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Monday, June 28, 2010

KDKA - Canonsburg 4th of July Parade

KDKA - Canonsburg 4th of July Parade

Monday, June 21, 2010

Canonsburg Fourth of July Celebration

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Beginning a walk along the north side of Pike Street between Jefferson and Central"(1883 vs 2010)

On the Left, an 1883 photograph of the Espy Livery Stable, the street on the left is North Jefferson Ave. and Pike Street in the forefront. At right is the view today of Jefferies Drug Store. The fancy brick work is long gone and  a troublesome change.   At the bottom is a 1968 picture of Jefferies and Borchert's Dress Shoppe from the Ducky Swan collection.
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Pictures Courtesy: Jefferson College Times - May 2010 issue - "Canonsburg Business District Part 2"
"Beginning a walk along the north side of Pike Street between Jefferson and Central"

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Fort Pitt Bridge Works - 1920.

A picture of the Bridge Works from the 1920s. That's East College Street in the foreground
Dick Garboski
Dick GarboskiJune 16, 2010 at 5:31pm
Subject: Canonsburg Friends
Definitely an interesting "rare" picture. I assume St. Genevieve's Church is just to right and that's most of Smith Street just beyond the houses seen here on South College Street. Was the picture cropped at all? Interested because my grandfathers bakery was located just to the left(east) of the big tree seen on the left edge of the picture.
Thanks for sharing Gary!
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Eighty Four, PA - A Name or a Number?

Eighty Four was originally named Smithville.
Due to postal confusion with another town of the same name, its name was changed to "Eighty Four" on July 28, 1884.[3] 
Though the origin of the name is uncertain, it has been speculated that the town was named for the town's mile marker #84 on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.[3] or in honor of Grover Cleveland's 1884 election as President of the United States, Another theory states that the town was named after the year that the town's post office was built, by a postmaster who "didn't have a whole lot of imagination."[4]

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And En-Closed Trolley Cars Arrive

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ft. Pitt Bridge Works - some baseball-humor

On Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 11:41 AM,

jtherron wrote:

The game would have been real. Married vs. Single, Fat vs. Lean, etc. were commonly advertised when town baseball was very popular. People would buy tickets to see the fun.
The catcher for the Singles, Martin Estep, was a amateur photographer whose glass negatives I have.
O. C. G., who K'd more times than he was AB, was Orion C. George, a manager at the Bridge Works and a bibliophile. I have some of his books, one of which has a fake autograph of Jefferson or maybe Gallatin. It doesn't make any difference since it doesn't look much like the real signature.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Patty Powers Bails Passes

On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 10:52 PM, Marty Wall wrote:

I'm writing to tell you all that Patty Powers Bails passed away Tuesday. She has been confined to a nursing home for years and the last time I visited her about 2 weeks ago she was down to 82 lbs and her organs were beginning to shut down. She is in a better place now and with her beloved Rocky. It was hard to see her losing ground daily. That was not living. Us girls were planning our annual birthday party for her on June 22. She would have been 69. Its seems our gang is getting smaller. Should be able to read her obit in the Washington Observer Reporter either Wed or Thurs. on line.

Lets all say a little prayer for her that finally she is at peace and not suffering anymore.

Love, Marty Wall