Plum Borough, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

Plum Borough, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

by Frank J. Kordalski


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Plum Township, which later reorganized as Plum Borough, was founded on December 18, 1788, and westward pioneers soon chose to settle in the region. William McJunkin, an Irish emigrant and one of the earliest settlers, came to Plum Borough and in 1790 was granted a tract of land he came to call “Greenfield.” In the 19th century, Plum Borough was an agricultural gold mine for the brave settlers who wished to emigrate from their East Coast homesteads. During the 20th century, Plum Borough emerged from being an agricultural suburb of the Steel City to become a vibrant residential community with a wondrously bright future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738574332
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 05/16/2011
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 625,297
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Frank J. Kordalski Jr. is the archivist for the Allegheny Foothills Historical Society in Plum Borough and has served on the organization’s board of directors and various planning committees. He has meticulously researched the photographic archives of the historical society, as well as the archives of several individuals and other organizations, in order to compile the photographic collection for Plum Borough.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Early History 9

2 Agriculture 19

3 Industry and Commerce 33

4 Religion 61

5 Schools 81

6 Government 103

7 Organizations and Celebrations 111

Index 126

Bibliography 127

About the Organization 127

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