Category Archives: Duquesne History

Be Sure To Tune In

Hello friends! Long time no see, or should I say long time, no hear from me. More on that later, I promise a new post very soon. I received an email from Dennis Ragan and Jim Ragan informing me that there … Continue reading

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Once Upon A Time

Even though Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, 2015, are behind us now, I decided to check the Duquesne Times from 100 years ago. I wanted to gain some insight into how the holidays were celebrated and reported in 1915. … Continue reading

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Them’s Fightin’ Words!!

In my last post, I mentioned how I constantly get spam comments and how I filter out all of the garbage so it doesn’t hit our blog. However, I occasionally get comments or emails that intrigue me. One such email … Continue reading

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Duquesne – FIT FOR A KING!!

DUQUESNE – FIT FOR A KING!  We have all come to realize that our beloved hometown, Duquesne, has fallen into a serious state of disorder and ruin. The Duquesne that existed when we were being raised in the city is … Continue reading

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The Crawford Mansion’s Finale

After posting the picture of Duquesne’s Crawford Mansion, there seemed to be a flurry of interest in the history of the structure. I really found all of the information and links to articles and sites fantastic and super interesting. Thank … Continue reading

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Voices from Duquesne – August 27, 2013

Hi Jim, Thank you sooo much for your blog “Duquesne Hunky”.  Have really been enjoying reading the archives and reminiscing. As I said in my post on the blog today, we lived on Orchard Court off of Center St until … Continue reading

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Help To Save Our Holy Trinity Church In Duquesne

I received the following email this week, and I am hoping that we can help to provide some information about Holy Trinity. The fact that they may consider demolishing the structure is very disturbing. Considering the condition of the building, it is understandable why … Continue reading

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Today’s Issues Yesterday

As I was paging through the pages of an issue of The Duquesne Times yesterday, an article caught my attention. It seems that the subject of illegal aliens is one of the hottest issues in the US today. Virtually every American … Continue reading

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1954 Duquesne Retrospective

There are times that I really struggle with post ideas. It seems that I have covered every inch of my childhood memories. However, whenever “writer’s block” occurs, all I have to do is peruse a few issues of The Duquesne … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Duquesne

    It appears that Spring 2013 has officially arrived. I’ve been busy clipping, racking, mulching and planting around my house, hoping to make it as neat and attractive as possible. Although the methods have changed in the last 99 years, … Continue reading

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