Pittsburgh was the birthplace of the inclined plane, and there were more built here than in any other city in the world. Contained in this book are the histories of many of these incline and street railway companies and the names, faces and backgrounds of the Pittsburgh men whose vision conceived, financed, built and operated them.
With this CD, you can search transcribed deeds and court minutes from the 1770s; search for well over 40,000 Monongahela Valley residents; and learn much more of this area's history from the mid 1700s to the early 1900s.
Slippery Rock University: the Legend behind the Name—the culmination of 40 years of research—is the fascinating story of the evolution of this popular western Pennsylvania college. This book is 460 pages of history packed with 813 photographs and pieces of documentation.
This book explains the important role that 21-year-old George Washington and his guide, Christopher Gist, played in the eventual English possession of the "Ohio Country", the area encompassing present-day western PA and eastern Ohio.