Connellsville became the first city in Fayette County when it merged with New Haven in 1909. Connellsville’
Around Connellsville celebrates this heritage with images of coke ovens, coal patches, railroads, streetcars and “Brimstone Corner.” It follows South Pittsburgh Street to Anchor Hocking and the beach, cheers ball teams at Fayette Field in the north end and admires St. Rita’s grotto on the west side. Although recent economic growth shifted from the town center to nearby highways, Connellsville remains the preeminent gateway to the Laurel Highlands Recreational Area, which includes world-class resorts, state parks, historical sites and the singular beauty of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater.
Highlights of Around Connellsville include:
• Rarely seen vintage images comprised from the collective effort of over 100 citizens of Connellsville and the surrounding area who contributed images for review and publication.
• Showcases the Shady Grove Park, Fayette Field, Soisson Park and the South Connellsville Beach.
• A portion of the authors’ profits from the sale of the book will benefit the Connellsville Area Historical Society.
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