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Dormont
by Dormont Historical Society


Overview - Adjoining the southern border of Pittsburgh, Dormont is a small, independent borough whose name means mountain of gold in French. The borough developed rapidly even before its incorporation in 1909. In the early 1900s, the extension of Pittsburgh s railway system, the opening of the Liberty Tunnels, and the building of the Liberty Bridge, along with the recreational opportunities the borough has to offer, encouraged many families to settle and escape the pollution of Pittsburgh s steel mills.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Adjoining the southern border of Pittsburgh, Dormont is a small, independent borough whose name means mountain of gold in French. The borough developed rapidly even before its incorporation in 1909. In the early 1900s, the extension of Pittsburgh s railway system, the opening of the Liberty Tunnels, and the building of the Liberty Bridge, along with the recreational opportunities the borough has to offer, encouraged many families to settle and escape the pollution of Pittsburgh s steel mills. Through the years, the direct access to the city s business and cultural areas has drawn residents to the historic borough."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780738563015
  • ISBN-10: 0738563013
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
  • Publish Date: October 2008
  • Page Count: 127
  • Dimensions: 9.25 x 6.5 x 0.34 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds

Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)

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Books > History > United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic

 
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