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History of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA

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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA

Originally called Brighton, Beaver Falls was chartered as a borough in 1868. It adopted the commission form of government in 1913.

In the 1870s, Beaver Falls was home to a Chinatown and had up to 225 Chinese residents, brought in to work at Beaver Falls Cutlery Company.



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  • News 1880 - Beaver Falls, Pa., File Works Burned; Loss $400,000 - FIRE IN FILE WORKS
    Pittsburg, April 19.- The Western File works at Beaver Falls, Pa., caught fire at 10 o'clock in this morning, and totally destroyed the building,...Read MORE...


  • News 1891 - DASHED INTO ETERNITY - A SERIOUS COLLISION AT ROCK POINT ON THE P. & L. E. R. R.
    One man killed and four others badly injured - A train crowded with laborers runs into a freight - A brakeman said to have given the wrong signal -...Read MORE...


  • 1893 - April 8 – The first recorded college basketball game occurs in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania between the Geneva College Covenanters and the New Brighton YMCA.

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    April 8, 1893

  • 1895 - Beaver Falls
    Beaver Falls, a post-borough of Beaver co., Pa., on the W. bank of the Beaver River, and on the Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne & Chicago, and the Pittsburg &...Read MORE...


  • Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA
    Elk's Temple
    Postcard
  • 1904 - Beaver Falls Borough
    This busy manufacturing center is situated in the valley of the Big Beaver Creek, about three and a half miles from its mouth. The town occupies...Read MORE...


  • Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA
    General View of Beaver Falls, Pa. (1906)
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  • 1916
    Beaverfalls, a banking post-borough of Beaver co., Pa., on the W. bank of the Beaver River and on the Pennsylvania, and the Pittsburg and Lake Erie...Read MORE...


  • Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA
    Hotel Brodhead
    Postcard


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Elk's Temple
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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA
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General View of Beaver Falls, Pa. (1906)
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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA
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Hotel Brodhead
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  • News  1880 - Beaver Falls, Pa., File Works Burned; Loss $400,000 - FIRE IN FILE WORKS
    Pittsburg, April 19.- The Western File works at Beaver Falls, Pa., caught fire at 10 o'clock in this morning, and totally destroyed the building,... Read MORE...

  • News  1891 - DASHED INTO ETERNITY - A SERIOUS COLLISION AT ROCK POINT ON THE P. & L. E. R. R.
    One man killed and four others badly injured - A train crowded with laborers runs into a freight - A brakeman said to have given the wrong signal -... Read MORE...

  • 1893 - April 8 – The first recorded college basketball game occurs in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania between the Geneva College Covenanters and the New Brighton YMCA.

    www.wikipedia.org
    April 8, 1893
  • 1895 - Beaver Falls
    Beaver Falls, a post-borough of Beaver co., Pa., on the W. bank of the Beaver River, and on the Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne & Chicago, and the Pittsburg &... Read MORE...

  • 1904 - Beaver Falls Borough
    This busy manufacturing center is situated in the valley of the Big Beaver Creek, about three and a half miles from its mouth. The town occupies... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Beaverfalls, a banking post-borough of Beaver co., Pa., on the W. bank of the Beaver River and on the Pennsylvania, and the Pittsburg and Lake Erie... Read MORE...

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