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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

This is the closest I can come to a celebration in Johnstown - it's not New Years - it's even better - they are celebrating the end of World War II in Downtown Johnstown. From my house to yours - Happy New Year!

Update - Bridge in Cresson


 
Two readers have come forward to say that this railroad project was in Cresson, Cambria County - thanks to them - we now know where this was taken. 

December 31, 1942: NAZI SOUTH FRONT NEAR COLLAPSE; SOVIETS FREE RICH AREA IN UKRAINE



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The Johnstown Tribune - December 31, 1942
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Lorain Steel - around 1900


Looking ahead at the old G.O. building for Lorain Steel - later U.S. Steel in Moxham along Central Avenue.

Woodvale - Spring 1889

Woodvale in the Spring of 1889 - little did they know that in a few short weeks - the community would be wiped off the map. 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

December 29, 1942: FRENCH SOMALILAND JOINS ALLIES, OPENING IMPORTANT SUPPLY ROUTE



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The Johnstown Tribune - December 29, 1942
Local: Fred McKnight and 7th Ward Club, Canteen Charity Ball, Dr. & Mrs. H.F. Tomb, Dr. Leroy Elder, Joseph Lambert, Miss Phyllis McEwan and Maj. Arnold Koenneritz
Wedding Bells:
Hess - Engel
Hay- Wolfensberger
Saylor - Hillegas
Gray - Westrick
Winebrenner - Ashcom
Godfrey - Potter
Wimmel - Sulin
Evans - Metzger
Davis - Worth
March to Victory:
Miss Virginia Craig 
Cloyd Berkebile
Cletus Berkebile
Sam Morris
Robert McFeeley
Sgt. Forrest Pratt
Waldo Griffith
Pfc. Joe Hamp
Merle Pebley
Joe Smayda
Pvt. Steven Johns
Pvt. Ed Weaver
Mike Tutsock, Jr.
Pfc. William Price
Corp. Oscar Myers
Charles Verbickey
Curtis Boyer
Walt Smith
John Durkovich
Tom Grumbling
M.L. Alwine
Guy Alaimo
James Brennan
Frank Fletcher
Robert Hauser
William Bruce
Mike Bifano
Ken Elkin
Ed Mayer, Jr.
James Mayer
Tom Sheridan
Corp. Peter Holub
Andrew Schilling
John Gabryjolck
Irene Gabryjolck
James Zimmerman, Jr.
Rush Powell
Roger Powell
Walter Klingelhofer
Richard Haughton
Charles Govaker
Charles Ashman
Robert "Lefty" McGuire
Robert Bischoff
Corp. William Miles
Corp. Anthony Lesko
Steve Markovich
Don McCall
Louis Cernak
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Main Street

 
Some of the many stores that used to line the streets of Johnstown.

Ice Cream Time

Old Galliker's Delivery Truck

Looking towards the Incline

Looking across Central Park towards the Incline - the GAR Building is on the right hand side.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Thursday, December 26, 2013

December 26, 1942: DARLAN'S ASSASSIN EXECUTED



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The Johnstown Tribune - December 26, 1942
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Gee Bee


Blew the dust off this oldie - perfect for today - with lots of folks hitting the stores for the After-Christmas bargains. The Grand-Opening of Gee Bee in Richland Township. 
 

Nanty Glo - 1942

 
Nanty Glo clipping - 1942

JHS

 
The old Johnstown High School - Fisher's Garage at the corner of Menoher. 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Suzy Snowflake

Suzy Snowflake

Frosty the Snowman

Frosty the Snowman

Hardrock, Coco and Joe

Hardrock, Coco and Joe

December 24, 1942: NATION CONFIDENTLY OBSERVES ITS SECOND WARTIME CHRISTMAS



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The Johnstown Tribune - December 24, 1942
Local: Paul's Shoes, Nick's Hairdressing Salon, W.T. Grant, Torleskys Furs, Leon's Furs, Holtzman's, The Style Store, Henderson's Launderers and Cleaners, City Market, Ann's Millinery and Johnstown Office Supply
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A Very Merry Christmas Eve

Blew the dust off - what is probably the most beloved picture I post every year.
A little bit of color for you...
From the 1930's - you could land aircraft with that star....

Monday, December 23, 2013

December 23, 1942: RED ARMY CRASHES INTO UKRAINE; ALLIES SQUEEZE AXIS IN AFRICA



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The Johnstown Tribune - December 23, 1942
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Lower Works

Lower Works - called that because they were past the Stone Bridge - all the stuff that used to be along Iron Street. Click on the pictures to enlarge.
Broke these up into two sections so that you can see them better.

Riverside School


The old Riverside School