In the early 1800s, a small village grew along the meandering Chartiers Creek between two bridges on the Black Horse Trail. Bridgeville was finally incorporated in 1901 and has continued to grow as a thriving Pittsburgh suburb.
In over 200 vintage photographs, local John Oyler and the Bridgeville Historical Society bring readers on a nostalgic journey down memory lane.
The authors hope the book will “encourage future generations to cherish the community’s heritage and continue this tradition.”
Highlights of Bridgeville:
• Illustrates Bridgeville’s heritage as a melting pot by photos of families of varied ethnic backgrounds
• Features Bridgeville High School, which closed in 1958 when the school district consolidated into the Chartiers Valley School District
• Includes John Poellott’s map of Bridgeville in 1859, identifying all the families living there at that time
• Depicts the impact of the railroads on the community, beginning with the Chartiers Valley Railroad
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