Clairton, pennsylvania project gutenberg selfpublishing. Ascension of our lord byzantine catholic church cemetery billion. Without sacrificing treatment of the influential leaders who made pennsylvania history, the book focuses especially on the lives of everyday people over the centuries. Additional records are listed on the county and state pages. Painted in 1931, and now part of the collection at the met, the landscape that kane captured borders on pastoral. This issue published september 20, 2015 design by kristina kiritchenko, layout and text by james t. In the foreground, white fog tumbles from smokestacks set against perfect blue. Popular historical places university of wisconsin armory and gymna madison west virginia elkland school gymnasium cassville pennsylvania van houtenackerman house wyckoff new jersey afroamerican insurance company buildin fort mill south carolina hall house bowling green virginia broetje, john f. Conference will trace the history of italianamericans in region. Weve got a lot of championships, said ronald berry, a former high school football star. Pictures of clairton in the early days clairtons existence began just after the turn of the 20th century when the crucible steel company acquired a large tract along the west side of the monongahela river, about miles 21 km south of pittsburgh. Set aside a main road in clairton, pennsylvania, this strange world actually exists. Clairton took on a life of its own, including a business district and educational, religious, and cultural facilities. Some of this information is held at the databoards and some is on the county pages.
A fire thursday night destroyed three abandoned houses, leaving only 10 structures with leaking roofs, broken windows and rotted floors. Clairton genealogy in allegheny county, pa usa 1,060,369 pennsylvania 62,615 allegheny county 3,754 clairton 35. The book, the first comprehensive history of pennsylvania in almost three decades, sets the pennsylvania story in the larger context of national social, cultural, economic, and political development. Clairton, parks and recreation the impact of clairton natives. Although the following video has nothing to do with clairton, it does have something to do with history and i could just. In his painting the monongahela river valley, pennsylvania, the scottishborn, selftaught john kane offers an ode to the evergrowing industrialization in his adopted hometown of pittsburgh. Whitepages is the largest and most trusted online phone book and directory. Choose our history of pennsylvania books at arcadia publishing. Over the past sixty years it has also published occasional books on topics pertinent more. Here youll find the official pa dot handbooks, tips, tricks, and more. Historical images, pittsburgh pa, memories, history, places, memoirs, souvenirs. Designed to make highquality scholarship accessible for students, the pennsylvania history series has been published since 1948 and now features more than thirty titles that advance the mission of the pha by engaging with key social, political, and cultural issues in the history of the state and region. The 100year history was celebrated on friday night by more than 200 alumni of clairton high school, who returned for the bears homecoming game against the brentwood spartans. Funeral home services for charles are being provided by robert a.
Joseph siragusa, 49, a bootlegger known as the yeast baron of allegheny county, is preparing for his morning shave in the basement bathroom of his squirrel hill mansion. The clarion county weekly report is a project of the clarion county historical society and the clarion free library to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of world war i and its impact on clarion county, pennsylvania. Just upriver from clairton, about 10 miles away, is the town of donora, pennsylvania, where smog deaths from steel and zinc factories in 1948 sparked the first us regulation of air pollution. Geografija koordinate vremenska zona utc5, leti utc4. Order online tickets tickets see availability directions location. Here is an interesting history pagefor clairton taken from several early history books. Have you ever wondered what the world would be like if you fastforwarded into the distant future only to find yourself standing in the middle of postapocalypse. In italy, frances malpezzis uncle ate so much polenta that, after coming to america, he never wanted to see another molten mass of corn meal again. Links are provided to take you to the location where possible. Centennial history of the borough of connellsville, pennsylvania, 18061906 john carter mcclenathan snippet view 1982 john carter mcclenathan snippet view 1974. Pietraszewski livingston was born on thursday, may 02, 1940 and passed away on sunday, march 15, 2020. Bituminous coal was first mined in pennsylvania at coal hill mount washington, just across. The schools football team, the clairton bears, won their 60th consecutive game on november 23, 2012. Clairtons existence began just after the turn of the 20th century when the united states steel corporation acquired a large tract along the west side of the monongahela river, about miles south of pittsburgh.
This copy is a softcover reprint of a previously owned high school yearbook. The eerie abandoned neighborhood of lincoln way architectural. List of books and articles about pennsylvania history. Consisting of about 3040 abandoned homes, speculation on the internet about the reason that the homes were abandoned ran wild, and came to be unfortunately. Clairton is a city in allegheny county, pennsylvania, united states, along the monongahela river. The most rundown part of town the blair district, along pa rt. Jan 27, 2015 have you ever wondered what the world would be like if you fastforwarded into the distant future only to find yourself standing in the middle of postapocalypse.
Follett 1750 clairton rd west mifflin, pa book stores. Conference will trace the history of italianamericans in. In clairton, two weeks, or even four years, is but a blink of the eye when you considers the high schools football program dates back a century. Books designed to make highquality scholarship accessible for students, the pennsylvania history series has been published since 1948 and now features more than thirty titles that advance the mission of the pha by engaging with key social, political, and cultural issues in the history of the state and region.
Charles johnson passed away on january 12, 2020 in clairton, pennsylvania. Prior to the mills being built along the monongahela river, in the early 1900s clairton was the site of central park, a large riverside amusement park on the wylie farm, where wealthy pittsburghers and other people in the area came to dance and have fun. Publications the pennsylvania historical association. The clairton city school district encompasses approximately 1squaremile 2. It is home to clairton works, the largest coke manufacturing facility in the united states. During the next several decades, growth and advancement indicated a thriving city. Clairton, pennsylvania is the 4,071st largest city in the united states as of 2018.
Architectural afterlife preserving history of abandoned. Aug 06, 2019 nestled away at the bottom of a hill in clairton, the eerie little abandoned neighborhood of lincoln way had, in its later years, become an attraction for urban explorers and vandals. Covering topics such as ethnic groups, industries, religion, and the arts, each title offers engaging stories written by leading pennsylvania historians. Set aside a main road in clairton, pennsylvania, this strange world actually exists, sitting quietly on each side of a cracked and forgotten neighborhood street.
Though only a semighost, clairton is so full of abandoned and crumbling buildings that it merits as one of the best ghostly towns in western pennsylvania. Clairton high school, clairton, pennsylvania 1940 yearbook staff of clairton high school on. See more ideas about saskatchewan roughriders, canadian football league and pittsburgh pa. Its accessible personal reminiscences and stories told to the author by her relatives bring those early years of immigration and settlement.
As part of its mission to advocate and advance knowledge about the history and culture of pennsylvania and the midatlantic region, the pennsylvania historical association has published, since 1933, the awardwinning academic quarterly journal pennsylvania history. Selected fulltext books and articles frontier country. Its owners began production in 1889 with a new direct process for rolling rails. The older volumes in the series are shorter booklets that bring the history of pennsylvania to life for general readers and students. The chs class of 1932 did not have a year book due to the depression, but. Over the years, the clairton bears have dominated high school football in pennsylvania. Pennsylvania white pages pa phone directory lookup. Our mission is to serve as a bridge between the citizens of clairton, the city government, and the many other organizations that have organized to reach and work with our city and its citizens.
Check out the library in the latest in west jefferson hills magazine. Genealogical and personal history of western pennsylvania. Clairton, pennsylvania population history 1990 2018. A us steel factory is making people sick, health experts say. Mafia has long history here, growing from bootlegging days. Abandoned, all abandoned, homes, pennsylvania january 21, 2020 january 21, 2020 conneaut lake park one of the oldest amusement parks in pennsylvania. Clairton, a small, hilly steel town on the monongahela river near pittsburgh, is known for football. Pennsylvania white pages pa find people in pennsylvania if you are looking for someone in the state of pennsylvania, then you have found the right spot. From the ancient remains of native settlements, to houses of founding fathers, the civil war, and beyond, pennsylvania has plenty of history. Clairtonarea historical tornado activity is slightly below pennsylvania state average.
Search census records 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940, 1890 veterans. Concession stand is extra and arrangements must be. Dako it imo maibubulig ha wikipedia pinaagi han pagparabong hini. This is a bibliography of most of our biographical and historical volumes currently being used for transcription to our various pennsylvania counties. A retired history teacher, nola, 59, is graying and laconic with a thin mustache and a slight. Editors miller president, pennsylvania historical assn history, st. The advanced search feature includes options to search by title, location or marker text.
Our mission is to serve as a bridge between the citizens of clairton, the city government, and the many other organizations that have organized to. Steel corporation, clairton works, blast furnace blowing engine building, 400 state haer pa,2clair,1a5. Clairton pool olympic size, waterslide, food stand, baby pool, lounging area, picnic tables, 5 lifeguards for the big pool, 1 lifeguard for the baby pool. Roomandpillar mines have been active in pennsylvania s bituminous coalfields since the late1700s.
Read about the early history of pennsylvania, its oil history, its cultural evolution, and much more. Clairtons existence began just after the turn of the 20th century when the crucible steel company acquired a large tract along the west side of the monongahela river, about miles 21 km south of pittsburgh. Clairton white pages phone books in pennsylvania pa. As the steel mill and coke production facilities expanded, the population of clairton grew. The historical marker search application allows you to search the historical marker database by keyword, county or category.
As a senior attending clairton high school she dated the clairton. This book is listed here because it is an example of a combined italian family history and personal memoir of italians who settled in pennsylvania. Former st joseph church now part of st clare parish clairton. Begin your search and discover more about pennsylvania s historical markers. Our phone book of names, phone numbers and addresses will help you locate anyone, anywhere. The clairton city school district is a diminutive, suburban, public school district. Italian immigrants in pennsylvania historical society of. This page primarily lists records kept at the city level. City of clairton 551 ravensburg boulevard clairton, pa 15025. No alcoholic beverages or glass containers in the pool area. According to 2000 federal census data, it served a resident population of 8,491.
Whether you no longer have your own copy or want to surprise someone with a unique gift. For five days around halloween of that year, a thick yellow smoke belched from those factories, encasing the town and killing about 20 people. Clairton is a city in allegheny county, pennsylvania, united states, along the monongahela. Clairton area historical tornado activity is slightly below pennsylvania state average. Clairton high school is located in suburban pittsburgh, pennsylvania, in allegheny county in the city of clairton, united states. The vision of the clairton public library will work to enhance its status as one of the better public libraries in the commonwealth of pennsylvania. Margaret brown was born in the wilson section of clairton in august, 1914. Clairton fire decimates ghost town pittsburgh postgazette.
Pa mining history department of environmental protection. The school serves students in 6th through 12th grades. Entire blocks of the old downtown are abandoned or boarded up. Pennsylvania has a rich collection of historical places in clairton and beyond. Ask about the clairton 25th anniversary official souvenir book and cd. The city was the setting for the movie the deer hunter, although none of the movie was actually filmed there. The mission of the clairton public library is to serve as a center to provide informational resources, programs, education resources, and enjoyment for everyone of the community. Pietraszewski livingston was a resident of clairton, pennsylvania at. Pleasant hills public library our communitys center for lifelong learning and leisure 302 old clairton road pittsburgh pa 15236 4126552424 home. Under pennsylvania legal classifications for local governments, clairton is considered a thirdclass city. Susan pietraszewski obituary clairton, pennsylvania. While the history of lincoln way is hard to uncover in part because of the aforementioned monster. A us steel factory is making people sick, health experts.668 442 150 582 555 1350 1180 992 1027 1259 1253 1390 569 101 752 901 299 885 924 1498 796 420 1196 96 34 601 596 484 94 1002 862 413