Kittanning . . . a hot time in the old town
Throughout the 20th Century Kittanning entertained itself in many ways. Here are a few of them.
Hose Co. No. 6's ball team circa 1938. From the left: Macey Bowser, Cecil "Dutch" Slagle, Merle Kammerdiener, Arnie Starr, George Starr, Jr., Bill Henry, Ed Broadhead (father of Duke University quarterback Bob Broadhead) and my grandfather, George W.L. Starr, team manager, is in shirtsleeves on the far right. Front row: Cal Walker, Floyd 'Preacher' Mechling and my cousin, later Yankees / Browns / Senators pitcher Dick Starr is kneeling.
Kittanning's own Rickety Rackety Serenaders, circa 1928. (Back row, from left: Sid Johnson, Clara Hetrick, Rhoda Heckman, Professor Colonna, Pearl Kammediener and Bernice Gibson. Front row, from left: Beulah Anthony, Jeanne Dowling, Bessie Transue, Alberta Starr, Veronica Orr and Ruth Johnson.)
Ponies bring smiles in any era.
Gentlemen, start your engines.
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Created on 19 Jan 1998 . . . This page was last updated 26 Apr 2001