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:
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
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.
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.
Joseph Sherman established his machine shop
in Butler in 1890. Two automobiles were
built in the Butler factory very early in the 20th Century, one owned by the
J.B. Sherman family, the other by the A.E. Russell family.
From an undated clipping of an auto-club run in the Russell car from Butler to
Pittsburgh: "These cars, both 50 horse power, have run throughout
the season, with little or no repairs, and without one serious breakdown.
Members of the party who made the trip say that some of the miles were covered
at a mile a minute clip, and even then the big machine did not seem to be
anywhere near its limit of speed."
First row: R-L Patty Suchy, Carole Roe, Virginia Schnitzki, Mr Shricker, Miss Shanor, Mr Kerr, Diane Turner, Mary Lou Klowak Second row R-L Unknown, Mary Ann Derkics, Alice Diehl, Jeanne Davis, Mabel Cress, Andrea Gyongosi, Joyce Flack, Yvonne Betres,
Third Row R-L
Margaret White, Nancy Herman, Donna Rausch, Dorthy Ballon, Nancy Cubbison, Nancy Longdon, Unknown, Donna Sobkowz
Fourth row R-L
Lee Hoovler, Leonard Pruckner, Jackie Povlick, Alan Cubbison, John Kosar, Tony Grenek, Fred Polanec
Top row R-L
David Hindman, Frank Komitsky Jr., Tim O'Hara, Russel Crouse, Ronnie Hemphill, Mike Pawk, Phillip Mudrick