Hidden History of Kensington and Fishtown

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Visit the alleys of Philadelphia's Kensington and Fishtown neighborhoods for stories from the Speakeasy War and more. The docks and alleys of Philadelphia's riverward neighborhoods teem with forgotten stories and strange histories. In the overlooked corners of Kensington and Fishtown are the launching of the Industrial Revolution, the bizarre double suicide of the Rusk twins and the violent Cramp Shipyard strike. With a collection of his "The Rest Is History" columns from the Fishtown Star, local historian Kenneth Milano chronicles little-known tales from the Speakeasy War of 1890 to stories of seldom-recognized hometown hero Eddie Stanky, who went on to play for the 1951 New York Giants. Join Milano as he journeys into the secret history of two of the city's oldest neighborhoods.
ISBN: 9781609491031
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Hidden History
Images: 34
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Kenneth W. Milano was born and raised in Kensington and still lives in that section of Philadelphia, where his mother's German ancestors first arrived from Unterleichtersbach, Bavaria, in the early 1840s. He has a twenty-plus-year history in the rare and scholarly bookselling and manuscript business and currently works with the bookselling firm of Michael Brown Rare Americana, LLC, of Philadelphia. In the mid-1990s, Mr. Milano helped to found the Kensington History Project, a community-based historical group that researches, lectures and publishes on the history of Kensington and Fishtown.
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