125 Years Ago
Memorial Day Program Set
May 20, 2021
Herald of May 21, 1896
Peter Showman Post 574, Grand Army of the Republic, was planning a Memorial Day program for Saturday, May 30. A procession was to form at the Odd Fellows Hall under the command of chief marshal Dr. William M. Bolger, proceed to the residence of Maj. Alecander Bobb on West Allegheny Street, where there were to be exercises, speeches and music, and from there to Fairview Cemetery and Spring Hope Cemetery.
The Pennsylvania Railroad was selling special round-trip excursion tickets for persons planning to attend the conderence of the German Baptist Brethren in Ottawa, Kan....