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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Richard Fudoli ~ Musician ~ BHS '54

Mitch playing at our cemetery.
"It's purely about the art. I'm not looking for recognition. It just seemed to me a nice place to play and close to my home," Fudoli said. "People know I'm up there for a reason. They hear it in the air. It's a gift, and I'm trying to give it back."

from: The Butler Eagle

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009


The Men who made it.
Photo: The Butler Historical Society

Sunday, November 08, 2009

BHS Football Results ~ 2009


BHS 14 [L] - New Castle 20
BHS 21 [L] - Norwin 24
BHS 21 [L] - Penn Hills 31
BHS 00 [L] - Canon-McMillan 31
BHS 14 [L] - Shaler 29
BHS 06 [L] - Pine-Richland 28
BHS 06 [L] - North Hills 37
BHS 00 [L] - North Allegheny 44
BHS 17 [L] - Seneca Valley 35

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Silent Heroes Among Us ~

 by
the Senior English Students of Butler High School
Edited by James Clements
1996
 

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Karl Probst ~ Designer of the Jeep

Karl Probst [center] was rightly called the "Father of the Jeep" and thanks to him Butler was duly given the celebrated nickname "Home of the Jeep". Probst designed the vehicle in just 18 hours in 1940, and it took our Bantam company 49 days to make the original, which was cloned for use by the U.S. Army.

                       The Jeep in a museum in Texas [Click]
                               Thanks: Barbara Bloom
                                                                        

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Joan Chandler ~ Actress ~ BHS '40

† 1979
The actress Joan [Cheeseman] Chandler was born 24 August 1923 in Butler, Pennsylvania. Lived on McKean Street across from the library. She starred in such movies as Alfred Hitchcock's Rope (1948) and Humoresque (1946).

Sunday, August 23, 2009

J.F.Kennedy ~ Natili's Restaurant

On Wayne Street at the corner of Main. This photograph hangs in Natili's restaurant.
Photo: Mary B. Gordon

Friday, August 21, 2009

Hey, That's Our Horse! ~

Guarding the gateways in South Coast Plaza in Orange County, California, and mounted on the entrance signs, are eight hand-carved wooden horses. These animals were made for the Alameda Park carousel in Butler, Pennsylvania, in 1855, and were procured from a couple who had purchased the carousel and brought it from Pennsylvania to California. They had refurbished and erected the carousel and original melodian for the enjoyment of the neighborhood children, for whom the carousel operated on the weekends.
from: The OC Register

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sheriff's Race is On ~ The Candidates

Sheriff Denny Rickard [served 30 years]



[L] Michael Slupe BHS '82
[R] Roland Livermore BHS '89






Monday, August 03, 2009

Sgt. Major Abie Abraham ~

 Congratulations to you
Abie and Christine
on your
Wedding Day

August 3, 2009
Photo: Butler Eagle

BHS '89 Class Reunion ~

BHS Class of '89
20 year reunion
Saturday November 28, 2009
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Grand Ballroom at Cornerstone Commons
South Main St. Butler, Pa.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Penn Theater Lineup ~ 1941

The line of kids waiting to get in to see an early full length feature cartoon, "Mr. Bug Goes To Town" and "Pardon My Stripes." Then attend the Armco Steel Kid's Christmas Party held between films.  
Thanks: Beau Olsen

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Medal of Honor ~

The Medal of Honor was conferred on a Butlerite, John Donaldson: Sergeant, Company L of the 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia on 9 May 1865.
He captured the flag of the 4th Virginia Cavalry (C.S.A.).

Friday, June 26, 2009

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

William Lehnerd ~ "Uncle Bill" ~ Teacher ~ BHS '48

+ May 27, 2009
We have lost a beloved dramatics teacher and friend.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Brig. Gen. Peter J. Talleri ~ BHS '75

From July 2006-June 2008 Brigadier General Peter J. Talleri of Butler, Pa. commanded 3d Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan. In June of 2008, General Talleri reported to the Defense Logistics Agency for duty where he presently serves as Commander, Defense Distribution Center.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

Jamie Green ~ Butler's PGA Golfer

Jamie Green has been named the head men’s golf coach at Duke University.

Monday, April 13, 2009

East Penn Street Kids ~ Early 1900s

 Some of the children:Anna Martin, Dale Martin, Ida Benson, Mabel Cunningham, Marie Garber, Pearl Sanders, Nina Martin, Viola Sanders, William Clyde Sanders, Leo Mohan, Ted Coulter, Clyde Bayers, Tom Ford, Arthur Snow, Howard Minehart, Jim Anderson, Leo Dugan, Merle O'Brien, Merle Wise, Merv Stone, Mary Broggdhead.
[Photo taken by: Walter Ammon][Photo thanks: Richard Sanders].

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009