125 Years Ago
PRR Nearing Engine No. 2000
April 15, 2021
Herald of April 16, 1896
The Pennsylvania Railroad was expected to turn out locomotive No. 2000 from its Altoona shops in time for the June 11 celebration of Blair County’s 50th anniversary.
The county commissioners fixed the county tax millage for 1896 at four mills. There was $110,000 still outstanding from the previous year’s taxes.
Blair County Democrats met in convention and nominated Charles B. Baumgardner of Altoona for Congress. James E. Gillam of Roaring Spring was nominated for auditor.
Several area farmers were preparing to burn lime. Others were plowing and building fences....