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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-A-0001_Farm of Rev. Samuel Patterson
CAPTION:
Farm of Rev. Samuel Patterson, Darlington, Pa. Image from 1876 Caldwell Beaver County Atlas. Samuel Patterson was for 40 years pastor of Rocky Spring Presbyterian Church, later known as the Galilean Presbyterian in New Galilee Borough. He was also on the Board of Greersburg Academy. He is buried in Rocky Spring Cemetery in the spot where his pulpit once stood. Bedroom furniture from this home is on display in the Greersburg Academy. The farm buildings once stood on the hillside just northeast of Darlington on Route 551, but they were torn down in the 1960s.
DATE:
1876
CATEGORY:
Agriculture
KEYWORDS:
farm
Samuel Patterson
Darlington Borough
Greersburg Academy
Rocky Spring Presbyterian Church
Galilean Presbyterian Church
New Galilee Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: 1876 Caldwell Beaver County Atlas

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-A-0002_Ira Mansfield farm
CAPTION:
Farming at the home of Ira Mansfield, Cannelton (Darlington Township), Pa.
DATE:
c. 1900
CATEGORY:
Agriculture
KEYWORDS:
farm
Ira Mansfield
steam tractor
Cannelton (Darlington Township)
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-A-0003_Threshing at White farm in Cannelton
CAPTION:
Threshing at White Farm, Cannelton (Darlington Township), Pa.
DATE:
c. 1915
CATEGORY:
Agriculture
KEYWORDS:
farm
White Farm
Cannelton (Darlington Township)
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-A-0004_Early steam tractor
CAPTION:
Threshing service, Big Beaver Borough, Pa. Bob Davenport: Steam tractor looks similar to my grandfather's (George Barclay). He used to travel from farm to farm to do their threshing. If you look in the background of the picture, you can see the old Owens Farm, and you can see Shenango Road where it turns and goes up the hill. The picture was taken on the old Dusty Patterson Farm.
DATE:
unknown
CATEGORY:
Agriculture
KEYWORDS:
farm
Big Beaver Borough
Owens Farm
Dusty Patterson Farm
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Bob Davenport

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-A-0005_Owens family
CAPTION:
Owens Farm. Showing Elmer and Ed Owens, younger brother Russell near Summit Cut.
DATE:
unknown
CATEGORY:
Agriculture
KEYWORDS:
farm
Big Beaver Borough
Owens Farm
Dusty Patterson Farm
Summit Cut
trains
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Bob Davenport

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-A-0006_Watt's Mill and Bridge
CAPTION:
From LBHS Facebook page: Watt’s Mill in South Beaver Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania. The mill was built in 1798 and operated continuously until it burned on January, 14, 1916. Frank Steele, who grew up in the area during the early part of the century, recorded the following recollections of Watt’s Mill. "In the winter of 1912, my father and I went to Watt’s Mill with 10 bushels of buckwheat and two bushels of corn to get ground. [We had] to go down to the Little Beaver Creek, which we had to ford. The horses did not want to cross as the water was real deep, about two inches from the bottom of the spring wagon. Tom Watt and his brother Jim operated the mill. They also had a sawmill [although] I never saw it in operation. They would not grind buckwheat when the weather was damp, as the buckwheat would not grind well on a damp day. They did not like to change from grinding buckwheat to corn, as they had to operate the mill [empty] a short time to get it cleaned out. Stone grinding wheels were used, turned by a water wheel laid on its side, called a tub wheel. They left the water wheel operate continuously in real cold weather so it would not freeze. In winter there would be pieces of ice come through the water wheel. It would sound like a lot of glass being broken, [or] a bunch of rocks in the wheel. The door of the mill was higher than the wagons, [so] they had a plank to leave down to the bottom of the wagon. You would fasten a rope around two or three sacks of grain and they would pull the sacks up the plank to the mill floor. The rope was fastened to a revolving shaft operated by the water wheel. The Watts Brothers would take part of the flour as toll. I believe it was one eighth. They would rather have flour than cash, as there was a great demand for the flour. Mr. Jim Watt told us about being to the Klondyke (sic) gold rush in Alaska [and] showed us the gold watch and chain made from the gold he had panned. He smoked a corn cob pipe [and] would reach in one chute where the buckwheat hulls came down from the screen and filled his pipe with hulls and smoked it. It did not smell very good to me. In 1915, Frosty Cook and I would take 15 bushels of buckwheat and two bushels of corn in the sled and we had to leave it because there was so many grists ahead of us. We would go back in a week taking 15 bushels more. That year my father raised 120 bushels [of buckwheat]. He sold the flour in Beaver Falls at the Grand Hotel [and] also at a lot of restaurants. We would have buckwheat cakes every breakfast and mush fried every weekend."
DATE:
unknown
CATEGORY:
Agriculture
KEYWORDS:
South Beaver Twp.
mill
bridge
Little Beaver Creek
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page
Original: Not documented

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-A-0007_Young's Dairy Farm
CAPTION:
John Young's Dairy Farm located near the present day "19th Hole" restaurant on Blackhawk Rd. in Chippewa Township.
DATE:
c. 1930s or 40s
CATEGORY:
Agriculture
KEYWORDS:
Chippewa Twp.
farm
dairy
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Dave Young

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-A-0008_Young's Dairy Farm Receipt
CAPTION:
Invoice from John Young's Dairy Farm of Chippewa Township to Providence Hospital in Beaver Falls. On back, accounting showing John Young's daughter Margaret's hospital bill, paid using two bushels of pears and 60 bushels of potatoes
DATE:
1927
CATEGORY:
Agriculture
KEYWORDS:
Chippewa Twp.
farm
dairy
invoice/bill
Providence Hospital
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0036_Young's Dairy_Chippewa
CAPTION:
Phyllis Byrne (2nd great grand daughter): Jacob Young with the milk wagon on his dairy farm in Chippewa Twp. He was a farmer and milkman who came to the US from Germany in 1864. Part of his farm is where the present day Chippewa shopping centers are located. The farm extended as far as Brady's Run, to Darlington Rd. and Blackhawk Rd. Jacob and his wife, Molly Erkel, had 10 children.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Agriculture
KEYWORDS:
Chippewa Twp.
dairy farm
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original source: Mike Young

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-A-0009_Watt's Mill
CAPTION:
Watt’s Mill in South Beaver Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania. The mill was built in 1798 and operated continuously until it burned on January, 14, 1916.
DATE:
unknown
CATEGORY:
Agriculture
KEYWORDS:
South Beaver Twp.
mill
bridge
Little Beaver Creek
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page
Original: Not documented

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0015_Watts Mill_South Beaver Twp
CAPTION:
Watts Mill. Destroyed by fire in 1915.
DATE:
1900
CATEGORY:
Agriculture
KEYWORDS:
business
feed mill
South Beaver Township
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-A-0010_Theiss Bros Grain Elevator_Enon Valley
CAPTION:
Theiss Brothers grain elevator and mill in Enon Valley.
DATE:
1910
CATEGORY:
Agriculture
KEYWORDS:
business
grain elevator
mill
Enon Valley Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-CR-0001_White Church
CAPTION:
White Church Reformed Presbyterian Church was on the south side of the Little Beaver Creek near New Galilee Borough, Pa. Although this church is long gone, the White Church cemetery still can be found on White Church road. This congregation officially ended its existence in 1951.
DATE:
c. 1940s
CATEGORY:
Church & Religion
KEYWORDS:
White Church Reformed Presbyterian
cemetery
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-CR-0002_First Presbyterian Church in New Galilee
CAPTION:
The First Presbyterian Church, New Galilee, Pa. Rock Springs church in background.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Church & Religion
KEYWORDS:
First Presbyterian Church
New Galilee Borough
Rock Springs Church
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-CR-0003_St Anne Church in New Galilee
CAPTION:
St. Anne Church in New Galilee, Pa.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Church & Religion
KEYWORDS:
St. Anne Church
New Galilee Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-CR-0004_Revolutionary War Soldier grave in New Salem Church Cemetery
CAPTION:
Grave of Revolutionary War soldier, John Partridge (1736-1819). New Salem Church Cemetery, Ohioville Pa
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Church & Religion
KEYWORDS:
Revolutionary War
Cemetery
Gravesite
New Salem Church
Ohioville Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-CR-0005_Rev. Thomas E. Hughes
CAPTION:
Rev. Thomas E. Hughes, first pastor of Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian. Established Greersburg Academy.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Church & Religion
KEYWORDS:
Rev. Thomas E. Hughes
Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church
Darlington Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-CR-0006_Reformed Presbyterian Church in New Galilee
CAPTION:
Reformed Presbyterian Church in New Galilee, originally located near the railroad tracks behind present-day New Galilee grade school.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Church & Religion
KEYWORDS:
Reformed Presbyterian Church
New Galilee Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-CR-0007_United Brethren Church
CAPTION:
United Brethren Church in Industry, Pa, built around 1834 and located on Wolf Run Rd. and Paradise Rd. Church relocated to Industry, Pa in 1898.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Church & Religion
KEYWORDS:
United Brethren Church
Industry Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-CR-0008_New Salem Church Sunday School Picnic
CAPTION:
New Salem Church Sunday School Picnic.
DATE:
c. 1910
CATEGORY:
Church & Religion
KEYWORDS:
Ohioville Borough
New Salem Presbyterian Church
Sunday School
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-CR-0009_New Salem Presbyterian Church in Ohioville
CAPTION:
New Salem Presbyterian Church
DATE:
1900
CATEGORY:
Church & Religion
KEYWORDS:
Ohioville Borough
New Salem Presbyterian Church
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-CR-0010_Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church
CAPTION:
“The Old Church” (1861-1863). Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church at 5th and Market Streets, Darlington, Pa.
DATE:
1861-1863
CATEGORY:
Church & Religion
KEYWORDS:
Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church Darlington Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-CR-0011_Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church
CAPTION:
Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church. April 16, 2009
DATE:
2009
CATEGORY:
Church & Religion
KEYWORDS:
Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church Darlington Borough
SOURCE:
Location: Wikipedia page.
Original: Photo by Nyttend posted on Wikipedia page.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-CR-0012_Mt. Pleasant Church_1976 Church Publication
CAPTION:
Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church illustration on publication cover.
DATE:
1976
CATEGORY:
Church & Religion
KEYWORDS:
Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church
Darlington Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-CR-0013_Mount Pleasant Church Sunday School
CAPTION:
Mount Pleasant Church Sunday School in Darlington Borough.
DATE:
c. 1900
CATEGORY:
Church & Religion
KEYWORDS:
Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church
Darlington Borough
Sunday School
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-CR-0014_Lucas and Mary Lynn Grile
CAPTION:
Lucas and wife Mary Lynn Grile. Lucas Grile was a popular minister in the 1950s at the New Salem Presbyterian Church in Ohioville.
DATE:
c. 1950s
CATEGORY:
Church & Religion
KEYWORDS:
minister
New Salem Presbyterian Church
Ohioville Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-CR-0015_Pentecostal Nazarene Church in New Galilee
CAPTION:
Pentecostal Nazarene Church in New Galilee, corner of Washington and Locust Streets.
DATE:
1909
CATEGORY:
Church & Religion
KEYWORDS:
Pentecostal Nazarene Church
New Galilee Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-CR-0016_Ladies Missionary Society of Mt. Pleasant Church
CAPTION:
Ladies Missionary Society of Mt. Pleasant Church. Church in background.
DATE:
1898
CATEGORY:
Church & Religion
KEYWORDS:
Ladies Missionary Society
Mt. Pleasant Church
Darlington Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-CR-0017_Free Presbyterian Church in Darlington
CAPTION:
Free Presbyterian Church in Darlington. Built 1847. Reformed Presbyterian Church since 1867. (Photo taken November 2021).
DATE:
1847
CATEGORY:
Church & Religion
KEYWORDS:
Free Presbyterian Church
Darlington Borough
Reformed Presbyterian Church
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-CR-0018_Easter Sunday at St Christine Catholic Church in Industry
CAPTION:
Easter Sunday at St Christine Catholic Church in Industry (April 14, 1963).
DATE:
1963
CATEGORY:
Church & Religion
KEYWORDS:
Easter
Church service
St. Christine Catholic Church
Industry Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-CR-0019_Dedication of St Ann Catholic Church in New Galilee
CAPTION:
Dedication of St Ann Catholic Church in New Galilee. Church existed 1924-1974.
DATE:
1924
CATEGORY:
Church & Religion
KEYWORDS:
St. Ann Catholic Church
New Galilee Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-CR-0020_Darlington Reformed Presbyterian Church
CAPTION:
Darlington Reformed Presbyterian Church.
DATE:
1867
CATEGORY:
Church & Religion
KEYWORDS:
Free Presbyterian Church
Darlington Borough
Reformed Presbyterian Church
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-CR-0021_New Salem Church Sunday School
CAPTION:
New Salem Church Sunday School in Ohioville, Pa., November 1954. Names written on photo. Blanche Moore, teacher.
DATE:
1954
CATEGORY:
Church & Religion
KEYWORDS:
Ohioville Borough
New Salem Presbyterian Church
Sunday School
South Beaver Township
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-CR-0022_Old Saint Theresa Church, Hoytdale
CAPTION:
The old St. Theresa Catholic Church was located in Hoytdale Village, Pa, approximately one mile north of Koppel Borough on Rt. 18.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Church & Religion
KEYWORDS:
Hoytdale Cemetery
Koppel Borough
church
Catholic
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-FR-0001_Midland Fire Dept. training
CAPTION:
Midland fire department training.
DATE:
Unknown.
CATEGORY:
First Responders
KEYWORDS:
fire department
fire training
Midland Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-FR-0002_New Galilee Fire Dept.
CAPTION:
New Galilee Fire Department, New Galilee Borough, Pa. April 1954.
DATE:
1954
CATEGORY:
First Responders
KEYWORDS:
fire department
fire station
New Galilee Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Bill Bittner.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-FR-0003_Darlington Fire Dept.
CAPTION:
Darlington Volunteer Fire Department, Darlington Borough, Pa. 1937 Chevrolet on the right, second truck the fire department bought. 1947 KB7 International on the left, retired in 1984. Buick ambulance in middle.
DATE:
Unknown.
CATEGORY:
First Responders
KEYWORDS:
fire department
fire station
Darlington Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-FR-0004_Graham Brothers later becomes Darlington FD station house
CAPTION:
Graham Brothers Ford tractor dealership, later converted to Darlington Volunteer Fire Dept., Darlington Borough, Pa. (Note: image reversed).
DATE:
Unknown.
CATEGORY:
First Responders
KEYWORDS:
fire department
fire station
Darlington Borough
Graham Brothers
Ford tractors
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-FR-0005_Darlington Township Fire Dept.
CAPTION:
Darlington Township Fire Department, Darlington Township, Pennsylvania. From L to R, Brush 18: a 1991 Ford F-350 4x4; Rescue 18: a 1997 Ford F-super duty; Engine 18: a 2009 Pierce Velocity; Tanker 18: a 1988 Ford ltl9000. Date April 2022.
DATE:
2022
CATEGORY:
First Responders
KEYWORDS:
fire department
fire trucks
Darlington Township
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Chris Laderer.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-FR-0006_Ohioville Fire Dept. crew
CAPTION:
Ohioville Fire Department, Ohioville Borough, Pa.
DATE:
1969
CATEGORY:
First Responders
KEYWORDS:
fire department
firemen
Ohioville Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Rick Keener.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-FR-0007_Industry Police Chief Earl Hineman
CAPTION:
Police chief Earl Hineman (served 1954-1960), Industry Township, Pa.
DATE:
Unknown.
CATEGORY:
First Responders
KEYWORDS:
police department
police chief
Industry Township
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented..

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-FR-0008_Industry Boro Police Greeting Card
CAPTION:
Police officers, holiday card. Industry Borough, Pa.
DATE:
c. 1960s
CATEGORY:
First Responders
KEYWORDS:
police department
police chief
Industry Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page. .
Original: Wayne Wilson.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-FR-0009_Industry Fireman around first new truck
CAPTION:
Fireman with 1949 Ford (first new fire truck). Left to right, Fred Koerber, in cab Joe Benek, unknown, Clyde Knight. Top, unknown, Charles (Bucky) Koerber, Ellis (Buzz) Campbell, Clyde Edmiston. Industry Township, Pa.
DATE:
1950
CATEGORY:
First Responders
KEYWORDS:
fire department
firemen
fire truck
Ohioville Township
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Ohioville Borough.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-FR-0010_Industry Fireman around first new truck
CAPTION:
Big Beaver Firemen. Left to right: Chief Dan Urista, Asst. Chief Howard Greer, Wilbert Lindsay, Jr., Jeff Androlia, John Pinkerton, Tim Pinkerton, Alan Freed, Robert Freed. Charter members: Jim Fenchal, Charles Rhodes. Date: Nov 15, 1972.
DATE:
1972
CATEGORY:
First Responders
KEYWORDS:
fire department
firemen
fire truck
Big Beaver Borough
SOURCE:
Location: Unknown.
Original: Ruth Hoschar.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-M-0001_Cannelton clay works
CAPTION:
Clay works in Cannelton, Pa.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Mining & Industry
KEYWORDS:
clay mining
Cannelton (Darlington Township)
trains
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-M-0002_Clay mine near Darlington
CAPTION:
Clay mine near Darlington.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Mining & Industry
KEYWORDS:
clay mining
Darlington Township
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-M-0003_Ohioville Lock 57 near Little Beaver Creek
CAPTION:
Photo caption: "If you have ever been at the Ohioville Lock 57 park and boat launch and looked across the Beaver Creek to the other side and saw a large round concrete structure with an attached chute and wondered what it is. Here's you answer. At one time there was a large crane on that concrete that unloaded coal barges into train cars that were then taken to the Youngstown steel mills. After the trains stopped the crane was removed and the chute was added and coal mined at strip mines locally was dumped by dump trucks down the chute into barges to be shipped on the Ohio River." Writing on image: Pittsburgh Coal Co. Smiths Ferry, Pa.
DATE:
1935
CATEGORY:
Mining & Industry
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
coal mining
river barges
Ohio River
Smiths Ferry
Beaver Creek
Pittsburgh Coal Company
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-M-0004_Cement coal transfer station near Little Beaver Creek, Ohioville, Pa.
CAPTION:
Building cement coal transfer station along the Ohio River and Little Beaver Creek, Ohioville, Pa. Used for Island Run coal mine of the Pittsburgh Coal Company.
DATE:
1934
CATEGORY:
Mining & Industry
KEYWORDS:
coal mining
Ohio River
Little Beaver Creek
Pittsburgh Coal Company
Island Run coal mine
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-M-0005_Dodds Coal Company, New Galilee, Pa
CAPTION:
Surface mining at Dodds Coal Company, New Galilee, Pa.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Mining & Industry
KEYWORDS:
coal mining
surface mining
strip mining
Dodds Coal Company
New Galilee Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-M-0006_Coal tipple north of the Creighton home, Darlington Township, Pa.
CAPTION:
Coal tipple north of the Creighton home, Darlington Township, Pa.
DATE:
1917
CATEGORY:
Mining & Industry
KEYWORDS:
coal mining
tipple
Darlington Township
trains
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Unidentified LBHS document.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-M-0007_Coal tipple in Cannelton
CAPTION:
Berresford and Dunham coal tipple near Valley Rd, Cannelton, Pa.
DATE:
1910
CATEGORY:
Mining & Industry
KEYWORDS:
coal mining
tipple
Cannelton (Darlington Township)
Valley Road
Berresford
Dunham
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-M-0008_Miners of the North Sewickley coal company
CAPTION:
Coal miners at mine head, North Sewickley, Pa. Unknown mine.
DATE:
1940s
CATEGORY:
Mining & Industry
KEYWORDS:
coal mining
North Sewickley Township
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Nancy Miler Herrman.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-M-0010_Wollover Oil Refinery, Smith's Ferry, Pa
CAPTION:
Wollover Oil Refinery, Smith's Ferry, Pa. Photo caption: "County oil strike of importance occurred March 19, 1862 when the Emeline Oil Co., composed of P. M. Wallover, 1. M. Pennoch, and F. Darlington brought in a well at the lower edge of Glasgow. This well was bottomed at 585 feet and produced oil up through the 1880's. With the completion of each successful well in the Smith's Ferry Field, oil speculation and excitement became more intense. During the period from 1860-1875 it was generally established that the Smith's Ferry oil reserves could be found 700-730 feet below feet below the Kittanning Coal or approximately 600 feet below the bed of the Ohio River. Although many wells were drilled in this area, none ever exceeded twenty five barrels per day until a fifty barrel well was completed in March of 1877 near Ohioville. One of the most shallow and short-lived wells drilled at Smith's Ferry was the "Good Intent" which was completed in February of 1891 by the Excelsior Co. It was completed at a depth of only 72 feet and the total production of this well was a mere 400 barrels before it was abandoned."
DATE:
1863
CATEGORY:
Mining & Industry
KEYWORDS:
oil drilling
Ohio River
Smith's Ferry
Wollover Oil
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-M-0011_Freeman Butts coal mine, Cannelton
CAPTION:
Freeman Butts coal mine, Cannelton, Pa.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Mining & Industry
KEYWORDS:
coal mining
Cannelton (Darlington Township)
Freeman Butts
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original source: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-M-0012_The Economy Train
CAPTION:
The "Economy Train," financed by the Harmony Society to haul cannel coal from the Darlington and Cannelton area.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Mining & Industry
KEYWORDS:
coal mining
train
Darlington Township
Cannelton (Darlington Township)
Harmony Society
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-M-0013_Darlington Brick and Mining Company
CAPTION:
Darlington Brick and Mining Company of Cleveland, Ohio. Plant located in Darlington, Pa. Text on image: "The last mining orders in the early 1940s were to run mine engine and cars into the mine and dynamite shut. Fifty years of coal and clay and bricks ended."
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Mining & Industry
KEYWORDS:
coal mining
brick making
brickyard
Darlington Township
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-M-0014_Map of Darlington Brick and Mining Company
CAPTION:
Map of Darlington Brick and Mining operations, Darlington, Pa. Plant operated 1895-1945.
DATE:
1895-1945
CATEGORY:
Mining & Industry
KEYWORDS:
coal mining
brick making
brickyard
map
Darlington Township
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-M-0015_Beaver Clay, New Galilee
CAPTION:
Beaver Clay Manufacturing, incorporated March 17, 1902. New Castle Refractory had locations in New Castle, New Galilee, and Newell, WV. New Galilee, Pa.
DATE:
1920
CATEGORY:
Mining & Industry
KEYWORDS:
clay mining
brick making
New Galilee Borough
New Castle Refractory
Beaver Clay Mfg.
Hot Tops
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-M-0016_Dando clay mine, Industry
CAPTION:
Dando Fire Brick Company, clay mine, Industry Borough, Pa. Mine was 6 miles long and stretched under Tuscarawas Road.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Mining & Industry
KEYWORDS:
clay mining
brick making
Dando Fire Brick Company
Industry Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-M-0017_Beaver County miners, Darlington Brick and Clay Company
CAPTION:
Miners at work, Darlington Brick and Clay Company. Darlington Township, Pa.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Mining & Industry
KEYWORDS:
clay mining
brick making
Darlington Brick and Clay Company
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: LBHS archive.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-M-0018_Train wreck near Koppel
CAPTION:
Coal train wreck on trestle, possibly near Possum Hollow Road. Koppel, Pa.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Mining & Industry
KEYWORDS:
coal mining
trains
Koppel Borough
Possum Hollow Road
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: LBHS archive.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-M-0019_Beaver Clay Company, New Galilee
CAPTION:
Beaver Clay Manufacturing (aka "Hot Tops"), New Galilee, Pa.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Mining & Industry
KEYWORDS:
clay mining
New Galilee Borough
New Castle Refractory
Beaver Clay Mfg.
Hot Tops
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-M-0020_Darlington Brick and Mining Company
CAPTION:
1960s aerial view of Darlington Brick and Mining Company, Darlington Township, Pa. Closed in 2005.
DATE:
1960s
CATEGORY:
Mining & Industry
KEYWORDS:
clay mining
brick making
Darlington Brick and Clay Company
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-M-0021_Bielers Run Viaduct near Ohioville
CAPTION:
Bieler's Run extension viaduct on the Pittsburgh, Lisbon and Western Railroad. The railroad ran from Lisbon to New Galilee, carrying passengers, coal, clay, sand and brick.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Mining & Industry
KEYWORDS:
coal mining
trains
Pittsburgh, Lisbon and Western Railroad
New Galilee Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-M-0022_Bieler's Run Viaduct near Ohioville
CAPTION:
Bieler's Run Viaduct. September 11, 1933. Caption: "View of Bieler's Run extension viaduct on the Pittsburgh, Lisbon and Western Railroad, looking south. The railroad ran from Lisbon to New Galilee, carrying passengers, coal, clay, sand and brick."
DATE:
1933
CATEGORY:
Mining & Industry
KEYWORDS:
coal mining
trains
Pittsburgh, Lisbon and Western Railroad
New Galilee Borough
SOURCE:
Location: ULS Digital Collections, University of Pittsburgh.
Original: Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Company Photographs, 1886-1972. Collection: Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company Records

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-M-0023_John Burns White Mine
CAPTION:
John Burns White mine in Cannelton.
DATE:
c. 1905
CATEGORY:
Mining & Industry
KEYWORDS:SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-M-0024_Ellwood Stone Company
CAPTION:
Ellwood Stone Company, Koppel, Pa.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Mining & Industry
Stores & Businesses
KEYWORDS:
Koppel Borough
mining
stone quarry
sandstone
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-M-0025_Cannelton Oil Well
CAPTION:
Oil well in Cannelton located north of Ira Mansfield home on Ridge Rd.
DATE:
c. 1900
CATEGORY:
Mining & Industry
KEYWORDS:
Cannelton (Darlington Township)
oil
Ridge Road
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-NP-0001_Sherman Moore
CAPTION:
Sherman Moore, educator, South Beaver Township.
DATE:
1888
CATEGORY:
Notable People
KEYWORDS:
teacher
South Beaver Township
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Sam Moore.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-NP-0002_Col. Daniel Leasure
CAPTION:
Col Daniel Leasure, (March 18, 1819 – October 10, 1886) was an American soldier and physician who served as a colonel and brigade commander in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was 1st Commander of the 100th PVI and 9th Corps Brigade Commander. Leasure was born in 1819 near Pittsburgh in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He attended Greersburg Academy in nearby Darlington in Beaver County from 1838 to 1840. Photo colorized by David Welch.
DATE:
1861-1865
CATEGORY:
Notable People
KEYWORDS:
Greersburg Academy
Civil War
100th Pennsylvania Infantry
Roundheads
Darlington Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: David Welch (colorized version).

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-NP-0003_Ira Mansfield fishing
CAPTION:
Ira Mansfield (on left) and friends fishing in the Little Beaver Creek. Mansfield was a Darlington area industrialist, naturalist, and coal miner in the Cannelton area (Darlington Township, Pa). Local historian Michael Kishbucher: "This photo, dated 1908, is called "The Last Outing." It includes two of the three original Robin Hood Club founding members, Ira F. Mansfield and Henry K. Morse (a relative). The third man's name is Donnelly. Ira wrote that in the following spring Morse and Donnelly "were called to another world," leaving Ira and Cecil Hines as the remaining members of the men's version of the club. Ira transformed the group into a women's organization, promoting natural science and especially the women's suffrage movement. The first iteration of the Robin Hood club lasted from October 1865 (a few months after Ira returned from the War) to the spring of 1909. The Second Robin Hood club likely ended in June 1919, probably due to the passing of its benefactor. Ira's obituary says that he died in June 1919 following a brief illness. There is no mention of what disease he succumb to, but he died during the great Spanish Flu pandemic. The US ratified the 19th Amendment the following year.
DATE:
1908
CATEGORY:
Notable People
KEYWORDS:
Ira Mansfield
Little Beaver Creek
fishing
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not Documented

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-NP-0004_Samuel Andrews Moore
CAPTION:
Samuel Andrews Moore, prominent business owner. Born in Enon Valley, Beaver County, Pa on 10 Aug 1820 to Robert Moore and Jane Ross Andrews. Samuel Andrews Moore married Margaret McKenzie Phillips and had 6 children. He passed away on 02 Dec 1891 in Beaver City, Beaver, Pa. (source: Ancestry.com). Sam Moore: "In 1852, my great-grandfather, Samuel Andrews Moore, became the proprietor of a general store in the little rural settlement of Black Hawk, Pennsylvania, which is located on both sides of a road (now called Lisbon Road) that forms the boundary between South Beaver and Ohio townships in Beaver County. At that time the small community was often called Rayl’s X-Roads or Rayltown, and is about five miles from the Moore family farm upon which I grew up."
DATE:
1886
CATEGORY:
Notable People
KEYWORDS:
Samuel Andrews Moore
general store
business owner
Enon Valley
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Sam Moore

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-NP-0005_Denver Walton
CAPTION:
Notable local historian, author, and member of Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation. Projects include research and restoration team for the Vicary Mansion in Freedom, Pa; one of the authors for Beaver County I (photo collection of Beaver County); and editor of Rivers of Destiny (published for Beaver County's bicentennial celebration; founder and editor of Milestones, Beaver County's history magazine. Walton passed away in 2011.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Notable People
KEYWORDS:
Denver Walton
Beaver County Historic Landmarks and Research Foundation (LBHRLF)
Milestones
Vicary Mansion
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not Documented

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-NP-0006_DeLorma Imbrie
CAPTION:
DeLorma L. Imbrie was born in Big Beaver Township, March 4, 1824; educated in country schools and Darlington Academy; taught in Darlington, Brighton and Wilmington; read law and joined the Beaver County bar in 1853. He was the editor and owner of the (Beaver) Argus by 1863. His political career included a stint in the state House of Representatives, 1856-1858, the state Senate, 1860-1862, and served as Secretary of the 1873 Constitutional Convention. For the final seven years of his life, the Senator Imbrie served as Auditor General in Harrisburg, where he died in office on November 6, 1888. Imbrie married Margaret Carman on October 27, 1851.

More from FamilySearch: When Honorable Delorme L. Imbrie was born on 4 March 1824, in Columbiana, Ohio, his father, John Imbrie, was 32 and his mother, Nancy Clark Rankin, was 28. He married Margaret Carman on 27 October 1851, in Pennsylvania. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Big Beaver Township in 1850. He died on 6 November 1888, in Beaver, Beaver at the age of 64, and was buried in Beaver, Pennsylvania.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Notable People
KEYWORDS:
Big Beaver Borough
Pa State Senate
Darlington Academy
Beaver Argus (newspaper)
SOURCE:
Location: Historical Biographies, Pa State Senate Website
Original: Constitutional Convention Album, PSA

See also: FamilySearch

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-NP-0007_Alexander Taylor
CAPTION:
Lt. Col. Alexander Wilson Taylor
1867-1869
Alexander Taylor was born in Enon Valley, Beaver County, March 31, 1836, the son of William and Mary Taylor. He enlisted Sept. 25, 1861, at which time his vocation is listed as “minister of the Gospel.” At organization, he served as Capt., Co. H., 101st Regt., PVI. Taylor was wounded in the hand at Fair Oaks; promoted Major, Nov. 1862; and later, July 1, 1863 – Lt. Col. of the regiment and vice commander of the 101st for 18 months. Col. Taylor was captured with his brigade at Plymouth, N.C. on the Roanoke River, April 20, 1864, imprisoned with other officers at Macon, Ga. and city jail, Charleston, S.C; paroled Aug. 3, 1864 at Charleston; mustered out, Nov. 20, 1864. After the war he became owner-editor of the Alliance (Ohio) Monitor, 1871-1872; moved to Tusculum, Tenn. where he returned to the divinity as minister of the local Methodist Episcopal Church, and later, the Presbyterian Church of Holston, Tennessee. He also served as Tusculum postmaster. Senator Taylor married Cynthia D. Adams, July 12, 1866, Beaver County and passed away on Jan. 9, 1910, Tusculum; interred at Oak Grove Cemetery, Greenville, Tennessee.
DATE:CATEGORY:
Notable People
KEYWORDS:
Enon Valley Borough
Pa State Senate
Civil War
SOURCE:
Location: "Virtue, Liberty, Independence: Pennsylvania's State Senators in the Civil War, 1861-1865," p. 28

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0001_Court School, South Beaver Township
CAPTION:
Court School in South Beaver Township, 1942-1943 school year. Front Row-left to right: Thornton Harn, Sam Moore, Cloie Martin, Martha McMillen, Jim Steiner, Gail Martin, Kevin Cox, Bob Harn, John Harn, Chuckie White. Middle Row-Martha McMillen, Evelyn McMillen [I may have them backwards]. Jane McDonald, Janet Vannoy, Louise Darr, Philomena Steiner,Phylis Darr, B.G. Moore. Rear Row-left to right: Teacher, Mrs. Hazel Majors, Elmer Cox, Harry Neff, Bob Darr, Jack Neff, Irene Harper [I think], Mary Vannoy, Aileen McDonald, Jean Bellas, Nell McDonald, Sally Darr, Harold Neff, Lloyd Darr.
DATE:
1942-1943
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Court School
South Beaver Township
one-room schoolhouse
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0002_Court School, South Beaver Township
CAPTION:
Another long ago photo of South Beaver Township's Court School. In the front row, L to R: Art White, Chuckie White, Martha Jean Schmidt, Elsie Cox, Marlene Gildersleeve, B.G. Moore, Cloie Martin, Gary Martin, Jim Steiner, and Jimmy Wylie. Middle row: Bob Harn, Kevin Cox, Sam Moore, Nell McDonald, Edith Aumiller, Jane McDonald, Thornton Harn, Gail Martin, John Harn, Donald Gildersleeve, and Elzie Cox. Back row: Teacher, Mrs. Nora Duncan, Harold Neff and Harry Neff.
DATE:
1944-1945
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Court School
South Beaver Township
one-room schoolhouse
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0003_Johnson School, South Beaver Township
CAPTION:
Johnson School along Rt. 168 in South Beaver Township.
DATE:
c. 1890-1895
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Johnson School
South Beaver Township
one-room schoolhouse
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Sam Moore.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0004_Court School, South Beaver Township
CAPTION:
1979 photo of Sam Moore's sister, B.G. Moore, in front of the long closed Court School in South Beaver Township. Sam Moore: "I went to Court School first through eighth grade, while B.G. did eighth grade at McCloy School. When we went to the school there was a bell tower in front (where the overhead door is in the photo) with a vestibule at floor level where we hung our coats and where the water urn was. It was also where the teacher took us to administer discipline. Our uncle, Charles Townsend, hauled kids, including us, to the school for many years, while my dad did the same for McCloy School."
DATE:
1979
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Court School
South Beaver Township
McCloy School
one-room schoolhouse
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Sam Moore.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0005_Wallace Run School, Big Beaver
CAPTION:
Wallace Run School, Big Beaver Borough. Location near Aley Hill.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Wallace Run School
Thompson School
Aley Hill Road
Big Beaver Borough
one-room schoolhouse
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0006_Fairview School, Ohioville
CAPTION:
Fairview School, Ohioville, Pa.
DATE:
1925
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Fairview School
Ohioville Borough
one-room schoolhouse
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Unspecified LBHS publication by Paul Rossomme.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0007_Esther High School, Ohioville
CAPTION:
1915 graduating class of Esther High School, Ohioville, Pa.
DATE:
1915
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Esther High School
Ohioville Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0008_Hartshorn School, Cannelton
CAPTION:
Hartshorn School, near intersection of Taggert Rd and Rt. 51. Cannelton, Pa.
DATE:
1903
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Hartshourn School
Cannelton (Darlington Township)
one-room schoolhouse
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0009_Thompson School, Big Beaver
CAPTION:
Thompson School located on Aley Hill Rd., Big Beaver Borough. Walter Stratton: "My grandmother, Alverta (Huffman) Stratton is 2nd from the left." February 21, 1912.
DATE:
1912
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Thompson School
Big Beaver Borough
Aley Hill Road
one-room schoolhouse
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Walter Stratton.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0010_Greersburg Academy
CAPTION:
Students and faculty of Greersburg No2 school, now the "Red Brick" museum. Darlington, Pa.
DATE:
1883
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Greersburg School No2
Darlington Borough
Red Brick museum
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0011_Brittain School, New Beaver Borough
CAPTION:
Brittain School, New Beaver Borough. Front Row: Garnett McAnlis (later McCurley), George Fabish, Richard Musguire, Marie Beatty (later Craig), Billy Helmes, James Fabish, Clarence Musguire, Glen Musguire
Back Row: Ellen Hawkins, Teacher; Helen Fabish, Kate Fabish, Virginia W. Yankie, Gladys McAnlis, Pearl Buchanan, and Woodrow Wilson Harding.
DATE:
1931-1932
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Brittain School
New Beaver Borough
one-room schoolhouse
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Marie Beatty Craig.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0012_1937 South Beaver School Tax
CAPTION:
School tax receipt for Susie West, resident of South Beaver Township, Pa.
DATE:
1937
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
school tax
South Beaver Township
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0013_First Football Team, Darlington High School
CAPTION:
First football team, Darlington High School. 1945. Source: The News-Tribune.
DATE:
1945
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Darlington High School
football
The News-Tribune
SOURCE:
Image location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: The News-Tribune.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0014_Bologne Valley School, North Sewickley Township
CAPTION:
Bologne Valley School, North Sewickley Township, Pa.
DATE:
1834-1952
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Bologne Valley School
North Sewickley Township
one-room schoolhouse
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0015_New Galilee School
CAPTION:
New Galilee School, New Galilee Borough, Pa. Teacher: Mrs. Kenny. Closed in early 1970s.
DATE:
1941-1942
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
New Galilee Elementary School
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0016_Mt. Nebo School, Darlington
CAPTION:
Mt. Nebo School. Darlington Township, Pa. October 19, 1911.
DATE:
1911
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Mt. Nebo School
Darlington Township
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0017_Darlington Joint School
CAPTION:
Darlington Joint School, Darlington Borough, Pa. Building was near Northwestern High School.
DATE:
1970s
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Darlington Joint School
Darlington Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION:LBHS-2022-S-0018_Fairview School, Ohioville
CAPTION:
Old Fairview Schoolhouse, Ohio Township, Pa. Erected 1857.
DATE:
1857
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Fairview Schoolhouse
one-room schoolhouse
Ohio Township
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0019_Thompson School, Big Beaver
CAPTION:
Thompson School on Aley Hill Rd., Big Beaver Borough, Pa.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Thompson School
Aley Hill Road
Big Beaver Borough
one-room schoolhouse
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0020_Oakdale School, Cannelton
CAPTION:
Oakdale one-room schoolhouse, Cannelton, Pa.
DATE:
c. 1930s
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
one-room schoolhouse
Oakdale School
Cannelton (Darlington Township)
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0021_Ohioview School,Industry
CAPTION:
Ohioview School, Industry, Pa. 7th grade class of 1955. Teacher: Mrs. Hastings. Source: Rebecca Kazman, from the book Reflections of the Past.
DATE:
1955
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Ohioview School
Industry Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Rebecca Kasman, from the book, Reflections of the Past.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0022_Brush Run School House, South Beaver
CAPTION:
Brush Run School House, near Darlington, Pa.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Brush Run School
one-room schoolhouse
Darlington
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0023_Brush Run School House, South Beaver
CAPTION:
Brush Run School, South Beaver Township, December 29, 1911. School closed in 1925.
DATE:
1911
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Brush Run School
one-room schoolhouse
South Beaver Township
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0024_Court School, South Beaver
CAPTION:
Court School, South Beaver Township, Pa. May 2016.
DATE:
2016
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Court School
South Beaver Township
one-room schoolhouse
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0025_McCloy School, South Beaver
CAPTION:
McCloy School, South Beaver Township, Pa.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
McCloy School
South Beaver Township
one-room schoolhouse
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0026_New Galilee School
CAPTION:
New Galilee School, New Galilee, Pa.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
New Galilee School
New Galilee Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0027_Homewood School
CAPTION:
Homewood School. Homewood Borough, Pa.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Homewood School
Homewood Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0028_Darlington High School Orchestra
CAPTION:
Orchestra, Darlington High School. Names in caption. Darlington, Pa.
DATE:
1938
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
orchestra
Darlington High School
Darlington Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0029_Sherman Moore
CAPTION:
Sherman Moore, educator, South Beaver Township. c. 1888. Source: Sam Moore, grandson.
DATE:
1888
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
teacher
South Beaver Township
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Sam Moore.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0030_Sherman Moore teaching certificate
CAPTION:
Sherman Moore, educator, South Beaver Township. "Teachers Probational Certificate." 1888. Source: Sam Moore, grandson.
DATE:
1888
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
teacher
South Beaver Township
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Sam Moore.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0031_Sherman Moore with class, South Beaver
CAPTION:
Sherman Moore, educator, South Beaver Township with class at old Brush Run School (also known as the Court School). 1880s. Source: Sam Moore, grandson.
DATE:
1880s
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Brush Run School
Court School
South Beaver Township
one-room schoolhouse
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Sam Moore.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0032_Court School, South Beaver
CAPTION:
Court School, South Beaver Township, Pa.
DATE:
1944
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Court School
South Beaver Township
one-room schoolhouse
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0033_Darlington High School
CAPTION:
Darlington High School, Darlington Borough, Pa.
DATE:
1927-1930
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Darlington Borough
Darlington High School
SOURCE:
Location: found on LBHS Facebook page.
Original: not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0034_1900 School House, Cannelton
CAPTION:
Oakdale School, Cannelton (Darlington Township, Pa.
DATE:
c. 1900
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Cannelton (Darlington Township)
Oakdale School
one-room schoolhouse
SOURCE:
Location: Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation.
Original: BCHR&LF.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0035_Homewood School
CAPTION:
Homewood School, Homewood Borough, Pa.
DATE:
1913-1914
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Homewood School
one-room schoolhouse
Homewood Borough
SOURCE:
Location: Dale Bartlett Collection.
Original: Unknown.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0036_Thompson School, Big Beaver
CAPTION:
Thompson School, Aley Hill Rd., Big Beaver Borough, Pa.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
one-room schoolhouse
Thompson School
Big Beaver Borough
Aley Hill Rd.
SOURCE:
Location: Ruth Hoschar Collection.
Original: Unknown.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0037_McElheney School
CAPTION:
McElheney School in South Beaver. Located near Seceder Cemetery on Georgetown Rd. Rev. G McElheny lived there & the school was marked as School House #1 on 1876 map.
Burned c. 1980s.
DATE:
1968
CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
one-room schoolhouse
South Beaver Township
McElheney School
SOURCE:
Location: Andrew Leech Facebook page.
Original: Unknown.

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ACCESSION:LBHS-2022-S-0038_Thompson School, Big Beaver
CAPTION:
Thompson School. Big Beaver Borough. 1927-1928. First row (L-R): Earlis “Red” Telford Hoschar, unknown, Delbert Rhodes, unknown, Ivan Leor Hoschar, John Hoschar, unknown, unknown. Third row (L-R): unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, Andy Covert, George Orville (Fat) Hoschar, Paul Becze. Photo from Ruth Ann Hoschar.
DATE: 1927-28CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Thompson School
Aley Hill Road
Big Beaver Borough
one-room schoolhouse
SOURCE:
Location: Ruth Hoschar Collection.
Original: Unknown.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0039_Thompson School, Big Beaver
CAPTION:
Thompson School. Big Beaver Borough. c. late 1920s. Teacher Miss Funkhouser.
Key: J=John Hoschar, G=Gert Hoschar, D=Dorothy “Do-Do” Aley, ES=Edith Stitt, E=Elenore Stitt, D=Delbert “Snowball” Rhodes, P=Pat Lance. Pat Lance infamous for the murder on Wallace Run Road. Gert Hoschar b. 1921. Photo from Ruth Ann Hoschar.
DATE: c. late 1920sCATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Thompson School
Aley Hill Road
Big Beaver Borough
one-room schoolhouse
SOURCE:
Location: Ruth Hoschar Collection.
Original: Unknown.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-S-0040_Homewood School
CAPTION:
Homewood School, Homewood Borough. John Casciato: "This is both the first and the second grade. I am the third little boy in on the right in the second row from the bottom." Teacher Miss Russell
DATE: 1959CATEGORY:
Schools & Education
KEYWORDS:
Homewood School
one-room schoolhouse
Homewood Borough
SOURCE:
Location: John Casciato Collection.
Original: John Casciato

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-R-0001_South Beaver baseball team
CAPTION:
Youth baseball team, South Beaver, Township.
DATE:
Unknown.
CATEGORY:
Sports & Recreation
KEYWORDS:
baseball
South Beaver Township
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-R-0002_Darlington High School first football team

CAPTION:
First football team, Darlington High School.
DATE:
1945
CATEGORY:
Sports & Recreation
KEYWORDS:
Darlington High School
football
The News-Tribune
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: The News-Tribune.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-R-0003_Cannelton baseball team

CAPTION:
Cannelton's baseball team in front of town hall, Cannelton (Darlington Township).
DATE:
1910
CATEGORY:
Sports & Recreation
KEYWORDS:
baseball
Cannelton (Darlington Township)
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-R-0004_Koppel Car Company baseball team

CAPTION:
Koppel Car Company baseball team.
DATE:
1915
CATEGORY:
Sports & Recreation
KEYWORDS:
baseball
Koppel Car Company
Koppel Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-R-0005_Darlington Baseball Club

CAPTION:
Darlington Baseball Club. Caption: front row (L-R): Lee McCurcheon, Ben Winterburn, John McCarter, Frank "Tibben" McCarter. Back row (L-R): William "Nun" Sanders, Bill McCarter, John Hosack, Howard Davis, Butch Miller, Harry "Pete" Sanders, Bolton. Darlington Borough, Pennsylvania.
DATE:
1912
CATEGORY:
Sports & Recreation
KEYWORDS:
baseball
Darlington Baseball Club
Darlington Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-R-0006_Smith's Ferry baseball team


CAPTION:
Smith's Ferry Baseball Team. 1st row seated (L-R): Cline Althars, R. Duncan, Joda Wallover. 2nd row, kneeling: Dutch Moore, C. Childs, Foster Rifftner, Carl Thompson. 3rd row, standing: Ed Wallover, G. Wallover, Jack Duncan, Stuff Hayes, George Althars and Lloyd Rice. Smith's Ferry (Ohioville Borough), Pa.
DATE:
1913
CATEGORY:
Sports & Recreation
KEYWORDS:
baseball
Smith's Ferry Baseball Team
Smith's Ferry (Ohioville Borough)
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-R-0007_Koppel baseball team

CAPTION:
Koppel baseball team, employees of the Koppel Car Company. Koppel Borough, Pa.
DATE:
1918
CATEGORY:
Sports & Recreation
KEYWORDS:
baseball
Koppel Car Company
Koppel Borough
Wayne Cole
Ghost Rails IV Industrial Shortlines
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Wayne Cole, Ghost Rails IV Industrial Shortlines.

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ACCESSION:LBHS-2022-R-0008_Darlington Polo Club

CAPTION:
Players competing at the Darlington Polo Club (Night Riders"), formed in 1937. In 1938 it became the first team in the US to have a lighted field. Darlington Borough, Pa.
DATE:
unknown
CATEGORY:
Sports & Recreation
KEYWORDS:
polo
horses
Darlington Polo Club
Darlington Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-R-0009_Darlington Polo Club


CAPTION:
From the Darlington Polo Club: Founded in 1937, the Darlington Polo Club is America's oldest "under the lights" polo team. The Club began playing in the summer of 1937 when Cliff Braden and other interested fans retrieved a ball from under a car at a game in Zelienople, Pa. They began playing the sport in Darlington Borough in a very primitive fashion. Their mounts were plow horses. Their mallets were hand made, they wore coal hard hats for helmets, and used gasoline cans for goal posts. They lit the field with a series of floodlights hung from the surrounding trees to play at night so that polo wouldn't cut into their work day. Darlington Polo has a home field unlike any other in the world. For over 70 years we've played under the lights and keeping with the tradition of our club's founders there has never been a game on Sunday at the Darlington field. Our season runs through the end of August at which point we give way to another tradition, Western Pa High School Football.
DATE:
unknown
CATEGORY:
Sports & Recreation
KEYWORDS:
polo
horses
Darlington Polo Club
Darlington Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Justin Powers, Darlington Polo Club Archives.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-R-0010_Darlington Polo Club

CAPTION:
Darlington Polo Club daytime match. Date: 1950. Source: Justin Powers, Darlington Polo Club Archives.
DATE:
1950
CATEGORY:
Sports & Recreation
KEYWORDS:
polo
horses
Darlington Polo Club
Darlington Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Justin Powers, Darlington Polo Club Archives.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-R-0011_Darlington Polo Club

CAPTION:
Darlington Polo Club members: Glenn Tetemanza, Jim Watson, Phil Thompson, Denny Stanislaw, Paul Powers.
DATE:
unknown
CATEGORY:
Sports & Recreation
KEYWORDS:
polo
horses
Darlington Polo Club
Darlington Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Justin Powers, Darlington Polo Club Archives.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-R-0012_Darlington 4th of July celebration

CAPTION:
Fourth of July celebration with sporting events in Darlington Borough, Pa.
DATE:
1914
CATEGORY:
Sports & Recreation
KEYWORDS:
July 4th celebration
Darlington Borough
holidays
sports
parade
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-R-0013_Darlington 4th of July celebration

CAPTION:
Fourth of July celebration, Darlington Borough, Pa.
DATE:
1920s
CATEGORY:
Sports & Recreation
KEYWORDS:
July 4th celebration
Darlington Borough
holidays
parade
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-R-0014_Upper Cannel Coal Falls
CAPTION:
Upper cannel coal falls, Cannelton, Pa. Exact location unknown.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Sports & Recreation
KEYWORDS:
Cannelton (Darlington Township)
Coal Falls
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Un-identified Ira Mansfield book.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0001_C.W. Peffer Store
CAPTION:
C.W. Peffer in front of this store, which he ran for forty years. Mr. Peffer died at the age of 86 on December 31, 1948.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
KEYWORDS:
business
Darlington Borough
C. W. Peffer
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0002_C.W. Peffer Store
CAPTION:
C.W. Peffer inside store with Mary Jane McMinn, Post Master. Building used as post office through the 1960s.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
KEYWORDS:
business
Darlington Borough
C. W. Peffer
Mary Jane McMinn
post office
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0003_C.W. Peffer Store
CAPTION:
C.W. Peffer inside store with Mary Jane McMinn, Post Master. Building used as post office through the 1960s. Date: March 1909.
DATE:
1909
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
KEYWORDS:
business
Darlington Borough
C. W. Peffer
post office
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0004_Darlington Hotel
CAPTION:
Darlington Hotel. Located at 702 Market Street. Destroyed by fire in 1925. Darlington Borough, Pa.
DATE:
1918
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
KEYWORDS:
business
Darlington Borough
Darlington Hotel
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0005_Darlington Hotel
CAPTION:
Darlington Hotel. Located at 702 Market Street. Destroyed by fire in 1925. Darlington Borough, Pa.
DATE:
c. early 1900s
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
KEYWORDS:
business
Darlington Borough
Darlington Hotel
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0006_Darlington Hotel
CAPTION:
Darlington Hotel. Located at 702 Market Street. Destroyed by fire in 1925. Darlington Borough, Pa.
DATE:
c. early 1900s
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
KEYWORDS:
business
Darlington Borough
Darlington Hotel
SOURCE:
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.
Original: James Harbison, New Galilee, Pa. (active in late 1800s to early 1900s). Images collected by Bill Bitner.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0007_Darlington Hotel
CAPTION:
Darlington Hotel. Located at 702 Market Street. Destroyed by fire in 1925. Darlington Borough, Pa.
DATE:
1903
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
KEYWORDS:
business
Darlington Borough
Darlington Hotel
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0008_Darlington Hotel
CAPTION:
1916 Wilkinsburg Auto Club visits Darlington Hotel. Located at 702 Market Street. Destroyed by fire in 1925. Darlington Borough, Pa.
DATE:
1916
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
business
Darlington Borough
Darlington Hotel
automobiles
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0009_Darlington Hotel
CAPTION:
Owner Edwin Cole and friends. Darlington Hotel. Located at 702 Market Street. Destroyed by fire in 1925. Darlington Borough, Pa.
DATE:
1916
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
KEYWORDS:
business
Darlington Borough
Darlington Hotel
automobiles
Edwin Cole
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0010_Old Shot Tower
CAPTION:
Home-industrial space built by Dr. Bernard c. 1820 for use in making silk and then used as a medical college. Later, owner George Youtes used it as a wagon factory until it collapsed on April 28, 1898. The “Old Shot Factory” features prominently in local ghost tales. “The Dustin mansion . . . was built by him. It is certainly quaint and unconventional enough, and on account of its extreme height for a dwelling-house, was dubbed by the people as the old “shot-tower.” It was also sometimes called the old “silk-mill,” as tradition makes the old physician to have been influenced by the craze for the cultivation of the moms multicaulis, or Chinese mulberry, and the production of silkworms and silk, which aroused so much interest in Beaver County in 1836. The old structure was last used by Mr. George Youtes as a wagon factory, and on April 28, 1898, it suddenly collapsed. Mr. Youtes narrowly escaped death by the fall of the building, as he had been sitting on the front door-step and had only arisen and walked away a moment before the collapse occurred.” (Joseph H. Bausman, History of Beaver County, Pennsylvania and Its Centennial Celebration, p. 812)
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
KEYWORDS:
business
Darlington Borough
silk making
wagon making
medical college
SOURCE:
Location: Beaver County Landmarks and Research Foundation.
Original: BCL&RF.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0011_Old Shot Tower
CAPTION:
Home-industrial space built by Dr. Bernard c. 1820 for use in making silk and then used as a medical college. Later, owner George Youtes used it as a wagon factory until it collapsed on April 28, 1898. The “Old Shot Factory” features prominently in local ghost tales. “The Dustin mansion . . . was built by him. It is certainly quaint and unconventional enough, and on account of its extreme height for a dwelling-house, was dubbed by the people as the old “shot-tower.” It was also sometimes called the old “silk-mill,” as tradition makes the old physician to have been influenced by the craze for the cultivation of the moms multicaulis, or Chinese mulberry, and the production of silkworms and silk, which aroused so much interest in Beaver County in 1836. The old structure was last used by Mr. George Youtes as a wagon factory, and on April 28, 1898, it suddenly collapsed. Mr. Youtes narrowly escaped death by the fall of the building, as he had been sitting on the front door-step and had only arisen and walked away a moment before the collapse occurred.” (Joseph H. Bausman, History of Beaver County, Pennsylvania and Its Centennial Celebration, p. 812)
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
KEYWORDS:
business
Darlington Borough
silk making
wagon making
medical college
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0012_Treasure's Gas Station_South Beaver Twp
CAPTION:
Charles Treasure at Treasure's Garden Service Station, South Beaver Township.
DATE:
c. 1940s
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
KEYWORDS:
business
gas station
South Beaver Township
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Townsend Collection.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0013_Treasure's Gas Station_South Beaver Twp
CAPTION:
Charles Treasure at Treasure's Garden Service Station, South Beaver Township.
DATE:
c. 1940s
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
KEYWORDS:
business
gas station
South Beaver Township
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Townsend Collection.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0014_McLaughlin's blacksmith shop_South Beaver Twp
CAPTION:
McLaughlin's blacksmith shop on old Blackhawk Rd., South Beaver Township.
DATE:
1901
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
KEYWORDS:
business
blacksmith
South Beaver Township
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0015_Watts Mill_South Beaver Twp
CAPTION:
Watts Mill. Destroyed by fire in 1915.
DATE:
1900
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
KEYWORDS:
business
feed mill
South Beaver Township
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0016_Feed Mill_New Galilee
CAPTION:
Frank Fry feed mill, with ice house in rear near. Located on
Washington St.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
KEYWORDS:
business
feed mill
New Galilee Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0017_Ed Rohrman Radio Store
CAPTION:
Ed Rohrman radio store.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
KEYWORDS:
business
radio
Darlington Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0018_Darlington Brick Yard
CAPTION:
Darlington Brick Company, with kilns.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
KEYWORDS:
business
brick making
Darlington Township
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0019_Graham Brothers Wagon Store
CAPTION:
Graham Brothers (James and Edson Graham) wagon and farm implement store. Local historian Bill Bittner: "The Weber wagon was considered the 'Rolls-Royce' of farm wagons and yet over the years grew into the largest producer of farm wagons in the U.S. Capacity was over 100 wagons per day. Approaching retirement, Henry Weber merged the firm into the then new International Harvestor Company in 1904 and the Weber wagon was made up until the late 1930's."
DATE:
c. early 1900s
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
KEYWORDS:
business
wagons
farm implements
Darlington Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0020_Inman's General Store
CAPTION:
Inman's general store located in Cannelton (Darlington Township), established in 1880.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
KEYWORDS:
business
Cannelton
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0021_McCowin's Store
CAPTION:
McCowin's Grocery located in Cannelton (Darlington Township, Pa). Formerly Inman's Store, which dates back to 1880.
DATE:
c. 1950s
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
KEYWORDS:
business
grocery store
general store
Cannelton
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0022_Graham Brothers Wagon Store
CAPTION:
Graham Brothers (James and Edson Graham) wagon and farm implement store.
DATE:
c. early 1900s
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
KEYWORDS:
business
wagons
farm implements
Darlington Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0023_B&W Koppel Plant_Arc Furnace
CAPTION:
Tapping Number 6 arc furnace, B&W Koppel plant.
DATE:
1963
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
Mining & Industry
KEYWORDS:
Koppel Borough
B&W
steel company
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0024_Darlington Brick Company_picnic at Watts Mill
CAPTION:
Catherine Ann Garrett:
The Watts Mill property was owned by Bill Kenny of Darlington. Bill was the general manager of Darlington Brick. He had many picnics at Watts Mill over the years. This picnic shelter was located below the ruins of the stone home.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
Agriculture
KEYWORDS:
Watts Mill
South Beaver Twp.
recreation
company picnic
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original source: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0025_Frank Fry Roller Mill_New Galilee
CAPTION:
Frank Fry roller mill located on Washington Avenue. Image from the original glass negatives with a rare photo of the inside of the roller mill power house.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
Agriculture
KEYWORDS:
New Galilee Borough
roller mill
agriculture
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page. Source: Bill Bittner

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0026_Inman's store_Cannelton
CAPTION:
Inman's Store with railroad to Valley Road and boxcars on the Cannelton branch of the PL&W RR.
DATE:
1903
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
KEYWORDS:
Cannelton (Darlington Twp.)
general store
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original source: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0027_Jack Douthitt_1837 home and business
CAPTION:
Jack Douthitt home and business, built 1837. Used as a stagecoach stop and inn until the Civil War. Bricks for house kilned onsite.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
KEYWORDS:
Civil War
stagecoach
inn
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original source: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0028_John McRoberts store_New Galilee
CAPTION:
McRobert's general store, New Galilee Borough, Pa.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
KEYWORDS:
New Galilee Borough
general store
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original source: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0029_Kerr drugstore_Enon Valley
CAPTION:
Kerr drugstore, Enon Valley Borough.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
KEYWORDS:
Enon Valley Borough
drugstore
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Source: Bill Bittner

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0030_Koppel Industrial Car_Koppel
CAPTION:
The Koppel Industrial Car & Equipment Co. was built in 1905 on a parcel of ground that was sold by Charles F. Mount to Arthur Koppel Industries of Germany. Railroad cars and switches were made here. Koppel was incorporated in 1912, named after Arthur Koppel, the plant's founder. The late Herman G. Wittmer was sent to Koppel from Germany to oversee construction of the plant. In 1919 the firm was sold to the Pressed Steel Car Co. of Pittsburgh by the U.S. government. In 1938 the plant, office buildings and all properties were sold at public auction.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
Mining & Industry
KEYWORDS:
Koppel Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original source: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0031_McLaughlin's blacksmith shop_South Beaver Twp_1901
CAPTION:
McLaughlin's blacksmith shop located in South Beaver Twp.
DATE:
1901
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
KEYWORDS:
South Beaver Twp.
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original source: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0032_Old Shot Tower_Darlington
CAPTION:
In image: Civil War monument, Greersburg Academy (background left) and "Old Shot Tower" (background on right), train cars of the Pittsburgh, Marion and Chicago Railway Company.
DATE:
1895
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
KEYWORDS:
Darlington
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original source: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0033_Rowetown Post Office & Blacksmith_South Beaver Twp
CAPTION:
Rowetown in South Beaver Twp. has almost disappeared from existence. It was at the crossroads of Ohioville Road (Route 168) and Blackhawk Road (Route 251). It had a post office for a number of years, a black smith's shop and a saw mill. There were several homes.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
KEYWORDS:
Post Office
South Beaver Twp.
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Source: Townsend Photo Collection.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0034_Standard Malconite Company_New Galilee
CAPTION:
Standard Malconite Company, New Galilee.
DATE:
c. early 1900s
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
Mining & Industry
KEYWORDS:
New Galilee Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Source: Bill Bittner

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0035_Tile Block Factory_Darlington
CAPTION:
Tile block factory, near Darlington, Pa.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
Mining & Industry
KEYWORDS:
tile block
Darlington
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Source: LBHS publication (unknown).

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-B-0036_Young's Dairy_Chippewa
CAPTION:
Phyllis Byrne (2nd great grand daughter): Jacob Young with the milk wagon on his dairy farm in Chippewa Twp. He was a farmer and milkman who came to the US from Germany in 1864. Part of his farm is where the present day Chippewa shopping centers are located. The farm extended as far as Brady's Run, to Darlington Rd. and Blackhawk Rd. Jacob and his wife, Molly Erkel, had 10 children.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Stores & Businesses
Agriculture
KEYWORDS:
Chippewa Twp.
dairy farm
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original source: Mike Young

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-T-0001_Bus_Beaver Falls-Darlington-East Palestine
CAPTION:
Beaver Falls, Darlington, and East Palestine bus line.
DATE:
c. 1920s
CATEGORY:
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
bus
public transportation
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-T-0002_Darlington Roads_1918
CAPTION:
Automobile stuck on muddy road near Darlington, Pennsylvania.
DATE:
1918
CATEGORY:
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
roadways
automobile
Darlington Township
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-T-0003_Yellowcar Trolley_Glasgow
CAPTION:
A Yellowcar trolley coming through the Glasgow underpass on Main Street. Glasgow/Smiths Ferry is south of Midland on State Route 68, before the Ohio state line along the Ohio River.

Charlie Piquet: "Street car tracks came out of East Liverpool, Ohio where there was a power house at the state line, crossed Beaver Creek on its own bridge and went under the RR (in the photo).
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
trolley
Glasgow Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-T-0004_Trolley_New Galilee
CAPTION:
Number 22 "the doodlebug." This was a self contained trolley as it actually had a diesel engine and ran pretty much like a bus on the rails. This was the last surviving trolley in Beaver County.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
New Galilee Borough
trolley
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-T-0005_Trolley_New Galilee
CAPTION:
Number 22 "the doodlebug" made its last run from Signal, Ohio, to New Galilee, Pa.. This was the last surviving trolley in Beaver County and perhaps the last interstate service in the nation. This picture was taken in New Galilee about 4:00 PM. Mr. Herbert Baumgartner (left) and Mr. George McClain, motorman and conductor. This was a self contained trolley as it actually had a diesel engine and ran pretty much like a bus on the rails.
DATE:
November 11, 1944
CATEGORY:
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
New Galilee Borough
trolley
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-T-0006_Train Loading_Enon Valley
CAPTION:
Train loading passengers and freight at Enon Valley station.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
Enon Valley Borough
railroad
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Bill Bittner.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-T-0007_Old Train Station_Enon Valley
CAPTION:
Pennsylvania Railroad Pittsburgh Division. Station possibly erected in 1852 from pre-fabricated construction.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
Enon Valley Borough
railroad station
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-T-0008_Greersburg Train Station
CAPTION:
The old Greersburg Academy as a train station.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
railroad station
Darlington Borough
Greersburg Academy
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Eric Armstrong.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-T-0009_Summit Cut Bridge and Train
CAPTION:
"Summit Cut" in Big Beaver is the highest point on the former Pennsylvania RR between Pittsburgh and Chicago. The cut was constructed in 1851.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
railroad
bridge
train
Big Beaver Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-T-0010_Railroad Turntable_New Galilee
CAPTION:
P. L. & W. Railroad. L-R: Ike Davidson (shopman), Bert Brabing (engineer), Jim Johnson (fireman), T.D Dunphy (master mechanic), George McClain (conductor), unknown man.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
New Galilee Borough
railroad
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-T-0011_Smiths Ferry RR Station
CAPTION:
Rare photo from one of Beaver Counties smallest communities. This is the Smith's Ferry Train station in 1904. This station served the C&P RR line (Cleveland & Pacific). It was removed in 1931.
DATE:
1904
CATEGORY:
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
railroad station
Smiths Ferry
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-T-0012_Smiths Ferry Bridges Flooded_East Liverpool Historical Society
CAPTION:
Pa Railroad, Interurban streetcar, and automotive bridges at Smiths Ferry flooded by Ohio River and Little Beaver Creek.
DATE:
March 20, 1908
CATEGORY:
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
railroad
trolley
bridge
flood
Ohio River
Little Beaver Creek
SOURCE:
Location: East Liverpool Historical Society website.
Original: ELHS.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-T-00013_Pittsburgh Lisbon & Western RR Station_New Galilee
CAPTION:
Pittsburgh, Lisbon & Western railroad station in New Galilee.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
New Galilee Borough
railroad station
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-T-0014_New York, Pittsburgh & Chicago (NYP&C) RR Station_Cannelton
CAPTION:
The New York, Pittsburgh & Chicago (NYP&C) RR station in Cannelton. Despite its name, the railroad only went from Pittsburgh to Youngstown, Ohio.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
Cannelton (Darlington Township)
railroad station
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-T-0015_Pa RR, Interurban Streetcar, and Auto Bridges Flooded_Smiths Ferry
CAPTION:
Pa Railroad, Interurban streetcar, and automotive bridges at Smiths Ferry flooded by Ohio River and Little Beaver Creek.
DATE:
March 20, 1908
CATEGORY:
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
railroad
trolley
bridge
flood
Ohio River
Little Beaver Creek
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-T-0016_New Galilee RR Tracks
CAPTION:
New Galilee Railroad Station. Picture was taken at the approximate location of LMBA club looking towards Enon Valley. On the right tracks is a train stopped in front of the Union Hotel which was located where the VFW has its tank and helicopter now. On the left of the tracks is the railroad station.
DATE:
Unknown.
CATEGORY:
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
New Galilee Borough
railroad station
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Bill Bittner.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-T-0017_New Galilee RR Bridge Tower and Control Tower
CAPTION:
New Galilee Bridge Tower and Control Tower, looking west to station.
DATE:
c. 1910
CATEGORY:
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
New Galilee Borough
railroad
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-T-0018_RR in Homewood
CAPTION:
Railroad workers repairing tracks in Homewood, Pennsylvania.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
Homewood Borough
railroad
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: James Gitts.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-T-0019_RR in Homewood
CAPTION:
Railroad station in Homewood, Pennsylvania.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
Homewood Borough
railroad station
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: James Gitts.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-T-0020_RR Crossing Rt 18_Homewood
CAPTION:
Railroad crossing the original Rt. 18 in Homewood, Pennsylvania. Note the water spout between the tracks to refill the steam engines.
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
Homewood Borough
railroad
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-T-0021_Hays Crossing RR_New Galilee
CAPTION:
Hays railroad crossing, 1.5 miles west of New Galilee, Pennsylvania.
DATE:
1927
CATEGORY:
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
New Galilee Borough
railroad
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Bill Bittner.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-T-0022_Old Koppel Bridge 1915
CAPTION:
Old Koppel bridge, looking eastward from Koppel side. This bridge was a large and uncommon example of a simple span deck truss dating to 1915. This bridge was unusual because its center elevation is lower than the ends, giving it a sagging appearance. If the drainage system at the center of this bridge would get clogged, the deck would flood as a result of this design.
DATE:
c. 1915
CATEGORY:
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
toll bridge
Koppel Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-T-0023_Koppel Toll Bridge_1950s
CAPTION:
Toll booth on the Koppel bridge. Tolls were collected until 1958.
DATE:
c. 1950s
CATEGORY:
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
toll bridge
Koppel Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-T-0024_Imbrie Covered Bridge_Darlington
CAPTION:
Imbrie covered bridge over the Little Beaver Creek near Darlington Lake.
DATE:
c. 1930s
CATEGORY:
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
covered bridge
Little Beaver Creek
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-T-0025_Bridge in Darlington
CAPTION:
Newer concrete bridge crossing the Little Beaver Creek into Darlington on Rt. 551. The old covered bridge stands beside it.

DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
bridge
concrete bridge
covered bridge
Darlington Borough
Little Beaver Creek
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-T-0026_Carriage Stuck in Mud_Darlington.
CAPTION:
"Doctors Carriage stuck in mud near Darlington."
DATE:
Unknown
CATEGORY:
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
horse carriage
mud
roadways
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page. Also shown in an unknown publication.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-T-0027_Cars on Market Street_Darlington
CAPTION:
Street condition in downtown Darlington, Pennsylvania.
DATE:
1921
CATEGORY:
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
Darlington Borough
Market Street
automobile
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-T-0028_Turnpike Bridge_Homewood
CAPTION:
View of construction of the Pennsylvania Turnpike steel bridge over the Beaver River, Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad tracks and Pennsylvania Railroad tracks near Homewood, Pennsylvania, located a few miles south of Ellwood City.
DATE:
September 21, 1951
CATEGORY:
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
bridge
turnpike
Homewood Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page with no attribution.
Original: Collection of the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company.

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ACCESSION: LBHS-2022-T-0029_Merrill Lock Dedication_Industry
CAPTION:
Dedication of the Merrill lock and dam. The dam was built at the community of Merrill (now a part of the borough of Industry, near the mouth of Raccoon Creek, as part of the process of canalization of the Ohio River. Construction began at the site on June 2, 1892, several years before many of Pennsylvania's other Ohio River dams were started. By late 1903, construction was virtually complete; only the lock gates remained to be placed, as well as the necessary buildings that were yet unfinished. Within a year, the gates had been added and the buildings completed. Operations began on August 3, 1904; the entire project had cost $1,123,441.80. The complex was named for William Emery Merrill, an officer of the United States Army Corps of Engineers who had been responsible for the earliest successful Ohio River dam in Pennsylvania. (Wikipedia).
DATE:
1906
CATEGORY:
Transportation
KEYWORDS:
Ohio River
lock and dam
Industry Borough
SOURCE:
Location: LBHS Facebook page.
Original: Not documented.

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