Conshohocken Black History

Conshohocken Black History A Lot To Be Proud Of! By Jack Coll      According to Wikipedia, Black History Month is an annual observance in Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States.  It began as a way for remembering important people and ...

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Talkin’ Music with Jack Coll – Soul Sacrifice & other Instrumental Hits of the 1960’s and 1970’s

Talkin Music with Jack Coll 2/5/2019 by Jack Coll TALKIN’ MUSIC SOUL SACRIFICE AND OTHER INSTRUMENTAL HITS OF THE 1960’S AND 1970’S BY JACK COLL      When the frame shop is closed and I’m working overtime in the backroom I generally turn off the radio and turn on my computer ...

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Washies Old Firehouse

1/5/2019 by Brian and Jack Coll Big changes are coming to lower Fayette Street. Of course we can all watch the building at 1st and Fayette come down piece by piece, but the cooler story might be what’s going to happen inside the old Washington Fire Company building. Here are some pictures ...

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A Conshohocken Christmas – 1968

50 years ago 1968—THERE WAS A WAR, ASSASSINATIONS, A SONG CALLED “IN-A-GADDA-DA-VIDA” “GREEN ACRES” AND “BEWITCHED” WERE ON TELEVISION AND CONSHOHOCKEN WAS CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS By Jack Coll      Are you old enough to remember 1968, perhaps some of us were too young ...

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Mary Wood Park and Parkhouse – Thank You Mary Wood

THANK YOU MARY WOOD FOR HOSTING BOROUGH RESIDENTS FOR THE PAST 100 YEARS By Jack Coll 12-15-18      The Mary Wood Parkhouse is located at 120 East Fifth Avenue and the park is bordered by Harry Street down to Hallowell Street, from East Fifth Avenue to East Sixth ...

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Hey, Do YOU Have a Thanksgiving Day Football Memory? Here are a Few For You.

      HEY !!! DO YOU HAVE A THANKSGIVING DAY FOOTBALL MEMORY FEEL FREE TO SHARE IT WITH US !! AND ENJOY A FEW OF OUR TURKEY DAY CLASSIC MEMORIES By Jack Coll         The Conshohocken Albert A. Garthwaite Field located at Eleventh Avenue and Harry Street has ...

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Conshohocken & West Conshohocken Neighborhoods, What Neighborhood do YOU Live In?

        CONSHOHOCKEN & WEST CONSHOHOCKEN NEIGHBORHOODS WHAT NEIGHBORHOOD DO YOU LIVE IN? By Jack Coll     Tracy Terraces in front of 1410 Fayette Street, Conshohocken embedded in the concrete sidewalk.   There are few residents living today in Conshohocken ...

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Conshohocken’s Biggest Parade – It Happened 100 Years Ago by Jack Coll

    CONSHOHOCKEN’S BIGGEST PARADE IT HAPPENED 100 YEARS AGO By Jack Coll 11-10-18   November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice at Complegne, France. The agreement brought the First World War to an end at 11 a.m., November 11, 1918. Each year ...

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Casualties of a World War – The Way is Was in Conshohocken a Century Ago – by Jack Coll

        CASUALTIES OF A WORLD WAR The Way It Was In Conshohocken A Century Ago By Jack Coll   By 1918 Conshohocken was a long-time established borough having been incorporated in the spring of 1850. This small town cut out along the banks of the Schuylkill River quickly ...

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Conshohocken’s Only Hospital – The Influenza Epidemic of 1918

        CONSHOHOCKEN’S ONLY HOSPITAL THE INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC OF 1918 By Jack Coll   World War I took a toll on the lives of Conshohockenites, and worldwide, sixteen million lives were sacrificed. The influenza epidemic that swept the world in 1918 killed an estimated ...

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