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Coraopolis, PA, 15108
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Welcome to Coraopolis History Archive!  On this site, the history of Cory, PA comes alive through the images and stories of those who have called Coraopolis home throughout the years.  Come browse through historic postcards or read about the history of the businesses and industrialists that put Coraopolis on the map.  Also featured is Maiden City Blog, which explains the story of the borough through engaging posts. Looking for volunteer opportunities to make our community better? Coraopolis History Archive has that as well!  Check us out and tell a friend!


History Research Archive for the Borough of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, near Moon Township, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, including Coraopolis Cemeteries, Coraopolis Maps, Coraopolis Industries, and Coraopolis Photographs.

Betlyn's Dairy Bottle

Betlyn’s Dairy milk Bottle

Discovered beneath the floor of the station.

Betlyn’s Dairy operated in the 1930s and 1940s. The dairy farm was owned by John Frank Betlyn and his wife Stella J. (Lorence) Betlyn. Born in Obershlesien, Austria, John emigrated from Krosno, Austria from the port of Hamburg in 1906 on a ship called the Amsterdam. He ultimately settled in Coraopolis Heights where he first apprenticed to John Heinlein as a farmhand, becoming naturalized in 1914. Mr. Betlyn clearly fell in love with his new country, proclaiming in a 1942 advertisement, “We’re glad we’re Americans”. Below is this ad, as well as a few others which feature the dairy.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette, July 17, 1942 (vol. 15, no. 301, p. 21).

Pittsburgh Post Gazette, January 1, 1934 (vol. 7 , no. 132, p. 38).

1943 Coraopolis HS Yearbook p. 74