McKees Rocks and Stowe Township, just downriver from the Point of Pittsburgh, contributed significantly to the growth of steel and transportation in western Pennsylvania. Its history is documented in over 200 vintage images in the new book McKees Rocks and Stowe Township by local author Bernadette Agreen.
Agreen hopes the book “will become a lasting tribute and testimonial to the men and women of these two communities who raised families, worked hard and contributed in many ways not only to the success and development of their towns but also to their country.”
Proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit the McKees Rocks Historical Society, enabling the group to continue its efforts of collecting, preserving and exhibiting its archival collection.
Highlights of McKees Rocks and Stowe Township:
• Includes the McKees Rocks Strike of 1909 between the Pressed Steel Car Company and its workers
• Features the Rox Ice Arena and the Rox Rangers (later known as the Rooney Rangers)
• Explains why merchants and borough leaders raised the street level five to eight feet for a half-mile stretch of the main business thoroughfare
• Shows the largest Native American Mound in Western Pennsylvania
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and on-line retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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