Martha Capwell Fox's Catasauqua and North Catasauqua (Images of America) PDF

By Martha Capwell Fox

as soon as one of the wealthiest groups within the kingdom, Catasauqua was once the birthplace of the trendy American iron and metal undefined. The power and inventiveness of industrialists comparable to David Thomas, J.W. Fuller, and Leonard Peckitt spurred the expansion and unfold the celebrity of the Iron Borough some distance past the Lehigh Valley. marketers and employees flocked to Catasauqua and North Catasauqua. They stuffed its mansions and row homes, church buildings and colleges, silk generators, saloons, and taking part in fields with households who have been proud to name the "Million buck city" home.

Their satisfaction is clear within the photographs in Catasauqua and North Catasauqua. Bustling companies, spacious faculties, loved church buildings, opulent homes, great parades and public celebrations, and robust, convinced faces abound in those images. The fruits of that satisfaction and prosperity got here in 1914, whilst Catasauqua welcomed the area to have a good time the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Crane Iron Works with outdated domestic Week. lower than ten years later, the iron company used to be long gone, its final years recorded in remarkable photos. lifestyles in Catasauqua, although more durable, went on and this present day, the historical past of the Iron Borough days is obvious in every single place in either towns-the streets, homes, and church buildings nonetheless enjoyed and lived in as they have been a century or extra ago.

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