Kennywood has its roots in trolley line

Posted Thursday, May 14, 2009 10:12 AM | Contributed by Jeff

In the 1890s, industrialist Andrew Mellon owned a trolley line that carried workers to the Andrew Carnegie Steel Works -- later the U.S. Steel Homestead Works -- and ended at property owned by Anthony Kenny. But Mr. Mellon wanted people to ride the trolley on their days off, too, so he leased 145 acres from Mr. Kenny to build Kennywood.

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