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Remember When: Parnasus Yacht Club, Harwick gas explosion

| Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, 8:57 p.m.
Cindy Homburg of Tarentum
The Natrona Train Station, Federal Street, Natrona, in 1969 Submitted by Cindy Homburg of Tarentum

100 years ago

Parnassus Yacht Club elects Kennedy as commodore

John McCartney Kennedy was elected Commodore of the Parnassus Yacht Club at the annual election. Other new officers are: First vice commodore, O.H. Montgomery; second vice commodore, Du Ray Smith Jr.; secretary, E.H. Curtice; treasurer, Geo. H. Fink.

75 years ago

10 men die, 4 injured in explosion at Harwick Coal and Coke Co.

A gas explosion at the Harwick Coal and Coke Co., near Cheswick, killed 10 men and injured four others. Rescue workers found the bodies of the men who died in the caverns, which lie 3 miles from the base of the 260-foot shaft toward Rural Ridge.

50 years ago

Burglars take $6,794 from J.C. Penney store in L.B.

A professional safecracking job at J.C. Penny Co.'s Hillcrest Shopping Center store, Lower Burrell, netted a team of evidently experienced burglars $6,794.

25 years ago

Developers look at sites along Route 28 Expressway

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15 years ago

Steelers lose to Broncos, 24-21, in AFC Championship Game

The Steelers ended one of their most exciting seasons since their Super Bowl era in a 24-21 loss to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game at Three Rivers Stadium. The Broncos advanced to Super Bowl XXXII Jan. 25 in San Diego.

10 years ago

Titans fall to Steelers, 34-31

The Pittsburgh Steelers ended their season in a 34-31 overtime defeat in an AFC divisional playoff game against the Tennessee Titans at the Coliseum in Nashville.

Five years ago

Banquet commemorates 50 years for city of Lower Burrell

A banquet commemorating the 50th anniversary of Lower Burrell's jump from a second-class township to a city took place at the VFW Post 92. The charter creating the city was signed on Jan. 12, 1959, by Gov. George Leader.

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