entertaining narrative that not only recounts the community history, but also the topical histories of many civic organizations, the local government and leading businesses.
ISBN: 9781596290518
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Definitive History
Images: 39
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 6.875 (w) x 9.75 (h)
Randy Whittle is a leader in the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, community and for over twenty years served as Executive Director of the Greater Johnstown Committee. Whittle spent a decade researching and writing about Johnstown's history. This is his first book.
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