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"Butler, a flourishing post-borough, capital of Butler co., Pa., is in a township .# the same name, on the Comequenessing Creek, about 26 miles direct N. of Pittsburg, with which it is connected by 2 lines of railway, respectively 49 and 39 miles in length. Railway lines also connect it with the principal cities on Lake Erie. Butler has a savings bank, a national and a private bank, 10 churches, a woollen mill, a graded school, manufactures of plate glass, bottles, engines, oil-well machinery, &c. (for which its numerous wells of natural gas afford unsurpassed facilities), and 1 daily and 5 weekly newspaper offices. Pop. in 1890, 8734."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • News  1907 - Civil War Veteran Struck by Train
    Butler, Pa., March 15. - Oliver Conklin deaf and 80 years of age, a veteran of the civil war, who had one eye destroyed at Spottsylvania Court House, ... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - FATAL EXPLOSION IN BUTLER MILLS. SEETHING METAL ENGULFS WORKMEN. FOUR MEN INSTANTLY KILLED AND MANY INJURED. HUGE METAL POT WAS UPSET.
    ACCIDENT OCCURRED IN CUPOLA OF THE STANDARD STEEL CAR COMPANY'S PLANT - MEN WERE LITERALLY COOKED.

    Butler, Pa., Oct. 6. - An explosion caused by... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Butler, a post-borough, capital of Butler co., Pa., on the Conequenessing Creek, 26 miles N. of Pittsburg, with which it is connected by several... Read MORE...

  • News  1925 - LIGHTNING KILLS FARMER
    Butler, June 4. - Chester Curry, a farmer, was killed by lightning late Wednesday. Fire resulting from lightning destroyed a 5000 barrel steel oil... Read MORE...

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