Named for the late Gen. Nathaniel Greene and serving as the county seat of Westmoreland County, Greensburg has a history over 200 years in the making. By 1850, Greensburg was a growing county seat with inns, small businesses, and hardworking residents. With the coming of the Pennsylvania Railroad, the discovery of large areas of coal nearby, and the Lincoln Highway running through the heart of town, Greensburg soon became a large prosperous community and a center for commercial activity. Featuring more than 100 years of postcards, Greensburg showcases the city's sprawling homes, churches, schools, industry, and daily life.
About the Author
Rachel E. Smith, a graduate student in journalism at West Virginia University, is a Greensburg native and a member of the Westmoreland County Historical Society. She has drawn from both her own postcard collection and that of the historical society in order to create this visual journey through time.