Index of the "Old Frackville Tales"


All of Lorraine Stanton's "Old Frackville Tales" articles are available at the Harrisburg State Library in Harrisburg, PA.

The pdf versions below were produced courtesy of Mr. Paul Coombe of the Mahanoy Area Historical Society who scanned all of the Old Frackville Tales newspaper copies for display on this website. A huge thanks for the work graciously done by Paul in the spirit of documenting our town's historical records.

Article DateArticle Contents
Feb. 21, 1975  [pdf] Gus Heine
Feb. 28, 1975  [pdf] Francis "Punk" Kiefer
Mar. 7, 1975  [pdf] Grant Hornberger
Mar. 14, 1975  [pdf] Picture of Frackville 1889 and Frackville Buffaloes article
Mar. 21, 1975  [pdf] Wagner's Butcher Wagon picture and tale
Mar. 28, 1975  [pdf] (pictures) Continental Hotel and WWI Carpenters
Apr. 4, 1975  [pdf] Jim Williams
Apr. 11, 1975  [pdf] (pictures) Jim White Theater, Firetruck, and Jack Harris Store
Apr. 18, 1975  [pdf] (picture) Lorraine Gibowicz Stanton's 7th grade class, Reminiscing the 20s and 30s
Apr. 19, 1975  [pdf] Browsing through a 1902 Newspaper
Apr. 25, 1975  [pdf] Mrs. Sanner
Apr. 26, 1975  [pdf] (pictures) Anthony's IGA and Laurusevage Stores
May 2, 1975  [pdf] Let's Go Back to 1925 [& Bleiler biography <- missing in pdf]
May 3, 1975  [pdf] Dr. Neds & Old Timer Dr. John Berk biography
May 9, 1975  [pdf] Mrs. Anna Gibowicz (my mother)
May 10, 1975  [pdf] Bakeries & Old Timer Hillanbrand **dupe?
May 16, 1975  [pdf] Mr. and Mrs. John Habel
May 17, 1975  [pdf] Do You Remember Column & Old Timer Chas. Hillanbrand biography **du;e?
May 23, 1975  [pdf] Lehigh Avenue picture and tale
May 24, 1975  [pdf] Ted Mallick
May 30, 1975  [pdf] Schuylkill County Historical Pageant
May 31, 1975  [pdf] Schuylkill County Song
June 6, 1975  [pdf] Ella Kaup
June 7, 1975  [pdf] Wagner and Kaup family pictures
June 13, 1975  [pdf] Mrs. Elizabeth Trautman
June 14, 1975  [pdf] Mr. and Mrs. Harry Phillips & Joseph Kehler biography
June 20, 1975  [pdf] Gip Fulton's Old Stone Tavern picture; the first 4 months of writing OFT
June 21, 1975  [pdf] Burchills, Claire Hostler, and Paulines pictures & Old Timer John Meredith biography
June 26, 1975  [pdf] St. Ann's Church
June 27, 1975  [pdf] Nice Funeral Home & Old Timer Dr. David Taggart biography
June 28, 1975  [pdf] Haupt Building & Old Timer Joseph Scheaffer biography
July 3, 1975  [pdf] Two articles on 4th of July
July 5, 1975  [pdf] Frackville Water Works picture & Charles Wagner biography
July 11, 1975  [pdf] Civil War
July 12, 1975  [pdf] Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Gradwell & Robert Reick biography
July 18, 1975  [pdf] Herbst Dellecker
July 19, 1975  [pdf] The 1950's Do You Remember; pictures: Cub Pack 92 and Gettysburg College Convocation
July 25, 1975  [pdf] Poems written by Frackville residents
July 26, 1975  [pdf] Mrs. Florence Caton
July 31, 1975  [pdf] Vintage July 4th pictures and American Revoluation article
Aug. 1, 1975  [pdf] Mr. Melvin Reed
Aug. 2, 1975  [pdf] Lehigh Ave. looking north & St. Peter's Church picture
Aug. 8, 1975  [pdf] Nice Street picture and tale
Aug. 9, 1975  [pdf] Mahanoy Plane
Aug. 15, 1975  [pdf] Pictures of Lehigh Ave., Luthern Church & Wm. Bellas factory
Aug. 16, 1975  [pdf] Mrs. Margaret Anna Edwards & George Burchill biography
Aug. 22, 1975  [pdf] Fat Richards Orchestra and songs article
Aug. 23, 1975  [pdf] Frank Mekailek's Saloon & William Dampman and William Sanner biographies
Aug. 29, 1975  [pdf] Alexander Scott biography
Aug. 30, 1975  [pdf] Frackville Star Newspaper articles & The Haupt Family biography
Sep. 5, 1975  [pdf] Battlefields of France & John Harris biography
Sep. 6, 1975  [pdf] Mr. Richard Fennelly
Sep. 12, 1975  [pdf] Old Home Week I
Sep. 13, 1975  [pdf] Old Home Week II
Sep. 19, 1975  [pdf] Mr. William Gilfert
Sep. 20, 1975  [pdf] Mr. William Minahan
Sep. 26, 1975  [pdf] Mr. Al Farrell & John F. Reynolds biography
Sep. 27, 1975  [pdf] Story on old receipts.
Oct. 3, 1975  [pdf] Mrs. Kershner
Oct. 4, 1975  [pdf] Frackville Passenger Station picture, 1888 and tale
Oct. 10, 1975  [pdf] Ashland State Hospital. (Flu epedimic in town)
Oct. 11, 1975  [pdf] Rev. Miller's History of Frackville
Oct. 17, 1975  [pdf] Miss Elizabeth Shaffer
Oct. 18, 1975  [pdf] Burke Funeral Home
Oct. 24, 1975  [pdf] Train Story
Oct. 25, 1975  [pdf] (Special Shenandoah Evening Herald Centennial Edition) The Mining Story and picture of Freight Station siding and tale
Oct. 31, 1975  [pdf] Continental Hotel, Lehigh Avenue, pictures & captions
Nov. 1, 1975  [pdf] Oct. 29, 1919 Homecoming Parade for WW I veterans
Nov. 7, 1975  [pdf] Frackville Outlook newspaper articles (History of Frackville, Community Houses, Industries of Frackville, and Rowdyism)
Nov. 8, 1975  [pdf] Carrie Kiefer
Nov. 14, 1975  [pdf] Roy Thomas
Nov. 15, 1975  [pdf] Miss Edith Hampton
Nov. 21, 1975  [pdf] Mr. Clarence Swade
Nov. 22, 1975  [pdf] Mr. Mitch Miller
Nov. 28, 1975  [pdf] Harry Snyder
Nov. 29, 1975  [pdf] Carman Sarra Store
Dec. 5, 1975  [pdf] Stegmaiers Basketball Team
Dec. 6, 1975  [pdf] Ralph Tregembo
Dec. 12, 1975  [pdf] Charles Lindenmuth
Dec. 13, 1975  [pdf] Mrs. Irvin Jones
Dec. 19, 1975  [pdf] Haupt Square and articles from Frackville Outlook News
Dec. 20, 1975  [pdf] Iron Mike Kushwara
Dec. 26, 1975  [pdf] Did You Know Column and American Legion Post picture
Dec. 27, 1975  [pdf] Kirelawich family
Jan. 2, 1976  [pdf] Dixie Keysock
Jan. 3, 1976  [pdf] Frackville Business Directory 1924-26 with Picture of Lutheran Church
Jan. 9, 1976  [pdf] Brady Atkins 5 & 10 picture with tale
Jan. 10, 1976  [pdf] Rev. Zimmerman and Church
Jan. 16, 1976  [pdf] Picture of Lehigh Avenue and Ordinances
Jan. 17, 1976  [pdf] Frackville Business Directory 1919-21 with pictures of Swade's Restaurant and Stone Hotel
Jan. 23, 1976  [pdf] Robert Garrett
Jan. 24, 1976  [pdf] Scotty Bradbury and Firemen's Parade
Jan. 30, 1976  [pdf] Joseph J. Kehler
Jan. 31, 1976  [pdf] Mrs. Dorothy Spence
Feb. 6. 1976  [pdf] Rev. Stanley Norbutas
Feb. 7, 1976  [pdf] Peter Kowker
Feb. 13, 1976  [pdf] Interesting Facts with picture of H.D. Bob Co.
Feb. 14, 1976  [pdf] Frackville Business Directory 1913-15 with pictures of Church of God & Frackville Flag Twirlers of 1952
Feb. 20, 1976  [pdf] Father Tomczyk
Feb. 21, 1976  [pdf] Do you remember column with picture of Rifle Club 1924
Feb. 27, 1976  [pdf] Walter Mensch
Feb. 28, 1976  [pdf] Frackville Business Directory 1905-06 with Burchill-Lumber Co.
Mar. 1, 1976  [pdf] Schuylkill County Court House
Mar. 5, 1976  [pdf] Do you remember column; Haupt & Baney & Herwick store & Jesse Frack & Eleanor Hale pic
Mar. 6, 1976  [pdf] Elks
Mar. 12, 1976  [pdf] Union of Polish Women
Mar. 13, 1976  [pdf] Frackville Business Directory 1903-05
Mar. 19, 1976  [pdf] Charles O'Donnell
Mar. 20, 1976  [pdf] Do You Remember Column with pictures of St. Ann's Church
Mar. 26, 1976  [pdf] Harold Hahn
Mar. 27, 1976  [pdf] Sam Lipkin
Apr. 2, 1976  [pdf] Mrs. Pearl Herb
Apr. 3, 1976  [pdf] Lorraine Stanton
Apr. 9, 1976  [pdf] North Balliet Street Opening
Apr. 10, 1976  [pdf] First Census of Frackville
Apr. 16, 1976  [pdf] Dr. Wm. Dougherty
Apr. 17, 1976  [pdf] Frackville Business Directory, 1901-1903
Apr. 23, 1976  [pdf] Woman's Club Chorus
Apr. 24, 1976  [pdf] 100 years of Frackville Officials
Apr. 30, 1976  [pdf] Do you remember column with A.&S. & 3 modes of transportation
May 1, 1976  [pdf] Roeder family and Hodgert the Cop
May 7, 1976  [pdf] Squire Connelly
May 8, 1976  [pdf] Mrs. Connelly
May 14, 1976  [pdf] Frackville Outlook articles, pictures of 1930 girl's basketball team
May 15, 1976  [pdf] Frackville Business Directory, 1895-97
May 18, 1976  [pdf] Flood at Gilberton
May 21, 1976  [pdf] Parades in town with picture of American Legion Drum & Bugle Corps
May 22, 1976  [pdf] Do You Remember column with William Bellas Factory picture
May 28, 1976  [pdf] Pictures of nursing classes & article (Frackville Outlook)
May 29, 1976  [pdf] Frackville Business Directory, 1893-94
June 4, 1976  [pdf] Jacob Pauly
June 5, 1976  [pdf] Pictures of Shadels and Alexander Polanchyck; Frackville Business Directory 1891-2
June 11, 1976  [pdf] Library History
June 12, 1976  [pdf] Police and State Police Story
June 18, 1976  [pdf] Poem on Scotts Store & Old Arch with pictures
June 19, 1976  [pdf] Did You Know column with pics. of W.R.Trautman & Franklin school students
June 25, 1976  [pdf] Do You Remember column and Molly Maguire sketch and story
June 26, 1976  [pdf] St. Ann's Church
July 2, 1976  [pdf] St. Joseph's Church
July 3, 1976  [pdf] May Day and Special Independence Day edition (Several L.S.articles)
July 9, 1976  [pdf] Doc. Mengle
July 10, 1976  [pdf] 3 pictures: Cub Pack 92; Good Will Hose Company Band; Clarence Brosius, L.K. Stoney, and George Sebold
July 16, 1976  [pdf] Kuchta story
July 17, 1976  [pdf] four pictures of 1948
July 23, 1976  [pdf] Mrs. Levi Bohard
July 24, 1976  [pdf] four pictures with captions
July 30, 1976  [pdf] Bell Telephone
July 31, 1976  [pdf] Four pictures with captions
Aug. 6, 1976  [pdf] Kyran Purcell
Aug. 7, 1976  [pdf] Knights of Columbus
Aug. 13, 1976  [pdf] Glick-Sanner Families
Aug. 14, 1976  [pdf] Beard, Leddicoat and Hall Families
Aug. 20, 1976  [pdf] Senior Citizens
Aug. 21, 1976 [pdf] Complete Centennial Edition newspaper
Aug. 21, 1976 [html] Centennial Edition - How Frackville Got Its Name
Aug. 21, 1976 [html] Centennial Edition - Ballietsville Inn
Aug. 21, 1976 [html] Centennial Edition - History of the Frackville Schools
Aug. 21, 1976 [html] Centennial Edition - Daniel Frack
Aug. 21, 1976 [html] Centennial Edition - Mary Balliet Frack
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