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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Miss Red Feather - 1951

Miss Janet Borsuk - Miss Red Feather - 1951. In the 1970's - the Red Feather, Community Chest and United Appeal - all joined forces to become the United Way. 

April 30. 1945: Yanks Seize Munich Beer Hall; Ninth Contacts Russian Forces

The Johnstown Tribune - April 30, 1945
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Mrs. Amanda Leventry
Ebensburg Malta Dames
Pfc. Edward Bromund
Staff Sgt. Lillian Bromund
Pvt. John Gesko
Birth Notes:
Mr. & Mrs. John Cramer - daughter
Mr. & Mrs. Morrell Stouffer - daughter
Mr. & Mrs. Marion Yon - son
Sgt. & Mrs. Louis Sedei - daughter
Pvt. & Mrs. Charles Podolak
Cpl. & Mrs. Ralph Bethal - son
Sgt. & Mrs. Robert Burke - son

Friday, April 29, 2016

Robbed on Highway - 1907

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

Trolley Time

Johnstown Passenger Railway 

For Sale - 1926 Essex Coach

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

Thursday, April 28, 2016

April 28, 1945: Reds Crash to Heart of Berlin; Yanks Close on Munich, Seething in Revolt

The Johnstown Tribune - April 28, 1945
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Conemaugh-Franklin Bridge

This a picture during the construction of the Conemaugh-Franklin Bridge.

Drive to Hooversville - 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.

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. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

April 26, 1945: Third Army Rolls Down Danube Valley

The Johnstown Tribune - April 26, 1945
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Pfc. Harold Shepley
Pvt. Ernest Fisher
Pfc. Fred Hanson
Sgt. Mike Volpe
Cpl. Joseph Rollo
First Lt. Robert Kurtz
Tech. Sgt. Paul Weaver
Cpl. Russell Tetters
Pfc. Samuel Mento
Cpl. Robert Lewis
Sgt. Nicholas Getzey
Joseph Uhler
Sgt. Edward Sukenik
Tech Sgt. Bernard Brown
Pfc. William Pratt
Sgt. William Rhoades
Pfc. William Mock

Schiff's Family Shoe Store

Schiff's Family Shoe Store - 518 Main Street

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.

Franklin Mill

Franklin Mill

Monday, April 25, 2016

April 25, 1945: Berlin Is Crumbling Block by Block; Allied Armies Invade Alpine Redoubt

The Johnstown Tribune - April 25, 1945
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Cpl. Cloyd Berkebile
Cpl. Roger Rogers
William Bassett
J. Leroy Weller
William Troyan
Agnes Lamb
Theodore Swanson
Miss Elizabeth Kaufman
Miss Rita Dahl

Trolley Time

Maple Avenue Bridge

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.

Adam's Hotel - Morrellville

Adam's Hotel - Fairfield Avenue - Morrellville

Sunday, April 24, 2016

April 24, 1945: Junction of U.S. and Red Armies Near; Russians Tighten Encirclement of Berlin

The Johnstown Tribune - April 24, 1945
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Franklin High School
Staff Sgt. Michael Hovanec

Geistown-Windber Road - 1894

Very cool look at the old Geistown-Windber Road in 1894. 

1887 Flood

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

Lorain Steel G.O. - Central Avenue

Lorain Steel - General Offices - Central Avenue - Moxham

Saturday, April 23, 2016

West Side Kids - Stock Gray Run

Spent a great Saturday up the mountain with some teachers from West Side Elementary - Mr. Conway, Mr. Sotolsky (thanks for the ride up) and Ms. Kobal and students from West Side Elementary along with members of St. Clair Tremont Club.  Thanks to the club - throughout the school year - the kids helped raised 271 trout in two fish tanks in one of the classrooms.  Tremont Club even provided lunch for the kids when they were done.  A special shoutout to the club - they have many different outdoor programs throughout the year for the kids - from a fishing derby to NRA Day which is coming up in June.  They are helping to train the next generation of anglers and hunters.
Which meant today was the long awaited day where they would all get to release them in a couple different sections of Gray Run. 
The kids and their parents got to spend some quality time together in the woods.
Next stop heading up to the dam.
The kids got a chance to do a little fishing.
We finish up with my nephew adding a couple last minute additions.