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Thursday, October 31, 2013

October 31, 1942: U.S GRIP ON SOLOMONS TIGHTENS AS BATTERED JAP FLEET RETIRES



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The Johnstown Tribune - October 31, 1942
Local:
Grace Lutheran Church, Conemaugh Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church
There is a break in the papers until November 4.
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Happy Halloween - 1951



Celebrating Halloween in style - 1951 style - that is. I have no idea where this was shot - either a church basement or school somewhere in town. I think it was part of a holiday play - the kind of thing that used to be very popular - especially with church groups - that for the most part has been completely forgotten about now . But that's not the important thing - what I love about this - is looking at the costumes and the characters - I have no idea who some of them are meant to be.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

October 29, 1942 - AMERICAN AND JAPANESE FORCES SQUARE OFF FOR ANOTHER ROUND



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The Johnstown Tribune - October 29, 1942
Local:
Penn Traffic and Kingston Beverage
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Trolley Time


Trolley Time 
 

Odds and Ends - January 18, 1943

Bulldog rescued from river by Fireman Eugene Hynicka. Rubbish fire in the coal bin at the home of Mrs. David Boucher. Transformer fire - Matthews and Short streets and a flue fire at the home of Charles Beley and Harry Stenger - Stone Street.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Interesting Little Tid Bits - 1908

 
Burglar changes clothes in store - and he took some jewelry too - Clinton Street and there are measles at Franklin.

October 27, 1942: ANOTHER U.S. CARRIER IS DAMAGED, DESTROYER IS SUNK IN SOLOMONS



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The Johnstown Tribune - October 27, 1942
Local:
Penn Traffic, Homestead Avenue United Brethren Church and Friendly City Bank
Marriages:
Kutchman - Szewczyk
Surovich - Kolasky
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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Walnut Grove - Victory Garden

 
Walnut Grove - Victory Garden

October 26, 1942: BRITISH WIDEN BREACH IN GERMAN LINES ON EGYPTIAN DESERT FRONT



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The Johnstown Tribune - October 26, 1942
March to Victory:
Pvt. Herman Lewis. James Keating, Tech. Sgt. Edward Jones, Michael Yelovich, Pct. Melvin Lewis, Pvt. Ellsworth Snyder, Foster Krouse, John Hynes, Francis Clark, Stanley Hmay, Adolph Hmay, Richard Grantham, Harry Walker, Paul Walker, David Walker, Robert Hunter, Pfc. Voncent Rzasa, William Miller and Charles Miller
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"The Woman's Store"

 
George K. Kline - "The Woman's Store"- Mail and Telephone Order Given Prompt and Careful Attention

Friday, October 25, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Victory Garden - Osborne Street

 
Victory Garden - Osborne Street - World War I

October 24, 1942: BRITAIN'S EIGHTH ARMY LAUNCHES OFFENSIVE AGAINST ROMMEL'S LINE



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The Johnstown Tribune - October 24, 1942
March to Victory: Sen. John Haluska, Dr. Ray Parker, Pvt. Alfred Buckingham, Pvt. James Haddow, Joseph Tinnirello, Frank Barton, George Selepak, Pvt. Max Govekar, Edward Zvalo, Charles Greer, Pfc. Stan Myslivy, Pvt. Henry Miller, Allen Beppler, John Kaufman, Pvt. Gerald Isaacson, Corp. John Salamon, J.N. Dowdell, Tom Pluchinsky, Joe Mizera, Louis Petak, Joe Piskura, John Pentrack, Pete Nastese, Ed Hunter, John Garman, Charles McCoy, Cornelius Gochnour, Sherman Brett, Dr. Schramm, C.A. Dubinski, Peter Hallick Jr., Sgt. Saul Spiegel, Pvt. John Curilla, Elmer Adams, Joseph Kormaniak, O.L. Ackerman, Fred Stewart and George Stewart.
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The Beauty of the Alleghenies


Today is for those of you out of town readers that miss all the natural beauty the Alleghenies can offer. This is my beloved Browns Farm - an early African-American settlement in Lower Yoder Township. Thanks to family and friends - we have been restoring the cemetery to it's natural beauty.
Two Black Civil War Veterans - John Smith and John Brown are buried here - along with members of their families - there is also an African-American Revolutionary War Veteran - Edinbourgh Smith buried somewhere in the cemetery.
John Smith - USCT - 3rd Regiment. As you can see - some of his flowers are still there. I have to say - that the deer hardly bothered any of the flowers that we planted. There are well over 70 - if not more - adults and children buried here.
John Brown - Co. H - 4th Pa. Cav.
The place is haunted in more ways than I care to explain.
It's sacred ground - wish the kids that like to party there understood that. I'm keeping the flag up a couple more weeks - then I will be decorating the place for Christmas.
This is a place called "Top of the World" and when you are there - it does seem like that. Off in the distance - in the center - is where Garfield is.
It's just beautiful up there - also another popular party spot for the kids.
Off in the distance is Minersville and Cambria City.
Ran across this little guy up there.
RJ enjoying the sunshine - sitting on the small wall he built.
Part of the high tension line - saw a small black snake - which is a lot better than finding a large rattlesnake...
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This is the small dam the Tremont Club built for the kids to go fishing on Gray Run.
All the rest are from this very peaceful spot.
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And this concludes your brief tour of the mountains I call home.