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By David W. Seidel

The Pennsylvania Railroad used to be included in 1846 and instantly all started the duty of discovering an all-rail path to attach Philadelphia with Pittsburgh. The Pennsylvania Railroad surveyed attainable routes and arrived on a valley flooring on the base of the Allegheny Mountains in 1849 that used to be essentially occupied via the David Robeson farm. As humans arrived for employment possibilities, the railroad corporation bought the Robeson farm, laid out the plan of a city, and named it Altoona. outlets have been proven, and crafts have been wanted as locomotive and motor vehicle layout and construction developed, all with expanding inhabitants and prosperity. Altoona grew from farmland to 75,000 humans in seventy five years.

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