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CONGRATULATING THE BOROUGH OF NEW BRIGHTON ON ITS 175TH ANNIVERSARY
(Extensions of Remarks - May 23, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E753]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




  CONGRATULATING THE BOROUGH OF NEW BRIGHTON ON ITS 175TH ANNIVERSARY

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                         HON. KEITH J. ROTHFUS

                            of pennsylvania

                    in the house of representatives

                         Thursday, May 23, 2013

  Mr. ROTHFUS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the Borough of 
New Brighton on the 175th anniversary of its founding in 1838. The 
Borough of New Brighton is located on the east bank of the Beaver 
River, about two miles from its junction with the Ohio River.
  The present site of New Brighton was first settled by United States 
Army Colonel Josiah Harmar, who built a blockhouse with the help of 
troops from nearby Fort McIntosh in 1788. William and David Constable 
surveyed and laid out the site of the new town, which they named 
Brighton, after their old home in England. Residents soon popularized 
the name to New Brighton, and the new town was incorporated as such by 
an Act of Assembly in 1838.
  New Brighton's early settlers were skilled tradesmen drawn by good 
factory sites, water power, and the demand for their specialized 
skills. Others sought religious freedom and economic opportunity. 
Today, New Brighton's residents take pride in their community, which 
balances suburban living with a walkable downtown area. New Brighton is 
one of Beaver County's Rivertowns, and it offers a variety of 
recreation and cultural attractions including Big Rock Park, the New 
Brighton Fishing Park, and the Merrick Art Gallery.
  Mr. Speaker, fellow Members, please join me in congratulating the 
Borough of New Brighton on the 175th anniversary of its founding.

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