22 05, 2020

Yuengling’s Ice Cream

2020-05-22T22:22:22-04:00May 22nd, 2020|Businesses-Industry|0 Comments

One of the more interesting facets of the Yuengling company's colorful history was its innovative response to the "Prohibition" of alcohol legislated by Congress in 1919. Considered one of the greatest shakedowns in American brewing history, the restrictive period of Prohibition forced many [...]

22 05, 2020

Wright Biplane over Mt. Penn and Reading

2020-05-22T22:00:14-04:00May 22nd, 2020|Planes-Trains-Automobiles|0 Comments

On Thursday July 9, 1914 an enthusiastic crowd of spectators gathered at Carsonia Park to witness two beautiful flights in a large, high-powered Wright biplane from the level lawn near the lake in Carsonia Park. Carsonia Park operated in Lower Alsace Township from [...]

21 05, 2020

Reading City Park Kiddie Kastle

2020-09-08T04:37:16-04:00May 21st, 2020|Entertainment-Recreation, Nature & Outdoors|0 Comments

For three decades, one of the city’s most popular and interesting attractions was the yellow-brick play castle in City park, situated on the north side of Washington Street, above 11th. The Reading City Park Kiddie Kastle was the brainchild of former city [...]

20 05, 2020

St. Paul’s Orphan Asylum for Boys

2020-05-20T21:18:07-04:00May 20th, 2020|Organizations-Institutions|0 Comments

In the nineteenth century there was not the network of government sponsored social service agencies that are in place today. When needs arose, they were generally taken care of by families, benevolent societies, or by religious institutions. In the nineteenth century and for [...]

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