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Remember When: Prof. Fox. dance lessons, church fire

| Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
Submitted by Marlene Campbell of Tarentum
This sign, circa early 1950s, erected on the site of the undeveloped Heights Plaza shopping center, Natrona Heights, lists the stores that would be located in the Plaza. Submitted by Marlene Campbell of Tarentum

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Prof. Fox teaching Boston, other dances in Elks club house

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15 years ago

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