Lehigh Township Lehight Township Historical Society

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Published: May 22nd 2002

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128 pages


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Lehigh Township  by  Lehight Township Historical Society

Lehigh Township by Lehight Township Historical Society
May 22nd 2002 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 128 pages | ISBN: | 3.30 Mb

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 communities--the entrepreneurs, executives, engineers, and immigrants whose legacies live on in the five multinational companies still making cement in the valley.



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