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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Postcard Book Brings Phoenixville History to Life

Local Phoenixville author Vincent Martino Jr. has a new book coming out on October 26th. Around Phoenixville (no relation to this blog) is the latest in the popular Postcard History series from Arcadia Publishing, featuring over 200 vintage postcards from Phoenixville's past.

Around Phoenixville depicts the people, places and events that have shaped the community’s rich history and heritage, with images of such landmarks as the Phoenix Hotel, the West End Fire Company, and the construction of the Gay Street Bridge.

It is the author’s hope “that this book will enlighten future generations, while fostering a fond remembrance for the past in people of all ages.”

Highlights of Around Phoenixville:
  • Includes the Phoenix Iron Company, the silk mill and the Byrne Knitting Mill
  • Features the small town of Phoenixville’s multifaceted industrious past
  • Explains the steady growth of Phoenixville through an influx of European immigrants drawn to the area by the promise of work
  • Shows many cultural institutions such as the Knights of Columbus, the St. Anna Italian Club and the Holy Trinity Church

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and on-line retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.

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