Browsing: Parkesburg History

Octorara Yesterday

Chapter one of Around the Boundaries of Chester County by Wilmer MacElree in 1943 takes a look back at the stream that defines our region Next week in Chapter to, a look at how the Octorara


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Parkeburg Yesterday

This picture should have been posted last Sunday with the other pictures of the April 1970 bike rally. Picture courtesy of Parkesburg historian Gerry Treadway.


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Parkesburg Yesterday

Jack Mariano mentioned this article from the Coatesville Record describing the heroics of James “Jick” Miller Garnett in the first minutes of the 1941 Japaneses attack on Pearl Harbor a couple of weeks ago on Facebook,


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Parkesburg Yesterday

While no longer atop its perch at the Strasburg Road and Main Street intersection, Parkesburg’s Horse Fountain is as much a part of Parkesburg tradition and lore as the Fountain Inn, the Parke Mansion, the train


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Parkesburg Yesterday


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Parkesburg Yesterday

From the May 21, 1953 edition of the Parkesburg Post courtesy of Parkesburg Library’s Maris Mullen Collection.  


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We All Remember Where We Were 50 Years Ago Today

“Where were you?” That is the question members of my generation ask each other anytime the Kennedy assassination comes up in conversation. “Where were you?” And we all know where we were that fateful afternoon 50


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Parkesburg Yesterday

September 1955 From Parkesburg Library’s Maris Mullen Collection.


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Parkesburg Presbyterian Church Tour Tuesday

The Parkesburg History Group will continue their tours of local churches on Tuesday,  November 19th when they visit the First Presbyterian Church of Parkesburg on Main and Wright St. The tour and a brief presentation of the


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Parkesburg History Group Will Tour Presbyterian Church

The Parkesburg History Group will continue their tours of local churches on Tuesday,  November 19th when they visit the First Presbyterian Church of Parkesburg on Main and Wright St. The tour and a brief presentation of the


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