Throwback Thursday Photo to The Washington Fire Company Number 1

Throwback Thursday Photo to The Washington Fire Company Number 1 5/30/2019 by Brian Coll This rare photo of the old Washington Fire Company was taken in 1924. The photo was taken from a side yard located on West Hector Street. Of course back in 1924 you had trolley cars running through the ...

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Conshohocken from 1939 – Look back 80 years! Rare Footage

Conshohocken from 1939 – Look Back 80 years! Rare Footage by Brian Coll 4/24/2019 This video from 1939, put together by the Chamber of Commerce at the time. Look for some landmarks such as the old Riant, Moore Chevy and other important businesses of the time. This was loaded onto youtube ...

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March is National Women’s History Month – Conshohocken was Honoring Their Female Residents Nearly 100 Years Ago in 1925

MARCH IS NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH CONSHOHOCKEN WAS HONORING THEIR FEMALE RESIDENTS NEARLY 100 YEARS AGO IN 1925 By Jack Coll March 29, 2019      Females today, are nearly equal to their male counterparts, I say nearly because we all know about the difference in pay ...

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Conshohocken Prominent Female Residents – It’s Unbelievable

Conshohocken Prominent Female Residents It’s Unbelievable In Honor of “Women’s History Month” By Jack Coll March 29, 2019      Conshohocken was just one of hundreds of small river towns in Pennsylvania.  Throughout the 1800’s, and 1900’s, the attraction of these ...

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It’s National Women’s History Month – And Conshohocken Has Had Its Share of History Making Women

It’s National “Women’s History Month” And Conshohocken Has Had Its Share of History Making Women By Jack Coll March 24, 2019      In honor of Women’s History Month, (celebrated in March every year) I thought it would be kind of cool to point out a few of Conshohocken’s ...

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Ellen T. “Nellie” Ruser

Making History – Ellen T. “Nellie” Ruser by Jack Coll MAKING HISTORY Conshohocken Prominent Female Residents Ellen T. “Nellie” Ruser In Honor of “Women’s History Month” By Jack Coll March 8, 2019      I recently wrote an article about famed female aviator ...

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Famed Aviator Amelia Earhart Visited Norristown 83 Years Ago…

Famed Aviator Amelia Earhart Visited Norristown 83 Years Ago Gave Stunning Talk at Norris Theatre By Jack Coll      On Thursday March 19, 1936, Amelia Earhart was in Norristown Pa. helping celebrate the Norristown Business and Professional Women’s Club 50th Anniversary, ...

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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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The Evolution of West 1st Ave and Fayette Street

The Evolution of West 1st Ave and Fayette Street 12/5/2018 by Brian Coll   With the wrecking ball around the corner for the office building at 1st and Fayette, more and more people are asking what’s it going to be? Why are they tearing it down? What used to be there? When did they ...

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