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Pitcairn: A Railroad Town (1850-1980)

June 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
614 Sixth Street
PA 15140
Louis Chandler

In the 1850s Pitcairn was a sleepy village of a few scattered farms. But an event in 1850 was to transfor it into a thriving, vibrant community: the coming of the Railroad! For over one hundred years the futures of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the town of Pitcairn would rise and fall together. This presentation focuses on the lives and ties of that historic era, combining historic photos from the archives of the Pitcairn Historical Society with the words of those who lived them.

Presenter: Louis Chandler, Ph.D., is a retired University of Pittsbrgh professor and local historian. Professor Chandler has written several papers and books, including A History of Patton Township (Monroeville and Pitcairn), Pa. His latest book Memories of Pitcairn (available as a free download on-line) served to inspire this talk.

Contact: For further information contact Louis Chandler at or through the Monroeville Historical Society’s website

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