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Johnstown's Inclined Plane designed by Hungarian immigrant
Johnstown’s famed Inclined Plane has a Hungarian connection.
Homelands series: Polish heritage pages
View the PDF pages from The Tribune-Democrat's Oct 31 edition of Homelands.
Polish Jews re-created roles from old country
Fleeing persecution, Polish Jews came to America and some settled in Johnstown in the 1850s.
'It is in our hearts' | Somerset County family carries memories, maintains traditions of Polish ancestors
In the early 1900s, Adam Cotchen made at least three trips back and forth from his village of Kaczanowka in Poland to America and Canada, earning money to take back home to his wife and children.
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'Many parishes boast Polish roots'
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, conditions in Poland were deplorable because of the 100-year domination by Austria, Russia and Prussia. That led masses of Polish people to seek refuge and a better life in America. When they journeyed here, they brought their faith.
Polski Dom 'was a gathering place for the people'
Many Polish immigrants who settled in the Cambria City section of Johnstown socialized at St. Casimir’s Polski Dom.
Ancestors forged place in Johnstown
Bartlomiej Szczur arrived in Johnstown from Rzeszow, Poland, in December 1899.
Polish proud | Vinco man keeping heritage alive through polka music
Bill Marano of Vinco is 100 percent Polish and proud of it. “You have to be proud of your heritage,” said Marano, better known as “Polish Bill.”
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