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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

1908 Johnstown Basketball

1908 Johnstown Basketball Team 

Downtown Noir

Great look at Walnut looking towards Main.

Cambria City - 1977

A celebration of life - Cambria City - a block party in the aftermath of the '77 Flood. Dancing with the angels of the National Guard on the street in front of St. Rochus. I know a couple of the people dancing what I am sure is a polka. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Car Shop

Franklin Car Shop

Lilly Post Office

Post Office - Lilly, Cambria County

Old Johnstown Radio

Reader Jerry Karson sent in this old Johnstown air check.  He says: "Here's an old radio memory from summers in western Pennsylvania. This is the kind of commercial that would play on WJAC-FM, and we'd hear it while lounging by the pool, or having a picnic at BETHCO PINES on the fabulous Quemahoning Reservoir. Sure, Rolling Rock isn't made in Latrobe anymore, and Bethco Pines is just a terrific summertime memory, but the memories (and the beer) are still pretty good."

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Main & Clinton

347 - 351 Main Street - Downtown Johnstown

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: To Sell or Vend

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1861: No person or persons shall be permitted to sell, sell or offer for sale, any fresh meat, poultry, butter, eggs, green fruit, grain, or vegetables in any part of the borough before nine o'clock on regular market mornings, except in or at the market house, under a penalty of not less than five dollars for each and every offense to both seller and buyer, except fresh beef, pork, veal, mutton, or lamb, by any quantity not less than a quarter, to, and for one person: PROVIDED, that merchants shall not hereby be prohibited from selling such articles as form part of their stock in trade: and, PROVIDED FURTHER, Butchers that rent and occupy one or more stalls in the market house, may sell fresh meats from their shops, stores, and place of business; and the butchers and others who do not rent or lease a stall in the market house, may sell fresh meat from their shops, stores, and places of business by paying a license of fifty dollars, all of said license fees to be pain semi-annually, in advance, to be collected by the market master; such shops, stores, ad places of business to be subject to the inspection of the market master, and to all the ordinances of the borough relating to markets, so far as the same may be applicable.

1907-08 Johnstown All-Stars

These players comprised the Johnstown All-Stars, recognized as the Eastern Amateur Basketball Champions of Pennsylvania in 1907-08. Johnstown was declared state co-champion with Reading, Eastern powerhouse. The All-Stars played the University of Pennsylvania, the intercollegiate champion, in the opening game played at the new Auditorium. A record crowd of more than 2,000 persons saw the game.
Members of the team (left to roght) are: First Row - David Rees and Zig Owen
Second Row - Paul Kent, Frank Hoerle and Frank Bracken
Third Row - William Stiner, coach; Elmer Smith, Harry Crichton and Tom Nokes, manager.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Sanitary Dairy

Sanitary Dairy

Bank Expansion - 1972

All the buildings at the corner of Franklin and Vine - were bought by U.S. Bank when they decided to expand back in 1972.

Freedom Gas Station

Freedom Gas Station - Downtown Johnstown - Walnut and Main - current site of FNB.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Codified Ordinance - 1855

Codified Ordinance - Johnstown Borough - 1855: To establish a nightly watch, to light the streets, to provide a supply of water for the use of the inhabitants, to make all useful regulations for the protection of the pipes, lamps, reservoirs, and other constructions or apparatus, and to prevent the waste of water so supplied.

Model T-Time

Taken somewhere around the Johnstown Area...

Hornerstown '77

I believe this was taken somewhere in Hornerstown - but I am not sure of the exact street.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Memorial to Founder of Johnstown

This replica of Joseph Johns' log cabin home was moved to Suppes Park, Central Avenue, yesterday as a permanent memorial to the founder of Johnstown. It was donated to the city by Mrs. Marion (Dibert) Suppes, of 90 Valley Pike, widow of the late George Suppes. Mr. Suppes built it in 1900 as an exhibit for the city's 100th anniversary celebration. A plaque explaining its origin and its role in the centennial event will be placed on the cabin, according to Councilman P.J. Culliton, city parks director. The city will maintain the shrine, Mr. Culliton added. City workers moved the two-room cabin to the park yesterday on the eve of the date on which Joseph Johns laid out the original town site here 150 years ago. The cabin was used for many years as a children's playhouse.

Johnstown Blue Birds

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Walnut Street Bridge

Walnut Street Bridge - Downtown Johnstown

Friday, October 19, 2018

Glossers - 1920's

Glossers - 1920's.

Johnstown - 1978

Johnstown - 1978

Photo Engraving Done Here - 1953

Photo engraving - the process of reproducing pictures for printing - is another side in Johnstown's busy industrial field. The Conemaugh Engraving Company here operates one of the largest and most modern plants in the state. The above picture shows one of the first steps in the photo engraving process. The photo to be reproduced as a metal cut is recopied by this big camera to give it a screen (raised dots) for printing purposes. Adjusting the lens of the photo processing camera is Joseph Oravec, an employe of Ceco. This camera can make the reproduction three times as large as the original photo or reduce it to one-sixth of its size.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Inco Beverage

Another look at Inco Beverage.

Main and Walnut

You are looking at Walnut Street and most of the old Capital Hotel where the three cars are parked in a row - with Main Street on the right hand side.

Turnverein - First Turner's Hall

Turner's was started by some German immigrants who wanted a club of their own - that basically combined drinking and gymnastics and also in the early days....bowling.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

October 17, 1927 - The Johnstown Democrat

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Schwartz Bros, George Varner, Warren Walsh, Elizabeth Toth, Andrew Rish, Mrs. Elizabeth Delozier, Elijah McClintock, Martin Geng, Charles Reilly, Harry Boyer, Mishler - Reesey, Beckett - Jacka.
 Glosser Bros, Maple Avenue Viaduct, Mercy Hospital Jelly Donation, Dr. E.A. Tappert, John Schellhammer, Penn Traffic, Miss Madeline Hughes, Wilkinson - Eichler, St. Anthony Church Card Party, Officer Charles Riley, J. Graff, William McGonegal, James Harrington, John Babik, Moses Davis.
 Nathan's - The Bog Store, Mrs. Sarah Statler, Parisian Beauty Shoppe.
 The Geis Store
 Mr. & Mrs. F.W. Larison - daughter Elizabeth Lilly, Mrs. S.F. Baker

John Skelek, Joseph Haky, John Glasson, J.R. Swanson, Anthony Stephenson, Eric Lepinsky, Visitation Church - McKinley Avenue Dedicated, Austrian Hall - Hudson Street, Touraine Cafe.