This Week in Local History: Science, snow and State Street among headlines of the past


Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com



Daniel Halloran was the grand winner at the OLP Science Fair in 1965.


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This photo, taken on May 9, 1966, shows a mock orange bush layered in snow after an unseasonable snow fall.


Abington Journal file photos

A May 1967 view of State Street during the installation of underground lines by Pennsylvania Gas and Water and Commonwealth Telephone Co.


Abington Journal file photos

1965 — Daniel Halloran was the grand winner at the Our Lady of Peace School science fair. His entry was titled, “Chemical Formation and Analyses of Microscopic Crystals.

“Danny, an eighth grade student at the school, plans to continue his studies at Cathedral High School, Scranton, in the science course,” read a Journal article. “Winning top prizes in science projects is nothing new to the boys in the Halloran family. George, the eldest, won a prize in every fair in which he ever had an exhibit. He won the top award in each of the four years while at Cathedral High School. Edward is following along and has already won two awards at Cathedral.”

1966 — The beginning of May met with an unseasonable snow fall.

“A Touch of Snow – A Touch of Spring,” read the headline over a front page photo by John Holmes of a mock orange bush layered in snow.

“Front lighting brings out contrast of young leaves pushing their way skyward with snow weighting them down,” read the caption.”

1967 — Colombo Construction was digging up State Street in a joint project by Pennsylvania Gas and Water and the Commonwealth Telephone Co. to lay underground lines in Clarks Summit.

Daniel Halloran was the grand winner at the OLP Science Fair in 1965.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_ABJ-LH-0511-1965.jpgDaniel Halloran was the grand winner at the OLP Science Fair in 1965. Abington Journal file photos

This photo, taken on May 9, 1966, shows a mock orange bush layered in snow after an unseasonable snow fall.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_ABJ-LH-0511-1966.jpgThis photo, taken on May 9, 1966, shows a mock orange bush layered in snow after an unseasonable snow fall. Abington Journal file photos

A May 1967 view of State Street during the installation of underground lines by Pennsylvania Gas and Water and Commonwealth Telephone Co.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_ABJ-LH-0511-1967.jpgA May 1967 view of State Street during the installation of underground lines by Pennsylvania Gas and Water and Commonwealth Telephone Co. Abington Journal file photos

Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister

ebaumeister@timesleader.com

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

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

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