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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Welcome Visitor to Butler ~ The Bald Eagle

The Pennsylvania Game Commission reports that there are two active Bald Eagle nests in Butler County.
Greetings to you, High Flyers !

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Stoughton's Beach ~ We Loved It

One of the best treats we had as kids was when we'd pack into the car and head up Route 8 to Stoughton's Beach.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Butler's Television Star ~ Josie Carey

† 2004
One of Butler's stars in the world of television was Josie Carey. Some Butlerites still know her as Josephine Vicari. She hosted WQED's long running Children's Corner and her name was immortalized for millions of children as that of Fred Rogers' puppet, Daniel Striped Tiger. She wrote lyrics for 68 songs for her show. Butler and Pittsburg cannot forget Josie Carey.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Saxonburg's Founder ~ John August Roebling

Saxonburg celebrates its founder's 200th Birthday Anniversary ~ John Roebling is the Inventor of Twisted Steel Cable that made it possible for him to build the famous Brooklyn
Bridge. Congratulations Saxonburg.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Photographer Don Carlson ~ BHS '38

HEADLAND'S LUNCH CAR - owned by Bob Headland and his wife, Etta, in the 1930s and 40s, it was situated on W. Cunningham St. just east of the Clinton Hotel and Sullivan Run (creek), next door to Ray Andre General Tire and across the street from Klugh's Market and Adolph's Drug Store. It serviced not only Butler residents, including many from Armco, and a lot of through traffic on the then busy Rt. 422. [Don Carlson, the photographer, and his brother, Bill, worked there in the late 30s for $12.85 a week plus all they could eat.]

- Don Carlson

Friday, June 02, 2006

Butler's Town Lake

This happens in Butler. Can you figure out what it is?
Old Wayne Street Viaduct
Photo: Sam Menchyk