17 05, 2020

Borough of Sinking Spring – Named After Spring

2020-05-17T00:41:45-04:00May 17th, 2020|Towns-Wards|0 Comments

The date of the beginning of the settlement of Sinking Spring was in 1793, although there were settlers in this heavily timbered area, ruled over by Indians as early as 1728. The Indians who first inhabited this area were the Lenni Lenape Indians [...]

17 05, 2020

A & W Root Beer, 3801 Perkiomen Ave.

2020-05-17T00:11:34-04:00May 17th, 2020|Restaurants-Diners|0 Comments

A & W Root Beer, 3801 Perkiomen Ave. opened in 1964. According to a 1965 directory, Leroy A. and A. Jean Burkholder opened the place, which immediately created a sensation. Young ladies clad in Scotch-plaid super-short mini-skirts delivered your order on a specially [...]

16 05, 2020

History of Holy Guardian Angels Boy Scouts of America Troop 161

2020-05-18T00:13:05-04:00May 16th, 2020|Organizations-Institutions|0 Comments

The application for charter for a new troop that was to become troop 161 was completed on May 1, 1936. The Holy Name Society of Holy Guardian Angels' Church was the sponsoring organization. Fr. Frederic Lanshe was the pastor who signed the charter. [...]

16 05, 2020

Reading Railroad: Coal Age Empire

2020-05-16T18:11:03-04:00May 16th, 2020|Planes-Trains-Automobiles|0 Comments

Decades ago, Reading was a mighty manufacturing town where the Reading Railroad — once the world's largest company, now a spot on the Monopoly board — built a 19th-century transportation empire, and factories produced everything from hats to hardware. At one time, the [...]

16 05, 2020

Shikellamy Boy Scout Reservation

2020-05-16T16:40:08-04:00May 16th, 2020|Nature & Outdoors|0 Comments

Camping has always been essential to Scouting, and was embraced by even the earliest Boy Scouts of Berks and Schuylkill counties, who flocked to summer Scout camps even before Councils had formed to support their fledgling troops. Throughout the years many camps have [...]

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