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Good Old Days

News items of timely interest gathered from the old files of The WYALUSING ROCKET and reprinted as they were in the May 28, 1981 issue.

The Laceyville High School Alumni Banquet honored members of the 50 year class. They were: Thomas Forscht, Boyd Rosencrance, Caroline Vandervort Abbey, Anna Ciprich Kirk, Stewart Granger, Leland Fuller, Ermal Fuller Lott, Millicent DeWolfe Willson and Alice Woodruff Howey.

Melissa Peterson of Wyalusing was selected vocal soloist to perform at a recital at West Chester College.

Nancy Franklin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Franklin of Sugar Run was a recent graduate of Pensacola Christian College.

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Richard Stevens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stevens of Camptown, is spending a few days at home before going to Fort Bragg for summer training.

Scott Sick of Dushore and Danny Babcock of Monroeton tied for first place with a time of 40:46 in the second annual Rocket Run.

Miss Melissa Heeman of Wyalusing is one of ten contestants vying for the title of Bradford County Dairy Princess.

 


 Fair Days in WyalusingHere’s a look back at the Wyalusing Borough Park during the summer of 1897 when one of the community’s popular fairs was taking place. Although this photo was snapped by Wyalusing photographer Hamlin J. Lloyd in mid summer, you won’t see a single person wearing shorts or a tank top, which is the normal attire at today’s summer carnivals in Wyalusing. Instead, men were dressed in woolen suits with tight fitting celluloid collars on their shirts, and the women were attired in long dresses with several layers of petticoats.  Parasols were in high fashion in those days and offered shelter from the broiling sun, but they’re rarely seen in use today. A baseball game is underway on the right of the photo and the diamond is lined with hundreds of spectators. This was prior to the construction of the park’s grandstand, which was located behind where home plate is seen in this photo. In the foreground is what appears to be a refreshment stand. Hamlin Lloyd captured this instant in Wyalusing’s history from the vantage of the hillside where Park Place is located today.  Fair Days in WyalusingHere’s a look back at the Wyalusing Borough Park during the summer of 1897 when one of the community’s popular fairs was taking place. Although this photo was snapped by Wyalusing photographer Hamlin J. Lloyd in mid summer, you won’t see a single person wearing shorts or a tank top, which is the normal attire at today’s summer carnivals in Wyalusing. Instead, men were dressed in woolen suits with tight fitting celluloid collars on their shirts, and the women were attired in long dresses with several layers of petticoats.  Parasols were in high fashion in those days and offered shelter from the broiling sun, but they’re rarely seen in use today. A baseball game is underway on the right of the photo and the diamond is lined with hundreds of spectators. This was prior to the construction of the park’s grandstand, which was located behind where home plate is seen in this photo. In the foreground is what appears to be a refreshment stand. Hamlin Lloyd captured this instant in Wyalusing’s history from the vantage of the hillside where Park Place is located today. 

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