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Monday, May 08, 2017

Butler County Authors ~ Polly Shaw

Polly Shaw is a lifelong resident of Butler County, Pennsylvania, She is a retired teacher, history enthusiast, and longtime state park volunteer.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Morgan's Drive In

This photo of Morgan's Drive-in Restaurant at Bon Aire
hangs on the wall of the New Hoagie Shop in the Bon Aire
Plaza. Dated 1963 - origin unknown. All of the Morgan Company's
pictures were lost in a fire.
Thanks: Paul Johnston Jr.  

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Unforgettable ~

On the stairs at Butler Junior High School.
Thanks: Barbara Bloom

Friday, March 17, 2017

Lyndora School ~

First Grade 1955, Miss Duffy
Thanks: John Pichler
Click on picture to enlarge.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Cummings Candy & Coffee ~


Barry Cummings, owner of Cummings Candy & Coffee, said the coffee shop has been in the family since 1905.
Photo: Post Gazette

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Snow Storm ~ November 1950

 Butler Junior High School 
[The Yellow Building]
in the background.
Photo: Mark H. Welchley

Monday, February 13, 2017

Butler Author ~ Larry Parisi


Larry D. Parisi, author of Butler County Revisited, compiled this book using rare postcards from his personal collection, as well as a few cards submitted from other collectors.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Lowry House ~

[At the corner of Jefferson and Main]
This pen and ink drawing of an earlier view of the Lowry House hotel used to hang in my grandmother's house. I remember hearing that she had commissioned it from a local artist, Robert C. Rehm. It is based on an old photograph. 
- - - Jeff Schalles

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Butler Little Theater ~



Butler Little Theatre is a non-profit that strives to offer a broad range of high quality and entertaining live theater experiences to the community. They have been doing this for 75 years and it has provided us with rewarding and fun experiences. They offer their audiences comedies to delight, dramas to stir emotions, mysteries to challenge, and classics to expand theatrical and literary horizons.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Friday, December 09, 2016

Armco Acid Dam Construction ~


July 20, 1936
Messrs. C.C.Boyer, Howard Smith and George Stewart.
Thanks: 
Barbara Bloom

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Friday, October 07, 2016

The Friday Nite Games ~


                      BHS 06 [L]  – Penn Hills - 37
                      BHS 21 [W] – @Altoona - 12   
                      BHS 06 [L]  - Seneca Valley -42
                      BHS 07 [L]  - @North Allegheny - 49
                      BHS 34 [W] - @Shaler - 16
                      BHS 07 [L]  - Central Catholic - 49
                      BHS 28 [L] -  @Norwin - 35
                      BHS 13 [L] -  Pine Richland - 28
                      BHS 17 [L] -  @Canon-McMillan - 31

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

Butler Authors ~

Bob Hazy 
BHS '82
Bob Hazy is a writer inspired by the works of Melville, Steinbeck, Hemingway, and Dostoevsky. He studied literature at Yale University earning a BA and also holds a MS in computer science from Stevens. Although Bob built a career in information technology leadership and is currently an independent consultant, his real love is writing and painting Click here. He lives in the foothills of the Sierra in Northern California with his son, Nathan, and their dog, Gus.
Congratulations, Bob, on your recently published book: 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Scrap-iron for Victory ~

1944
Boys collecting scrap-iron, doing their part in the War Effort. 
Photo: Butler Art Center
Project

Monday, August 22, 2016

Alhambra Hotel ~

Nov. 17, 1975
Smoke continued to billow from the Alhambra Hotel - corner of Cunningham and Pillow Streets - at dawn as fireman from the Butler City Fire Department poured thousands of gallons of water into the 65-year-old building. Sixty-year-old Robert Walker died in the fire.
~ Butler Eagle

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Old Liquor Store ~


For 20 Ohio Marines ~ A Butler Tribute

+ Lance Cpl. Eric J. Bernholtz

14 Marine reservists from the Cleveland area were killed in the first week of August 2005 by a roadside bomb -- one of the heaviest blows suffered by a single unit in the war. Two days earlier, six others from the battalion were killed while on sniper duty.
A Tribute to 20 Ohio Marines
and
To their Comrade Who Survived

 

Monday, August 01, 2016

Cherrie Ann Mahan ~ Dear Little Girl

February 22, 1985
[30 years ago]
After 30+ years, she is still gone, but not forgotten, as her family and friends still pray for her safe return.Today marks the 25th anniversary of the disappearance of 8-year-old Cherrie Ann Mahan. The dark-haired and wide-eyed third-grade student at Winfield Elementary School was dropped off from her school bus along Cornplanter Road in Winfield Township, Cabot, Pennsylvania shortly after 4 o'clock that afternoon. Cherrie never made the 50 feet from her bus stop to her front door, and today, State Police at Butler are still collecting leads that will hopefully bring her home safely someday.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Friday, July 01, 2016

Harmony Short Line Trolley ~

Thanks: Cappy Pucket
A Harmony Line trolley crosses the Lyndora valley. The trestle has been gone for many years, but at least one of the concrete posts used to support the trestle can still be seen from the location of the old Pullman Standard office building.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

St. Mary's Monastery at Herman ~

First generation Italians loved this Capuchin monastery. Crowds of them would make pilgrimages to Herman and spend the day there honoring St. Francis, the patron saint of the land they had left behind. 
Thanks: Mike Schuler

Monday, April 11, 2016

Loss ~

Thanks, Nick Ban, for 25 years of service.
Photo: Butler News

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Worsley's Building ~




The building was so badly damaged in a fire on Friday night, March 11, 2016 that it will have to be torn down.
Photo: John Cingolani

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Tribute to BHS athletes ~

 A gift of the NFL to BHS.
Footballs honoring Terry Hanratty and Rich Saul. Both played in Super Bowl games, Hanratty for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Saul for the Los Angeles Rams.
Photo: Insidebutlercounty.com

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Katie McLafferty ~

The Herman community and the fire department pay tribute to a beloved member.