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Monday, June 30, 2014

Paddy Wagon Time



VJ Repeat - Paddy Wagon Time - Public Safety Building

June 30, 1943: U.S. FORCES LANDED ON RENDOVA ISLAND


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The Johnstown Tribune - June 30, 1943
R.G. Wertz
Wedding Bells:
Monroe - Miles
Schlosser - Paff
Green - Menoher
Chliek - Archibald
Fyock - Clemdaniel
Henrickson - Ickes
Griffith - Stoyer
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St. Anthony - Woodvale


The inside of St. Anthony's Church in Woodvale. My grandfather John Cacicia helped work on inside of the church.

June 30, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Monday - June 30, 1947
I washed this fore noon - then I was in town this afternoon to see Dr. Kahl. He gave me 3 kinds of medicine. I saw Mrs. Bert Oldham at the Drs. office.
She walked in with a cain.
Today is my birthday (69th). I got 11 dollars and a box of candy and a box of soap and a pack age of  good gum drops and 1 apron and lovely table cloth and napkins from Lee in Japan. Harry, Eddie & Margaret come over and brought eats. And ate supper with us - Ida & I.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Row House


Cambria City - circa 1910 - taken from the 'Infant Mortality Report'

Trabold


Trabold Car Manufacturing - Johnstown. Sent in by reader Harry M.

June 29, 1943: R.A.F. HITS COLOGNE AND HAMBURG PORT


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The Johnstown Tribune - June 29, 1943
Local Names:
Leo Kane
Curtis Koon
Leonard Wyrwas
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June 29, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Sunday - June 29, 1947
Helen & I was at church. Joan & Nancy come along home with us home. They ate some cookies then went home.
Ida & I got us a good dinner.
Pat and his girl took Bessie Ida & I up to Windber this evening to see Harry Gahayain. He died yesterday morning.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Main Drag


VJ Rpeart - Nice shot of a section of Main Street in Downtown Johnstown.

Main Street

Main Street with the old Foster's Store on the left hand side.

Trolley Time

Fairfield Avenue

June 28, 1943: ALLIES HIT NAPLES AGAIN IN PRELUDE TO INVASION


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The Johnstown Tribune - June 28, 1943
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Soldier Names:
James Adams
Ralph Conley
Gerald Jacobs
Vince Rzasa
Harold Moors
Warren Custer
George Miller
Harry Miller
John Gamble
L.C. Davis
Harry Stevanus
Alvin Saylor 
Donna Jean Hipp
Earl Baker
Virgil Faust
Dorney Robb
Robert Hurst
Julius Strozak
Ed Gruca
Walter Dipple
Robert Schrayer
Victor Schuler Jr.
George Mitchell
Anthony Rzasa
Alfred Petro
James Stouppe
Mortimer Dell
John Tomaszewski
John Griffith
Joe Yarzombek
Homer Wonders
Donald Wonders

June 28, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Saturday - June 28, 1947
I baked bread & cookies and cleaned the kitchen and porch.
Then done some other work. 
Ida always helps me.

Friday, June 27, 2014

GAR Drum Corp


GAR Drum Corp - Johnstown, Pennsylvania Post.

Down it Comes...

One of the two larger bridges that used to be across the Conemaugh in Cambria City. Taken a few years after Roosevelt Blvd was built. The larger one on the left hand side was replaced by a foot bridge that is still there. 


June 27, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Friday - June 27, 1947
I worked some on Ida's dress, then we got dinner. Joan and Nancy was here for dinner.
Then I finished Ida's dress.
Then Alice & John and Alice made out some orders for goods from Lane Bryants.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Weiser Orchestra Gives Outstanding Performance

Weiser Orchestra at Roxbury Bandshell  - July 21, 1943

June 26, 1943: BLAST BOCHUM, GELSENKIRCHEN


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The Johnstown Tribune - June 26, 1943
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Iron Side


Stone Bridge from Iron Street side - 1915. Looks like it running a bit high.

June 26, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Thursday - June 26, 1947
I made the strawberries up in preserves. I got 9 pints and Ida and I each had a little dish ful a piece to eat. 
They were good. 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

On the Vine

Early Vine Street

June 25, 1943: R.A.F. RETURNS TO WUPPERTAL


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The Johnstown Tribune - June 25, 1943
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St. Casimir's Church

VJ Repeat - St. Casimir's in Cambria City

June 25, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Wednesday - June 25, 1947
Clifford, Billy, Harritt and Alice was out at the old Dull place for strawberries to day.
Then we come back home. Ida had supper ready and then we ate and cleaned the strawberries. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

JHS Football - 1950's



That is Miss Red Feather - Janet Borzuk helping out the guys from Johnstown High at the old Cochran Field. The Red Feather was a precursor to what is now the United Way.

June 24, 1943: ALLIES START SHUTTLE BOMBING


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The Johnstown Tribune - June 24, 1943
Birth Notes:
Capt. and Mrs. Robert Montgomery - former Betty Bheam - son
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stigers - son
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Prozialeck - daughter
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Shomo - son
Mr. and Mrs. John Senchisen - daughter
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence McCormick - son
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Lafayette Hotel

Lafayette Hotel - Hastings - Cambria County


June 24, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Tuesday - June 24, 1947
I ironed this fore noon done some sewing. 
Ida was mending her slip. Rained some and was cool part of the day. 
John and Emma was here a while this evening.
And I made a will and John is keeping it till my death.
Ida & Emma was witnesses on the will. 

Monday, June 23, 2014

St. Emerich's

VJ Repeat - St. Emerich's Church - Cambria City

June 23, 1943: MULHEIM, IN RUHR, NEW TARGET


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The Johnstown Tribune - June 23, 1943
Local Names:
Frank Matala
Walter Vantroba
Thomas McRoberts
Aux. Eva Patton
Betty Patton
William Patton
Pfc. Henry Pollak
Mrs. Merle Fender
John Mulherin
Josephine Szostek
Lester Mitchell, Jr.
Seaman John Cole
Miss Jame Brauer
Joe Salvaggio
Angelo Salvaggio
Charles Salvaggio
Pvt. John (Coon) Wood
Lt. Alpheus Clark
Anna Rhoads
Buford Rhoads
John Paul
George Paul
Pvt. Donald Markel
Cpl. John Mauthe
Staff Sgt. Joe Knapp Jr.
Charles Barkhimer
Allen Barkhimer
Afc. Anne Valent
Miss Madolin Ferner
Pvt. Russ Gillman
Pfc. Eugene Freidline
Cpl. Harry Griffith
Ray Kiser
John Gardner Jr.
Tavio Angelo
Walter Rager
Robert Gardner
Pfc. John Kralik
Abram Knepper
Pvt. Ann Lintner
Pvt. William Hayes
Pvt. George Saghy
Russ Colton
Pvt. John Green
Joe Pecosky
Floyd Phillips
Joe Ball
Henry Ball
Walter Ball
Tom Ball
Walter Hunter
Louis Prudhoe
Stan Kazmierczyk
Pvt. William Clark
Albert Winston
Pvt. Neal Orlando
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Penelec

VJ Repeat - Penelec on Broad Street.