James T. Herron, Jr.
Canonsburg Bicentennial Commission
Title / Description
A Frontier Settlement
John Canon settled the area and developed a plan for the town.
A College Town
The first major claim to fame was Jefferson College.
A Smokestack Community
Many industries came to town, as well as the railroad.
Modernization & Boom
The town gets electricity, water, telephones, gas & oil, a post office, sewers, paved streets, interurban trolleys, and public transportation.
South Canonsburg, East Canonsburg, White Lawn Terrace, and East End all merge into Canonsburg.
Covers the history of many of the schools in Canonsburg.
A Community at Worship
Covers the various churches in town.
Gone but Not Forgotten
The Opera House Tragedy. Funeral homes in town.
Canonsburg at Play
Bicycle racing, stadium, sports teams, parks, and radio station.
Home Town Melodies
Bands, Perry Como, Bobby Vinton, The Four Coins, and other artists hailing from Canonsburg.
The military and its impact on Canonsburg.
The many societies formed in the town.
Police, fire, and medical services.
Flood Control & Redevelopment
Flooding was a major problem for the town, so in the early 1970s, the Chartiers creek was re-directed.
Canonsburg at Work
Various local companies are discussed.
At Your Service
Borough Council, Police Department, Street Department, Senior Citizens' Center.
Various parades that Canonsburg is known for.