The Role of the Main Line in Establishing America’s Railroad Network

Code: LH22808

Dates: October 10, 2023

Meets: 7:15 PM to 8:45 PM

Sessions: 1

Location: Lower Merion High School

Course Fee: $39.00

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During the 19th century, the Pennsylvania Railroad emerged as the dominant railroad of the U.S. and the largest business corporation in the world. With its top executives living in Lower Merion, the Pennsy’s corporate culture heavily influenced a unique community known as Main Line society. Examine the culture of excellence of the Pennsylvania Railroad Corporation and its influence on this unique society of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Fee: $39.00
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Lower Merion High School

315 E Montgomery Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
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Perry Hamilton

Perry was born and raised in Lower Merion where he and his wife Betsy have raised their three children. He graduated from Susquehanna University in 1974 with a BA in History. Since graduating from college, he has enjoyed a business career of more than 45 years in a variety of private sector industries such as Commercial Banking, Automobile manufacturing, and Wholesale Lumber. During his adult life, Perry has read countless history books with much of his personal focus on business history. Among his associations is the Lower Merion Historical Society where he has been a board member and officer for more than 5 years.



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