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Northern Cambria (Paperback, 1st ed): Sr. Anne Frances Pulling
Northern Cambria (Paperback, 1st ed): Sr. Anne Frances Pulling

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Northern Cambria (Paperback, 1st ed)

Sr. Anne Frances Pulling

Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)

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Northern Cambria is not only the upper region of
Cambria County, it is also the new name of two
century-old villages, Barnesboro and Spangler, that have
merged to become a millennium entity.
Located high in the Allegheny Mountains of western
Pennsylvania, the region was once covered by virgin
forests. In time, the dense acreage led to the development
of numerous sawmills, from which logs were floated all the
way downriver to what was then the lumbering capital of
the world, Williamsport. Miles of scenic farmland were
cleared and cultivated.
Then, in the mid-1800s, rich coal veins were found
beneath the Cambrian hills. As word of this discovery
spread, mines opened throughout the region. Within a
short time, immigrants from far and near streamed into
the region to work in the mines. Soon, rail lines were
constructed to serve the coal fields. High school graduates
became miners and dubbed the mines "Dust College."
Coal had become king.


Imprint: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Country of origin: United States
Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)
Release date: May 2000
First published: May 2000
Authors: Sr. Anne Frances Pulling
Dimensions: 231 x 165 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 128
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-7385-0415-5
Barcode: 9780738504155
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 0-7385-0415-7

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