NO. 3  
This page put online July 17, 2002
Old Nanty-Glo Journal News
from The Nant-Y-Glo Tri-Area Museum and Historical Society

AUGUST 2, 1923

C. & I. Railroad to begin building operations here in ten days.

A 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 later.


AUGUST 6, 1931

The 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.


NOVEMBER 18, 1937

Andrew 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.

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