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WE'RE FULL OF HISTORY

IT'S WHAT MAKES US GREAT

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Our History

Boyertown is filled with history. Starting with the Native American tribes that thrived in our area to our current local lore and community of artisans. Our town's iron mines were a huge resource that powered the original colonies and drew scientists like Thomas Edison. The Boyertown Casket Factory was the second largest producer in the world and helped to migrate Americans further west. Our hotels have hosted European Royalty. We are the hometown of General Carl Spaatz, who acted as a major component in the designation of the Air Force as a separate service from the US Army, played a large role in ending WWII and named Chief of Staff of the Air Force in 1947. Even our town's tragedies have impacted national safety standards that are still used today.

 

Building A Better Boyertown was formed as a 501c3 non-profit in 2002. For the last twenty years we have been working hard to make our community a better, safer place to be. We have lined the streets with trees and flowers, provided façade grants to businesses and residents looking to beautify their buildings. We have hosted many of your favorite community building events such as Oktoberfest, Chillin' on Main and Cruise Night. We look forward to making our town the best it can be!

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Photos provided courtesy of the Boyertown Area Historical Society