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Friday, February 28, 2014

Crusade for Freedom



Crusade for Freedom - Balloon Release - Johnstown
In 1954, the FOE conducted an "Eagles Flight for Freedom", in which 4,164 helium balloons were dispersed across the United States. These balloons were similar to those being sent across the Iron Curtain into Eastern Europe. They carried leaflets, identification cards, and envelopes for Truth Dollar donations. The finder of the furthest-traveling balloon won a $25 bond. The Eagles executed similar programs in 1955 and 1956, and also asked respondents to nominate people and organizations for "Freedom Awards"

February 28, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife

From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Friday - February 28, 1947
We cleaned up the house. I scrubbed the kitchen.
Dad (husband) is getting worse 
he is so short of breath.
Emil was here this evening and gave us some candy. he was drunk.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Kay Artley



Another VJ repeat - Kay Artley. For many women and teenage girls - they had their job here.

Trolley Time

Trolley Time

February 26, 1943: YANKS AND BRITISH PURSUE ROMMEL'S FLEEING ARMORED FORCES TOWARD GAFSA BASE



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The Johnstown Tribune - February 26, 1943
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St. Stephen's Cemetery - 1930

St. Stephens Cemetery. If you are looking at it from the bottom - this is over to the left in the middle of the cemetery. This was taken in November of 1930. 

February 26, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife

From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Wednesday - February 26, 1947
I baked bread to day.
and Ida (sister) fixed dads (husband) trousers.
and we done the windows.
It is cold out.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Investigating Death of Brownstown Woman

 
Going thru my stuff - scanning more things in - ran across this item. The death of Mrs. Rose Von Alt of Kennedy Street - Brownstown. I forgot to mark a year - but this was in stuff from 1915 - so it's close to around that time.


For Rent - 1894

May 1894

February 25, 1943: ALLIES BLAST ROMMEL FLIGHT THROUGH PASS



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The Johnstown Tribune - February 25, 1943 
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Boldizar - 50th Wedding Anniversary
Obits: Ernest Chasar, Mrs. Annice Covalt, Mrs. Eva Jacobs, Walter Hochberg Jr., Mrs. Minnie Crouse, Mrs. Katherine Pentrack, W. H. Follmar, James Burket, F.T. Collins, Ruel DeHaven, Mrs. Stella Rudy, George Roberts, Steve Vrabel and Jonas Lunn
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Trolley Time

Trolley Time

February 25, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife

From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Tuesday - February 25, 1947
I washed this forenoon and Harry (son) was here for dinner.
He was down at Margarets home on yesterday for dinner 
it was her birthday.
He went to work at 4 oclock.

Monday, February 24, 2014

OBJECT TO BLOCK AT FAIRFIELD AVENUE

Forgot I had this - folks in Morrellville want what they want and they still do. This is from around 1915 or so.

February 24, 1943: YANKS AND BRITISH DRIVE ROMMEL'S ARMORED UNITS TOWARD KASSERINE PASS



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The Johnstown Tribune - February 24, 1943
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Prospect Victory Garden

Prospect Victory Garden - WW I

February 24, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife

From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Monday - February 24, 1947
Harry was here awhile. He has to go to work at 4 o'clock.
I wrote a letter to Ralph Miller to day.
It snowed about all day and is cold.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

February 23, 1943: 850 PERISH IN SINKING OF TWO U.S. MERCHANT SHIPS IN ATLANTIC



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The Johnstown Tribune - February 23, 1943
Dr. John Hannan
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Park Avenue School - Moxham

Another fine old picture from Don and Darlene Costlow - showing her 3rd or 4th grade class photo on the playground of the old Park Avenue School in Moxham. This was taken around 1947 or 1948.

On this day....

Remembering our American Hero - Sgt. Michael Strank of Franklin.

February 23, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife

From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Sunday - February 23, 1947
A pretty nice day. But cold. Leona (daughter) was here a while and Harry (son) was here for dinner.
And Ruth Albright was here this afternoon and she stayed for supper.
I gave her the waffle iron that Abie made.
She was all pleased.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

February 22, 1943: AMERICANS REGAIN ALMOST 10 MILES FROM GERMANS IN KASSERINE PASS FIGHT



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The Johnstown Tribune - February 22, 1943
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The City at Night

Another vintage repeat - Washington and Market looking towards Main Street.

February 22, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife

From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Saturday - February 22, 1947
The snow is deep but it does not seam cold. Clifford  (son) was here a few minutes. 
He was over at Hites.
I am not feeling very good.

Friday, February 21, 2014

View from Above

Don and Darlene Costlow sent in this view of parts of Hornerstown and Moxham. Cochran is on the upper right hand side. 

Woodvale Olympic Club

Joann Golian Freeman sent in these rare jems of the Woodvale Olympic Club. This is her dad Stephen Golian - you can actually read some of the names behind him on the Soldier Honor Roll.
Joann says that the front is not the same as the Olympic Club on Woodvale Avenue. She thinks this one was on Maple. Unfortunately there were no names written on the back.

February 21, 1924: THESE SNOW PLOWS BEING USED TO KEEP TRACTION LINES OPEN

February 21, 1924 - much like today!

February 21, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife

From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Friday - February 21, 1947
The snow is deep the deepest of this season. But is not cold. Ida (sister) and done a lot of cleaning.
I washed the cupbord and Ida the chest of drawers and refrigidair and simonised it. Dad (husband) is not so very good.