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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

'Tisn't Long



'Tisn't Long Till Big Fair Begins - Luna Park (Roxbury Park) - one of the best fairs ever held in the community - September 17th thru 20th.

Typhoid at Holsopple


Typhoid Fever - 8 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Marsh is ill - August 1907

September 30, 1943: YANKS ROLL TOWARD NAPLES


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


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Tuesday - September 30, 1947
I folded the clothes. 
Then Ida & I worked on the grapes. I got 9 pints more grape juice and 7 glasses of marmolade. And Ida made 2 glasses of grape jelly.
Betty Jane ironed her clothes this evening. Clifford was over and John and Clifford fixed my cellar lite in the coal house. It is handy. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

JHS - '31

Johnstown High - 1931


Catholic High


Catholic High School - Johnstown

Cambria Fertilizer


Blood, Meat and Bone Fertilizers - Cambria Fertilizer Co. - Johnstown, Pa. - August 1907

September 29, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Monday - September 29, 1947
I washed to day and had a time drying the clothes. 
Billy is still in the hospital.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Edward Peden


Edward Peden - One of the oldest Upper Yoder Residents - August 1907

Ashbridge Rag Carpets


J.S. Ashbridge - Rag Carpets - Locust Street - Johnstown, Pa.

September 28, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Sunday - September 28, 1947
I washed and had a time getting the clothes dry.
I was at church. They had childrin service or Promotion day. Ida had dinner about ready when we come home.
Then after dinner Ida and I gathered off some of the grapes. 

September 28, 1943: FOGGIA CAPTURED BY BRITISH



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The Johnstown Tribune - September 28, 1943
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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Trolley Time

Bedford Street

Old Meadowvale School


Old Meadowvale School

September 27, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Saturday - September 27, 1947
I baked pies this morning.
Betty J has a bad cold. She went in town and got some coat ling. Then cut and made the lining. She done a good job. 
Then she made a waist. It looks nice.
Billy was operated on to day (for a cist). He is not very good.

September 27, 1943: REDS CROSS DNIEPER RIVER


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The Johnstown Tribune - September 27, 1943
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Friday, September 26, 2014

Sears


VJ Repeat - Sears and Roebuck and Co. - on the lower end of Main Street.

Penn Traffic Fire



VJ Repeat - A rare shot of the big Penn Traffic Store Fire in Downtown Johnstown - August 28 and August 29, 1905. The fire completely destroyed a whole chunk of the business district last seen HERE. As with most treasures - I found this picture in a box of assorted photos - most of them just regular family shots - that a friend of mine gave me to go through. This just goes to show - you never know what you might run across.

Conemaugh Lumber


Conemaugh Lumber Corp - 280 D Street - Morrellville also an office in Conemaugh on Railroad Street.

September 26, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Friday - September 26, 1947
I cleaned the house and done the out side scrubbing. 
My but I am tired.
Billy went to the Hospital to day.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Keep on Truckin

Fleet of Penn Traffic Trucks next to the playground at the Point. This has to be the early 1920's because the stadium isn't there yet. There is still the small wooden grandstand and playground there - that they used before they built a proper stadium. Also, note that behind the trucks on the left hand side is one of the buildings for Rolling Mill Mines on the hillside above the Point which was still in operation at the time. 

In Living Color



Downtown Johnstown looking towards the Gap.

September 25, 1943: HITLER ABANDONS SMOLENSK


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The Johnstown Tribune - September 25, 1943
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September 25, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Thursday - September 25, 1947
I ironed then Harry and Eddie come and took the of their stuff out of the garage.
Leone & Joe was here awhile this evening. 
I am here all alone now. Betty J. went to work and Ida is out visiting with Annie Mc. I do not feel good this evening. 


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Crusade for Freedom



More on the Crusade for Freedom Tour that made a stop in Johnstown in the early 1950's. According to Wikipedia: the Crusade for Freedom was an American propaganda campaign operating from 1950 to 1960. It's public goal was to raise funds for Radio Free Europe; it also served to conceal the CIA's funding of Radio Free Europe and to generate domestic support for American Cold War policies. 

Freedom Gas

Freedom Gas Station - Downtown Johnstown - First National Bank has an office there now. The opposite corner is where the library is now.

September 24, 1943: RED ARMIES REACH DNIEPER


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The Johnstown Tribune - September 24, 1943
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Marriage Apps:
Potts - Griffith
Campbell - Hines
Yost - Goebert
Klucik - Sarver
Mutsko - Balsor
Silvestri - Lombardi
Ferrier - Nelson
Holsopple - Makins
Risko - Campagna

September 24, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Wednesday - September 24, 1947
I made grape juice and got 10 pints.
And started Joan some wine.
And then put bords in the canning cellar and swept and cleaned the other cellar.
I sure am tired this evening. Betty is working to nite.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

AM-SLO CLUB


 
Amslo Club - Friendiest Place in Town - 85 Lenhart Street - Dial 8-8131

Speedy Delivery



Post Office - Motorcycle Delivery 

September 23, 1943: GERMANS WRECKING NAPLES


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The Johnstown Tribune - September 23, 1943
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Birth Notes:
Mr. & Mrs. Henry Icardona - son
Mr. & Mrs. Blair Locher - daughter
Mr. & Mrs. John Vargo - daughter
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Tavalsky - daughter
Mr. & Mrs. Leo Cartwright - daughter
Mr. & Mrs. Russell Thomas - son
Mr. & Mrs. James Edwards - daughter
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Cardellino - daughter
Mr. & Mrs. Ross Chiodo - daughter
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Yarnavick - son
Mr. & Mrs. Donald McPhee - daughter
Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Witek - son
Mr. & Mrs. John Kimmel
Mr. & Mrs. John Lentvorsky - daughter
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Popovnak - daughter
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Cox - daughter
Mr. & Mrs. Merle Risbon - daughter
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Enlistments:
Raymond CHapman
Felix Ochesko Jr.
Raymond St. Calir
Leard Byers Jr.
Harry Graden
Virginia Thomas
Florence Baughman
Sarah Ward
Helen Clawson

September 23, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Tuesday - September 23, 1947
I put the clothes out and they dried nice.
Then I canned the plumbs. I got 12 qts & 4 pts. They look nice in the cans. Then I picked grapes to make grape juice.