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Old Photo Friday: Then and Now

Thanks to the courtesy of the Ellwood City Historical Society, we have a box full of old photos to use for Old Photo Friday! This is the first of the Then and Now series we will be posting from time to time. The old photo’s years are listed on the caption of each photo. If you have any old photos you’d like to send in to contribute to Old Photo Friday please send them to ecstaff@ellwoodcity.org.


Old Photo Friday: Name This Intersection

Thanks to the courtesy of the Ellwood City Historical Society, they have provided us with a box full of old photos that we will be using weekly for Old Photo Friday! Today’s old photo shot is part of the old tube mill building.  No date was provided. Can you name the intersection in the photo Can you guess the year or estimated time frame this photo may have been taken?  


Old Photo Friday: What’s Changed Since 1961?

Thanks to the courtesy of the Ellwood City Historical Society, they have provided us with a box full of old photos that we will be using weekly for Old Photo Friday! Today’s feature is three different shots of places around town in 1961 – a lot has changed since then! Can you name where these photos were taken and what is there now?


Hauntings of the Area

Joyce Ross, a New Castle resident and volunteer at the Lawrence County Historical Society, has always had a passion for the paranormal. She remembers the days when her father used to tell her about the local haunting legends, a pastime she now shares with her son. “When I was a little girl my dad introduced me to the legend of Mary Black; I didn’t think much of it at the time but as I got older it came back into my interest and I told my son, who suggested ghosting hunting where she was buried. We never found her exact…