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Published on Dec 31, 2010
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This DVD is available from https://www.LawrenceCHS.com, an all volunteer nonprofit historical society. All Gift Shop proceeds benefit our museum. We present here a few scenes from "Portrait of an American City: 200 Years of New Castle History" which traces the history of the New Castle, Pennsylvania area from pre-history to the late 1990's.
A Portrait of an American City begins with the early Native American settlements, the plotting of the land, continues through canal era, the Civil War, heavy industrialization, labor strife, immigration through the urban, renewal years to the reawakening and gradual rebirth of the neighborhoods and downtown. Loaded with familiar scenes of the City, both historical and current, the depictions help to remind us how New Castle was and shows what it has become. All who love the City will enjoy this presentation.
Narrated by Chuck King. Written and produced by Beverly Zona and Robert A. Presnar. Photos courtesy of John Hitch, Pat Patterson, Lillian Kwolek, Paul Dewberry, Marilyn Comstock, Jill Estock, Maxine Glenn, Pearl Brest, Mrs. St. Clair, Stella Litowinch, Pyrotecnico, Zambelli Internationale, and the archives of the Lawrence County Historical Society.
The Lawrence County Historical Society, located in Western Pennsylvania, is dedicated to historical education and preservation and is a tax exempt, charitable 501(c) (3) organization. For details, visit us at https://www.LawrenceCHS.com.