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Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Incline

The Incline - Cabinet Card

Harris-Boyer Update

Working continues to progress.
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July 31, 1943: SURRENDER OF ITALY IS EXPECTED MOMENTARILY IN SPITE OF HITLER


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The Johnstown Tribune - July 31, 1943
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July 31, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Thursday - July 31, 1947
I baked bread and scrubbed boath porches.
Betty Jane went up to Leones and Harry took Ida and I up to camp meeting. 
I enjoyed being there it reminded me of old times. I saw Mr & Mrs Blanset and a few people I knew. 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mendenhall Sanitarium

Mendenhall Sanitarium - also known as Raymond Hospital - Osborne Street

July 30, 1943: ITALIAN TROOPS REVOLT IN MILAN AS THOUSANDS SHOUT FOR PEACE


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The Johnstown Tribune - July 30, 1943
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July 30, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Wednesday - July 30, 1947
I baked cookies this fore noon and then we made some apple butter this afternoon.
And boy did we roast.  It sure is hot to day.
Leona ate dinner with us to day,
Joe was here and Billy & Harriett was here a while this evening. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Car Barn

Car Barn - Moxham

John Ludwig & Sons



John Ludwig & Sons - Ebensburg Woolen Mills

July 29, 1943: EISENHOWER OFFERS ITALY PEACE WHILE BADOGLIO BATTLES REVOLT


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The Johnstown Tribune - July 29, 1943
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July 29, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Tuesday - July 29, 1947
We ironed and I cleaned the room rug.
Harry & Eddie come over for Betty J.
They are going to a picnic to morrow.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Diamond Cut Rate

Downtown Johnstown


ESTIMATES SOON ON STEEL VIADUCT



Southern Cambria Railroad - Steel Viaduct - Woodvale - August 1907

July 28, 1943: ALLIES SQUELCH RUMORS OF PEACE OVERTURES BY MARSHALL BADOGLIO


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The Johnstown Tribune - July 28, 1943
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July 28, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Monday - July 28, 1947
Clifford & Harry & Billy finished the house out side. Put bords on the corner of the house and quarter round up.
I washed and the clothes dried nice so I folded them this evening.


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Woolf & Reynolds



Woolf & Reynolds - Clothing Store - Downtown Johnstown - 1907


1887 Flood



A shot of a different Johnstown Flood - this time it's 1887 - just two years before the big one.

EVERYREADY

Look at me there in the window of the old Reese & Bernard Electric Company. 


July 27, 1943: ITALY MUST SURRENDER OR FACE SEARING WAR, CHURCHILL WARNS


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The Johnstown Tribune - July 27, 1943
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Local Names:
Mrs. Evelyn Rager
Pvt. William Searle
Miss Jane Moshgat

July 27, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Sunday - July 27, 1947
Betty Jane and I was at church. Then we got dinner and I went up to see Mrs. Straub and Ida went to visit Ernie and Irine. And Betty J. and Nancy went to see a ball game over at Ferndale.
Then Joe took Ida & I and Leone up to the cemetery.
The flowers look nice on the graves.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

West End Park

For you out of town readers - the wonderful West End Improvement Group have done a GREAT job with making the site of the former Bucknell Hotel (Bucky's) at the corner of Fairfield and D - a thing of beauty indeed!
But this is what they started with. All the before shots are courtesy of Rose Howarth from the West End Improvement Group.
The group also has more of these flower boxes scattered through out the West End. There isn't a weekend that goes by where I don't see either Marie Mock or Rose Howarth along with other members of their group - out and about in the West End - watering, pulling weeds, working on the flowers or cutting the grass coming in or out of the West End. 
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This is how the ground looked after the Bucknell was torn down.
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This is the beauty of it now.
These are the trees that have now taken root in the West End.
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The children of Stanley and Sophie Klotz honoring their parents who called the West End home for many years.
Rose says - "This is a step into the Bucknell from the Fairfield Avenue side. It was the only thing that was left after they tore the building down. I felt it would be an important artifact to have. When Penn Dot took some of that corner to soften and widen the intersection, I knew they would be excavating the sidewalks. I asked them if they would save that step for us. It didn't exactly work out the way I asked them to do it, but in the long run....here is the step!"
And this is how it looks now.
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Honoring William Moskal - West End Native - killed in the 911 attacks at the World Trade Center.
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Looking back the other direction - Roseland on the right and the old B Shoppe in the middle. Sorry to say - that they old candy store building has a date with the wrecking ball.