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Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Rochester — About River Transit ... — Riverfrontiers — Stories of Beaver County & its Rivers
The great Ohio River - and the Beaver River that flows into it - played important roles in attracting settlers to the Rochester area. Two hundred years ago, the rivers here served as main transportation routes, sources for industrial water power and . . . — Map (db m55923) HM
Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Rochester — Always A River 1991
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Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Rochester — Benvenue Manor
Benvenue Manor was built in 1816 by George Henry Mueller near the Old Venango Trail. Stone for the manor was quarried on the property. Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, Zelienople, was founded here. Also on the property is Sunrise Cottage, built in 1848. — Map (db m50287) HM
Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Rochester — Daugherty Cemetery
First Catholic cemetery in Beaver County. Land given by Edward Daugherty for Catholic burials upon the death of his brother 1801. Transferred to sponsor parish Saint Peter and Paul, Beaver 1832. Burial ground for parish priests, Father James Reid . . . — Map (db m50285) HM
Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Rochester — H.C. Fry Glass Company — (1901-1932)
Founded in Rochester by Henry Clay Fry President of the Rochester Tumbler and National Glass Company. Hundreds of skilled workers produced world renowned glass including cut, tableware, ovenware, art, industrial and optical glass of the finest . . . — Map (db m45786) HM
Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Rochester — Industry Along the Banks — Riverfrontiers — Stories of Beaver County & its Rivers
In the 1880s, the heart of Rochester lay on the flat stretch of land along the Ohio River. The main road, Water Street, was a perfect location for businesses for many reasons. Proximity to the rivers and railroads meant heavy supplies could . . . — Map (db m55906) HM
Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Rochester — Joseph H. Bausman D.D.
Home of Joseph H. Bausman D.D. 1854-1924 author of best known and most used history of Beaver County 2-volume Published 1904 Pastor of United Presbyterian and congregational churches Rochester 1882-1907 Professor English Literature Washington . . . — Map (db m50284) HM
Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Rochester — Junction Park — (1901-1964)
Built by Beaver Valley Traction Company to increase trolley ridership. 2 roller coasters, carousel, diner theatre, dance hall, dark ride, and grandstands with a racetrack and ballfields. In 1929 an Olympic pool was added. The rides were gone by 1941 . . . — Map (db m51428) HM
Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Rochester — Lewis and Clark
In 1803, Meriwether Lewis led the corps of discovery, 11 men on a keelboat, though Beaver County. They stayed overnight about 3 miles west of Beaver and stopped in Georgetown. This visit was commemorated by a reenactment in Rochester and Georgetown . . . — Map (db m44791) HM
Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Rochester — Logans Town
Talgayeeta, a Cayuga Indian also known as Chief Logan lived here 1772. Logans sister Koonay married trader John Gibson here. Logans family was massacred by renegade whites at Yellow Creek in 1774. He then wreaked terrible vengeance on white settlers . . . — Map (db m44880) HM
Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Rochester — Major General Joseph H. Pendleton
Born in Rochester June 2, 1860 to Joseph R. and Matilda Cross Pendleton. United States Navy Academy 1878. He fired last shot in Spanish American War. Camp Pendleton California named in his honor. Died February 4, 1942. Buried at National Cemetery . . . — Map (db m45789) HM
Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Rochester — Make Way for the Railroad — Riverfrontiers — Stories of Beaver County & its Rivers
By 1851 the railroad had arrived at Rochester. Rail transit had been developed in the year before and had finally spread through Pittsburgh and surrounding western Pennsylvania towns. Railroads were built on flat surfaces - one commonly flat . . . — Map (db m55185) HM
Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Rochester — Oakland United Presbyterian Church
Oakland United Presbyterian Church was organized in 1870. A frame building was erected in 1872 on this site, donated by Thomas Boggs. Three pastors served the congregation: Reverend J.C. Evans, Reverend J. Patterson, and Reverend J.A. Hazlett. The . . . — Map (db m51797) HM
Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Rochester — Rochester Lodge Number 229
Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania, is the oldest Masonic Lodge in Beaver County. Meeting continuously since it was constituted April 11, 1848, a year before Rochester Borough was incorporated the Masonic Temple was built in 1884. — Map (db m45785) HM
Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Rochester — Second Baptist Church
Black residents of Rochester, some former Virginia slaves employed at Park Brick Works, organized the church in 1894 on Jefferson Street. The present church foundation was built in 1904 with bricks prepared by church men, women and children. — Map (db m50184) HM
Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Rochester — Spanning the Waters — Riverfrontiers — Stories of Beaver County & its Rivers
Before bridges, ferry boats did a brisk business transporting passengers and their goods from shore to shore. But sometimes even ferries couldn't get through the area's frozen rivers in winter time. It was in 1815 that the first bridge spanned . . . — Map (db m55159) HM
Pennsylvania (Beaver County), Rochester — The Michael Camp House
The Camp House erected in 1870 by Michael Camp, Jr. Believed to be the oldest continuing family in Rochester. Leaders in civic, religious and fraternal affairs. This was home to three county commissioners and four masters of the Rochester Masonic . . . — Map (db m50183) HM

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