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Remember When: Gates to be installed at Ninth Street crossing

| Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, 9:00 p.m.
The 1920 Allegheny Steel Baseball Team. Manager Harry B. Pavitt, in the lower left square, is the great uncle of Cindy Homburg, who submitted this photo. Submitted by Cindy Homburg of Tarentum

100 years ago

Gates to be installed at Ninth St. crossing

The gates for the Ninth Street crossing in New Kensington have arrived at the freight station and will be installed within the next two or three weeks. The presence of the gates gives assurance that the present dangerous crossing is soon to be made reasonably safe.

75 years ago

Ground-breaking at Crooked Creek Dam draws politicians

Senator Guffey, Governor Earle, Mayor Scully and other officials will speak at ground-breaking ceremonies for Crooked Creek Dam tomorrow. The work on the dam near Ford City, a project of a vast federal-state flood-control program in Pennsylvania, is the first of a series of dams designed to protect the oft-flooded Pittsburgh area.

50 years ago

Kennedy signs bill that increases postage, salaries

President Kennedy signed a bill raising postage rates and boosting salaries for more than a million federal employees. Among the changes: First-class mail will cost five cents, air mail eight cents beginning Jan. 7.

25 years ago

Namsco moves from Arnold to Industrial Boulevard

Namsco Plastics moved to their new plant at the corner of Industrial Boulevard and Tenth Street in New Kensington. Namsco, which makes a variety of items including shovel grips, resealable paint-can lids, railroad switching equipment parts and hand-carried shopping baskets, was located in the Arnold section of Schreiber Industrial Park.

15 years ago

Tarentum Council approves building sale to Eureka Hose Co.

Tarentum Council approved the sale of the former municipal building to Eureka Hose Co. for a possible future fire station. The building at 304 Lock St. housed borough offices for 83 years. Council decided to move the offices to 318 Second Ave. because it would have been too costly to renovate the Lock Street building.

10 years ago

Antique tractor pull highlight of fall festival

Despite the threat of rain, people braved the brisk wind to celebrate the season at the Country Fall Festival in South Buffalo. About a dozen craft vendors set up booths in the fields behind the South Buffalo Volunteer Fire Hall. The big hit of the day was the antique tractor pull.

Five years ago

Fire destroys Springdale animal hospital, residence

No one was injured, but a fire along Pittsburgh Street in Springdale destroyed the second-floor residence of veterinarian Dr. Mark Jasmine and his family and his animal hospital on the first floor.

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