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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Among Men in Uniforms

2nd Lieut. Frances Casper, 2nd Lieut. Helen Lucas and Pvt. Charles Lucas

Pennant Time

Luna Park

Unknown couple posing for the camera at Luna Park - now the site of Roxbury Park.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

St. Stephens Church

Eleanor Kisha Donovan sent in this shot old St. Stephen's Church - Cambria City

St. Casimir

Eleanor Kisha Donovan sent in this great shot of the altar at old St. Casimir Church - Cambria City.

Inside Altar

Reader Eleanor Kisha Donovan - St, Stephen's Church - Cambria City

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Christmas 1928

Towzey-Phillips & Co. - Main Street - Johnstown

Glenn Grocery

George Glenn Grocery - I almost want to say that this is on Glenn Street - at least there is a house that sort of looks like this there - minus the glass front windows.

Terrible Terry McGovern

According to Wikipedia: Terrible Terry McGovern (March 9, 1880 – February 22, 1918) was an American professional box who held the World Bantamweight and Featherweight Championships. He was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania as John Terrence McGovern.

Portrait of McGovern
McGovern won the Bantamweight Championship on September 12, 1899 when he knocked out Pedlar Palmer in one round by a series of heavy body blows. This was the first world championship bout under Queensbury Rules to end by a one-round knockout. He never defended the title and relinquished it in 1900.
He then moved up in weight and captured the Featherweight Championship from George Dixon on January 9, 1900, by scoring a technical knockout in the eighth round. As a featherweight, McGovern was involved in some controversial bouts. For example he is credited with knocking out Aurelio Herrera in defense of his crown in 5 rounds. Herrera afterwards claimed he had been doped during the fight. McGovern is also credited with scoring a 2 round knockout over Joe Gans. Gans claimed that he threw the fight. He is the only know film clip of McGovern against Gans.
McGovern lost his crown when he was stopped by Young Corbett II in 2 rounds on November 28, 1901. Corbett also won their rematch.
McGovern finished his career with a record of 65 wins (42 KOs) 5 losses and 5 draws. As was common in that era, he also engaged in many No Decision bouts. In 2003, McGovern was named to the Ring Magazine's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time. McGovern is credited as the greatest featherweight of all time.

McGovern spent much of his later life in mental institutions. He died of pneumonia and kidney ailment in the charity ward of King's County Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, USA, on February 22, 1918.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Barefoot Thieves Busy at Wilmore

August 1907

Christmas 1928

The Christmas Store - John thomas & Sons - Downtown Johnstown

17 May 1941

I don't know about you - but I find this sad because little did they know how much the American landscape would be changing in a few short months..
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The Johnstown Tribune - Senior Edition - Duane Dunkle, Vivian Schweitzer and Phyllis Ackerman. 
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Joe Johns Students
DeRoy's Ad
Cochran Junior High
Joseph Johns High School
Garfield Junior High
Dale High School
Westmont - Upper Yoder High School
Garfield Junior High School
Ferndale High School
Central Catholic High School
Ebensburg-Cambria Township High School