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Vintondale (Paperback)

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Vintondale, located in Cambria County, holds a unique position in history. It was a coal-mining town with a notorious reputation based on an antiunion legacy that lasted until the New Deal. Warren Delano, maternal uncle of Pres. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was the founder and owner of the company town. Through vintage photographs, Vintondale traces the areas history from when the first coal was shipped in 1894 until the No. 6 mine was closed in 1968. It includes such Vintondale claims to fame as the first long-wall mining operation, lawsuits by the fledgling American Civil Liberties Union in the 1920s, a 1940 Chapter 13 bankruptcy and reorganization, and a homegrown terrorist called Friend of a Friend. Today the sleepy borough belies its past as the center of the bustling Ghost Town Trail and as a recreation area. *Author: Weber, Denise Dusza *Series Title: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing) *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 127 *Publication Date: 2008/01/30 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.24 x 6.56 x 0.34 inches


Publisher Arcadia Pub
Mfg Part# 9780738555416
SKU 205873159
Format Paperback
ISBN10 073855541X
Release Date 1/1/2008
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0127
Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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