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Steamboat Building in Elizabeth, PA

A Journal of daily activities at the Elizabeth Marine Ways 1898 to 1925 

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Postcard is dated 1908    

Postcard shows a covered bridge over what appears to be a small country stream.  Spelling on card appears to read Chtisit or might be Ohtisit Bridge.  Perhaps this is not a covered bridge but railroad tracks going over a small stream??

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Postcard indicates scene is near Elizabeth, PA   

Postcard shows an Elm Tree near Elizabeth, PA, but does not indicate exact location.  Also name of man shown in upper left corner is not given.

     

This color version of the photo includes a poem written by a Edward Mayhugh of Monongahela, PA who could be the man shown in the upper left corner.

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These two photos were available on Ebay to be purchased several years ago, and according to the seller it was written on the back of these photo postcards that they were taken at "Elizabeth, PA- Alleghany " and taken in 1908.

I am searching for additional information to verify the location as written on these postcards, any help is appreciated.

Photo 1 Postcard listed as being taken at Elizabeth PA - Alleghany    Photo 2 Postcard

I have received responses from different individuals knowledgeable enough to give an opinion on the possible locations of these two postcards which I have posted below.

*  Photo 1 --"The steep street with hill in background would be Bayard heading west. I don't recall a narrowing but it had an S curve at top where it  came off Williamsport Rd."

*  "think they are in the location of the Marine Ways. The hillside is probably across the river, The sign about the RR also fits."

*  "The RR sign may refer to a Street Car crossing and not a Train crossing, if this sign does refer to streetcar tracks then the photo could not be of Elizabeth as I am told that Elizabeth never had streetcar tracks."

*  "I look at the first photo and think of Center as it starts to head down towards the town but then the RR sign does not seem to fit this location."

Photo 2 -- "Does the first photo reflect what one would have seen in the early 1900's when looking toward the river down Church Street?"

*  "the second photo seems to match the little settlement between Boston and Sutersville that we've seen when riding bikes on the rails with trails."

"the only church this size on ground level with steeple could have been the one on Church St. leading to the Ways, otherwise if might be  the original St. Michaels"

 

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From collection of Historic Elizabeth

Any information concerning this Club is appreciated.    A possible location is the Lovedale Beach area along the Mon, another possible location is along the Yough in the Boston area.

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From collection of Historic Elizabeth   

Because this photo is from the collection of Historic Elizabeth the assumption is that the group and / or the location are related to Elizabeth.  Any information concerning this photo is appreciated.

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Found with photos of West Elizabeth    Found with photos of West Elizabeth   

Because these photos were found with photos of West Elizabeth there is an assumption that these photos may also be related to West Elizabeth, an assumption. 

The photo on the left showing a store front, along with a man and child, could have the name in the photo.  Is it the name on the banner covered by the child?  Is it the name, VELVET,  in the lower right corner?  Is the name related to the two letters showing in the upper left corner?  Unknown.

The photo on the right shows a marine ways and West Elizabeth had a barge building marine ways but this location does not appear to have Lock 3 in the background if looking up river, nor does it show the Elizabeth Bridge if looking down river.  There was a Marine Ways located at Floreffe, perhaps this is a photo taken there.

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