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Friday, October 31, 2014

October 31, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife

From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Friday - October 31, 1947
To day is Ida's birthday. I baked her a fine apple upside down cake.
Then Leona and Joe come down and Nancy and I got ice cream and we had coffee, ice cream and cake.
Ida got 19 cards and 18 dollars in money. She seams all pleased. She is not very good.
I got 2 cards from Betty Jane.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Main Traffic



Newspaper clipping from the Tribune-Democrat from 1967. Shows Main Street in downtown Johnstown when it used to have traffic.


Railroad Depot



Train Station - Downtown Johnstown.


October 30, 1943: NAZIS DROP GUNS IN FLIGHT


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The Johnstown Tribune - October 30, 1943
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October 30, 1047: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife

From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Thursday - October 30, 1947
Clifford was here this fore noon. I cleaned the bedroom and Living room and Ida swept the kitchen.
And she picked a lot of black walnuts out. I cracked on yesterday.
Irene was here this evening and told us about Emma Miller breaking her right arm on last wednesday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Trolley Time

Coopersdale Loop

Oldham Wedding


From the look what I found file in my records that I didn't know I had - J. Hite Oldham and Miss Sara J. Turner - married at Crumb, Somerset County - August 1907 - this is the Hite and Sara - Mrs. Oldham is always talking about.

October 29, 1943: REDS RUSH TO SPRING TRAP


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The Johnstown Tribune - October 29, 1943
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October 29, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Wednesday - October 29, 1947
I ironed this morning and Ida ironed some too.
Then we cracked a lot of nuts.
And then picked some of them out.
I don't feel good this evening.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Main Thorofare



Main Street - Fosters Department Store is on the left and on the right is what would become Wertz Drug Store - Main Street - Downtown Johnstown

Inco


Inco Beverage - Railroad Street - Telephone 8-1243

October 28, 1943: NAZIS FLEE WILDLY ON NOGAISK STEPPES


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The Johnstown Tribune - October 28, 1943
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