Altoona (Postcard History Series) by David W. Seidel

By David W. Seidel

The Pennsylvania Railroad was once included in 1846 and instantly all started the duty of discovering an all-rail path to attach Philadelphia with Pittsburgh. The Pennsylvania Railroad surveyed attainable routes and arrived on a valley ground on the base of the Allegheny Mountains in 1849 that was once essentially occupied via 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 confirmed, and crafts have been wanted as locomotive and automobile layout and construction advanced, all with expanding inhabitants and prosperity. Altoona grew from farmland to 75,000 humans in seventy five years.

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