Five Escapees Flee Bedford
100 Years Ago
July 23, 2020
Herald of July 23, 1920
On Friday night, July 16, five prisoners escaped from the Bedford County Jail. Later it was learned that a Dodge car belonging to William Gephard of West Pitt Street had been stolen from his garage and it was believed that the prisoners made their escape in that car.
The Pennsylvania Railroad announced a 10 percent reduction in the working force of the company. The reduction was to be largely in what was known as the Eastern Region, which covered the territory east of Altoona. About 350 men from Altoona, of the Middle Division, were to be laid off, An exclusive shoe...