The Lehigh Valley Cement Industry  (PA)  (Images of America)
Brand: Arcadia Publishing

The Lehigh Valley Cement Industry (PA) (Images of America)

  • Publish Date: 2006-02-13
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Carol M. Front;Martha Capwell Fox;Joan Minton Christopher

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Americas portland cement industry began in the Lehigh Valley. The rich deposit of limestone known as the Jacksonburg Formation arcs through the valley from Berks County, Pennsylvania, to Warren County, New Jersey, and today it still provides the raw material for the Lehigh districts famous high-quality portland cement. Cement from the Lehigh Valley built Americas skyscrapers, dams, and highways. The Lehigh Valley Cement Industry documents not only the quarries and cement mills but also the dozens of companies that sprang up to supply and support the industry. The photographs also tell the stories of the people who formed the cement communitiesthe entrepreneurs, executives, engineers, and immigrants whose legacies live on in the five multinational companies still making cement in the valley.

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