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  • 1. Our City, Allentown Click on map to hear Billy Joel sing about Allentown. Click here to learn about the author. Click here to view Table of Contents Click here to see Bibliography of Sources
  • 2. Table of Contents
    • Allentown Demographics
    • People
    • General Harry Trexler
    • Lehigh Valley Zoo
    • William Allen
    • Trout Hall
    • Solomon Dorney
    • Dorney Park
    • Entertainment
    • Parades
    • Fairs
    • Parks
    • Stadiums
    • Schools
    • Colleges
    • Public Schools
    • Places
    • Liberty Bell Shrine
    • PPL Building
    • Hess Department Stores
    • Symphony Hall
    • About the Author
    • Biography
  • 3.
    • Famous Allentown People
    • Famous Allentown Entertainment
    • Famous Allentown Schools
    • Famous Allentown Places
    Allentown Demographics
  • 4. People
    • Several people have lived in Allentown and have done many positive things for Allentown’s success as a city.
    • Other people were born in Allentown and have gone on to become successful in many careers.
    • Click here to find out more about William Allen , Harry Trexler and Solemn Dorney .
  • 5. General Harry C. Trexler
    • Click on General Trexler to learn more about his gifts to Allentown.
    General Trexler was born in Easton, Pennsylvania, but gave millions of dollars to the City of Allentown. Click here to learn more about the General’s Game Preserve
  • 6. William Allen
    • In 1762 Allentown was founded by William Allen. He didn’t use the name Allentown for his new town instead it was known as Northampton Town.
    William Allen was born in 1704 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Click here to see Allen’s summer home.
  • 7. Solomon Dorney
    • The founder of Dorney Park, Solomon Dorney, was born in 1831. The park began as a fish hatchery and picnic grove along Cedar Creek on the West Side
    Click here to see Dorney’s Park.
  • 8. Lehigh Valley Zoo
    • A 29 acre area of land donated by Harry Trexler to the Lehigh County to educate the people of Allentown about nature.
    The zoo is a part of the 1,100-acre Trexler Nature Preserve, Lehigh Valley Zoo is home to more than 200 animals representing 70 species
  • 9. Trout Hall
    • The home of James Allen, the son of the William Allen. This summer home was built in 1770.
  • 10. Dorney Park
    • Built in 1860 by Solomon Dorney. Once a small picnic grove, now a recreation resort that family have enjoyed for nearly 150 years.
    Dorney Park in the present and the past.
  • 11. Entertainment
    • Learn more about the fun that surrounds the City of Allentown.
    • Click here to learn more about the Parades , Fairs , Parks , Stadiums across the City of Allentown.
  • 12. Parades
    • The Allentown Halloween Parade is the oldest Halloween parade in the United States.
    The Allentown Saint Patrick Parade began 1955. Click for video coverage.
  • 13. Fairs
    • Mayfair is an outdoor festival held annually at Cedar Beach Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The festival features arts, crafts, entertainment, music and concerts.
    The Great Allentown Fair is in it’s 158th year. The Fair is located between 17th and 21st streets and Liberty and Chew streets at the Allentown Fairs Grounds. “the Fair invites guests to learn about agriculture while spending an exciting day riding rides, playing games and seeing shows.”
  • 14. Parks
    • The Allentown City Park system is made up of 25 parks and a municipal golf course.
    • The park system is makes up 13% of the city or about 2,000 acres.
    • The friends of Allentown report, “Parks
    • improve our quality of life in many ways;
    • they provide recreation opportunities,
    • quiet refuge, environmental benefit, and
    • opportunities to connect with nature.”
  • 15.
    • J. Birney Crum Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Allentown that seats 15,000. It is the home stadium for William Allen, Dieruff and Central Catholic High Schools.
    Stadiums Coca-Cola Park is a 10,000-seat baseball park, home to the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. The grand opening was in April 2008.
  • 16. Schools
    • The city of Allentown is the home to all types of schools: public , private and higher education .
  • 17. Colleges
    • Muhlenberg and Cedar Crest Colleges are located in Allentown.
  • 18. Public Schools
    • Allentown District
    • founded in 1866
    • and home to
    • over 30 schools.
    • The fourth largest district in Pennsylvania with over 18,000 students.
    Click to see a map of the Allentown schools.
  • 19.
    • Allentown is the third largest city in Pennsylvania.
    • The city is about 17 square miles.
    • Click these links to find out more about these important places in Allentown:
    • Liberty Bell Shrine , PPL Building , Hess Department Stores , Symphony Hall
    Places
  • 20.
    • The famous liberty bell spent time in Allentown. In 1777 the Liberty Bell traveled from Philadelphia to Allentown on a wagon.
    Liberty Bell Shrine Click to learn more.
  • 21.
    • Built in 1926 until 1928, the Pennsylvania Power and Light building is the tallest building in Allentown at 23 stories tall.
    PPL Building
  • 22.
    • An upscale department store that opened in 1897 by Max and Charles Hess. Hess’ was located at 9 th and Hamilton Streets in Allentown.
    Hess’ Department Store closed in 1996 due to the lack of business. Hess’ Department Store
  • 23.
    • Once known as Lyric Theatre opened in 1899. Now known as Symphony Hall newly renovated in 2006.
    Symphony Hall
  • 24.
    • Marie Nemes is a third grade teacher in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
    • She has taught kindergarten and third grade at Ritter Elementary for ten years.
    About the Author
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