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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
"Focus Magazine"

Postcards from Our Archives Published As a Community Service

As a community service, Minerd.com and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review have been working in partnership since 2001 to publish old postcards from our archives depicting scenes throughout Pittsburgh and the Western Pennsylvania region. 

These images generally have a specific connection to one or members of the Minard- Minerd- Miner- Minor family. This page contains a visual summary of this series, which can be seen on Sundays in the "Focus" magazine section of the newspaper. 

~ 2008 ~

Above: The Lafayette and Benjamin Franklin Junior High Schools in Uniontown, Fayette County, PA, shown in a postcard originally printed by the Columbus Heating & Ventilating Co. to promote the installation of its products in the schools, both built in 1925 (published on Nov. 16, 2008 and seen in the Minerd.com feature pages entitled "Impact on Uniontown, PA" and "A Sense of Wonder" honoring hundreds of public educators in our extended family).

   

Above left: At the center of the Pittsburgh region's early labor movement were organizers from the coal patch town of Republic, Fayette County, who met with President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933 to settle a crippling coal strike. This undated image shows the fan house at Republic's mining complex (published on Oct. 5, 2008 and seen in the Minerd.com biographies of Wilbert "Patsy" Minerd, Flora [Minerd] Mills, Minnie [Minerd] McKnight, Marcellus Murray and on our "Coal, Coke and Steel" feature page. Right: Postmarked 1907, this card was sent to Sardinia, NY, showing coke ovens at the coal mining patch town of Leckrone near Uniontown, PA (published Aug. 3, 2008 and seen in the Minerd.com biography of Pearl [Minerd] Millward). 

    

Above left: A passenger train pulls past the stately Kromer House and a dramatic planting at the railroad depot in Scottdale, PA, in an undated postcard (published June 8, 2008 and seen in the Minerd.com biographies of Howard Campbell Miner and Mary Emma [Ogle] Newingham). Right: A postcard dated 1911 showing West Main Street in Addison, Somerset County, which was a toll stop along the National Turnpike, our nation's first super highway, in the 1800s (published April 27, 2008, and seen in the Minerd.com biography of Joseph L. Minard). 

    

Above left: Color-tinted postcard shows the Youghiogheny River in the foreground and a bird's-eye view of Dawson, Fayette County (published March 30, 2008 and also on Sept. 2, 2007, and seen in the Minerd.com biography of Charles Edward McKnight). Right: Undated postcard shows three men standing on the corner near the Buckman House hotel on Main Street in Rockwood, Somerset County, PA (published on Feb. 3, 2008 and seen in the Minerd.com biography of Edith [Younkin] Miller). 

~ 2007 ~

Above left: Postcard postmarked 1913 shows muddy Morgantown Street in Fairchance, Fayette County, PA (published on Dec. 16, 2007 and seen in the Minerd.com biography of Margaret (Hoye) McClain). Right: Unpaved street and utility poles on South Commercial Street in Ohiopyle, Fayette County, PA in the early 1900s (published Nov. 4, 2007 and seen in the Minerd.com biography of Mary (Leonard) Potter).

  

Above left: Undated postcard shows the water tower and manufacturing plant of Robertshaw in Youngwood, Westmoreland County, PA (published Sept. 30, 2007 and seen in the Minerd.com biographies of Ralph Charles Minerd Sr., Bertha (Minerd) Van Dyke, George B. Miner, James Dumphry Crosby, Ulysses "Grant" Rose, Earl C. Trout and Grant Louis Firestone Sr. Right: Color-tinted postcard shows the Youghiogheny River in the foreground and a bird's-eye view of Dawson, Fayette County (published Sept. 2, 2007).

      

Above left: Undated image shows the arch built to mark Connellsville's centennial in 1906. Made entirely of coke, an industrial fuel, the arch was created by the H.C. Frick Co. (published Aug. 5, 2007, and seen in the biographies of Jennie (Miner) Turner Paolone Stevenson and Mallzena (Younkin) Shaffer). Right: Right: Pedestrians watch as a horse-drawn carriage pauses on a commercial block in Waynesburg, Greene County, in an image postmarked 1915, and showing the People's National Bank and other businesses (published July 8, 2007, and seen in the biography of Clinton Theodore Farabee).

       

Above left:: U.S. Pipe Mill in Scottdale, billed as the "largest in the world" (published June 10, 2007 and seen in the biographies of Howard Campbell Miner and Marcellus Murray). Right: bird's eye view of Carnegie Steel Company's Homestead Works, comprising open hearth plants No. 3 and No. 4, structural mills, sheared plate mills, the armor plate department and electric powerhouse (published April 29, 2007 and seen in the biographies of Jennie (Miner) Turner Paolone Stevenson and Ida Ellen (Farabee) Taylor).

        

Above left: Sewickley Valley Hospital, on Blackburn Road in Sewickley, today part of the Heritage Valley Health System (published March 25, 2007, and seen in the Minerd.com biography of Jennie (Miner) Paolone. Right: Streetcar on its way toward downtown Greensburg, Westmoreland County, PA, mailed in 1912 (published Feb. 11, 2007 and seen in the biographies of Pearl (Beggs) Altman and Viola (Younkin) Mountain.

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