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August 2019 - present
This dissertation examines a unique working class in the United States, the men and women who worked on the steamboats from the Industrial Revolution until the demise of steam-powered boats in the mid-20th century. The steamboat was the beginning of a technological system that was developed in America and used in such great numbers that it made the...
The Mitchell house is often referred to as the “oldest house” in Brownsville, Pennsylvania; however its architectural design points at a different use. This building could represent the remains of the Bridgeport Manufacturing Company’s cotton factory, where out of a need for resources, the inventive owners created the first river steamboat to navig...
his paper examines how the invention of the steamboat led to the early industrialization of Brownsville, Pennsylvania in the early part of the 19th century. The steamboat dominated inland transportation before the railroads, and opened the door to western expansion. This was at a time when Brownsville marked the edge of the frontier and mercantilis...
Over the past six years California University has conducted excavations at the Pitt Gas Early Woodland Mound. To date, approximately one-half of the mound has been excavated. Although the mound has been impacted by non-professional excavation, investigation by California has identified the existence of intact features. The results of California’s e...
Among the artifacts collected from Fort St. Joseph (20BE23) were a significant number of metal objects, particularly gun parts. The purpose of this paper is to outline the current preservation plans for the metal artifacts recovered from the site. This assessment will examine the present day site conditions (e.g., soil characteristics) and depositi...