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Sunday, March 30, 2014

'The President'... 3200 Years in One Photo

3200 Years in One Photo...

It takes a special kind of tree to have a nickname.

Not every tree has a nickname, but 'The President' has earned it. This giant sequoia stands at 247 feet tall, and is estimated to be over 3,200 years old. Imagine, this tree was already 1200 years old when Jesus walked the earth. The trunk of the "President" measures at 27 feet across, with 2 BILLION needles from base to top. 

PITTSBURGH ~~~ The Greatest City On The Planet




16 Reasons Why Pittsburgh Is The Greatest City On The Planet
1. Their signature sandwich has french fries on it.
Their                                                            signature                                                            sandwich has                                                            french fries                                                            on it.
That’s right. FRENCH FRIES. ON A SANDWICH.
2. Pitt’s campus has the Cathedral of Learning.
Pitts                                                            campus has the                                                            Cathedral of                                                            Learning.
And its probably the closest thing to Hogwarts you’ll ever see
3. Hogwarts at Christmas!
Hogwarts                                                            at Christmas!

4. Like Bridges? You’re in Luck!

Like                                                            Bridges? Youre                                                            in Luck!
Pittsburgh is home to a record 446 bridges!

5. How about movies? Recently tons have been filmed in Pittsburgh, such as The Dark Knight.

How about                                                            movies?                                                            Recently tons                                                            have been                                                            filmed in                                                            Pittsburgh,                                                            such as The                                                            Dark Knight .
Via Steel City Cotton Works

And The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

And The                                                            Perks of Being                                                            a Wallflower                                                            .

6. We have our own lingo.

We have                                                            our own                                                            lingo.
And yinz guys better not be jagoffs about it.

7. Did I mention the sports teams?

Did I                                                            mention the                                                            sports teams?

8. The Steelers have the most super bowl wins of any NFL team.

The                                                            Steelers have                                                            the most super                                                            bowl wins of                                                            any NFL team.
We got one for the thumb AND one for the other hand.

9. The Penguins aren’t too shabby either.. And we’ve got Sid the Kid!

The                                                            Penguins                                                            aren't too                                                            shabby                                                            either.. And                                                            we've got Sid                                                            the Kid!
Even if he gets injured about every five seconds.

10. And the Pirates… Well they have a cool logo!

And the                                                            Pirates...                                                            Well they have                                                            a cool logo!

11. There’s a neighborhood named Squirrel Hill.

Theres a                                                            neighborhood                                                            named Squirrel                                                            Hill.
They even made a movie about a girl from there entering a beauty pageant - You’re going down Sewickley!!

12. Speaking of Neighborhoods, they are serious business.

SOUTH OAKLAND ALL DAY SON!

13. But they’re all pretty great…

But                                                            theyre all                                                            pretty                                                            great...

14. Cost of Living is low, so go ahead—buy a house and settle in!

Cost of                                                            Living is low,                                                            so go ahead                                                            buy a house                                                            and settle                                                            in!
This beaut is just $115,900 for 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Where do I sign?

15. Andrew Zimmern had this to say about Pittsburgh.

Andrew                                                            Zimmern had                                                            this to say                                                            about                                                            Pittsburgh.
And he has possibly eaten in every city in the world.

16.And if that isn’t enough to convince you, just look at that gorgeous skyline.

And if                                                            that isnt                                                            enough to                                                            convince you,                                                            just look at                                                            that gorgeous                                                            skyline.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Disorderly at the town park/pool.

An interesting story in The Daily Notes from 75 years ago(1938) regarding teenage disorderly conduct at the town park/pool.
I find the article interesting in many ways, including how the town Burgess, at the time, Harry L Cook handled the situation. How about you, what are your thoughts?

The Daily Notes - July 2, 1938

Pennsylvania Rail Road Train Schedule -1922

The Canonsburg Daily Notes a good source to keep you informed and on-time for travel on the Pennsylvania Rail Road Train. 

Only a thirty five minute trip to Washington, Pa and one hour ten minutes to Pittsburgh.

Daily Notes - Saturday, Feb. 18, 1922

The Canonsburg Town Park begins


Canonsburg Town Park starts to take shape...  grateful to the town leaders of the day for their foresight.
Can anyone imagine a Canonsburg without the "Town Park"?

The Daily Notes - May 17 1921  

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Manuel Pihakis

Four time WPIAL and three time PIAA State Champ wrestling Champion at Canonsburg High School



Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A knuckleball in slow motion:


A knuckleball in slow motion:

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Canonsburg Armory Youth Center

This is a great video on the planning to convert the Canonsburg Armory into a Youth Center... 

Saving the Canonsburg Armory and creating a first class Youth Center is a vision that all Canonsburg Friends should readily support! 
Please consider how YOU may get involved! )

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Canonsburg Friends - Enjoyed World Wide

Map of Viewers of Canonsburg Friends by Country

Graph of most popular countries among blog viewers
Ten most popular countries among Canonsburg Friends blog viewers
EntryPageviews
United States
83480
Germany
1970
Russia
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Ukraine
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France
1177
United Kingdom
874
Canada
715
Netherlands
577
Slovenia
524
Latvia
517

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Four Coins... "A Broken Promise" from the movie Jamboree


This a wonderful, quality video of the original Four Coins. The vocal group as seen here in the video consisted of George Mahramas, Jimmy Gregorakis, George Mantalis, and Michael Mahramas. They were all of Greek heritage from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

Enjoy this clip from the 1957 movie, Jamboree. 



Sunday, March 9, 2014

Synagogues of Central & Western Pennsylvania


Dick Garboski shared Julian Preisler's post with you.
Julian Preisler
As research and work continues on my book of photos of Synagogues of Central & Western Pennsylvania, I have decided to include photos of some of the synagogues in the region that have been demolished over the years. Many of the small mill towns surrounding Pittsburgh once had thriving Jewish Communities. Some former synagogues still stand used as churches, theaters, etc. Here is an old newspaper photo from 1927 when the Tree of Life Synagogue in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania was dedicated.

It is one of the few images of the synagogue that remain. As some of you may know, Canonsburg was famous for its pottery manufacturing and the dishes they produced were sold everywhere. We, in fact, use an old 1950's set of "Temporama" from Canonsburg. The synagogue was sold in the 1960's and eventually demolished in 1980. 
Today, they are no Jewish residents in town. 
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A grand view of Canonsburg Lake with an ominous looking summer sky.



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