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by David W. Seidel

Author: David W. Seidel
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (June 9, 2010)
Pages: 128 pages
Category: History
Rating: 4.9
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For anyone born and raised in Altoona, Pa, this is a MUST HAVE book

Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). For anyone born and raised in Altoona, Pa, this is a MUST HAVE book. And Dave is a fellow graduate of Altoona Catholic High, class of 1956.

Postcard History Series. David W. Seidel is a founding member of Railroaders Memorial Museum, a founding officer and chapter historian of the Horseshoe Curve Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, and a member of the Blair County Historical Society, the Blair County Genealogical Society, and the Altoona-Blair County Photographic Society. He is the coauthor of Altoona and Logan Valley Electric Railway with Leonard E. Alwine and author of Horseshoe Curve.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Altoona by David W Seidel (Paperback . Altoona grew from farmland to 75,000 people in 75 years. Black & White Illustrations, Frontispiece.

Altoona grew from farmland to 75,000 people in 75 years.

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Altoona (Postcard History).

and even a 300-meter tower! We try to chronicle the history of postcards through a timeline of relevant events, going back a few centuries to provide the context that culminated in postcards being officially issued and recognized by a postal operator, on October 1st 1869.

carousel previous carousel next. Altoona and Logan Valley Electric Railway. carousel previous carousel next. Additional sources of information for this book are as follows: Westsylvania Magazine; A Field Guide to Trains of North America; Allegheny Passage: An Illustrated History of Blair County; Altoona Mirror; Altoona and the Pennsylvania Railroad: Between a Roar and a Whimper; Altoona Charter Centennial 1868–1968; Altoona Centennial Booklet of 1949; Blair County’s First Hundred Years 1846–1946; Crossroads of Commerce; Centennial.

Seidel, David W. (2010). Postcard History Series: Altoona.

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The Pennsylvania Railroad was incorporated in 1846 and immediately began the task of finding an all-rail route to connect Philadelphia with Pittsburgh. The Pennsylvania Railroad surveyed possible routes and arrived on a valley floor at the base of the Allegheny Mountains in 1849 that was primarily occupied by the David Robeson farm. As people arrived for employment opportunities, the railroad company purchased the Robeson farm, laid out the plan of a town, and named it Altoona. Shops were established, and crafts were needed as locomotive and car design and building evolved, all with increasing population and prosperity. Altoona grew from farmland to 75,000 people in 75 years.