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Polkafest 2024 Starts In:

Cambria City Cultural District

This colorful and walkable 10-block neighborhood was established in 1853 just after the steel making giant, the Cambria Iron Works became established in this area. A forerunner of Bethlehem Steel Corporation and United States Steel Corporation, the Iron Works attracted thousands of immigrants seeking work in the mills and mines.

The area was a true melting pot of immigrants who found work in Johnstown’s cigar factories, distilleries, and breweries and established churches and social clubs while preserving traditions and cultures. Faith is both alive and lively in Cambria City as this cultural neighborhood makes a dramatic transition!

A walking tour of Cambria City can be found at: Located along Route 56 (Broad St.), just west of Downtown Johnstown, from 1st to 10th Avenue.

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