Pool in the Park

Little is ever mention about the “Pool in the Park”.  Mary Miller recalls as a child the pool(pond) was located near the current amphitheater area. The wasn’t a pool for swimming, but filled with goldfish. At that time she was only about 6 years old when it was completed.  Here is an article from Simpson Daily-Leader Times on April 19,1928.

Start Work on a New Park Pool

Work was started this morning on the construction of a pool and fountain on the river bank between Jacob and Mulberry streets. The pool will be 24 feet square, constructed as the same material as the band stand. The fountain, a figure with water issuing from it’s head, will be placed in the center. Water flowers will be planted about the base of the fountian. The water in the pool will always be kept at a three-foot level, always fresh.

She is pictured with her brother and a friend at the water fountain.


Charles Bonner, Mary (Bonner) Miller, Jean (Claypool) Bish at S. Waters St. Riverfront Park

Upcoming Local Events

For those that have history interests, I wanted to post some upcoming events. If possible please support these events.

8/5-8/7/11 – Civil War Traveling Exhibit at the Armstrong County Folk Festival. The local John T. Crawford Camp #43 will be present.

8/7/11 -  On this Sunday General Robert E. Lee will be presented by Edwin P. Beers. Time is from 2pm to 4pm at the Mildred Lankerd Thomas Library, next to the Historical Society. Good time to become part of the Genealogy Club.

10/6/11 – Armstrong Historical Society will hold a dinner at Kittanning Free Methodist Church located on Old Rt. 28. This time is 6pm and a great guest speaker will be present. More details will be posted.

Guest Speak at the Dinner