Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: No person shall on the regular market days be permitted in or at the said market house to huckster or sell at second hand, or to purchase for the purpose of retailing, any articles before nine o'clock, A.M., under the penalty of five dollars.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Picture postcard of the Bonus Army (Bonus Expedinary Force) leaving Ideal Park - Johnstown.
|In the fall of 1931, hundreds of veterans and their families camped near Johnstown on their way to Washington D.C. The next summer, more than 20,000 Bonus Marchers converged on Washington to demand immediate payment of the Soldiers" bonus promised to men who had served in the armed forces during World War I.|
Driven out of the nation's capital at bayonet point, more than 4,000 broke and disheartened Bonus Army marchers spent the better part of two weeks in a makeshift encampment near Ideal Park before returning to their homes.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: No person shall be permitted to slaughter or dress any animal in said market house, or on the public ground adjoining thereto, or leave or throw any garbage or offal of any kind within said limits, or cause the same to be done, under penalty of five dollars.
NOTE to the term offal: refers to the internal organs and entrails of a butchered animal.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: No person shall haul through or on the streets of the borough more than five hundred pounds of gun or blasting powder, nitro-glycerine, or other similar explosive substances, on one and the same vehicle, and the kegs, casks, or cans containing powder or other like explosive substances, hauled through the streets, shall be perfectly secure and tight, so as to prevent any powder or other substances whatever from escaping there-from, nor shall any team attached to any vehicle hauling powder, be driven at a faster rate than a walk, nor shall any driver, while driving such team, use a lighted match, cigar, or pipe, and any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall, on conviction, be fined not less than five dollars nor more than twenty-five dollars.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: Butchers and others occupying any part of said market house, shall find their own blocks, benches, and locks, and the blocks and benches shall not extend into the passage-way, between the stalls, more than four feet, under the penalty of a fine of three dollars, and being compelled to remove the same.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: That for lectures on scientific or literary subjects, exhibitions of fairs, exhibitions of paintings or statuary given or made by citizens of the borough, musical parties or concerts for benevolent or charitable purposes, no license or permit shall be required.
Friday, April 19, 2013
(Photo - Courtesy of The Grand Halle of Broad Street) - CLICK HERE for more on their Facebook Page
From 6 to 9 p.m., Tonight, a Friends of The Steeples Project Charter Membership Party will take place at The Grand Halle, 306 Broad Street, Cambria City. Twenty bucks gets you a one-year membership, food, beer or wine, and an evening of socializing & dancing to the music of DJ Brent Labarko.
And because the Friends have not had official "members" until now, you will become a Charter Member of this dynamic group. You can have a good time and help out a worthy cause -- all for $20!
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: Every privy within the borough shall be walled or substantially planked so as effectually to prevent it from caving in on the line of the adjoining property; it shall be kept from nauseous and offensive smells to the neighborhood.