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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


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.


Standard Engineering opens in Ellwood City.


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


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.


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


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.


Ellwood City Hospital opens & Ellwood City Forge opens.

Billy Sunday revival held in downtown New Castle.


New Castle elects Socialist Mayor, Walter Tyler.

New Castle Senior High School opens.

Overlook Sanitarium in New Wilmington opens.


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.


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.


Koppel Bridge opened linking Ellwood City to Route 18.


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


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


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

New Castle Hospital opens in current facility.


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


Quality Tools in New Wilmington organized.

Lincoln High School in Ellwood City built.


Scottish Rite Cathedral completed in New Castle.


Jameson Memorial Hospital opens.

Stock market crashes. Worldwide depression begins.

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