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Long Life & Happiness for All its Residents #56

Becky Weiser

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?

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Early Professional Baseball in Erie, Pennsylvania: Part 6

Barry J. Gray

Sunday May 2nd, 2021

The Erie Baseball War, 1908

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Early Professional Baseball in Erie, Pennsylvania: Part 5

Barry J. Gray

Saturday May 1st, 2021

The Fishermen, 1905-1908

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Long Life & Happiness for All its Residents #55

Becky Weiser

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.

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

Jeff Sherry

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.

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Early Professional Baseball in Erie, Pennsylvania: Part 4

Barry J. Gray

Sunday Apr 25th, 2021

The Blackbirds, 1893-1894

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Early Professional Baseball in Erie, Pennsylvania: Part 3

Barry J. Gray

Saturday Apr 24th, 2021

League Confusion, 1890-1891

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A Letter From Booker T. Washington to Charlotte Battles

Jeff Sherry

Thursday Apr 22nd, 2021

An interesting document found in the archives of the Hagen History Center, from Booker T. Washington, is a handwritten thank-you note to Mrs. R.S. (Charlotte) Battles and the R.S. Battles Bank of Girard, Pennsylvania.

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Long Life & Happiness for All its Residents #54

Becky Weiser

Wednesday Apr 21st, 2021

Being a student of local history, one of my favorite places to walk is the Erie Cemetery.  Walking through, it is a “who’s who” of old Erie families, the wealthy and not so wealthy. 

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Early Professional Baseball in Erie, Pennsylvania: Part 2

Barry J. Gray

Sunday Apr 18th, 2021

The Olympics, 1885