125 Years Ago

Crowds Throng to H-burg

 


Herald of June 18, 1896

Hollidaysburg was startled by the number of visitors that poured into its gates for the Semicentennial military parade on June 11 and the grand civic parade on June 12. In all 150 carloads of pleasure-seeking humanity were emptied there by the Pennsylvania Railroad for the two days. Traffic was suspended on the Logan Valley Electric Trolley Line becasue the motive power was insufficient to carry the multitude.

Fully 20,000 visitors arrived within two hours’ time on Thursday and the crowd was estimated at between 50,000 and 60,000 on Friday. Every church opened its...



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