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Monday, January 12, 2015

Island Park - 1906

Island Park was located near Benscreek in the area near the present St. Andrew's Church. It featured quite a large picnic ground. The area was served by street car from the city. The Windber-Johnstown line also went near the place. Besides being an overnight stay for people coming to Johnstown via the Somerset Pike or the Davidsville Road, the hotel was well known for its famous Sunday dinners. During the winter season people would drive by sleigh from the city to the hotel for an evening meal. In the summer, a large swimming pool made the park a popular spot for young and old alike hoping to escape the heat. 

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