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Bethlehem Timeline — 1925 through 1949
1925 Daily Times merges with the Globe to form the Bethlehem Globe-Times
1929 Zone map of the City of Bethlehem compiled.
1930 South Side library completed. 1930 Census shows total population at 57,892. Robert Pfeifle becomes Bethlehem's 3rd Mayor.
1937 Bethlehem officially named the "Christmas City "; Community Christmas Celebration street lighting begins.
1939 Bethlehem Community Christmas Star constructed on South Mountain.
1941 Wild Creek Water Project completed. Bethlehem is two hundred years old. Steelworkers strike 4 violence marked days. Bombing of Pearl Harbor brings United States into World War II.
Excerpted in part from: Cressman, Austin M. Historical Bethlehem 1741-1950. c1941.