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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Trolley Time

Fairfield and Chandler with Marigold's behind the stop sign. Beerman's would be to the left of Marigold and Harris-Boyer is behind the VW Bug.


The Johnstown Tribune - April 30, 1943
Birth Notes:
Pvt. and Mrs. Robert Dutton - daughter - Sandra Lee
 Mr. and Mrs. John Henderson - son - John Robert
Pvt. and Mrs. Michael Kachmar - daughter
Mr. and Mrs. Clement Thatcher - son
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Blough - son
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Keim - son
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Luczko - daughter
Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Furry - son
Mr. and Mrs. George Rowe - son
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Kinzey - daughter
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Suss - daughter
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Cure Oil

Reader Jami Sroka sent this in - these old patents were worked up and owned by her GG-Grandfather Sylvester Bert Carney. 
She says when her cousins mixed up this concoction of Cure Oil - it blew their plate glass window out!
Kind of makes you appreciate the FDA!

April 30, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife

From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Wednesday, April 30, 1947
I was in to Dr. Kahl. and Alice come in and we went up to Sears and she got a bed spread. Eddie is here with us. Harry & Margaret is down at her home.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Virginia Avenue Couple

All I know about this picture is that it was taken on Virginia Avenue in the West End and that the guys name is "Fats" Michaels. He was a friend of my grandfather.

Cleaning Out The Union

Construction crews working on clearing out the old Union Cemetery - now the site of the War Memorial.

April 29, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife

From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Tuesday, April 29, 1947
I ironed this forenoon and cleaned up the house.
Then Eddie & I worked some more in the yard. He trimmed some dead limbs off the hemlock tree and done some other work.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Signs of the Times

Another old VJ repeat that I havn't posted for a while - Railroad Street.


The Johnstown Tribune - April 28, 1943
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Another APEX Winner

Another $100 check presented by Apex Television Co., sponsor of the Lucky Number program is given Mr. Oscar Chapman, 534 Vine Street, another Lucky Number Holder.

April 28, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife

From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Monday, April 28
I washed and them done some work in the yard.
Eddie come this evening after school and he fixed the end of the porch. He took 5 wheel borough loads of ground out and put the end back in again. He done a good job.
and Clifford & Johnnie come and out some shingles on the roof. They are all good to me.
In the front seats - Billy and Harriet
Back row - Johnny and Alice
Courtesy of Win Macintosh

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Free Tickets

Now playing at the Cambria Theater - The Trial of Vivienne Ware

Nathan's Department Store

Nathan's Department Store - Main Street. It later became Jupiter's with the squeaky wooden floors that had a smell all their own. That kind of thing is something I truly this age of the big box store.

April 27, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife

From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Sunday, April 27, 1947
I did not go to church this morning.
Then I walked up to Leones. Joe come home on Saturday. It rained about dinner time and was cloudy and nasty for a while.
Hite (Elizabeth's brother), Elizabeth and husband Bill (dad). Courtesy of Win Macintosh.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Jewish Social Centre - 1934

Jewish Social Centre - Franklin Street - May 1934
I have no idea if these were local folks or not - most of this is in Hebrew.


The Lone Ranger and his horse Silver brought to you by the Harris-Boyer Bakery.


The Johnstown Tibune - April 26, 1943
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April 26, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife

From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Saturday, April 26, 1947
I worked on the attic a while and Harriet come and helped me. We finished our half and then we carried a lot more stuff down. Now I have evry thing down I am bringing down. Harriet stayed with us for dinner.

Friday, April 25, 2014

High Above

Downtown Johnstown - looking down at Main Street - Central Park is in the upper right - chocked full of trees!

NEVER let on by looks that it's HOT!

Morrellville Cleaners

Another APEX Winner

Another $100 check presented by Apex Television Co. sponsor of the Lucky Numbers program is given to Mike Dudak, 128 Branch St., Johnstown, another Lucky Number holder.

April 25, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife

From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Friday, April 25, 1947
I cleaned up the house down here. Then workd on the attic all afternoon. I carried stuff down in the cellar and scrubbed the back part of the attic.
Boy am I tired this evening.
Clifford come over and carried a box of books and papers down and John and Alice carried some stuff down. A chair and some other stuff. 
Note for you readers - some of you might not realize that at this point - Elizabeth is 69 years old - it's no wonder she's tired today!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Softie Freeze

Another old favorite of mine that I haven't posted for a while - Stuver's.

Heated Sidewalks - 1950's

Working on laying the pipes down for heated sidewalks - Main Street - Downtown Johnstown

Quizdown Class Winners

Janice Bailey, Simeon Margolis, Dolorese Shuma, Carol Ann Protzeller and John Kolostyak

April 24, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife

From the diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Thursday, April 24, 1947
Ida and I was sewing most of the day. I fixed 3 of my dresses and, and a a slip. 
I still have 3 to fix yet.
This has bin a nasty day rained part of the day.
Nancy was here a while this evening.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Johnstown Passenger Railway

Johnstown Passenger Railway - the tracks for the lines - made a Johnson Steel Company in Moxham. It later became U.S. Steel. They were known for the quality of their rails both in the U.S. and worldwide.


The Johnstown Tribune - April 23, 1943
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How does it feel to lay hidden in a submarine on the bottom of the ocean fo 42 hours with the Japs dropping depth charges all around you? Seated above in the center is George Rager, yeoman second class in the Navy, who can and does tell all about it to four WAVE recruiting specialists who are conducting an enrollment drive here now. Yeoman Rager is a son of Mrs. Rose Rager, formerly of Johnstown. Members of the women's branch of the Navy shown, from left to right, are Pharmacist's Mate Virginia Hansen, Specialist Mary Bean, Specialist Dorothea Travis and Yeoman Ember Heyne.

April 23, 1947: Diary of a Johnstown Housewife

From the diary of a Mrs. Elizabeth Oldham of Moxham
Wednesday, April 23
Leona & I was in town. I was in and got my glasses adjusted then we went down to the (H??-stone) and ordered dad a marker. They will have it up before decoration day (Memorial Day). I ironed this evening. 
Then I went down to Johnsons Beauty Parlor and got a permanent wave. Then come home and worked in the yard some and the ironed. 
Clifford was here and brought us some dandelion.
Betty & Sally was with him. Billy & Harriet was here this evening.
Billy on his bike - courtesy of Win Macintosh.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Some Feat With Frozen Feet - 1950

Neither snow nor sleet nor frozen feet could keep Judy Kolar, 8. from her appointment with fellow students from Washington School on the quizdown show. Judy, after trudging through the deep snow in sub-freezing weather, arrived at the studio with a pair of frozen feet. She was taken to Lee Hospital for treatment, but she refused to be taken home until after the broadcast. Patrolmen Kurtz and Boldin took Judy to her home, 206 Morgan Place, Prospect, in a cruiser after the broadcast.


The Johnstown Tribune - April 22, 1943
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