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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

James Hollock ~ BHS '66

"Over the past dozen years I have worked on a book, one of true crime and arguably the most notorious and recalled criminal episode in Western Pennsylvania history." James Hollock.


Friday, December 02, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Butler High School ~

How many have walked up this elegant staircase?
Photo: Barbara Bloom

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Butler Eagle Building ~

We have been reading the revered Eagle since 1903.
This art deco ofice building was constructed in 1924 by Harry Wimer.
Photo: Barbara Bloom

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Bret Michaels ~

Born in Butler, Bret Michaels is a musician, actor, director, screenwriter, producer and reality television personality. He first gained fame as the lead vocalist of the glam metal band Poison.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

The Phillips Mansion ~ Rt. 8 South

Once Ernie's Esquire Inn but now called "The Mansion".
It is an elegant venue for weddings, parties, corporate events.
Photo: Chuck Schneider
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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Maridon Museum ~

The Maridon opened on May 8th, 2004. It is the only museum in the Western Pennsylvania region with a specific focus on Asian Art and Culture coupled with German Meissen porcelain. The museum — both the objects and the buildings that house them — is the gift of Mary Hulton Phillips.
Photo: Barbara Bloom

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Dight's Diner ~

Photo: Ron Dylewski 
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At the corner of Washington and Jefferson Streets. In 1953 it was bought by Bill Morgan who set up his first restaurant here.

Friday, September 02, 2011

BHS Football Results ~ 2011

                                                             Photo: GoldenTornadoSports.net
BHS 24 [W] 14 New Castle

BHS 07 [L ] 49  North Allegheny 
BHS 16 [W] 06 Canon-McMillan
BHS 00 [L ] 35 Pine Richland
BHS 06 [L ] 34 Shaler
BHS 00 [L ] 38 North Hills

BHS 10 [L ] 42 Mars
BHS 07 [L ] 42 Erie McDowell 
BHS 21 [L ] 47 Seneca Valley

Friday, August 26, 2011

Product ot Pullman Standard ~

A Pullman Standard railcar that has returned home to become a historical marker. It sits in front of the new transit authority bus station in the center of the Pullman business park. It was built at the Pullman Standard's Butler Plant in June 1974 (plant closed in 1982 and was demolished in 2005) and is a covered hopper car that carried grain. It was donated by GATX, transported back from Canada, restored in New Castle and sent back to Butler in Feb 2011. A more fitting memorial that just a plaque to the old plant and its workers.
                                              Photo and text: Robert Osborn

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Butler, Pennsylvania ~ Home of the Jeep

Celebrating the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival held in Butler this weekend.
Jeep parade with 1,200 vehicles. It will start at Butler County Community College and head on Route 8 to Butler’s downtown.
Photo: Bob Emigh

Friday, August 12, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

Butler Armco ~

David E. Todd
Wrote this book to show his appreciation of the Armco. He published it himself and distributed it to older employees and retirees.
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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Master Builder Harry Wimer ~

Harry Wimer [1950] 
constructed this building and many other impressive Butler buildings including the Butler Savings and Trust (now the new PNC Bank), Elm Court, TW Phillips Gas Building, Butler "Eagle" Publishing Company Building and the Butler Senior High School (now Junior High)
Photo: Bob Hazy
Poetic Tribute to this building

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Diamond Square ~ War Memorial

The most unusual memorial on the Diamond is the black-granite World War II Memorial. A map of the world, identifying countries involved in the war, is surrounded by a curving wall, made of sacks resembling a field-made bunker and topped by eagles.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Alfred Reed, First Lieutenant 134th Pa ~


Two Civil War cannons in Diamond Park with the name of a Butler soldier, Alfred G. Reed inscribed on them. Before the Battle of Fredrichsburg he was promoted to the rank of first lieutenant in the 134th Pa. Volunteer Infantry. He was wounded in one of the last six disastrous charges against a 600-foot section of a chest-high stone wall occupied by the Confederates at the base of Marye’s Heights at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Va. and lated died from an infection of the fatal gunshot.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Clara Barton Visits Butler ~

Photo: civilwaracademy.com
Clara Barton, Civil War nurse and founder of the America Red Cross spoke at the present Hill United Presbyterian Church on Brady and Second Streets when she came here to help with the great Typhoid Epidemic in 1903/1904. 127 people died in Butler and there were some 1,500 cases. About 1 out 13 people in Butler/Lyndora had typhoid. This was to be Barton's last mission for the Red Cross. It was her visit which started the Red Cross here in Butler. Clara Barton nursed at the Battle of Antietam.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Hurrican Hazel ~ October 15, 1954

Photo: Barbara Bloom
Looking east on Cunningham St. toward Chestnut St. with the Walsh Equipment Building in the background.

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Broad Street School ~

Photo: Barbara Bloom
This picture was taken in Aug. 1973. I attended first through fourth grade at Broad St. school. My teachers were: Mrs. Helen McCandless (first), Ruth Goldblum (second), Miss Lilian Adami (third), and Mrs. Virginia Welton (not sure about that name) (fourth). I can still remember that each room had its own "cloak room" where we would hang our coats and keep our boots during the winter. The gym class was in the basement as were the bathrooms. B.Blum

Friday, April 08, 2011

Remembering Butler Firefighters ~

On April 8, 2001 Scott Wilson [left] and Anthony Murdick [below], both 25, died while attempting to recover the body of kayaker Neil Balcer, 23, from the Slippery Rock Creek near McConnell's Mill. We have not forgotten these dedicated men.

More that 500 fire departments sent firefighters and trucks to participate in the funeral procession. They came from as far away as Texas.
Photos: Unionville VFD