History Buff

Clearfield, PA

#315 Apr 20, 2013
http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/clearfield/pho...

Here's the best picture collection of Clearfield County history on the internet.

If you're a fan of this thread, you'll probably spend countless hours in it.

The Clearfield Borough part is amazing and might solve a question or two from this thread alone.

The Dubois section is pretty loaded up also.

I really wish the Clearfield Historical Society would make archives available (of this magnitude and more) on their website. No disrespect but their site is incredibly lame and uninviting in terms of sharing our proud history. I realize they charge money for research time but just how much do they generate a year this way? I can't imagine it's enough to not share with us online.

http://www.clfdhistory.org/public_html/museum... This is a pity. If they need help launching a comprehensive website, I'll volunteer. If they buy the scanner, I'll dedicate the time. Think of the potential.
Barb

Saxonburg, PA

#316 May 4, 2013
Does anyone remember the name of the brewery
irem

Baltimore, MD

#317 May 4, 2013
Omg this is a great posting.I wantEd a 10 speed bike my parents made a deal with me if I could save 25 of the 35 dollars they would pay the rest.it took me 3 months working after school and weekends but I got it.that bike was the best.
barb

Clearfield, PA

#318 May 4, 2013
remember the grocery store where knickerbockers is now,cant remember the name of it.we used to build bon fires on the river across from St Frances church.it was so fun
History Buff

Clearfield, PA

#319 May 4, 2013
I believe it was Quaker at one time then later Keystone. The last owner I believe was from Punxy and was closed down for selling horse meat as beef.
History Buff

Clearfield, PA

#320 May 4, 2013
History Buff wrote:
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Do you remember the old panel van that broke thru the ice and was partially submerged? IIRC, it sat there for awhile until Russ Hile figured out how to winch it out. I remember it was on the the fron page of the Progress.
His last name was Brocious, I worked with him at Piper Aircraft...Quehanna
what

Kane, PA

#321 May 4, 2013
barb wrote:
remember the grocery store where knickerbockers is now,cant remember the name of it.we used to build bon fires on the river across from St Frances church.it was so fun
I think it was an A&P store .
GoodOlBoy

Clearfield, PA

#323 May 5, 2013
what wrote:
<quoted text>I think it was an A&P store .
Im pretty sure it started out as A&P then Quaker and the last store was Keystone. I remember my mother shopping A&P just for the green stamps and they also had another scratch off type ticket that you got with a purchase where could win cash.The grocery stores back then were small with little variety compared to today but we all seemed to survive without all the low fat and fat free crap.Life just seemed to be much simpler then. I started this post at least two years ago and I cant tell you how happy I am to see it back.Thanks for reviving my childhood memories
Bagger

Clearfield, PA

#324 May 5, 2013
A&P, Quaker and Acme all started out right downtown and all 3 moved off of Market St. due to parking problems all about the same time (early to mid 60s) give or taken 3 years.

A&P was where JG is now.

Quaker was where Knickerbocker Villa is now. We're trying to determine if IGA moved here after Quaker left and before Herb & Tom's got the IGA franchise. We're just not sure without some more snooping around.

Acme was where the old CVS building is. It was further told to me Acme when it was on Market St., it was later inhabited by Widmann's Drug Store. We now know this razed lot as where the Court House Annex was built.
Old Cold One

Clearfield, PA

#325 May 6, 2013
Barb wrote:
Does anyone remember the name of the brewery
Clearfield Brewing Co.

Standard brown bottles embossed in white lettering "Clearfield Brewing Co." angled at about the 2 o'clock position.

Mine has "R.G.& B. CO" and "56" at the bottom - Rhodes Glass & Bottle Company, Massillon, Ohio and 56 is likely a production line number or possibly a customer number.

If they ever canned beer, I never heard of it. I know DuBois did because I have cone tops and flat tops.
strange brew

Clearfield, PA

#326 May 8, 2013
irem wrote:
Omg this is a great posting.
Sure is. We're lucky a few intelligent people actually post on this site. This truly a one in a million thread. That picture site posted above was great!
old habits

Clearfield, PA

#328 May 19, 2013
Bagger wrote:
A&P, Quaker and Acme all started out right downtown and all 3 moved off of Market St. due to parking problems all about the same time (early to mid 60s) give or taken 3 years.
A&P was where JG is now.
Quaker was where Knickerbocker Villa is now. We're trying to determine if IGA moved here after Quaker left and before Herb & Tom's got the IGA franchise. We're just not sure without some more snooping around.
Acme was where the old CVS building is. It was further told to me Acme when it was on Market St., it was later inhabited by Widmann's Drug Store. We now know this razed lot as where the Court House Annex was built.
Herb and Tom's was a supermarket named Sandy's before that. I remember my grandma asking us to walk up there and get stuff for her but she would never call it anything but "Sandy's" even after it changed names.
old school

Grindstone, PA

#329 May 19, 2013
Anyone remember the store across from sandy's market...maybe siebenrocks or somthing close to that?
DUI Motorcycle

Clearfield, PA

#330 May 20, 2013
This thread is for old farts....come on, the suns shinin, go outside and bang your neighbors wife the ol fashioned way.

Level 1

Since: Mar 12

Seneca, SC

#331 Jun 12, 2013
My dad owned a store called "Rudds" back in the 70's downtown? Anyone remember that?? I spent alot of time in there, and it brings back so many memories!!!

Level 1

Since: Mar 12

Seneca, SC

#332 Jun 12, 2013
Other random things I remember about Clearfield!!
The community pool, and the dances they had on Friday nights;
My dads store "Rudds";
Miller dairy;
I remember in the summer the "bad kids" (LOL) sat on the library wall and I was afraid to walk past them on my way to my dads store!!!(that's so funny to me now!!);
Riverside supermarket;
Dr "Loraine" (childhood pediatrician); Sids sub shop; Pizza king, and their enormous slices of pizza!!;
Wasn't "winkys" the first fast food place, then mcdonalds came right next to it??;
Downtown had stores like "murphys", mccrorys five and dime", "leitzingers" "Rudds", "quigleys drugstore", the YMCA, "brodys",
I remember the radio station, but can't remember what the call letters were....my sister used to work there, and made up the old "Maxy mouse" commercials;
The corner Santa Claus!!!!

And sooooo much more....I'm sure I'll think of other stuff to add!!!!!!!

Thank you for this thread!!! Many many memories!!!!!

Level 1

Since: Mar 12

Seneca, SC

#333 Jun 12, 2013
Does anyone remember throwing corn at people's windows at Halloween???? That must be a northern thing because I now live in south Carolina, and when I mention it down here people just look at me like I'm crazy!!!!!

Level 1

Since: Mar 12

Seneca, SC

#334 Jun 12, 2013
ilw wrote:
You're right - wow did that stuff burn. And paragoric - couple drops and your kids weren't colicky at all - if you took it, you didn't CARE if they were colicky. Swimming and jumping off the railroad bridge at Dimeling. Skinny dipping at the Progress Camp pool. The smelly pet store next to the Ritz! Raisin filled cookies at Longs. Parties at Stoneyville.....Does anyone remember Your Place in Winburne? Lucky the building didn't collapse on us!
Paregoric!!!!! My mom used to give me that stuff when I had an ear infection!!! I forgot all about that until I saw this post!!!! That was 45 years ago!!!! Lol !!!! Wow.....
doughboy

Clearfield, PA

#335 Jun 12, 2013
Tell me if I'm wrong but wasn't Rudd's bought and located where Rhine's Tobacco Store was (right across from the Court House)?

As far as Pizza King goes, yes, I remember it well. I worked there.

Near as I can tell, you and I are near the same age.

Also, in the other post about Herb and Tom's, I recall that store using the Gateway Shur Fine product name for a part of the time of its history.
GoodOlBoy

Clearfield, PA

#336 Jun 13, 2013
How about cruisin on Sat nights.Thru town around the bowling alley again and again and again.I think gas back then was 50 cents a gallon. I dont remember wearing seat belts

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