Central School, Kittanning, PA
Armstrong County is located in western Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. It was carved out in 1800 from sections of Allegheny, Westmoreland and Lycoming Counties and named for John Armstrong, who represented Pennsylvania in the Continental Congress and served as a major general during the Revolutionary War. Most of the postcards shown here are from the county …
High School Building, Carnegie, PA
Here are some postcards from Allegheny County, in southwest Pennsylvania. These are all in the public domain so you may use them as you wish. It is one of the state’s most populous counties, second only to Philadelphia County. The county seat is Pittsburgh.
“…slice them when ripe,and cut them into dice, and so fill a pot with them of two or three gallons, and stew them upon a gentle fire a whole day, and as they sink, they will fill again with fresh Pompions, not putting any liquor to them. When it is stew’d enough, it will look …
Colonial Apple Recipes
Apples were a staple food of early America. John Adams, like many members of the First Continental congress, started the day with a glass of hard cider. Europeans brought apple seeds and later saplings to the colonies which quickly became established in the native soil. Although of a different flavor, color, and fragrance than their …
18th Century Proverbs
The definition of “proverb” is “a short, pithy saying stating a general truth or piece of advice.” Proverbs are meant to convey common wisdom or prudent counsel about how the world usually works. A proverb is most often a phrase or saying that gives advice in an obscure way. The phrase usually has an allegorical …
Brandywine Raceway, The Last Race, 1989, DE Public Archives
Brandywine Raceway was a 5/8 mile Standardbred harness track in Wilmington, Delaware, that opened in September 7, 1953, and closed on December 28, 1989. The first race was won by Head Pin for a purse of $900 before 13,500 fans. Horseracing-tracks.com describes the track this way: “When Brandywine Raceway first opened it was your traditional …
Woodlawn Trustees Preserve, Cool Tree
The Woodlawn Trustees Preserve is a large area of open space located in North Wilmington, Delaware, that lies along the west side of Route 202. It’s somewhat difficult to determine when you are on Woodlawn land, since signage is minimal, but most of the fields are lined with large boulders. I mostly hike the area …
Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Reading, PA (2)
Postcards from Reading, PA, a city in Berks County, in southern Pennsylvania. These are free to use in school projects or other works.
Gettysburg is in Adams County, Pennsylvania. These postcards are in the public domain so you may use them in any way you like.
A few years ago, in August, my husband got these shots (below) of a hawk perched on the utility lines that stretch along the back of our property line. We weren’t sure if it was a Cooper’s Hawk, a Red-Tailed Hawk or a Red Shouldered Hawk, three of the more common ones in our area. …
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