This week in local history: Clarks Summit businesses, a boxer and a princess featured in past news


By Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com



Factoryville’s Rebecca Naylor represented Lackawanna County in the Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Contest in 1968.


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This photo was taken from the Grove House during a Memorial Day Parade in 1915. It ran in the Abington Journal in September 1966 to illustrate the location of Bud McVay’s then-new Sunoco gas station, left, a former refreshment stand. The railroad is Northern Electric, which ran parallel to State Street. The road to the left is Grove Street, heading toward Clarks Green. The building at right is the former Finnerty’s Hotel, which was, in 1966, McDonald’s Pharmacy.


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Bob Phillips readies for his first fight in 1967.


Abington Journal file photos

1966 — A new gas station had just come to town: Bud McVay’s Sunoco. The Journal ran a 1915 photograph of the location, taken during a Memorial Day parade. The photo shows a refreshment stand, Northern Electric Railroad and the Finnerty’s Hotel, which, in 1966, was McDonald’s Pharmacy.

1967 — Bob Phillips, a young middleweight from Dalton, was readying for his first appearance as a professional boxer on Sept. 30 at the Catholic Youth Center. Sporting what he believed to be a “cracked nose,” the Abington Heights grad told the Journal he would have to knock his opponent, Angel Morales, of New York, out in the first round, because when hit in the nose, Phillips’ eyes would water.

1968 — Rebecca Naylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Naylor, of Factoryville, was selected to represent Lackawanna County in the Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Contest. The then-18-year-old and Lackawanna Trail graduate had quite a resume, according to the Journal article.

“Aside from being historian and treasurer of her class, Rebecca also was chairman this past year of the Scranton Guild Youth Drive, was a participant in the Miss Endless Mountain Contest, a 4-H recipient of the state Citizenship Award, was chosen outstanding girl in the 4-H for Pennsylvania and attended the National Conference in Washington, D.C.,” read the 1968 article. “Rebecca also won the Freedoms Foundation Award as an outstanding Teen-ager of America.”

Factoryville’s Rebecca Naylor represented Lackawanna County in the Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Contest in 1968.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_ABJ-LH-0930-1968.jpgFactoryville’s Rebecca Naylor represented Lackawanna County in the Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Contest in 1968. Abington Journal file photos

This photo was taken from the Grove House during a Memorial Day Parade in 1915. It ran in the Abington Journal in September 1966 to illustrate the location of Bud McVay’s then-new Sunoco gas station, left, a former refreshment stand. The railroad is Northern Electric, which ran parallel to State Street. The road to the left is Grove Street, heading toward Clarks Green. The building at right is the former Finnerty’s Hotel, which was, in 1966, McDonald’s Pharmacy.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_ABJ-LH-0930-1966.jpgThis photo was taken from the Grove House during a Memorial Day Parade in 1915. It ran in the Abington Journal in September 1966 to illustrate the location of Bud McVay’s then-new Sunoco gas station, left, a former refreshment stand. The railroad is Northern Electric, which ran parallel to State Street. The road to the left is Grove Street, heading toward Clarks Green. The building at right is the former Finnerty’s Hotel, which was, in 1966, McDonald’s Pharmacy. Abington Journal file photos

Bob Phillips readies for his first fight in 1967.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_ABJ-LH-0930-1967.jpgBob Phillips readies for his first fight in 1967. Abington Journal file photos

By Elizabeth Baumeister

ebaumeister@timesleader.com

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal

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