^Whelan, Frank. 'Cement City' Moniker Is A Mystery American Heritage Says Label Was Allentown's.. The Morning Call. May 7, 1991: B.03.. "Queen City's origins as an Allentown nickname are obscure. It is believed to come from a turn-of-the-century competition hosted by the Allentown Chamber of Commerce. The winning entry was said to be Queen City."（中譯：「皇后城」作為阿倫敦綽號的起源相對模糊，普遍認為出自於本世紀初由阿倫敦商會主辦的比賽。）
^Wholberg, Julie. The New Main Street? A-Town's 19th Street Experience. The Morning Call.
^Salter, Rosa. Two in tune with the times ** At 175, Allentown Band, America's oldest, preserves best of tradition.. The Morning Call. April 20, 2003: E.01.. "1967: Allentown named Band City-U.S.A"
^Whelan, Frank. Hamilton Street used to be thick with peanut shells ** And Allentown's Army Camp Crane once had a popular commander.. The Morning Call. March 13, 2002: B.04.. "Allentown's title as the Peanut City goes back to the late 19th and early 20th century when large amounts of them were eaten in the Lehigh Valley. From the 1880s to the 1920s, vendors lined Hamilton Street, singing jingles in Pennsylvania Dutch about the superior quality of their peanuts. Former Call-Chronicle Sunday editor John Y. Kohl recalled in 1967 that the peanuts were eaten mostly by young men and boys who would walk Hamilton Street on Saturday nights flirting with girls and 'throwing the shells about with complete abandon.' Sunday morning sidewalks were 'not quite ankle deep' in shells. Merchants would get up early to sweep them into the gutter so churchgoers would not have to wade through them.'"（中譯：「花生城」這稱呼可以追溯至19世紀末、20世紀初，因為當時利哈伊谷人們消耗大量花生。1880年至1910年間，商販在咸美頓街以賓夕法尼亞德語唱出讚美他們花生品質卓越的歌謠。《Call-Chronicle》前週日編輯約翰·Y·科爾在1969年憶述，年輕男子喜愛於週六夜晚在咸美頓街一邊吃花生一邊與女子調情，花生殼遍地皆是，至週日早上路邊的花生殼差不多滿至腳踝位置。商販一早起來便會忙於打掃，免得到教堂禮拜的人們需要涉花生殼而過。）
^Whelan, Frank. Cement City' Moniker Is A Mystery American Heritage Says Label Was Allentown's.. The Morning Call. May 7, 1991: B.03.. "Silk City for example, is a throwback to the late 19th and early 20th century, when Allentown was known for its many silk mills. Although the last mill closed a few years ago, the name hangs on in the minds of older residents."（中譯：「絲綢城」的稱呼可以追溯至19世紀末、20世紀初，當時阿倫敦有多間絲綢紡織廠。雖然這些廠房已經關閉多年，但是依然在老居民的心目中佔有重要的位置。）