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The Iron Steps

Donald Serfass, author of “The Iron Steps: Illustrated History of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania” provides a historical sketch explaining how topography guided the development of Tamaqua.

The Iron Steps, he observes, “enabled people to get to their work and then get back home. And then, maybe in the evening, come back down… into the downtown for entertainment.”

“The Iron Steps became a way of life.”

2 Responses to “The Iron Steps”

  1. Michele Adams says:

    Fascinating! Thank you! I just moved here – purchased a property – …this site is so informative! I am so glad I happened upon it. Looking forward to perusing more of this site to learn more of the new/future developments of Tamaqua, as well as its’ history. Excellent too that I can see the names and faces of the people so instrumental in creating such a wonderful and rich archive of Tamaqua.
    Thanks for all your work in putting this site together!

  2. Jean Holmberg says:

    That was great Donnie.. I learned a lot about our town and the history of the iron steps. Loved it!