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Bethlehem Timeline — 1875 through 1899
1882 Childen's Home started by W. W. Thurston, Vice President of Bethlehem Iron Company
1886 West Side made a borough; map of the Bethlehems compiled by Mansfield Merriman.
1890 Bethlehem Town Council votes to construct a Central Fire Station.
1891 Bethlehem Fair and Driving Park Association grounds open with Pennsylvania State Fair.
1892 Sesqui-Centennial Celebration in Bethlehem.
1894 Bethlehem Globe newspaper begins publishing.
1898 Bach Choir organized by Dr. J. Fred Wolle.
1899 Bethlehem Iron Company reorganized as Bethlehem Steel Company
Excerpted in part from: Cressman, Austin M. Historical Bethlehem 1741-1950. c1941.