New PDF release: Altoona (Postcard History Series)

By David W. Seidel

The Pennsylvania Railroad was once included in 1846 and instantly begun the duty of discovering an all-rail path to attach Philadelphia with Pittsburgh. The Pennsylvania Railroad surveyed attainable routes and arrived on a valley flooring on the base of the Allegheny Mountains in 1849 that used to be essentially occupied by means of the David Robeson farm. As humans arrived for employment possibilities, the railroad corporation bought the Robeson farm, laid out the plan of a city, and named it Altoona. retailers have been demonstrated, and crafts have been wanted as locomotive and motor vehicle layout and development developed, all with expanding inhabitants and prosperity. Altoona grew from farmland to 75,000 humans in seventy five years.

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