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Friday, January 20, 2017

State Theater

State Theater - Downtown Johnstown


Three Catholic High School football fans couldn't believe it was happening to them when The Democrat's photographer singled them out to pose with John Conte just after he arrived in Johnstown last night. Their rapture at actually meeting the singing star was so great they forgot, until after he left them, to ask for his autograph. The girls are left to right, Louise Kirchner, 153 Coal St. Loretta Parker, 140 Gilbert St. and Bernadette Gallagher, 342 Kennedy St. 

Odds and Ends - 1853

Death of William Elricks - walking on tracks - got whacked by train along with other assorted bits from 1853

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Trolley Time

The intersection of Frankin Street and Valley Pike.

Oakhurst Girl Honored at Teentimer Broadcast

John Conte, noted singer and master of ceremonies for the "Teen Timer Club" radio program, is shown being welcomed by David Glosser and his daughter Doris and her toy horse. 
Also mentioned is 19 year old - Miss Dorothy Margetta of 409 Decker Avenue - who was selected as the wishing well winner in a national search.

High Above

What's interesting about this shot is that Joe Johns is gone.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Test Pattern

Before it was on 6 - it started on channel 13.

Ludwig House - 1970's

The old Ludwig House where Clara barton set up shop in 1889. Later home to the Pauline Gordon Funeral Home. This was taken in the 1970's.

1977 Flood

Early morning - July 20, 1977