The founding of Donora was the result of social, political and economic interaction among elite and powerful capitalists.
In less than a year, the population of Donora quickly boomed from an original 12 residents to more than 4,000. They shared a common value system based on education, hard work and devotion to faith and family.
In a new book by Arcadia Publishing, local authors Charles E. Stacey, Brian Charlton and David Lonich from the Donora Historical Society document the colorful past of Donora.
Join the Authors for a Book Release Celebration!
Saturday, April 10
Donora Smog Museum
595 McKean Ave., Donora, PA 15033
Highlights of Donora:
• Features never before seen vintage photographs from both public and private collections
• Remembers the Great Smog of 1948 that distressed Donora but helped generate federal clean air laws
• Depicts number individuals from Donora who have excelled in sports, education, medicine, law, military and the arts
• Showcases the once-thriving steel industry and Donora mill
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book will be used to fund Donora Historical Society projects.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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