Images of America Book: Pittsburg, KS  -By Randy Roberts and Janette Mauk

Images of America Book: Pittsburg, KS -By Randy Roberts and Janette Mauk

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These books are packed with images and stories about the history in this area.  They are perfect for research or just a good read.  

Pittsburg was purposely located in the center of the Cherokee-Crawford coal field of southeastern Kansas in 1876. The city's founders intended for the new mining camp to serve as a convenient shipping point for the tons of bituminous coal that would be extracted from the region. Little did the founders anticipate how quickly Pittsburg would become the dominant city in the rapidly industrialized southeastern corner of Kansas and one of the most populous cities in the state. Immigrants from over 50 ethnic groups came to Pittsburg to provide the necessary labor for the deep-shaft coal mines, the railroads, and many other industries. Pittsburg State University, established in 1903 as a manual training school, is one of the most significant features of modern-day Pittsburg and is widely recognized for excellence in academics and athletics.

About the Author:

Most of the images in this book were selected from the collections held by the Leonard Axe Library at Pittsburg State University. Additional images were obtained from the Crawford County Historical Museum and from friends of the university. Randy Roberts is an associate professor and the curator of special collections at Pittsburg State University. Janette Mauk is a senior administrative specialist at Pittsburg State University.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780738561165
FORMAT: Paperback
PUBLISHER: Arcadia Publishing
DATE: 2/16/2009
STATE: Kansas
SERIES: Images of America
PAGES: 128
DIMENSIONS: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)

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