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Sunday, December 21, 2014

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Building a Road


VJ Repeat - This is a look at the construction of Roosevelt Blvd in the 1920's  - with the Washington Street Bridge and Point Stadium in the background. This was constructed to help ease the traffic problem along Iron Street.
What's so cool about this about this picture is you get to see a rare look at the extra set of seats on the old Point Stadium before the fire. This is about as clear as I could get it after I blew it up.

On the Corner



Today a look at a few more of the gems that used to line Main Street. Liggetts Drug Store, W.T. Grant Co. - on the second floor: Dr. Rhodes & Son (Dentists), Morrell Beauty School - above Grants is a dance studio that I can't quite read the name of.
 This is about as close as I can get it - but still not good enough for me - because I wanted to see what was in all the windows.

December 21, 1943: Hundreds of U.S. and RAF Bombers Pound Germany


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The Johnstown Tribune - December 21, 1943
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Birth Notes:
Mr. & Mrs. Michael O'Neil - son
Mr. & Mrs. Gideon Durst - son
Mr. & Mrs. Howard Merrill - daughter
Dr. & Mrs. W.J. Logue - son
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Keyser - son
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Wisor - daughter
Dr. & Mrs. John Stiffler, Jr. - son
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Langer - son
Mr. & Mrs. George Davitch - son
Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Stephens - son
Mr. & Mrs. Walter Wegrzyn - daughter
Mr. & Mrs. Irvin Riblett - son

December 21, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Sunday - December 21, 1947
I was at church.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Bargain Circus


 
VJ Repeat - zinc plate ad (for print) - this time it's Glosser's Bargain Circus.

Sunseri's Store



My family in front of our cousins store - Sunseri's in Prospect.
From left to right - front row - Fran (Raco) Cacicia and Annie Sunseri.
Back Row - left to right - Lucy (Cacicia) Wiley, Anna (Cacicia) Sunseri, Joe Piazza, Carmela (Vaccaro) Cacicia and Mary Jane (Mimi Cacicia) Adams.

December 20, 1943: Reds Smash Nazi Anchor On Lower Dnieper River


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The Johnstown Tribune - December 20, 1943
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December 20, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Saturday - December 20, 1947
I baked some pumpkin custards. And done some cleaning.

Friday, December 19, 2014

A Snowy December from the 1970's.



VJ Repeat - Downtown Johnstown - Franklin and Main.

Trolley Time

Broad Street

December 19, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Friday - December 19, 1947
Ida and I rapped Christmas packages a while. Then we got dinner.
Then I went in town to Dr. Kahl and did not get home till 20 after five.
Helen ate supper with us.