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 [...]

16 05, 2020

Pomeroy’s Department Store, Reading, PA

2020-08-10T00:29:56-04:00May 16th, 2020|Department Stores|0 Comments

In the 1870s, three young men, salesmen for Brown, Thomson and McWhirter, at Hartford, Conn., had a dream. They dreamed the dream of every ambitious youth that of owning a business establishment of which they might be proud of. They had only a [...]

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