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1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of John F. Dravo extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. Born in Pittsburgh, John F. Dravo attended Allegheny College for two years, then worked in his father's coal business. In 1845 he embarked on the coal business in his own right and became a large operator in that business throughout his life. In 1854 he founded the town of Dravosburg, PA which became a thriving mining center. In 1860 he was elected president of the Pittsburgh Coal Exchange, and in 1868 he organized the Pittsburgh & Connellsville Gas, Coal and Coke Company. He was an active member of the Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce and devoted much energy to the improvement of navigation on the Ohio and Monongahela Rivers. He was also at one time director in the Tradesman's National Bank and in the People's Insurance Company.
Title: JOHN F. DRAVO [Steel Engraved Portrait]
Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner Co.: 1889
Book Condition: Very Good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 35310
Keywords: Pittsburgh Pennsylvania History John F. Dravo Pittsburgh Coal Exchange Pittsburgh & Connellsville Gas, Coal and Coke Company Dravosburg, Pennsylvania