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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Feeding the Hungry

Feeding the victims of the 1977 Flood 

Entertainers Visit Airport - 1954

Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy - Johnstown Visit - 1954

Riding an Indian

The gentleman on the left is my cousins father - otherwise I have no idea who anyone else is. I'm no expert - but I believe they are sitting on Indian motorcycles somewhere around the Cambria County area - most likely somewhere in Nanty Glo.

Stone Bridge Refab - 1929

This is a neat shot of construction crews working on the Stone Bridge in 1929 - with the cranes setting in the first concrete slab on top - off in the distance is Iron street and the mills and the large bridge that used to cross the Conemaugh.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Hammond School of Beauty Culture

Hammond School of Beauty Culture - Ardell Beauty Salon - Downtown Johnstown

Main Street - Downtown Johnstown

View of Main Street around 1900

Mercy Hospital

Mercy Hospital

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: Huckster

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: No person shall on the regular market days be permitted in or at the said market house to huckster or sell at second hand, or to purchase for the purpose of retailing, any articles before nine o'clock, A.M., under the penalty of five dollars.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Johnstown Jets

Johnstown Jets at the War Memorial - unknown year.

Ann's Place - Bedford Street

Dining room of Ann's Place - Bedford Street

Bonus Army - Ideal Park

Picture postcard of the Bonus Army (Bonus Expedinary Force) leaving Ideal Park - Johnstown.
In the fall of 1931, hundreds of veterans and their families camped near Johnstown on their way to Washington D.C. The next summer, more than 20,000 Bonus Marchers converged on Washington to demand immediate payment of the Soldiers" bonus promised to men who had served in the armed forces during World War I.

Driven out of the nation's capital at bayonet point, more than 4,000 broke and disheartened Bonus Army marchers spent the better part of two weeks in a makeshift encampment near Ideal Park before returning to their homes.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Johnstown Mills

Johnstown Mills - 1915. 

Cresson Sanitorium

The old Sanitorium in Cresson, Cambria County.

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: Meat Market Rules

 Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: No person shall be permitted to slaughter or dress any animal in said market house, or on the public ground adjoining thereto, or leave or throw any garbage or offal of any kind within said limits, or cause the same to be done, under penalty of five dollars.
NOTE to the term offal:  refers to the internal organs and entrails of a butchered animal.

Ship Hotel

A reader sent in this shot of the old Ship Hotel

Friday, April 26, 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Conemaugh Hospital

Conemaugh Hospital Nurses - 1971

Backyard Garden

That's the Cacicia Clan in our backyard garden in Morrellville. 

Trolley Time

Trolley Time - Chandler Avenue - Morrellville

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: You Go No Boom Law

 Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: No person shall haul through or on the streets of the borough more than five hundred pounds of gun or blasting powder, nitro-glycerine, or other similar explosive substances, on one and the same vehicle, and the kegs, casks, or cans containing powder or other like explosive substances, hauled through the streets, shall be perfectly secure and tight, so as to prevent any powder or other substances whatever from escaping there-from, nor shall any team attached to any vehicle hauling powder, be driven at a faster rate than a walk, nor shall any driver, while driving such team, use a lighted match, cigar, or pipe, and any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall, on conviction, be fined not less than five dollars nor more than twenty-five dollars.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Looking for Bodies - '77 Flood

Looking for bodies - Seward Area 

Robbed on Highway - 1907

Robbed on Highway - Ebensburg - 1907 - Prisoners Accused - James Gibson, William Williams, Thomas Conners and Paddy Scanlon

The Circus Comes to Town

The Big Tops are sitting on the current location of Point Stadium in Downtown Johnstown. I have no idea what year this is - except it was before the Point was built. 

First Girl - Picture Operator - 1943

Meet Miss Angeline Dino from Nanty Glo, Cambria County - the first licensed woman picture operator in Pennsylvania. She works at the Capitol Theatre in Nanty Glo. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Ann's Place

More of Ann's Place on Bedford Street - now Bigdogz 

Gone But Not Forgotten

Johnstown Plant Bethlehem Steel

Trolley Time

Johnstown Passenger Railway 

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: Meat in the Market

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: Butchers and others occupying any part of said market house, shall find their own blocks, benches, and locks, and the blocks and benches shall not extend into the passage-way, between the stalls, more than four feet, under the penalty of a fine of three dollars, and being compelled to remove the same.

Monday, April 22, 2013

For Sale - 1926 Essex Coach

1926 Essex Coach - $495 - Overland Gougeon Co. - Main and Walnut - Phone 57-69

Conemaugh-Franklin Bridge

This a picture during the construction of the Conemaugh-Franklin Bridge sent in by reader Helen S.

Unknown School

Not sure of where exactly this was taken - I know it was Johnstown - but as to which school...I am not sure - could possibly be the old school in Oakland.

Ann's Place

Ann's Place - Bedford Street - now the site of BigDogz

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - No Permit Needed

 Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: That for lectures on scientific or literary subjects, exhibitions of fairs, exhibitions of paintings or statuary given or made by citizens of the borough, musical parties or concerts for benevolent or charitable purposes, no license or permit shall be required. 

Page Bedding - 1953

Page Bedding - Messenger Street 

Mercy Hospital Nurses - 1927

Graduation Class of Mercy Hospital - Johnstown - 1927 - sorry no names.

Grab a Chicken for a Good Time - 1907

Drive to Hooversville - August 9, 1907 - Dale and Walnut Grive Ladies Found Chicken and a Good Time. Lots of names listed in this cute little article.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Nanty Glo - Cambria County

This is taken from an old picture postcard that shows an unknown couple and their home in Nanty Glo, Cambria County.

Steeples Membership Party - Tonight in Cambria City

(Photo - Courtesy of The Grand Halle of Broad Street) - CLICK HERE for more on their Facebook Page

From 6 to 9 p.m., Tonight, a Friends of The Steeples Project Charter Membership Party will take place at The Grand Halle, 306 Broad Street, Cambria City. Twenty bucks gets you a one-year membership, food, beer or wine, and an evening of socializing & dancing to the music of DJ Brent Labarko.

And because the Friends have not had official "members" until now, you will become a Charter Member of this dynamic group. You can have a good time and help out a worthy cause -- all for $20!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Johnstown High - 1931

Johnstown High - 1931 - Shop Class

Trolley Time

Maple Avenue Bridge

The Garfieldian - October 20, 1939

Far too many names to list - which means if you know someone that went to Garfield in 1939 - double click on the picture to enlarge.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Flood Shelter

Feeding the hungry - 1977 Flood - not sure which shelter this was.

1887 Flood

An early look at flooding in the Johnstown area from 1887 not the more famous one.

Franklin Mill

Franklin Mill

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: Privy Time

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: Every privy within the borough shall be walled or substantially planked so as effectually to prevent it from caving in on the line of the adjoining property; it shall be kept from nauseous and offensive smells to the neighborhood.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Central Park

Beautiful shot of Johnstown's Central Park and part of Main Street.

Beulah Church

Vintage postcard of Beulah Evangelical United Brethan Church - Bedford Street at Von Lunen Road.

Adam's Hotel - Morrellville

Adam's Hotel - Fairfield Avenue - Morrellville

The Bank Corner

A reader sent in this picture of the Bank Corner - Main and Franklin Streets - Downtown Johnstown. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Lorain Steel G.O. - Central Avenue

Lorain Steel - General Offices - Central Avenue - Moxham

Porch Bros. - Music House

Porch Bros. - Music House - Pianos & Organs - White Sewing Machines - Downtown Johnstown