Industrial growth drew immigrants
Posted on : 03 Sep 2012 | Category:
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The year was 1910.
The Modern Tool factory was building cars.
The mayor, Democrat Michael Liebel Jr., made an annual salary of $2,500.
The city's YMCA opened on State Street.
Postage stamps cost 2 cents.
And Erie was a city of immigrants.
Of the 66,000 people who lived in Erie at that time, a quarter was foreign-born, said Andrew Adamus, director of education and outreach at the Erie County Historical Society....Read More