Nanty-Glo Journal News
The Nant-Y-Glo Tri-Area Museum and Historical Society
$100,000 CONTRACT FOR NEW DWELLING HOUSES
& I. Railroad to begin building operations here in ten days.
rumor is abroad this morning that officials of the Cambria & Indiana Railway were
in town yesterday and while here made out a contract for the erection of a group
of dwelling houses here for employees of that road. The contract price being in
the neighborhood of $100,000. The contract calls for the erection of ten double
brick houses and excavation is to begin within ten days and the work is to be
rushed to completion this fall. The location of the buildings was not definitely
determined, so far as we can learn, but will probably be along the Lincoln road
near the C. & I. yards. This is one of the most important items of news we have
been able to announce for some time and it certainly means much for the future
growth of Nanty-Glo. There has been talk for the past year that the shops of the
road were to be moved to Nanty-Glo and this is taken to be the first step in that
direction. It probably means that the roundhouse and more dwellings will be built
AUGUST 6, 1931
WILL HAVE HOME-COMING AT HISTORIC BETHEL CHURCH
old Bethel church, where a reunion and basket picnic of former members and friends
will be held next Wednesday, August 12 is one of the historic religious landmarks
of Cambria County. A Baptist congregation was organized there around one hundred
years ago. Among the organizers being the late John Ferguson, grandfather of Mrs.
E. C. Davis of Nanty-Glo, the late Enoch Reese and other pioneer residents. Old
Bethel was the mother church of the other Baptist churches of the county, including
the congregations in Ebensburg, Johnstown, Nanty-Glo and Vintondale, Rev. Dr.
Milton G. Evans, president of Crozier Seminary at Philadelphia, one of the most
distinguished theologians of the country, was a child of the church at Bethel,
his father, the late Rev. John W. Evans, being pastor there for a number of years
and Dr. Milton Evans beginning his ministry there. Other pastors at Bethel were
the Rev. R. C. Morgan, who died recently in California and Rev. William Shadrick,
a well known minster in his day. Services are no longer held in the church at
Bethel, the people having scattered and the country population thereabouts having
thinned out. The old church building still stands, being used only as a chapel
for funeral services.
OPENING NEW RESTAURANT
Hagan is re-arranging the interior of his store room in the old Miners and Merchants
Bank building, and will open an up-to-date restaurant in connection with the grocery.
Mrs. Hagan will have charge of the restaurant part. A lunch counter will be maintained
and regular meals will also be served. They expect to have it ready for business
within another week.
End ... BLH