First Female Funeral Director in PA (McGonigle)

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS Board Member & Volunteer) Elizabeth May Mangan, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Mangan of Allegheny was born in August 1876. She worked as a confidential…

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Lawrence County’s First Female Alderman (Orres)

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS Board Member & Volunteer) In September 1941 Margaret M. Orres, (R), began her campaign for Alderman in New Castle's Sixth Ward.  Winning her election, she…

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International Women’s Day

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS Board Member & Volunteer) March 8 is International Women’s Day. It is a focal point in the movement for Women’s rights. The first National Women’s…

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She’s A Winner!

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS Board Member & Volunteer) A little more than a year after the 19th Amendment was passed and women won the right to vote, Lawrence County…

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Rookie of Year & MVP

By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS Board Member & Volunteer) Richie “Dick” Allen Richie “Dick” Allen was born on March 8, 1942 in Wampum Pennsylvnaia and attended Wampum High School. He…

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The Road to Coal Town

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS Board Member & Volunteer) Sometime after John Stockman discovered coal in Lawrence County in 1810, it was found there was a heavy coal deposit in…

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Notes From a Schoolboy in the 1820s

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By Robert Galbreath, Collections Curator October 28, 2017 Documents written by ordinary people - such as letters, diaries, meeting minutes, or even notes scrawled in a book - can reveal…

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We Can Do It – WWII exhibit

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By Lorraine Petrus (LCHS Board of Directors) Our We Can Do It! World War II Exhibit is full of displays, events, programs and speakers. Complete Program Information is listed below…

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