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By Jared Frederick

ISBN-10: 1467122866

ISBN-13: 9781467122863

For over a century, Altoona, Pennsylvania, was once a bustling commercial hotbed. town thrived as a gem of the Pennsylvania Railroad, which developed a few 6,000 steam locomotives. even though, like such a lot of groups within the wake of worldwide conflict II, Altoona struggled amidst deindustrialization and cultural shifts. The 1968 finish of the Pennsylvania Railroad, a reducing inhabitants, and a loss of life downtown slowly made the town a shadow of its former self. notwithstanding, fresh advancements demonstrate potential�as is obvious within the company presence of Norfolk Southern and Sheetz. also, the expansion of Penn kingdom Altoona, neighborhood overall healthiness care platforms, and the Altoona Curve baseball membership proceed to make the town and its environs a distinct position in the middle of the Allegheny Mountains.

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