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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Calendars for Sale


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Main Street - Downtown Johnstown

'77 Flood

Reader George Vuckovich sent in this shot from the '77 Flood. This is his uncles house beside the old Coe's Sub in Coopersdale - the house is still there - it's painted yellow now. He says there was a parking lot, then a bar and then this house. His parents - who survived in Tanneryville - lived in the parsonage at the church below the dam. 

November 30, 1943: 'Big Four' to Meet in Iran


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


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Sunday - November 30, 1947
I stayed home from church today. Ida has a bad cold and has Asthma. So I hated to leave her a lone.
Then after dinner Sara & Hite & Judy come and was here a while.
Then they went home and I got us a lunch. And after we finished it up. John & Emma come and just went home now ..8-30. I called Bessie and Mae went to Pgh. this evening.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Vintage Johnstown Calendars


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Century Gas Ranges

Century Stove - Made in Johnstown

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Central Avenue

November 29, 1943: Germans Say Allied 'Big Three' Already Conferring


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The Johnstown Tribune - November 29, 1943
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Local Names:
Evelyn Link
Lt. Ralph Buck
Helen Bischof
Louis Bogovich
Normalee Stoddard
Dr. F. Murray Iobst

November 29, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Saturday - November 29, 1947
Sort of cold. It snowed some but not much.
I baked 2 pies & a custard and a pan of apples. Joan come and ate dinner with us. Then we got a ton of coal today. It come to $ 14. 20. I cleaned the stove this afternoon. Then cleaned the kitchen and scrubbed around on the out side where they put coal in.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Hangin around the Corner

Intersection of Vine and Franklin

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C. Keim's, Dr. W.C. Beam and Horan & McMullen

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November 27, 1943: Gilberts Fight Bloodiest In History of Marine Corps


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The Johnstown Tribune - November 27, 1943
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November 28, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Friday - November 28, 1947
Snowed some to day but not much.
I ironed then cleaned the bed room and Loving room and was up to the store.
Then wrote 2 cards & a letter to Myrtle Mcdonald and a card to Ellie & Betty J.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

VJ Calendars for Sale




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Happy Thanksgiving

I took this Browns Farm in Lower Yoder - one of the earliest African-American settlements in this part of Western Pennsylvania. This Thanksgiving I am thankful for the work ethic that was handed down to me from my parents and grandparents. My grandmother worked at Bestform till she was 80 and would have worked longer - but they closed the plant down before she was done working.

I believe in Johnstown with my whole heart and I don't say that lightly - given the fact that I am one of the millions that lost a good paying job this year. New company takes over and the old workers are tossed out the door. It happens everyday and I am hardly the exception. But I'm glad it happened - because now even though I am poorer - I am much happier and there is a lot to be said for the power of happiness. I have learned so much being on the other end of things trying to find a full-time job (I have a part-time job - but I need something more). There are people out there that can't fill out a job application because they don't know how to read, people who can't pass a simple drug test - let alone have the staying power to get up each day and show up for work. And don't get me started on the welfare folks who sit on their asses all day - collecting money from all of us.

Sure there are plenty of problems in this area - but we are facing nothing more here than other towns all across the nation. I hold no illusions about the past - even though I dearly love history. If you had a sheet of paper and drew a line down the middle - you could list all that is wrong with Johnstown - but on the other side - you could also list all that is right.

Our ancestors had one thing in common - whether rich or poor - the had enough 'human spirit' within themselves - that unknown and unseen force that kept them going and helped keep this city alive for decades. I believe that same 'spirit' still lives within those of us that still believe and love the city we call home. You can give me a thousand reasons why Johnstown is in the shape that it is in - I'm not stupid and nor blind to the facts. But you have to admit that there is indeed something very special about our area - that folks miss when they leave - something you can't put into words....

November 27, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Thursday - November 27, 1947 - Thanksgiving Day
We ate our dinner at home. Then Clifford come and took Ida & I over to Bessies for a turkey supper.
But before we went to Bessies he took us up to Harry's to see the place. They had a big turkey in the stove roasting it.
They wanted us to stay. Then Clifford come over again and brought us home. And we stopped in to see Billy's place it is a nice place.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Snowy Day Around Town

With some time on my hands...thought I'd take some pictures from around town today on a snowy afternoon - for all you readers in the warmer parts of the country who might miss the white stuff. I know I am tired of it already and it's only November. This is the old Sivi Barn on Goucher.
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Luzerne Street
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Morrell Monument at Grandview
 
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The Unknown Plot - 1889 Flood
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From the Incline
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Trolley Time - note that Tops Diner is where the Tross store was.

Next 12 Miles

VJ Repeat

In Living Color

A slightly different angle from the one from yesterday. That is St. Joseph Church on the left hand side.

November 26, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Wednesday - November 26, 1947
I washed this fore noon.
Then helped Clifford some with the papering. He papered the bed room upstairs. Clifford and Joan and George ate dinner with us.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Calendars for Sale



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Coopersdale Bridge

Old Coopersdale Bridge - this is the first of three that have been built at the spot where it crosses the river.

High Above

That's St, Joseph Church in the upper half of the picture.

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Main Street

November 25, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife


From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Tuesday - November 25, 1947
A nother sort of a bad day.
I done some cleaning. Ida cleaned some of the drawers and put clean papers in.
And I helped some up stairs with the paper.
Clifford ate dinner with us and George too.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Vintage Johnstown Calendars


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