This Week In Local History: Horses and honors from the past


Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com



Marnie Allegrucci, 14 months old and the youngest rider in the 1966 Dalton Horse show, was helped onto a pony by Caroline Gerber. The youngster wore green corduroy jodhpurs and a green cap.


Abington Journal file photos

Brig. Gen. Patrick W. Powers, commanding general of the 56th Artillery Brigade, promoted 1st Lt. Arthur J. Albert, of Clarks Green, to that rank in ceremonies conducted at Brigade Headquarters in Schwaebisch Gmuend, Germany.


Abington Journal file photos

Honorary life members of the Dalton Women’s Club, from left, Mrs. Emmett Kearney, Mrs. Chas. Kellogg, Mrs. Willard Hiller and Mrs. Roger Leach.


Abington Journal file photos

1966 — The Dalton Horse show was the place to be, and this was illustrated with a front page photo and full inside page of scenes from the event. Horses and riders shown included Susie Henning, of Dalton, with “Emmy;” Isabelle Arndt and “Pogo Stick;” Margaret Hull, riding “Kumarie” and then 14-month-old Marnie Allegrucci on a pony. Dalton Fire Company queen Michelle Carnevale rode in the back of a convertible piloted by Willard Holbert.

1971 — 1st Lt. Arthur Joseph Albert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eli H. Albert, of Clarks Green, was promoted to that rank in ceremonies conducted in Schwaebisch Gmuend, Germany, by Brig. Gen. Patrick W. Powers.

The 1965 Abington Heights High School graduate was formerly an advance man for President Richard Nixon during the 1968 campaign, and prior to entering active duty, he served as administrative aide to Rep. Claude Pepper (D-Fla.), chairman of the House Select Committee on Crime, in Washington, D.C. An ROTC graduate, he entered active duty in June 1970.

He was also awarded the National Defense Medal and the Pershing Professional Badge.

1981 — Honorary life members of the Dalton Women’s Club, were honored at Mrs. Emmett Kearney’s house on West Main Street. Shown in a Journal photograph were Mrs. Kearney, Mrs. Chas. Kellogg, Mrs. Willard Hiller and Mrs. Roger Leach.

Marnie Allegrucci, 14 months old and the youngest rider in the 1966 Dalton Horse show, was helped onto a pony by Caroline Gerber. The youngster wore green corduroy jodhpurs and a green cap.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_ABJ-LH-0810-1966.jpgMarnie Allegrucci, 14 months old and the youngest rider in the 1966 Dalton Horse show, was helped onto a pony by Caroline Gerber. The youngster wore green corduroy jodhpurs and a green cap. Abington Journal file photos

Brig. Gen. Patrick W. Powers, commanding general of the 56th Artillery Brigade, promoted 1st Lt. Arthur J. Albert, of Clarks Green, to that rank in ceremonies conducted at Brigade Headquarters in Schwaebisch Gmuend, Germany.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_ABJ-LH-0810-1971.jpgBrig. Gen. Patrick W. Powers, commanding general of the 56th Artillery Brigade, promoted 1st Lt. Arthur J. Albert, of Clarks Green, to that rank in ceremonies conducted at Brigade Headquarters in Schwaebisch Gmuend, Germany. Abington Journal file photos

Honorary life members of the Dalton Women’s Club, from left, Mrs. Emmett Kearney, Mrs. Chas. Kellogg, Mrs. Willard Hiller and Mrs. Roger Leach.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_ABJ-LH-0810-1981.jpgHonorary life members of the Dalton Women’s Club, from left, Mrs. Emmett Kearney, Mrs. Chas. Kellogg, Mrs. Willard Hiller and Mrs. Roger Leach. 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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