Castle on the Hill

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio, LCHS Volunteer Who hasn't seen this "castle" high on the hill on North Jefferson St. in New Castle? The stone structure was built in 1890 for…

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Billy Glenn – The Amusement Man
L-R: Ed Riney (driver), William G. Warnock, Frank Sloan, Billy Glenn

Billy Glenn – The Amusement Man

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio, LCHS Volunteer Billy Glenn was born in Portersville in 1874. Prior to coming to New Castle he operated a concession at Rock Springs Park in Chester,…

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Henderson Meehan Home

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio, LCHS Volunteer This home sits at the corner of Highland and Lincoln Avenues across from the Scottish Rite Cathedral. It was constructed in 1895 for Matthias…

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An Aristocrat Bootblack

By Betty Hoover DiRIsio, LCHS Volunteer "Judge" was a former black slave, born in Virginia. He came North sometime after his emancipation. He was at one time married, but later…

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Another Kurtz Mansion?
ET and Ella Frampton Kurtz

Another Kurtz Mansion?

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By LCHS volunteers Betty Hoover DiRisio & Kathleen A. Mooney The Georgian style home, owned by Davis B. and Julia Kurtz, was located on the corner of Croton and East…

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Ancient Indian Burial Mound
Indian towns drawn by Thomas Hutchins
1764/1766

Ancient Indian Burial Mound

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio, LCHS Volunteer Pictured is a portion of an ancient map of Indian towns drawn by Thomas Hutchins in 1764/1766. Indian encampments are indicated by small triangles.…

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Rose Point Academy

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS Volunteer) Rose Point Academy Association was incorporated on October 20, 1891 as a nonsectarian, advanced education institution. Its stated purpose was the "promotion of Christian…

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Americanization of the Melting Pot
Butler Neighborhood House Church

Americanization of the Melting Pot

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS Volunteer) The first few years of the 1900s showed the then highest rate of immigration into the United States with some 900,000 immigrants yearly. Many…

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In the Line of Duty

By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) A seemingly routine traffic stop spiraled out of control for Pennsylvania State Trooper Leonard P. Straple. He stopped a speeding station wagon near the…

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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) The December 7, 1941 surprise attack on Pearl Harbor resulted in the death of a local man. James McClintock of Wampum is believed to be…

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Historical Fashions on Display

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The Lawrence County Historical Society has approximately 1500 pieces of clothing in our historical clothing collection. Society volunteer, Bonnie Lombardo Carlin, has been in the process of archiving this collection…

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New Castle’s Carnegie Library?
Atlanta Georgia

New Castle’s Carnegie Library?

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By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) Between 1883 and 1929, 1679 libraries were built in the United States with Andrew Carnegie Library construction grants. In 1900, New Castle requested $75,000…

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