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Canonsburg Reflections 1802-2002

 

Author:

James T. Herron, Jr.

Publisher:

Canonsburg Bicentennial Commission

Published:

2003

Pages:

336

Type:

hardbound

Chapter

Page

Title / Description

1

5

A Frontier Settlement
John Canon settled the area and developed a plan for the town.

2

17

A College Town
The first major claim to fame was Jefferson College.

3

35

A Smokestack Community
Many industries came to town, as well as the railroad.

4

71

Modernization & Boom
The town gets electricity, water, telephones, gas & oil, a post office, sewers, paved streets, interurban trolleys, and public transportation.

5

87

Annexations
South Canonsburg, East Canonsburg, White Lawn Terrace, and East End all merge into Canonsburg.

6

97

School Bells
Covers the history of many of the schools in Canonsburg.

7

107

A Community at Worship
Covers the various churches in town.

8

143

Gone but Not Forgotten
The Opera House Tragedy. Funeral homes in town.

9

157

Canonsburg at Play
Bicycle racing, stadium, sports teams, parks, and radio station.

10

173

Home Town Melodies
Bands, Perry Como, Bobby Vinton, The Four Coins, and other artists hailing from Canonsburg.

11

187

Military Service
The military and its impact on Canonsburg.

12

207

Canonsburg Societies
The many societies formed in the town.

13

219

Serving Others
Police, fire, and medical services.

14

235

Flood Control & Redevelopment
Flooding was a major problem for the town, so in the early 1970s, the Chartiers creek was re-directed.

15

245

Canonsburg at Work
Various local companies are discussed.

16

269

At Your Service
Borough Council, Police Department, Street Department, Senior Citizens' Center.

17

283

Canonsburg Celebrates
Various parades that Canonsburg is known for.

305

Postscript

306

Commemorative Images