Tyrone

By Jeffrey Adams and R. Curt Chinnici

2008, Images of America series, Arcadia Publishing

128 pages, more than 200 black and white photos

ISBN 978-0-7385-5521-8

$22 (plus postage)

Set in the endless hills of central Pennsylvania, Tyrone became known as the gateway to the Alleghenies. the Little Juniata river flowed through it, connecting tyrone to communities in the Logan, Bald Eagle, and Juniata Valleys. since its founding in 1851, Tyrone's central position also made it known as the "Hub of the Highways." Its advantageous location allowed the Pennsylvnaia Railroad to establish a railroad terminus to bring the riches of coal, iron, grain, and lumber to market. A newfound prosperity was attained, promopting outside investment. Tree-lined promenades and terraced lawns complemented the natural beauty of this community. Through vintage postcards, images, and photographs from famous Tyrone photographer R. K. Bonine, Tyrone chronicles the hsitory of this charming community and the towns and villages that share its valley.

Jeffrey Adams, a Tyrone native, has collected all of the images for this book over 35 years. As a local historian, he has spent countless hours researching the people of the Juniata region, in particular, those of Tyrone. R. Curt Chinnici has published articles on early-American lighting and on the early marble industry near Philadelphia.

Table of Contents

  • Huntingdon, along the Little Juniata
  • The Bald Eagle Valley
  • Penn State to the Arch
  • The Tuckahoe/Logan Valley
  • Uptown & toward the stadium
  • Leisure & celebration