125 Years Ago
Herald Hoists Large Flag
September 2, 2021
Herald of Sept. 3, 1896
Shortly after noon on Monday “Old Glory” was flung to the breeze over the Herald office from an iron staff, composed of sections of gas pipe placed in position to a height of 40 feet. The starry banner is four by seven feet in size and came through the courtesy of the Pittsburgh Publishing Co.
S.B. Lysinger Esq. of Martinsburg, was revealed as the writer of a long-running column of local news for an Altoona newspaper. His correspondence was published under the name “Matters Man.”
School boards were implementing the state law requiring 16 weeks of compulsory e...