Around DuBois (Postcard History Series) by The DuBois Area Historical Society

By The DuBois Area Historical Society

ahead of the 1870s, DuBois used to be a woodland payment with just a handful of households dwelling within the region. John DuBois replaced that after he settled within the zone and created one of many biggest lumber industries within the nation. In below twenty years, a thriving city had sprung up. A devastating fireplace in 1888 destroyed the enterprise district; despite the fact that, as companies akin to coal mining, iron ore, and sandstone persisted to develop, the realm was once rebuilt. With the growth of the railroad, surrounding cities started to strengthen. via infrequent pictures and early postcards, round DuBois presents glimpses of industries equivalent to the lumbermill, the realm coal mines, the stone quarry of Falls Creek, the Van Tassell Tannery, the Brewery, and the Buffalo, Rochester, and Pittsburgh Railroads. additionally incorporated are photographs of occasions and those that left their mark at the sector, together with celebrities similar to Thomas Edison, famous painter Richard Burfoot, and cowboy superstar of silent video clips Tom Mix.

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