Archives for July 2021
Pennsylvanians await solution to state’s gas tax (WTAE)
Oyler: The Roaring Camp and Big Trees Narrow Gauge Railroad
One of the highlights of our recent family vacation in California was a trip to Felton and a ride on the Roaring Camp and Big Trees Narrow Gauge Railroad (RCBT)…. [Read More]
Oyler: Happy Birthday, Grandpa!
I have just returned from a delightful family vacation in California. My 90th birthday occurred in the middle of the month; that was sufficient excuse for us to justify an… [Read More]
FEMA Gives Bridgeville $1.2 Million To Buy Flood-Prone Properties
The Federal Emergency Management Agency last week awarded Bridgeville Borough a $1.2 million grant to purchase eight flood-prone properties on Baldwin and Margaret streets. A ninth property acquisition could soon… [Read More]
Bridgeville Borough Council: July 12, 2021
Video, agenda, and reports from the July 12, 2021 council meeting.
Oyler: Huzzah For the Liberty Pole!
July 4, 2021, turned out to be a red-letter day for me. I had not visited the Oliver Miller Homestead since the pandemic, so I decided to take advantage of… [Read More]
Oyler: Clang, Clang, Clang Went the Trolley
Every so often the subject of Bridgeville’s absence from the network of streetcars in this area pops up, usually as part of a story of a young man stranded in… [Read More]
Trash Rack Stops Upstream Debris From Making Flood Even Worse
Tree branches and limbs, along with a significant amount of wood from the Lesnett Road roundabout project in Upper St. Clair, was scattered around McLaughlin Park and jammed into nearby… [Read More]
Oyler: Can You Help Identify This Curious Artifact Found Near Chartiers Creek?
I visited the Bridgeville Area History Center this week to borrow a copy of the 1907 R. L. Polk Business Directory for Bridgeville in support of one of my projects… [Read More]