The Book of Bradford: Containing a Condensed History of the City of Bradford, Points of Interest and Facts About the City, and Other Information of Various Kinds (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Book of Bradford: Containing a Condensed History of the City of Bradford, Points of Interest and Facts About the City, and Other Information of Various Kinds

Mckean county is bounded on the north by the New york-pennsylvania line on the east by Potter county on the south by Elk and Cameron counties: on the west by xvarren county. The city of Bradford is situ ated within a few miles of the northern line of Mc Kean county. And about midway between Warren and Potter counties. It stands at the con?uence of the East and vest Branches of the Tuna, a tributary of the Allegheny river. In 1837 Col. Little purchased acres in and around Bradford. And tuilta log house. In 1838 the village was surveyed and named Littleton. In 1851 Daniel Kingsbury purchased a large tract of land from the l'nited States Land com pany. And became most active and untiring in his de termination to develop the resources of the village. And found a city. In 1858 he had the name Littleton changed to Bradford. And with J. K. Haffey and others estab lished the Bradford Miner. To assist in building up the new city. In 1873 the people asked for borough govern ment and the demand was granted. From this time forward the valley was a scene of the wildest activity. Busy men from all parts of the world crowded into the town in search of fortunes, in the form of petroleum. Thousands of derricks grew up. And all kinds of build ings sprung up like reeds. In 1880 there were eight large brick buildings erected. Among them the Riddell House. Over five hundred new dwellings were built and a number of new streets laid out. Since that time the wonderful growth of the city has ceased to become a matter of local history. To-day Bradford is a city of which its citizens are proud.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - F. M. McDonnell

Hardback

Published Date - August 22 2019

ISBN - 9780265193211

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1 cm

Page Count - 118

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