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TIMELINE 1900-1929  |  Education 1900-1929  |  Health 1900-1929  |  Immigration 1900-1929  |  Influenza 1900-1929  |  Prohibition 1900-1929  |  War 1900-1929  |  Work 1900-1929

TIMELINE 1900-1928

1901

American Car and Ship Hardware organized by George Johnson (became Johnson Bronze).

Shenango China incorporated.

Universal Sanitary Manufacturer Company founded (became Universal Rundle).

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

1902

Standard Engineering opens in Ellwood City.

1906

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

1907

Game Warden Sealey Houk found dead in the Mahoning River.

Warner Brothers open first theatre in New Castle.

First Warner Brothers movie theatre
The Warner Brothers pose in front of their first theatre (1907) on South Mill Street, New Castle, Pennsylvania.

1908

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

1909

Bitter tin mill strike erupts in violence.

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.

Billy Sunday revival held in downtown New Castle.

1911

New Castle elects Socialist Mayor, Walter Tyler.

New Castle Senior High School opens.

Overlook Sanitarium in New Wilmington opens.

1912

Read ORAL HISTORY 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.

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

New Castle News coverage 100 years later published in 2013: March 25, March 26, March. 27

News photos from John Hitch collection.

1915

Koppel Bridge opened linking Ellwood City to Route 18.

1917

The 18th Amendment to the Constitution passed. (Prohibition)

1918

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

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

1919

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

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.

Lincoln High School in Ellwood City built.

1926

Scottish Rite Cathedral completed in New Castle.

1929

Jameson Memorial Hospital opens.

Stock market crashes. Worldwide depression begins.

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