ALLENTOWN is a spellbinding destination.
Once upon a time William Allen, a colonial statesman of Pennsylvania discovered the area of modern city while hunting in the neighborhood. After this the statesman left for his home charmed with the beauty of his discovery, only to come back again to establish the city of Allentown in 1838.
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Actually, the city of Allentown originally referred to as Northampton from its founding in 1762. It remained that way until William Allen changed life in tiny Northampton to bustling Allentown. The development was especially fueled by the opening of the Lehigh Canal that transported coal through the valley. Along with heavy coal processing Allentown became a vendor of delicate silk by the 19th century.
The greatest contribution to the economy came from Mack Trucks when the company established production in the area at the turn of the 20thcentury. With this processing, Allentown experienced a heyday that lasted until post-war times. After the WWII businesses declined in Allentown and because of innovative processing in other cities, Allentown's manufacturing industry became useless in 1980s.
But Allentown is not only about business, but offers a real cluster of cultural opportunities along the banks of Lehigh River. Dance companies, theaters, live performances and an abundance of museums pack the city of Allentown transforming it into cultural hub rather than industrial center. The best way to indulge in true Allentown is to go sightseeing.
Soon Allentown experienced a cultural renaissance within its walls, its population rapidly swelled to 107,294 residents and many famous names surfaced there. Among them such public personalities like actress Michaela Conlin, jazz musician Keith Jarrett, and Lauren Weisberger, the author of The Devil Wears Prada.
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