Ambridge (Images of America) by Larry R. Slater

By Larry R. Slater

In 1905, the German non secular payment of economic system replaced eternally from what its charismatic founder had deliberate in 1824. outfitted to look ahead to the second one Coming, financial system was once handed from the arms of the moribund concord Society to the yank Bridge department of usa metal company. the recent proprietors renamed town Ambridge. because the mill city burst into lifestyles, the inhabitants spiked from six hundred to nearly 37,000 by way of 1945. necessarily, Ambridge felt the cave in of massive metal. within the 1750s, this land alongside the Ohio River held Log city, which used to be a gathering position for Colonial and local American leaders. Later there has been Legionville, the place Gen. Anthony Wayne proficient American troops through the early Indian wars. This was once through the ultimate domestic of a utopian society and one of many greatest mill complexes of the 20 th century. via classic photos, Ambridge chronicles the varied historical past and evolution of this community.

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