Jaybird; A. J. Moxham and the Manufacture of the Johnson Rail
Johnstown Area Heritage Association, 1991. Posted with permission.

This study was based on research completed and published as The Johnson Steel Street Rail Company; A Project Report (Library of Congress, HAER No. PA-271, October 1988), an historic documentation completed for the Historic American Engineering Record and the America's Industrial Heritage Project of the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. [go]. Documentation for the HAER study included a wide range of HAER photographs of extant structures at the Johnson Company mill on Central Avenue in the Moxham section of Johnstown, initially built in 1888 and still containing a large number of buildings dating back to the 1890-1911 period, and original architectural drawings of several of those buildings, all accessible through the American Memory Collection at the Library of Congress, linked above. An illustrative collection of those images of extant structures is also linked here [go]. Between 1988 and 1991, the study was expanded to include a wider range of archival and personal family documentation including a large number of historical photographs of the principals in the company history and other illustrations of historical importance, such as plant views, maps, and patent drawings, some of which were published in Jaybird. An archive of those images is provided here. [go]



Acknowledgements   [go]

Preface   [go]

Prologue: The Louisville Years
    I.      Tom L. Johnson, Inventor and Entrepreneur  [go]
    II.     The Louisville Rolling Mill Company 
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    III.    Alfred V. and Bidermann du Pont, Louisville Capitalists 
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    IV.    Investing in the Birmingham Ore Fields 
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    V.     Arthur James Moxham, Ironmaster
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The Johnson Company 1883-1898
    VI.     Conemaugh, Woodvale and the Cambria Iron  [go]
    VII.    Building the Rail Mill  
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    VIII.  After the Great Flood  
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    IX.     Planning the Town of Moxham  
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    X.      From Local Mill to National Prominence 
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    XI.    1893 
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    XII.   The Big Gamble 
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Epilogue: Transitions and Legacies [go]
    The Formation of the United States Steel Corporation
    The Apprenticeship of Pierre S. du Pont
    Moxham the Steelmaker and Corporate Strategist
    Tom L. Johnson and the Progressive Movement
    The Johnstown Foundry and Switchworks

Genealogies: The Coleman Family Connection  [go]
    The Family Lineage of Tom L. Johnson
    The Family Lineage of Thomas Cooper Coleman
    The Family Lineage of Arthur James Moxham
    The Family Lineage of Alfred V. and Bidermann du Pont

References  [go]