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New Wilmington’s Village Barber

By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) Henry Williamson Brooks was born in Ross Township, Allegheny County on July 3, 1846 to John …

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Hauntings of the Area

By Joyce Ross, Administrative Secretary, LCHS staff My love of spooky and eerie things probably stems from one of my favorite childhood …

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Brig Gen Ralph Pope

By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) Ralph Michael Angelo Papa (Pope) was born in West Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on July 22,1920 to Italian …

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THE ACE – Brig Gen Victor N. Cabas

By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) Victor Nicholas “Vic” Cabas was born January 15,1920 in New Castle, Pennsylvania, to Louis J. and …

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Red Angelo – Rear Admiral

By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) Rear Admiral Lewis “Red” Eugene Angelo was born in Forestville, (Butler County) Pennsylvania, on February 18, …