17 05, 2020

Church of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Bally, PA

2020-05-17T14:52:11-04:00May 17th, 2020|Churches|0 Comments

The first Catholic congregation to be established in Pennsylvania was in 1734 when Father Greaton, S. J., a missionary from Maryland, built the Church of St. Joseph in Willing’s Alley in Philadelphia. In 1741 Father Theodore Schneider was sent by the German Province [...]

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. [...]

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