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Connellsville, PA History

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- One of our First Veterans
- Colonel William Crawford's Cabin
- A Town Begins
- Became a Booming Manufacturing Town
- John Woodruff, Connellsville's Olympic Champion
- Stewart's Crossing
- Zachariah Connell
- Streetcars in Connellsville
1956 Souvenir Program
- As Time Marches On - 1
- As Time Marches On - 2
- As Time Marches On - 3
- As Time Marches On - 4
- First White Settlers
- First City of Fayette County
- Monument Honors Pioneer Hero
- Zach Connell May Come Home
- Coke Became KING Here
- Generations To Come
- City Keeps Abreast Of Air Age
- For Comfort Of All
- Walking Tour

Article taken from the Sesquicentennial Souvenir Program published in 1956.

First City of Fayette County

By Willard L. Lewis

Connellsville enjoys a singular distinction. It is the first city of Fayette County.

Impetus to its expansion in 1909 when, at a special election, consolidation of the boroughs of Connellsville and New Haven was overwhelmingly approved. That balloting took place February 16, 1909. The vote was: For Consolidation, 1,511; against, 263.

J. Lewis Evans became the first burgess of "Greater Connellsville."

It was on May 12, 1911, during the administration of Governor John K. Tener, that Connellsville officially became a third class city - the first in Fayette County.

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