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Minerd.com Postcards Published 2001-2004

Also see cards published 2005-2006 and 2007-2009

 

  ~ 2004 ~

Left: Historic West Brownsville, Washington County birthplace of James G. Blaine, who served in the U.S House and Senate, and was a presidential candidate in 1884, undated (published Nov. 7, 2004). Right: Spray Rock Cottage at Bear Run, Fayette County, owned by the Edgar J. Kaufmann department store family, and demolished in the 1930s to make room for what is now the guest house at Fallingwater, undated (published Sept. 26, 2004 and seen in our special profile, "Images of Bear Run ... in the Years Before Fallingwater").

Left: Bird's-eye view of Rochester, Beaver County, with the Hotel Lincoln visible to the left of center, postmarked 1918 (published Aug. 22, 2004). Right: Leisenring No. 1 coke plant of the H.C. Frick Coke Co. near Uniontown, Fayette County, undated (published  June 27, 2004 and seen in our biography of Silas and Rachel (Pritchard) Minor  and in our Coal, Coke and Steel tribute.)

 

Left: Scenes along the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad on the Youghiogheny River at Indian Creek, Fayette County, postmarked 1918 (published May 16, 2004 and seen in our biography of Allen and Margaret (Williams) Harbaugh). Right: Triumphal Arch, Washington, PA, Centennial Oct. 2-8, 1910, (published  March 28, 2004 and seen in our biography of Edward and Anna (Beddow) Miner).

Left: Main Street looking west in Connellsville, Fayette County, postmarked 1909 (published March 7, 2004 and seen in our biography of David and Clara (Jeffrey)  Younkin). Right: Bird's-eye view of the Pennsylvania Railroad Station  and the Westinghouse Air Brake Works at Wilmerding, undated (published  Dec. 28, 2003 and seen in our biography of William H. and Sara (Basinger) Miner).

~ 2003 ~

 

Left: Refreshment pavilion at Killarney Park (now Camp Christian) along the Indian Creek Valley Railway near Mill Run in Fayette County, postmarked 1912 (published Dec. 14, 2003 and seen in our "Early Reunions" feature). Right: Atlas Glass House  in Washington, Washington County, undated (published Nov. 2, 2003 and seen  on a special features page).

Left: Shady Grove Park, between Connellsville and Uniontown in Fayette County, undated (published Sept. 21, 2003 and seen in our "Early Reunions" feature). Right: Pennsylvania Railroad station at Greensburg, Westmoreland County, postmarked  1935 (published Aug. 10, 2003 and seen in our biography of Ernest Earl Minerd).

Left: Allegheny General Hospital on Pittsburgh's North Side, then known as Allegheny City, postmarked 1910 (published July 6, 2003 and seen in our biography of Bertha [Minerd] Pringle). Right: Jacksonville Fair Grounds in Wind Ridge, Greene County, site of the  famed annual Jacktown Fair which is still held every July, postmarked 1908 (published  Feb. 16, 2003 and seen in our biography of Andrew Jackson Miner)

Left: Viaduct of the Western Maryland Railroad near Meyersdale in Somerset County, postmarked 1912 (published April 6, 2003 and seen in our biography of Missouri [Younkin]  Wingerd). Right: Fayette County grave of French Ensign Coulon de Villiers, sieur de Jumonville, whose ambush-death in 1754, at the hands of British troops led by young  Maj. Gen. George Washington, incited the French and Indian War. Postmarked 1906 (published Jan. 19, 2003 and seen in our special feature page about Braddock's  Grave and Fort Necessity).

 

Left: Coal tipple at the York Run Mines of the H.C. Frick Coke Company near Uniontown, Fayette County, postmarked 1907 (published May 25, 2003 and seen in our biographies of James Calvin Minerd Jr. and Bertha [Minerd] Pringle and our Coal, Coke and Steel tribute).  Right: Old Main Building at South-Western State Normal School, later known as California State Teachers College, and now named California University of Pennsylvania, postmarked 1910 (published Dec. 22, 2002).

~ 2002 ~

Left: Civil War soldiers monument at the Somerset County Courthouse, postmarked 1917 (published Dec. 8, 2002). Right: Blast furnaces of Pittsburgh Steel Company at Monessen, postmarked 1922 (published Nov. 24, 2002 and seen in our biography  of George B. Miner).

Left: Grand entrance to Ferncliff Park at the long-since demolished Ferncliff Hotel in Ohiopyle, Fayette County (published Nov. 3, 2002 and seen in our "Early Reunions"  feature). Right: Main street of Aliquippa, then known as Woodlawn, postmarked  1910 (published Oct. 6, 2002).

Left: Main administration building (now known as Alfred Brashear Miller Hall), a National Historic Site at Waynesburg College in Waynesburg (published Sept. 25, 2002 and seen in our biography of Albert "Ross" Minor). Right: Pittsburgh railroad transfer  yards at Pitcairn (published Aug. 25, 2002 and seen in our biography of Edgar "Edward" D. Ogle).

Left: North Side, Allegheny River and downtown Pittsburgh skyline at the turn of the century. Note Exposition Park at bottom right, home of the Pirates baseball team until 1909, when the team was National League champions in 1901, 1902 and 1903 (published June 16, 2002 and seen in our biographies of Corwin D. Tilbury and Howard Minard).  Right: Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad bridge,crossing the Ohio River between  Beaver and Monaca (published May 12, 2002).

Left: bird's-eye view of Ursina, Somerset County, postmarked 1909 (published April  14, 2002 and seen in our biography of "Miss" [Minerd] Ream). Right: newly  built  Holy Ghost Russian Orthodox Church in Ambridge, undated  (published March 10, 2002).

Left: Carnegie steel mills at 33rd Street in Pittsburgh, postmarked 1910 (published Feb. 17, 2002). Right: Pirates baseball game under way at the newly completed Forbes Field in Oakland, postmarked 1911 (published Jan. 20, 2002).

 

~ 2001 ~

Left: Gen. George Braddock's grave at Chalk Hill in Fayette County in the years before the large monument was erected, undated (published Dec. 2, 2001). Right: Carnegie Steel workers pouring molten iron in Pittsburgh (published Sept. 30, 2001, and seen on our Coal, Coke and Steel tribute.)

Left: model coke plant, the Phillips Works, near Uniontown, Fayette County (published Aug. 26, 2001 and seen in our biography of George Washington Rankin  and on our Coal, Coke and Steel tribute.). Right: Summit Hotel on Route 40,  east of Uniontown, Fayette County, postmarked 1911 (published Aug. 5, 2001).

Left: Washington Park in Washington, PA, undated (published May 6, 2001). Right: coke ovens in Connellsville, Fayette County, postmarked 1910 (published April 15, 2001 and seen in our biography of William G. Miner).

 

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