New PDF release: Altoona (Images of Modern America)

By Jared Frederick

ISBN-10: 1467122866

ISBN-13: 9781467122863

For over a century, Altoona, Pennsylvania, used to be a bustling business hotbed. town thrived as a gem of the Pennsylvania Railroad, which built a few 6,000 steam locomotives. in spite of the fact that, like such a lot of groups within the wake of worldwide warfare II, Altoona struggled amidst deindustrialization and cultural shifts. The 1968 finish of the Pennsylvania Railroad, a lowering inhabitants, and a death downtown slowly made the town a shadow of its former self. in spite of the fact that, fresh advancements show potential�as is noticeable within the company presence of Norfolk Southern and Sheetz. also, the expansion of Penn kingdom Altoona, nearby healthiness care structures, and the Altoona Curve baseball membership proceed to make town and its environs a special position in the center of the Allegheny Mountains.

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