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Friday, January 31, 2014

Women Wrestlers



Another repeat - believe it or not - this single clip is the most popular of my Youtube things - with over 27,000 hits. I still have people that email me - telling me how much they enjoy this old time stuff. Anyway back to the clip - it was shot at the War Memorial.
 

Morrellville Drama Group

All I know about this picture is that these are members of the Drama Group from St. Francis Church in Morrellville. If my mother or grandmother were still alive - they would probably know who most of these people are. 

January 31, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife

From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Friday - January 31, 1947
Harry and Margaret come over and Margaret washed and Clifford was here and finished the cupbord in the bath room.
And he was here for dinner.
Then Harry come and put down the oil cloth in the bath room.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

January 30, 1943: BRITISH, IN DAYLIGHT RAID ON BERLIN, CHASE GOERING TO CELLAR, DELAY SPEECH



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The Johnstown Tribune - January 30, 1943
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Once Upon a Time...

Washington Street - Downtown Johnstown - 1860's

Cambria City - 1950

A reader sent in this picture of his parents in Cambria City in 1950. You can see St. Columba behind them. He says he thinks the water company owned the lot before Penelec.


Cleaning out City Hall

'77 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

January 29, 1943: PRESIDENT CONFERS WITH BRAZIL'S CHIEF



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The Johnstown Tribune - January 29, 1943
Local: Milliard Berkebile, Michael Michlo and Ronald Picking
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Delaware Avenue

Another look at the building of the Delaware Avenue Underpass in the West End.

Booking Agent

All I know about this picture is that it was taken in Johnstown.

Delivery Time

Another cool repeat - you are looking at the fleet of delivery trucks for the Harris-Boyer Bakery in Morrellville.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

January 28, 1943: GERMAN TROOPS MUTINY; REFUSE TO FIGHT REDS



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The Johnstown Tribune - January 28, 1943
Local: Robert Bantly, Cochran Honor Roll, Bernard Snyder and Charles Bloom.
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Coopersdale Sewage Project

Laying the sanitary sewer line in Coopersdale. For us homeowners in Johnstown - replacing all this crap and I do mean (insert swear word here) - from our homes to the street - is something that I fear will forever change our town.

Got Gas

Another repeat today. They don't build them like this anymore. Amoco-Gas at the end of the Napoleon Street Bridge. Union Cemetery would be directly behind the photographer and Joe Johns is off camera to the left. You can also see the Franklin Street Bridge off in the distance.

Blossom Time


Blossom Time - Cambria Theatre - Main Street

Diary of a Johnstown Housewife

For you fans of Mrs. Oldham's diary - the next couple of days are blank and don't pick back up again until the 31st.

Monday, January 27, 2014

YWCA Swim Time



YWCA - teaching the little ones how to swim -early 1950's

January 27, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Monday - January 27, 1947
Harry took me in to Dr. Kahl and he dressed my toe.
And then we come home. Leona stayed with Ida & dad. 
And then she ate dinner with us and went home. 
Essie Hiteshew was here for supper and then cut Idas hair. Dorse Lambert was here a while.
Note: Leona, Clifford, Billy and Harry are the children of Mrs. Oldham.
Also for you younger readers - dinner means lunch. 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

January 26, 1943: REDS DRIVE ON KURSK, KHARKOV; AFRICA CORPS RACES FOR TUNIS



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The Johnstown Tribune - January 26, 1943
March to Victory:
George Simler
George Hissong
John Riddell
Carl Eicher
Robert Skvarna
Dean Beener
Warren Brant
Emanuel Dominy
Dave Darocy
Charles Wise
Joe Myers
Andrew Herchel
Mike Herchel
Paul Herchel
Frank Herchel
Steve Herchel
John Cononie
Anthony Cononie
Joe Cononie
Albert Grove
Williard Grove
Miss Jeanne Sanders
Robert Dwyer
Don Howard
Pete Hamryszak
Sylvester Christner
John Mitchell
Edmond Borodic
Robert Johnson
Gerald Trees
Clarence Reese
Charles Swope
Carl Fassinger
Jack Greenshields
Ray Cullen
William Morgart
Frank Romeo
Joe Sheridan
Homer Sharp
Colbert Varner
Charles Govaker
Dan Thompson
Alex Thompson
Richard Thompson
James Thompson
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Street Cleaner Time

The latest in street cleaners - 1930's style - with city officials in front of Cochran. The designer must have gotten his idea from a WWI tank - because that's what they look like to me.


Trolley Time

Intersection of Strayer and Chandler Avenue

January 26, 1947: A Diary of a Johnstown Housewife

From the diar of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Johnstown
Sunday - January 26, 1947
No one here all day but Ida, Dad & I. Leona was here this evening a while.
Note: When Elizabeth uses the term 'dad' - she means her husband William.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

January 25, 1943: U.S. RADIERS PENETRATE TO WITHIN 33 MILES OF EAST TUNISIAN COAST



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The Johnstown Tribune - January 25, 1943
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Fitchner Pool


Fitchner Pool - behind Garfield School - West End

Johnstown Fire Department

Another favorite repeat - Johnstown Fire Department in the 1920's in the midst of switching from horse to gasoline horsepower.

January 25, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife

From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Saturday - January 25, 1947
I baked bread and scrubbed on the out side and scrubbed the windows.
And Ida was busy all day. 
Sara & Hite was here a while 
this evening.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Lee Hospital



Great look at good old Lee Hospital.

January 24, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife

From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Friday - January 24, 1947
Harry took me in to Dr, Kahl's. My toe is better. he gave me some medicine. 
Leona stayed had Harry to take Ida & Dad up to her place. Then we all ate dinner up at Leona's. Then come home and I washed and done some cleaning. Clifford and Betty was here a while. I scrubbed this evening.
Dad is not so good.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

January 23, 1943: BRITISH FORCES OCCUPT TRIPOLI; REDS DRIVE FOR VOROSHILOVGRAD



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The Johnstown Tribune - January 23, 1943
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Bookmobile Time



Just one of the old Bookmobiles that used to stop all over Cambria County.

East Conemaugh

All I know about this picture is that it was taken in East Conemaugh.

River Time

Stone Bridge with the old Haws Plant on the left hand side.