Timeline 1900-1929

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1901: American Car and Ship Hardware organized by George Johnson (became Johnson Bronze), Shenango China incorporated, Universal Sanitary Manufacturer Company founded (became Universal Rundle)

1901: U. S. Steel formed by J. P. Morgan

First Warner Brothers movie theatre

The Warner Brothers pose in front of their first theatre on South Mill Street
New Castle PA (1907)

1902: Standard Engineering opens in Ellwood City

1906: Furnace men strike at local mills. Labor leader Eugene Debs speaks at Cascade Park

1907: Warner Brothers open first theatre in New Castle

1907: Game Warden Sealey Houk found dead in the Mahoning River

1908: St. Francis Hospital opens in former T. W. Phillips mansion

1909: Bitter tin mill strike erupts in violence

1909: Black Hand Trials begin in New Castle, Rocco Racco sentenced to death for the murder of Sealey Houk

1910: Ellwood City Hospital opens & Ellwood City Forge opens

1910: Billy Sunday revival held in downtown New Castle

1911: New Castle elects Socialist Mayor, Walter Tyler

Mahoningtown Flood 1913

Mahoningtown was devastated by the Flood of 1913. The PA Railroad “Round House” smokestacks are visible in the background.

1911: New Castle Senior High School opens

1911: Overlook Sanitarium in New Wilmington opens

1912: CLICK HERE to find out what it was like to be an eight year old Italian boy coming to America for the first time

1913: Great flood devastates county 

New Castle News coverage 100 years later published 2013: March 25, March 26, March 27News photos from John Hitch collection

1915: Koppel Bridge opened linking Ellwood City to Route 18

1917: The 18th Admendment to the Constitution passed. (Prohibition)

WWI Dough Boys

Lawrence County “Dough Boys” served valiantly in World War I

1918: United States enters World War I. 3,200 Lawrence County men and women served • 98 did not return

1919: Bond issue of $1,000,000 for roads passed by County

1919: New Castle Hospital opens in current facility

1922: Ben Franklin Junior High School and Arthur McGill School open in New Castle

1923: Quality Tools in New Wilmington organized

1923: Lincoln High School in Ellwood City built

1926: Scottish Rite Cathedral completed in New Castle

1929: Jameson Memorial Hospital opens

1929: Stock market crashes. Worldwide depression begins