2:00 PM, SUN
DAY, OCTOBER 8, 2017


Tarentum - A History in the Making

This is the story of Tarentum, a community born from a Shawnee Indian settlement at the mouth of Bull Creek in the banks of the Allegheny River. Among the many stories you will see and hear in this 93-minute program are: the construction of the Pennsylvania main Line Canal in 1829, the Brackenridge legacy, the training of Civil War soldiers in the area of Riverview Memorial Park, the birth of Pittsburgh Plate Glass and other world-renown Tarentum glass makers, the West Tarentum or “Little Europe” story, famous personalities Rosey Roswell and Evelyn Nesbit, the flood of 1936, shopping and theatre- going in downtown Tarentum on the 1940s, Renouf’s Beach, the Toonerville Trolley, the lost landmarks of Tarentum’s past, and much more. This is a story of an American community.

Tarentum Recreation Board Free Event
Cindy Homburg promises to bring popcorn and soda for everyone.


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