Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Description

Allentown saw significant economic growth in the 19th century due to the industrial revolution. it was an exporter of iron which was exported through the Lehigh Valley Railroad. This photo, likely taken around 1975, shows a rail yard, and some factory buildings typical. They are situated along Jordon Creek, which is a tributary of the nearby Lehigh River.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

Railroads -- Yards; Rivers -- Pennsylvania -- Lehigh Rive (Pa.);

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Pennsylvania

City Name

Allentown

Keywords

aerial, urban renewal, railroad, industry

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