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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cambria Theatre


Cambria Theatre - Downtown Johnstown

July 24, 1943: YANKS TAKE MARSALA; AXIS PRISONERS OF WAR 60,000


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The Johnstown Tribune - July 24, 1943
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July 24, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Thursday - July 24, 1947
I painted the screens and cleaned the windows and scrubbed the porch and done a lot of redding up.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Update on Harris-Boyer Building

Crews were not working today.
You can't imagine the stench - it stinks so bad that it takes your breath away. You'll soon see why..
The odors are oozing out of the basement...
A basement full of black - standing water.
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Will continue to keep you posted...


Trolley Time

Franklin Street Bridge

Redi Kilowatt



The home of Redi Kilowatt - The Penelec Electric Demonstration Center in Downtown Johnstown. Redi was everywhere - and I can remember going to cooking demonstrations at the building that replaced this one on Broad Street. I always went with my mother - so it must have been some kind of mother/daughter thing through the school - because there were other mother/daughters there. The teacher would cook something up - so along with a bag of Redi Kilowatt toys - we'd all get to eat. Unfortunately the lessons were lost on me - much like an omelet sliding off a Teflon pan - I am an expert at the fine art of begging for leftovers. This was the building on Vine Street.

WORM DOES ITS WORK AT NIGHT



I was scanning a bunch of things from the Johnstown Leader from August 15, 1907 and this caught my eye - Worm Does its Work at Night. I am not a gardener - but doing a google search I found the following on this caterpillar:
Copyright © 2009 jan nadeau
Callopistria floridensis

July 23, 1943: AMERICANS TAKE PALERMO, ISOLATING WESTERN SICILY


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The Johnstown Tribune - July 23, 1943
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July 23, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Wednesday - July 23, 1947
I washed and the clothes dried nice. So Ida & I ironed this evening.
Betty Jane was in town with Margret and got some clothes.
So Harry and Margaret and Eddie & B.J. went to a show.
I made curtains for in the cellar to put on the windows. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sandyvale

Another look at Sandyvale - early 1960's.

Central Look



This clipping is taken from a 1911 booklet - all about different Johnstown businesses and neighborhoods. Click on the picture to enlarge. 

July 22, 1943: YANKS APPROACH MARSALA ON WEST COAST OF SICILY


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The Johnstown Tribune - July 22, 1943
Staff Sgt. John Walters
Tech Sgt. Donald Custer
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