Squirrel Hill

Squirrel Hill
Author : Squirrel Hill Historical Society
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages : 208
Release : 2017-06-19
ISBN 10 : 9781439661277
ISBN 13 : 1439661278
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pittsburghs Squirrel Hill neighborhood began on the frontier of western Pennsylvania 250 years ago and developed into a vibrant urban community. Early settler John Turner, half brother of renegade Simon Girty, survived capture by Native Americans and experienced firsthand the change from dangerous wilderness to established farming community. Wealthy landowners Henry Clay Frick and Mary Schenley bestowed Squirrel Hill its grand public parks. Hyman Little, Herman Kamin and countless others moved to the hill and made it Pittsburghs premier Jewish community, with a tightknit cluster of synagogues, temples and a thriving business district. The Squirrel Hill Historical Society and editor Helen Wilson explore the fascinating history of one of Pittsburghs historic neighborhoods.