Remembering Conshohocken and West Conshohocken

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The banks of the Schuylkill once echoed with the hum of the steel mills, and immigrants came across the sea to transform Conshohocken and West Conshohocken into thriving industrial towns. When the storm clouds gathered in Europe, the neighboring communities proudly sent more sons and daughters per capita to serve in World War I than any other town in America. Author Jack Coll chronicles the history of these Pennsylvania mill towns with a series of compelling vignettes. From stories of Ned Hector, an African American soldier who fought valiantly during the Revolutionary War, to the heroics of the Conshohocken fire companies, Coll pays tribute to his home and evokes times gone by.
ISBN: 9781596294127
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Pennsylvania
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 34
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Jack Coll has been writing articles for dozens of publications for more than thirty years. His interest in Conshohocken and surrounding areas has led this award-winning photojournalist to establish a library of more than fifteen thousand photographs of the area. He has also authored several publications on locations in Montgomery County. Jack moved to Conshohocken in 1974 and has been married to his Conshohocken-born wife, Donna, for thirty-seven years. Jack and Donna's two children, Brian and Jackie, were both raised and still reside in the borough. Jack has stayed involved in the community for more than thirty years as a member of the board of directors for the Conshohocken Fellowship House and a committee member for Mayor Robert Frost and the Mayor's Special Events Committee. He has played active roles over the years in the Conshohocken Soapbox Derby, the Conshohocken Car Show and dozens of other organizations, including the Conshohocken Merchants Association.
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