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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

City Hospital

Trolley Time

Sidman Train Accident - 1904

Altoona Mirror, Altoona, PA 17 Aug 1904
Four persons were injured in an accident at Lovett (now known as Sidman), on the South Fork Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, at 6 o'clock last evening. They are: H. C. Myers, of Tyrone, lacerations of the head and abrasions and bruises to hips and the lower part of the body. William Ellis of Johnstown, lacerations and bruises to his body. Ismon Johnson, of Saginaw, Mich., hand cut and body bruises.
H. B. Ziegler, of Johnstown, nose cut and body bruises.
Three big steel cars broke away from a freight train and ran down a steep grade crashing into a passenger train, standing in the station at Lovett. In one car were twenty-one traveling salesmen. They were badly shaken up.
The entire train was wrecked. It is said the runaway cars were speeding along at the rate of a mile a minute when they struck the passenger train.
Myers, at his own request was taken to his home in Tyrone on the Philadelphia express, while the other men were able to continue their journey without assistance.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Trolley Time

Roosevelt Blvd.

Free Poland Society

It was in 1932 that members of the Johnstown Free Poland Society gathered at St. Casimer's Church to observe the 25th anniversary of the organization--a unit of the Polish National Alliance. In the foreground were members of the society-sponsored baseball team, then known as Minersville PNA.

In the second row were officers and leaders of the association. Left to right - they are: Frank Stasik, Stanley Cyburt, John Schultz, John Moskal, Dr. C.S. Grabiak, Dr. B.W. Grabiak, Rev. Walter Finke, Rev. Walter Lewczyk, Joseph Yesh, Stanley Jagiela, Anthony Cyburt, John Lis, Val Golmulka, Ignace Jackel, Tom Gzegorczyk, Walter Rzaza and Joseph Cyburt.

Sorry but the others have no names listed. But they are standing on the steps of the old St. Casimer's Church. Click on the picture to enlarge.

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