Cambria County, Pennsylvania

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  • Johnstown Flood Essay

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    damage. This information sets a precedent for the disaster of 1889. McCullough once again reiterates the responsibility of man prior to the 1889 disaster with the example of Daniel J. Morrell’s concerns in 1880. He sent John Fulton on behalf of the Cambria Iron Works to inspect the dam, where two major structural problems were found: there was no discharge pipe to reduce water in the dam, and, the previous repair left a leak that cut into the dam. This initial warning and advice was rejected, even after

  • The Hidden Treasure Of History

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    word porter meaning “to carry” and Noah Webster defines Portage as “carrying something overland from one body of water to another” (Portage Centennial Book Committee, 1990, p.3-4). The Allegheny Portage railroad would later be added onto the great Pennsylvania railroad that would serve throughout the whole state. So, first came the railroad and then because of the railroad, the growth of this new town began. Because of the railroad being built on this land that was all dense woodland and the steam engines

  • The Molly Maguires Essay

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    People of many different nationalities settled in Pennsylvania to work in the coal mines. Conflicts developed not only among people of different cultural backgrounds but also between laborers and owners of the mines. The struggle between labor and management is illustrated in the story of the Molly Maguires, an Irish group which settled in eastern Pennsylvania. The Molly Maguires were perhaps the most gruesome chapter in the history of Pennsylvania. The violent and dramatic case of these people is

  • Business Proposal for Library at the Exton Campus of Delaware County Community College

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    4 Benefits???????????????????????????????.6 Business Requirements and Cost Analysis?????????????????...8 Conclusion??????????????????????????????9 BACKGROUND I am proposing for a library to be put into the Exton campus of Delaware County Community College. There is currently not a library at this location. In order to have the use of a campus library we must go to the main campus of the college, which is approximately thirty to forty minutes from the Exton location. There are many

  • The Innocence of the Paxton Boys Essay

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    the Conestogas, what they did is justified by the aggressive behavior shown by the Indians. I will now present evidence to prove this conclusion. My first piece of evidence is from a speech made by Little Abraham, a Mohawk sachem, to colonial Pennsylvania officials and Indian Leaders: "You [...] made Plantations there and spoiled their hunting grounds, they [French-allied Delawares] then complained to us [...] and [we] found their complaints to be true. [...] [...] Our advice to you is, that you

  • Community Assessment Paper

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    Community Assessment: Reading, Pennsylvania Judith Giorgio Western Governor’s University Abstract This paper is an assessment of the city of Reading, Pennsylvania. It will describe the city with a focus on the population, economic situation, culture, neighborhood and safety factors. It will also look at what the city has in place in case of a disaster. From this data, I will interpret the overall status of the community and formulate a logical community diagnosis. Community Description

  • Artists Most Closely Associated with Snyder County, PA

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    The artists that are today most closely associated with Snyder County are: The Reverend George Geistweite, Henry Young, and Francis Portzline. There are others like Frederick Kuster, Johann Conrad Trevits, Daniel Diefenbach, and Daniel Otto who probably never lived or worked within the geographical confines of what is today Snyder County, but were close enough to produce work for local families and influenced and were influenced by the works of others within this region. Also, some important artists

  • The Beginnings of Oakmont Pennsylvania

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    men settled in present day Oakmont. The land was offered for thirteen cents per acre and a buyer could establish a claim to a tract by having it surveyed. The purchase price did not have to be paid until a patent for the tract was obtained from Pennsylvania and patenting could be deferred which encouraged land speculation rather than settlement. From 1769 to 1787 George Croghan, John Baird, William Maris, David Mcfee, and John Woods established claims to tracts encompassing all of present day Oakmont

  • Johnstown Quadrangle Essay

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    The Johnstown quadrangle is located in southwest-central Pennsylvania, lying mostly in Cambria County but also small parts of Somerset, Westmoreland, and Indiana counties. Most of the quadrangle includes the valley of Conemaugh River and its tributaries, Little Conemaugh River and Stony Creek, where they run together in the city of Johnstown and its suburbs. The surface rocks of the Johnstown quadrangle are of sedimentary origin – deposited in or by water – and consist of sandstone, shale, limestone

  • The For A Hospital Campus At Cresson ( Sci Cresson )

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    As one turns off Old Route 22 in Cambria County at the site of the former State Correctional Institution at Cresson (SCI Cresson), it readily becomes apparent that the facility is closed. It hasn’t been an ongoing enterprise since it ceased operations in 2013. There are few indications that this facility was once a vital component in Pennsylvania’s anti-tuberculosis campaign. Upon further study, several buildings appear out of place. Their architecture is more akin to that found on a hospital campus

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