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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Penn Traffic Fire - 1905

A rare shot of the big Penn Traffic Store Fire in Downtown Johnstown - August 28 and August 29, 1905. The fire completely destroyed a whole chunk of the business district last seen HERE. As with most treasures - I found this picture in a box of assorted photos - most of them just regular family shots - that a friend of mine gave me to go through. This just goes to show - you never know what you might run across.

1 comment:

Ron said...

The fire didn't kill the business, but a flood did. I miss that store especially now at the Christmas season.