Blog

fred

Early Professional Baseball in Erie, Pennsylvania: Part 9

Monday May 10th, 2021

Relegated to Interstate League, "Invaded" by Canadian League, 1913-1916

Central League Erie PA v3

Early Professional Baseball in Erie, Pennsylvania: Part 8

Sunday May 9th, 2021

Central League, 1912

sailors

Early Professional Baseball in Erie, Pennsylvania: Part 7

Saturday May 8th, 2021

Sailors Replace Fishermen, 1908-1912

gw5

George Washington Slept Here-His 1753 Mission to Northwestern Pennsylvania

Friday May 7th, 2021

We think of George Washington, the father of our country, as the white-haired older first President of the United States, the face on a dollar bill. Try picturing him as a 21-year-old six-foot, three-inch-tall red head with piercing blue-gray eyes in his prime. That is the George Washington that ventured into the depths of the wilderness of western Pennsylvania in the winter of 1753.

b56.2

Long Life & Happiness for All its Residents #56

Wednesday May 5th, 2021

The year is 1926:  Calvin Coolidge is President; Gifford Pinchot is the Governor of Pennsylvania and Joseph Crane Williams is Mayor of the City of Erie.  The Erie Chamber of Commerce produces a booklet about the benefits of Erie to manufacturing, whether new or relocated.  What were they and are they still applicable today?

1907 fisherman

Early Professional Baseball in Erie, Pennsylvania: Part 6

Sunday May 2nd, 2021

The Erie Baseball War, 1908

Erie Team

Early Professional Baseball in Erie, Pennsylvania: Part 5

Saturday May 1st, 2021

The Fishermen, 1905-1908

test

Wednesday Apr 28th, 2021

b55.4

Long Life & Happiness for All its Residents #55

Wednesday Apr 28th, 2021

Four thousand years ago the Chinese discovered that the cocoon a silkworm produces can be unraveled and spun into thread.  Death was threatened to anyone who would reveal the secret but over time, the method spread to many other countries in the world, including the United States.

l3

Lincoln’s Funeral Train Stops in Erie April 27, 1865

Tuesday Apr 27th, 2021

The Civil War which had torn the United States in two for the last four years was almost over on April 14, 1865. Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia had surrendered to Union forces under General U.S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, the previous Sunday.