Newsletters

Tyrone Past Times, the quarterly newsletter of the Tyrone Area Historical Society, is mailed to members.All volumes can be viewed at the TAHS office during regular office hours; most issues from Volume 18 on can be accessed by clicking the links below.

Winter 1996 (Vol 1, no 1)

  • Margaret (Mosel) Hull — Interview by Susie O’Brien
  • Can We Compare Winter Fun? by Suzanne S. Ohl
  • Sanborn Maps: Charts of Change
  • Remembering the Dairy Dip

Spring 1996 (Vol 1, no 2)

  • Helen (Bollinger) Haupt, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • Historical Sanborn Maps of Tyrone

Summer 1996 (Vol 1, no 3)

  • Helen (Mills) Getz, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • The Naming of Tyrone

Fall 1996 (Vol 1, no 4)

  • Minerva (Houck) Frank, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • Who Said that History Can't be Repeated by Suzanne S. Ohl

Winter 1997 (Vol 2, no 1)

  • Gordon Ray Walk, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • Tyrone is . . . People, History, Sharing by Suzanne S. Ohl
  • History of Plummer Hollow, Part 1 by Bruce Bonta

Spring 1997 (Vol 2, no 2)

  • Lorena Brown, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • History of Tyrone is Important - Make it Grow by Susanne S. Ohl
  • History of Plummer Hollow, Part 2 by Bruce Bonta

Summer 1997 (Vol 2, no 3)

  • Milton D. Getz, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • Memories Become Part of Our Heritage by Suzanne S. Ohl
  • History of Plummer Hollow, Part 3 by Bruce Bont, Part 4 by Bruce Bonta

Fall 1997 (Vol 2, no 4)

  • Chester & Jessica Geist, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • History of Plummer Hollow

Winter 1998 (Vol 3, no 1)

  • Anthony R. Maisano, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • Preserve, then Use the Jones Building by Suzanne S. Ohl
  • Round the Town [drugstores] by Cary Simpson

Spring 1998 (Vol 3, no 2)

  • Theda (Bailey) Dysart, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • The Growth, Decrease, and Further Growth of Tyrone by Suzanne S. Ohl
  • A Giant Flag, a Thousand Small Flags, and a Group of Frantic Chickens [on Memorial Day] by Cary Simpson

Summer 1998 (Vol 3, no 3)

  • Foster Crawford, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • Juniata Iron and the Smoky Valleys of Central Pennsylvania by Cary Simpson

Fall 1998 (Vol 3, no 4)

  • Hulda & Bill Engelman, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • Gee, Mom, There's No Place to Go by Cary Simpson

Winter 1999 (Vol 4, no 1)

  • James Way Morrisey, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • Captain John Logan, Tyrone's Cayuga Chieftain by Suzanne S. Ohl
  • The Tyrone Shopping Center - A Dream Fulfilled by a Community for a Community by Cary Simpson

Spring 1999 (Vol 4, no 2)

  • Myrtle (McNeal) Adams, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • Tyrone - Past, Present, and Future by Suzanne S. Ohl
  • Gone Forever: One-room Schools by Cary Simpson

Summer 1999 (Vol 4, no 3)

  • Richard J. Walsh, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • If Wall Could Talk [hotels] by Cary Simpson
  • More on One-room Schools by Cary Simpson

Fall 1999 (Vol 4, no 4)

  • Suzanne (Sickler) Ohl, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • A "Bedroom" Community by Cary Simpson
  • More on one-room schools [letter to the editor]

Winter 2000 (Vol 5, no 1)

  • Anna Catherine (Coffey) Getz, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • For Special People [Tyrone High School football] by Cary Simpson

Spring 2000 (Vol 5, no 2)

  • 10th Annivesary Issue
  • Bess Quint and Morris Levine, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • When Words and Pictures First Came Through the Air by Cary Simpson
  • Preserving the California Quarries by JoAnn Gurekovich-Reese

Summer 2000 (Vol 5, no 3)

  • Jennie (Panasiti) Wolfe and Mary & Joe Panasiti, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • Rosie, Sparky, Hardeggs, Dirty Eddie [nicknames] by Cary Simpson
  • Recollections of the Tyrone Division: PRR YMCA Athletic Park
  • Retired Hobo by Cary Simpson

Fall 2000 (Vol 5, no 4)

  • Carl and Betty Babe, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • Remembering a Day of Darkness [solar eclipse] by Cary Simpson
  • More Nicknames by Bill Wertz
  • Recollections of the Tyrone Division: Safety Hints from History

Winter 2001 (Vol 6, no 1)

  • Railroad Memories Live On by Suzanne S. Ohl
  • When the Tyrone Division Ruled by Cary Simpson
  • Recollections of the Tyrone Division: How the B.E.V. was Started

Spring 2001 (Vol 6, no 2)

  • Esther (Irvin) Miller, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • Elizabeth A. 'Lou' Beringer Recognized for Excellence
  • The Genealogical Researcher by Suzanne S. Ohl
  • Saturdays, When Everyone Came to Town! by Cary Simpson
  • Recollections of the Tyrone Division: Seedtime and Harvest; Discovered -  the Author of 'Safety First'

Summer 2001 (Vol 6, no 3)

  • Gervase Phyllis (Hoover) Stonebraker, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • Tyrone's Historic American Flag by Suzanne S. Ohl
  • Moms Held Depression Families Together by Cary Simpson
  • Recollections of the Tyrone Division: Railways - What They Have Done for America

Fall 2001 (Vol 6, no 4)

  • Charles P. Judge, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • Tyrone Reborn by Suzanne S. Ohl
  • Colonists and Terrorism by Cary Simpson
  • Recollections of the Tyrone Division: Ability; A Safety Slogan; Who Was Shot and Who Was Not?

Winter 2002 (Vol 7, no 1)

  • Paul Orvis Bressler, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • Home Delivery by Cary Simpson
  • A Day at 12th and Woodland by Gary Long

Spring 2002 (Vol 7, no 2)

  • C. Burley Zerbe, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • Wolfgang Book Now Available by Nancy A. Smith
  • Communicating by Cary Simpson

Summer 2002 (Vol 7, no 3)

  • Milford E. & Betty (Dayton) Buterbaugh, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • On the Auto Trails of Yesteryear by Cary Simpson

Fall 2002 (Vol 7, no 4)

  • George & Bella (Phillips) Bonsell, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • The Giant Tyrone Shopping Mall by Cary Simpson

Winter 2003 (Vol 8, no 1)

  • Times of My Life, 1901-1981 by Clarence A. Hastings
  • The Crocuses, the Polar Bears, the Persecuted, and the Hungry by Cary Simpson

Spring 2003 (Vol 8, no 2)

  • Robert & Eva (Korman) Tennis, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • The Unmarked Grave at Baughman Cemetery by Cary Simpson

Summer 2003 (Vol 8, no 3)

  • Kimberling Family, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • Music in Our Lives by Cary Simpson
  • Tyrone's Civil War Hospital by Robert Broadwater

Fall 2003 (Vol 8, no 4)

  • Charlie's Walk Down Memory Lane with Jack & Miriam Hiller, an interview by Charlie Hoyer
  • Sportswriters and Sportscasters by Cary Simpson
  • Tyrone-Waring Canteen, 1943-1946
  • Cloverine Salve and the Wilson Chemical Company by Cindy Hullihen

Winter 2004 (Vol 9, no 1)

  • On the Multi-careers of Ronald Neven Thomas, an interview by Nancy A. Smith
  • A Spectacular Year for Tyrone by Cary Simpson
  • The Year 1957

Spring 2004 (Vol 9, no 2)

  • Friday Family, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • On Postcards from the Past by Ginny Dollar
  • Throwaway Society - How Much We Have Changed by Cary Simpson
  • The Ward House, Then and Now

Summer 2004 (Vol 9, no 3)

  • A Walk Down Memory Lane with Nancy Bayer Wilt, an interview by Christine D. Wilt
  • The Wizard of Logan Avenue, J. Alex Steel by Cary Simpson
  • Summertime in Old Tyrone by Ginny Dollar
  • The Year 1904
  • Finding History in Your Home

Fall 2004 (Vol 9, no 4)

  • Conversing with the Searers on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Their Business, an interview by Marge & Charlie Hoyer
  • Weather Forecast: Rain Tomorrow by Gary Long

Winter 2005 (Vol 10, no 1)

  • Suzanne (Sickler) Ohl, an interview by Susie O'Brien (reprinted from Fall 1999)
  • Stores for All Seasons by Gary Long
  • Ed Keyes Remembered by Virgie Werner
  • Postcards from Tyrone by Ginny Dollar

Spring 2005 (Vol 10, no 2)

  • Chatting with the Winters about the Borough of Birmingham, Then and Now, an interview by Marge & Charlie Hoyer
  • Big Show Tonight! by Gary Long
  • Postcards from Tyrone by Ginny Dollar
  • Notes on Sinking Valley Genealogy by James M. Beidler

Summer 2005 (Vol 10, no 3)

  • A Conversation with the Man Who Leads the League in Giving Back, Harry K. Sickler, Jr., an interview by Marge & Charlie Hoyer
  • My Favorite Day! by Gary Long
  • Summertime in Old Tyrone by Ginny Dollar
  • Facts and Lore about Laurel Ridge: Mysterious, Unique, Fascinating by Cary Simpson

Fall 2005 (Vol 10, no 4)

  • Elizabeth (Getz) Rodgers: A Mini-biography as told to C. Burley Zerbe
  • Music Hath Charm by Gary Long
  • Tyrone's #1 Tourist Attraction (the 'pighole') by Cary Simpson
  • State Historical Marker Commemorates Fred Waring
  • Postcards from Tyrone by Ginny Dollar

Winter 2006 (Vol 11, no 1)

  • Alley Cat by Gary Long
  • Origins of Some Local Place Names: Warriors Mark, Birmingham, Bellwood, Julian, Altoona, and Bald Eagle Creek
  • Vintage Postcards from Tyrone by Ginny Dollar
  • Fond Memories of Grazierville School Days by Suzi Walls
  • Introducing the Colonel Crowther Foundation
  • Trivia Quiz on Tyrone's Centennial in 1957 by Lori Eckert
  • A World War I Treasure by Nancy A. Smith
  • Reminiscences at PRR's Tyrone Railroad Station by Ralph T. Wolfgang

Spring 2006 (Vol 11, no 2)

  • The Telephone: It's Come a Looong Way by Cary Simpson
  • Tribute to Colonel James Crowther, the Colonel from Tyrone by Bob Hileman, Jr.
  • Vintage Postcards from Tyrone by Ginny Dollar
  • Trace Your Roots: Cousin Finder
  • Historic Waterstreet Gap by Edward E. C. Gibbs
  • Tex Ritter Rides the Tyrone Trail by Robert W. Hamor
  • A Neighborhood Sound Bite: Antis or Antes? by Mary Brunner

Summer 2006 (Vol 11, no 3)

  • Home is Where the Heart Is: Rev. Norman Huff, an interview by Virgie Werger
  • Baseball, Apple Pie, Chevrolet . . . and Grandpap by Gary Long
  • Vintage Postcards of Tyrone by Ginny Dollar
  • September Song
  • Tyrone Milling Company - A Brief History, Part 1: The Past 25 Years by David Hershey

Fall 2006 (Vol 11, no 4)

  • Observations of Tyrone Area Geology by Cary Simpson and Sam McCulloch
  • A Time Machine Ride to 1957 by Suzi Walls
  • Where Did I See That by Paula Zitzler
  • Tyrone Milling Company - A Brief History, Part 2: From 1908 - 1981, edited by Charlie Hoyer

Winter 2007 (Vol 12, no 1)

  • Richard "Dick" Earl Fuoss, an interview by Susie O'Brien
  • Active People Live Better Lives by Cary Simpson
  • Postcards from the Past by Ginny Dollar
  • Tyrone Milling Company - A Brief History, Part 3: From 1836 - 1908, edited by Charlie Hoyer

Spring 2007 (Vol 12, no 2)

  • Community Service & Music - Heartbeat of the Derman Family, an interview by Virgie Werner
  • How Gooooooooogle Views Tyrone by Cary Simpson
  • The Paper Mill Whistle Blows - But Not For Me by Shirlee (Boal) Carlson
  • Thunder in Warriors Mark by Suzi Walls

Summer 2007 (Vol 12, no 3)

  • Tyroner's Alert Sinks Battleship by Cary Simpson
  • Government History of Tyrone Borough on its 150th Anniversary of Incorporation by Sharon Dannaway
  • DelGrosso's Amusement Park - Sixty Years of Old-fashioned Fun by Peter Gardella
  • 1957 - Year of Champions by Cary Simpson
  • Some Historical Facts on Bell's Gap Railroad by David W. Kurtz
  • A Brief History of the First Presbyterian Church of Tyrone - Tyrone Presbyterians Celebrate Journey of 150 Years by Richard Merryman
  • That Old Line - Jeannetta 'Nettie' Wertz (1884-1969) by Robert W. Hamor
  • On Lovingly Restoring a Historic Tyrone Residence by Viola Dollar

Fall 2007 (Vol 12, no 4)

  • Your Time ... It's What You Give Away That Counts by Cary Simpson
  • Beezer Brothers Inducted into the Blair County Arts Hall of Fame
  • Postcard Views of Yesteryear . . . and Today
  • A Special Honor at the Tyrone History Museum by Virgie Werner
  • Bronze Memorial in Honor of Pennsy Doughboys Unveiled at Tyrone by Paul M. Goheen
  • Fred Waring's America - A Wistful Step Back into America's Entertainment History by D. K. Higgins

Winter 2008 (Vol 18, no 1)

  • Special Delivery by Gary Long
  • Postcards from the Past: Valentines by Ginny Dollar
  • On the Edge of "The Cliffs" by Shirlee (Boal) Nicholson
  • Juniata Packing Company by Suzi Walls
  • The Story of the Airport at Tipton by Cub Scout Pack 28 visiting radio station WTRN
  • A Man Who Survived Nine Lives by Rich Searer

Spring 2008 (Vol 18, no 2)

  • Putting WWII Memories in a Box by Cary Simpson
  • Tyrone Grandview Cemetery by Betty (Getz) Rodgers
  • Postcards from the Past: Hotels by Ginny Dollar
  • Chancellorsville Battlefield 145th Anniversary Bus Tour
  • A Tyrone Treasure: Virgie Werner by Greg Bock

Summer 2008 (Vol 18, no 3)

  • Self-help Here in "This Place We Call Home" by Cary Simpson
  • Remembering Reservoir Park by Suzanne Sickler Ohl
  • Postcards from the Past: Reservoir and Stevens Parks by Ginny Dollar
  • "The Natural" aka Danny Wilder by Robert W. Hamor
  • "Big Yank" Remembered by Suzie Johnson
  • Murky Waters: Loss of a Nuclear Submarine Still a Mystery by Greg Bock

Fall 2008 (Vol 18, no 4)

  • Ordering a Ford Model T from a Catalog by Cary Simpson
  • Postcards from the Past: A Look Inside by Ginny Dollar
  • Recalling the Ghost Army by Ashley Gurbal
  • The Joseph Porter Bateman Story by Amanda Bock

Winter 2009 (Vol 19, no 1)

  • All "Y" Issue: Memories of the Tyrone YMCA

Spring 2009 (Vol 19, no 2)

  • Living in a "Fun Place" by Cary Simpson
  • A Chance to See "Big Fill" Curve by Leonard E. Alwine and David Seidel
  • Postcards from the Past: Along the Little Juniata River by Ginny Dollar
  • That Old Line: The Heyday of Tyrone at the Movies by Robert W. Hamor
  • Hoynes Remain "Riveted" to Tyrone Area by Leslie Estep

Summer 2009 (Vol 19, no 3)

  • The Rupert Family by Edward Schlosser
  • Tyrone Golf Club by Ken Love
  • RiverWalk Planned for Tyrone Borough and Beyond by Bill Anderson
  • Tribute to Charlie Hoyer by Cary Simpson

Fall 2009 (Vol 19, no 4)

  • J. K. Johnston, Industrialist and Friend by Jeffrey Adams

Winter 2010 (Vol 20, no 1)

  • The Garman Building by Jeffrey Adams

Spring 2010 (Vol 20, no 2)

  • Need a place to stay? . . . 14 Hotels in Tyrone by Cary Simpson
  • Mea Culpa regarding the Garman Family by Jeffrey Adams
  • Remembering Fred Waring, 1900-1984
  • Memories by Bob Dollar
  • Tales from Tyrone Mountain by Luther Gette
  • Farran Zerbe, Numismatist by Jeff Starck (Coin World)

Summer 2010 (Vol 20, no 3)

  • Letters
  • Our Marvelous Park by Cary Simpson
  • Reservoir Park, Our Piece of Nature in the Laurels by Jeffrey Adams
  • Restoring the White Elephant, 908 Washington Avenue by Sandra Thomas

Fall 2010 (Vol 20, no 4)

  • A Memorable Weekend Sixty Years Ago (Flood of November 1950) by Don Wilson
  • Wintry Mix by Gary Long
  • Memories of Holidays Past in Tyrone by Jeffrey Adams
  • Tyroners were "All Aboard" for Unstoppable Events

Winter 2011 (Vol 21, no 1)

  • The 1936 Flood Remembered by Jeffrey Adams
  • Thoughts Expressed in the Wheat Field on Gettysburg Battlefield by Bob Hileman, Jr.
  • Brief History of the Grand Army of the Republic and the Allied Orders by Bob Hileman, Jr.
  • Tyrone's Volunteer Fire Companies: 154 Years of Faithful Service by Cary Simpson
  • Favorite Winter Memories by Bob Dollar
  • A Day at the Races by Jeffrey Adams

Spring 2011 (Vol 21, no 2)

  • Charles Burley Zerbe by Susie O'Brien
  • Citizens Group Met in 1870 to Plan Recreation Center that is Now YMCA
  • Closing Thoughts by Virgie Werner

Summer 2011 (Vol 21, no 3)

  • Little Juniata: From Open Sewer to "Class A" Wild Trout Stream! by Bill Anderson
  • A Tribute to Tyrone's Troop B by Jeffrey Adams
  • Tyrone Borough Buys Armory by Greg Bock
  • Tyrone's History Online by Paula Zitzler
  • Facebook Gathers Memories by Cary Simpson

Fall 2011 (Vol 21, no 4)

  • Tyrone Municipal Development Project: Lincoln Park by Bill Waite
  • Salvatore Ruggiero, Crossing Watchman by Luther Gette
  • Pete Kiefer Heard the Song and Joined the Singers by Richard Merryman
  • Caldwell Hall Opera House
  • The Blind Veteran of Tyrone by Stephen Altic

Winter 2012 (Vol 22, no 1)

  • Crawford Draws an ACE (James B. Crawford) adapted by Walt Frank (adapted by Charlie Hoyer)
  • Making Tracks: High Iron University at East Broad Top Railroad in Orbisonia by Kim Gardner
  • A 1960s Homecoming by Jeffrey Adams
  • Col. Robert C. Galbraith, Civil War Veteran

Spring 2012 (Vol 22, no 2)

  • Clickety-clack, Clickety-clack: Listen to the Sound of the Wheels on the Track! by Bob Dollar
  • Remembering Nancy Bayer Wilt, 1928-2012
  • Tyrone's Hero -- Tyrone's First Locally Shot Movie by James Rada, Jr.
  • A Discussion of a Classical Building by Jeffrey Adams
  • Mulhollan Works to Improve Tyrone by Walt Frank (adapted by Charlie Hoyer)
  • The Legend of Harry E. Duey by Kim Gardner
  • The Bell of Steam Locomotive No. 1844 Resides in Tyrone Area History Museum

Summer 2012 (Vol 22, no 3)

  • Tyrone's Civil War Hospital
  • Ode to a Civil War Soldier by Michael Gherrity
  • Old times in Spruce Creek Valley by Albert M. Rung
  • Steam Engine No. 765
  • Memories with "Mootz" (Milford E. Buterbaugh) by Susie O'Brien

Fall 2012 (Vol 22, no 4)

  • Our Town in 1881 by Jeffrey Adams
  • Field of Dreams: Tyrone's Athletic Park Thrives in the Memories of its Patrons by Kim Gardner
  • Ramsays Volunteer Tirelessly by Walt Frank (adapted by Charlie Hoyer)
  • Eagle Scout to Honor Vets with Addition to Soldiers Park by Adeena Harbst
  • Bellefont Excursion Train Passengers Tour Museum by Mike Bezilla

Winter 2013 (Vol 23, no 1)

  • Story of Vocational Club Unlocked by World War II Artifact by Richard Merryman
  • War: Life in Tyrone during the Years 1942-1945 by Bob Dollar
  • A Visit to See Tyrone's Trophy (Gardner Guards "Kennedy trophy") by Jeffrey Adams

Spring 2013 (Vol 23, no 2)

  • Tyrone-Waring Canteen, 1943-1946 by Bob Dollar
  • A Story of Rejoicing, Relapse, and Resurrection (Moller pipe organ) by Richard Merryman
  • 120th Anniversary of the Walter L. Main Circus Train Wreck of 1893 by Suzie O'Brien
  • Tyrone Hospital: A True Community Hospital by Charles Hullihen
  • Remembering Foster Crawford (1908-2003)

Summer 2013 (Vol 23, no 3)

  • Early Baseball in Tyrone, 1890-1893 by Scott Troutman
  • War Years Remembered by Bob Dollar
  • William Lanners by Nancy Smith