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Youngsville
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Some history, newspaper clippings, postcards, and photographs of Youngsville - a work-in-progress.

 

 


December 5, 1893 - from the Tuesday edition of The Evening Democrat (Warren, Pa.), page 4, column 1, under "Brevities"

--The D. A. V. & P. railroad is building a new iron bridge to replace the wooden trestle over the P. & E. railroad at Youngsville. It will be in the neighborhood of 400 feet long.

 

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April 5, 1894 - from the Thursday edition of The Evening Democrat (Warren, Pa.), front page, column 4, under "Youngsville Topics.

What is Going on in a Hustling Neighboring Town.

This prosperous little villege [sic] has never been in a more flourishing condition than at present. Among the industires which are runing [sic] at their fullest capacity might be mentioned the factory of the Youngsville Manufacturing Co. They manufacture nothing but bed room suites and are now running extra time to catch up with their orders. They employ about 100 men and have just completed a new drying house, making the fourth one connected with their works. Most of their goods find a market in the East and they are now rushed to fill orders.

The rat trap factory is booming at present and no better article for the capture of rodents has ever been placed on the market than they produce. Six men are emplyed at present, most of their product is shipped East.

The stave mill and grape basket factory of A. Agrelius is runing [sic] full time and they have a good market for all their product.

The grist mill of J. L. Sheldon is also enjoying a rush of business, which would indicate that their product cannot be surpassed in the country. They have a very large and increasing trade.

 

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Looking along East Main Street in Youngsville

Postcard of East Main Street, Youngsville

Postcard image courtesy of Warren County Historical Society, Warren, Pa.

 

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May 28, 1900 - from the Monday edition of The Evening Democrat (Warren, Pa.), front page, column 4, under "Youngsville Siftings."

W.L. Cooper will shoot his well on the Beck farm Tuesday. It promises to be good for 10 barrels. C.H. Reno, our new blacksmith, is a practical horse shoer and is going a good business.

Everyone was out this morning with a little piece of smoked glass viewing the eclipse.

 

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August 1, 1900 - from the Wednesday edition of The Forest Republican, page 3, column 2, under "Local and Miscellaneous"

--The Youngsville, Warren county, Citizen celebrated its fifth birthday last week. It has done well by its town, upholding its interests, and bringing the thriving little city prominently before the public each week. Therefore the Citizen deserves to be well upheld by the citizens of Youngsvile and surroundings.

 

 

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Hand-colored postcard of the Davis Block
Postmarked June 13, 1910 from Youngsville, and addressed to G. A. Bahr or Baker, Ch. Valley, Pa.

Postcard of Youngsville

Postcard image courtesy of Warren County Historical Society, Warren, Pa.

Printed on the back:

CORRESPONDENCE.
This is our new location, where we are better able to serve you with a complete line of
DRUGS, MEDICINES, STATIONERY, WALL PAPER, BOOKS, CONFECTIONERY, CROCKERY, SPORTING GOODS, ETC.
Telephone and Mail Orders promtly [sic] filled.
ROBERT L. MEAD.

 

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July 6, 1910 - from the Wednesday edition of the Warren Evening Mirror, front page, column 3:

ANOTHER NEW INDUSTRY SECURED BY YOUNGSVILLE

Building for the Saddlery Business About Completed.

The newly incorporated Youngsville Saddlery Company, which succeeds the Wright-Baily [sic] Company of Falconer, N.Y., is just completing its new factory in this village and the removal of the machinery from Falconer has begun. It is expected that the roof will be finished this week so that the work of manufacturing can be commenced next week. The building is a one story cement block structure, 50 by 175 feet in dimensions, and is located on an excellent site of about three quarters of an acre on the Pennsylvania Railroad which was donated to the company by the business men of Youngsville who are interested in the enterprise.

The Youngsville Saddlery Company is incorporated under the laws of Pennsylvania with a capital stock of $40,000. Its officers are: President, Wilson McGrew of Youngsville, president of the First National Bank; treasurer, R.A. McDowell, of Youngsville, cashier of the First National Bank; secretary and general manager, Judson S. Wright, of Falconer. The board of directors consists of the officers named and of E.D. Stewart, of Warren, and John Calkins, of Corry.

The new company has purchased the equipment of the Wright-Bailey Company of Falconer, which manufactures gig and express saddles, harness fixtures now in great demand. All of the machinery is to be moved from the Falconer factory at once and it is hoped that there will be an intermission of not more than a week in the work of manufacturing.

The Falconer company employe [sic] 45 people, mainly men, and has a large payroll as a majority of men are skilled mechanics The new company already has orders on hand aggregating $10,000 and its advent in Youngsville will be welcomed as an important addition to the industries of this growing borough.

 

Postcard of the Saddlery Company's plant with a postmark of September 13, 1916, from Pittsfield.

Postcard of the Saddlery Company, Youngsville

Postcard image courtesy of Warren County Historical Society, Warren, Pa.

Addressed to Miss Ethel (Morris?), Garland, Pa.
"Dearest Ethel,
Hope you and your Father are well. I like it here so well and am very happy. Come up some time if you can. Write soon.
Lovingly, C. W.
Pittsfield Route #2"

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Postcard of the Furniture Factory

Postcard of the Youngsville Furniture Factory

Postcard image courtesy of Warren County Historical Society, Warren, Pa.

Postmarked May 23, 1906 and addressed to Miss Irma Eba, North Warren, Pa.
There was no message from the sender to Irma on the back of the card.

 

May, 1912 - handwritten on the back of this postcard.
Addressed (but not postmarked as mailed) "To home folks. Fagundus Pa Warren Co."

Postcard of the Youngsville Furniture Factory

Postcard image courtesy of Warren County Historical Society, Warren, Pa.

"Men in Youngsville Furniture Factory in the Glue room where George Nichols works."

Can you identifiy any of the fellas in the photo?

 

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McKinney's I.O.O.F. Band, Youngsville

Undated postcard with twelve unnamed band members

Postcard of McKinney's I.O.O.F. Band, Youngsville

Postcard image courtesy of Warren County Historical Society, Warren, Pa.

Lower right: Ross Photo

 

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