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History of Butler, Pennsylvania, USA

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Butler, Pennsylvania, USA

Once controlled by the Iroquois, the land that became Butler played host to French forts beginning in 1753. The town was named for General Richard Butler, a hero of the Revolutionary War.

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  • 1854 - Butler
    Butler, a post-borough, capital of Butler county, Pennsylvania, on Conequenessing creek, 30 miles N. from Pittsburg. It is a pleasant and quiet town, ...Read MORE...


  • Butler, Pennsylvania, USA
    North Main Street, Butler, Pa.
    Postcard
  • 1895 - Butler
    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 ...Read MORE...


  • 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...


  • Butler, Pennsylvania, USA
    Standard Steel Car Co., Office Building, Butler, Pa.
    Postcard
  • 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...


  • Butler, Pennsylvania, USA
    Nixon Hotel
    Postcard
  • 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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North Main Street, Butler, Pa.
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Standard Steel Car Co., Office Building, Butler, Pa.
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Nixon Hotel
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  • 1854 - Butler
    Butler, a post-borough, capital of Butler county, Pennsylvania, on Conequenessing creek, 30 miles N. from Pittsburg. It is a pleasant and quiet town, ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Butler
    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 ... Read MORE...

  • 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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