Around Bradford: Volume II (Images of America (Arcadia by Sally Ryan Costik

By Sally Ryan Costik

round Bradford quantity II extra appears to be like on the historical past of the realm because it has no longer been obvious sooner than. as soon as one of many greatest towns in Pennsylvania, Bradford relied seriously on oil creation within the Eighteen Eighties for its luck. writer Sally Ryan Costik permits us to glimpse into the “Age of Innocence” on the flip of the century sooner than she endeavors to check the city’s personal tumultuous prior. within the Twenties, it was once domestic to KKK job, gangster slayings, and mob retaliation––events that distinction sharply with the pictures of Sunday institution, commercial progress, and excessive society from “Millionaires Row”
found during this assortment. within the years following the Roaring Twenties, Costik takes a distinct examine the melancholy period throughout the eyes of activities fanatics. She chronicles Bradford’s baseball staff throughout the decade as they performed in the PONY league circuit (comprised of Pennsylvania, Ontario, and New York). No historical past of Bradford will be whole with no giving point out to the Bradfordians who supported the conflict attempt at the domestic front.

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