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Sunday, July 31, 2011

VOMA - 100th Celebrates - Cambria City

Stopped down at Voma for the 100-th Celebration.
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Hendler Hotel Calendar

Hendler Hotel - 1947 - Calendar sent in by a reader.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Oh, no....it's Mr. Bill


A pal of Mr. Bill sent this in. And for you younger readers let me just say that ohhh nooo Mr. Bill is still a pal to all mankind:
Mr. Bill still holds up after all these years.

Richland Mall Circus

Come One - Come All - the Circus is coming to the Richland Mall August 2 thru August 5 - unknown year.

Raneri Shoe Service - Cambria City

 
Sent in by a reader - Raneri Shoe Service - 420 Broad Street - Cambria City - Dial 4-8772.

St. Joseph Cemetery

St. Joseph Cemetery Gate - sent in by reader Ryan Lantzy.

Goenner & Co.

Goenner New Life Beer

Friday, July 29, 2011

VOMA - 100th Celebrates

VOMA Centennial - Chestnut Street - Cambria City - Saturday - July 30. For more on this all day celebration - CLICK HERE.

Trolley Time

Trolley Time

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Horseshoe Curve - Blair County - 1874

This is how the Horseshoe Curve looked like in 1874. Reader Ryan Lantzy sent me the Library of Congress link:http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/89711899/

Village Street Playground - 1997


Reader Harold Kinback sent in this picture of the Village Street Playground from 1997 - this was before vandals burned and damaged the equipment.

WJAC TV - 1960's Style

Reader Lanny Vrooman sent this clipping in of some of the latest improvements to WJAC-TV in the early 1960's. And let me say that the ceiling block platform is still going strong and it continues to do the job it was built for.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Johnstown Motors, Inc

Johnstown Motors, Inc. - Willys, Cars, Trucks and Jeeps - Central Avenue - Moxham

Horner Street School

Horner Street School - sent in by reader Marge Stewart.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Weiser Music Center - Main Street

Weiser Music Center - 315 Main Street. And I know it's been awhile (I keep forgetting about it) - but I have another quiz question that has to do with downtown Johnstown. Name two popular fur shops in downtown Johnstown. I will have the answer to this puzzler in one of tomorrow's posts. 

Morrellville - Virginia Avenue - 1915

This is my grandfather's brother John Lenz riding his bike on Virginia Avenue in Morrellville around 1915.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Franklin Street - Downtown Johnstown

The Bank Corner - Franklin Street - Downtown Johnstown

Snow Day - Route 219 - Ebensburg

Looking at this picture - I just want to run barefoot thru the snow - that's how hot I am. It also makes me hungry for a Sno-Cone - but just remember - don't eat any of the yellow ones. This is Route 219 near Ebensburg.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Stone Bridge - 1915

Stone Bridge from Iron Street side - 1915. Looks like it running a bit high.

July 20, 1977


AP Wire Photo - 1977 Johnstown Flood
All I can say about this date - NEVER FORGET - and those of us that went through it - we never will.

Monday, July 18, 2011

World's Fair of Morrellville Weekend

Time for the 64th annual St. Therese Festival - World's Fair of Morrellville. We start off by walking up to Decker Avenue.
Almost there...
We got there an hour before they officially opened.
With not much else to do. We stopped for a bite to eat. Because you need strength to play games.
This is just before the BIG BOOM!
Folks starting to line up to play all the games of chance.
My favorite spot - Sno-Cones.
Time to play Fish Pond.
Cheap and always a winner. Just the way I like it.
RJ walked away with a Blues Clues stuffed dog.

Time to move onto the Shooting Gallery

He won a stuffed elephant and rhino.
It's now off to the long row of booths full of snuffed animals, toys and other prizes.
Time to play the Birthday Game.
No winner this time.
RJ posing with the Goldfish Booth in the background.
RJ and his cousin Ashley Lenz trying to win as many Goldfish as they can.
Trying their best...
RJ posing with his winnings with Ashley on the left and friend Melody Seback on the right.
We won three goldfish altogether. And let me tell you - it's not easy carrying a bag full of stuffed animals, balls and even a bugle home along with making sure the fish make it back in one piece. And the best way to finish the weekend off is by watching the fireworks.
We take the picnic bench and lawn chairs and go out in the alley.
It was a nice show and ran for 15 minutes.
The perfect way to end a weekend!