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Abandoned Pennsylvania: Industry and Endings

Susan Tatterson

Pennsylvania's history is intrinsic to our understanding of America's expansion. As the second state in the nation, much of America's early industrial history can be traced back to Pennsylvania and its two largest cities, Philadelphia and Pittsburg. Not only was the Declaration of Independence signed in Philadelphia in 1776, it was also the capital city of the United States from 1790-1800.

More than two centuries later, evidence of much of this history is slowly being erased from our present-day landscape. For the armchair urban explorer and history buff alike, Abandoned Pennsylvania: Industry and Endings takes a journey through Pennsylvania's, industrial, recreational, correctional, and educational past. The irreplaceable Inn at Buck Hill Falls, and the anchor of a small industrial town, Scranton Lace Factory, were once bustling cogs in a growing state's fortunes; a fireplace and a clock tower are all that remains to remind us of their existence. For others, such as the Transfiguration of Our Lord Church and Thomas Edison High School, nothing remains. In their place is an athletic field and Save-A-Lot store and parking lot. Industry and Endings illuminates the regrettable fact that our hunger for progress is outstripping our respect for the past.

Book Details

  • Publisher: America Through Time
  • Publish Date: Aug 28th, 2023
  • Pages: 128
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.27in - 6.57in - 0.35in - 0.87lb
  • EAN: 9781634994750
  • Categories: United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD,Subjects & Themes - Regional (see also Travel - Pictorials)

About the Author

Tatterson, Susan: -

Sue Tatterson, photographer, is Professor of Digital Media at Central Arizona College. She began photographing America's abandoned landscape in 2008 as part of her MFA thesis at the University of Baltimore. Her photographs have been exhibited at solo and group shows in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Arizona, as well as being featured in Baltimore Magazine, Black and White Magazine, and the indie film The Curio Shop. She has authored several other titles in the Abandoned series, including: Abandoned Maryland, Ruin and Restoration, Abandoned Arizona, Ghost Towns and Legends and Abandoned New Mexico, Enigmas and Endings. Her website, Spirits of the Abandoned, features work from more than eighty abandoned locations across the U.S.