PORTRAIT OF AN AMERICAN COMMUNITY: O'HARA TOWNSHIP, PA. 2008 By the O'Hara Township Committee. Twelve years in the making, this 289-page, 8.5 x 11" book is packed with information and photographs that are unique to the area around O'Hara Township in Allegheny County, including Aspinwall, Blawnox, Fox Chapel, and Sharpsburg. Take this effort as an historical investigation of a "core sample" of the United States of America. Inside are a series of stories that comprise the development of an American community. From tales of the first Americans, to those of the first settlers, to those of the latest real estate transactions, O'Hara Township's chronicles mirror America's growth. In addition to portraits of many personalities, there are stories about Veteran's Hospital; Blawnox Company; Allegheny County Workhouse; the Poorhouse; the Pittsburgh area's first municipal airfield and first industrial park; plus a local restaurant's secret barbecue sauce. 289-page, 8.5 x 11 Hardcover with dust jacket.