industrial growth of the city; and the urban renewal of the later 1900s, as well as the more current architectural restoration projects.
incorporation, is located in the western corner of
Pennsylvania. During its first one hundred fifty years, residents of the town built it into a self-supporting community committed to family values. Extensive industrial development occurred during this period, and the city was described as one of the most well-established manufacturing towns in western Pennsylvania. Carefully preserved images from the Beaver Falls Historical Society are combined with revealing and informative text in Beaver Falls. This fascinating new history includes some of the homes and businesses of early Beaver Falls families, and the railroad, canal, and river that connected Beaver Falls to the rest of the state. Newly discovered images and sources of the communitys history make this exciting new book a rare and timeless keepsake.
the proverbial cat. The carpet mill faltered in 1857, but in 1862, the Assabet Manufacturing Company started producing woolen materials and blankets to support the Civil War. This mill faltered in 1898, but in 1899, the American Woolen Company bought the
mills and greatly expanded them. In 1950, the woolen company faltered and shut down completely, but in 1957, Digital Equipment moved in. Digital faltered in 1997 and sold the buildings to Clock Tower Place, which is converting the mills into first-class industrial space. Today, the mills are attracting a new set of small industries. This book is filled with images of the various lives of the mill complex. Photographs featured within these pages show mill employees at work and at play; workers homes; the evolution of the mill buildings; and the products produced and sold by the mill. There is even a chapter that shows how wool products are produced.
Around Lima explores the fascinating evolution of Lima and the diverse adjoining towns that were inexorably connected. It illuminates the elegant streets of Lima, the rich heritage of nearby Bloomfield, the covered bridge and stone mills of Honeoye Falls, and the grandeur of the resort days of Avon Springs, which rivaled Saratoga Springs. Appearing within these pages are glimpses of Susan B. Anthony and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, as well as accounts of the Underground Railroad and a winter morning's journey to see Abraham Lincoln.