Category Archives: Duquesne History

Duquesne High School FOOTBALL

In October of 1980, GEO Magazine published an article about our hometown heros! I was unaware of this article until Rome Sikora (DHS 1953 – Seattle, WA/Mirage, CA) forwarded me a copy of the magazine a few weeks ago. I owe Rome … Continue reading

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Duquesne Dateline – May, 1956

What a thrill! Yesterday I received an email from Bob Vislay that brought to mind an event in Duquesne’s history that I had nearly forgotten about. Along with his recollections from the event, Bob also sent pictures from his personal … Continue reading

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The September Of Our Years

The past week has been very hectic for me, so I apologize for not posting anything to my blog. However, in my feeble attempt to make-up for my lapse, I thought that it would be fun to take a look back … Continue reading

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When Duquesne Was Young

Many of you share the same  perspective in time as I do about Duquesne. For the most part, the 40’s, 50’s and early 60’s are the “Golden Days of Duquesne” in our memories. If compared to the City of Duquesne’s … Continue reading

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Duquesne’s Rebirth? PART TWO

This is a continuation of my earlier post. Space restrictions on this WordPress blog allows only a specific amount of space to be used for each post. Sorry for the inconvenience, but read on……. In closing, I wanted to post … Continue reading

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Duquesne’s Rebirth? PART ONE

Well, people have been casting their vote for “The Most Iconic Symbol of Duquesne.” As you can see from the results below, the Steel Mills have a resounding lead over the other choices. I find it interesting that the top two … Continue reading

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A Trip Down the Streets of Duquesne

Well, after a lot of work, I have finished a project that I think you might find enjoyable. Our friend, Jim Hartman, at the Mifflin Township Historical Society, graciously shared a copy of a 1940 Duquesne City Directory that was … Continue reading

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The Duquesne 4th of July – As I Remember

The 4th of July, when I was growing up, was always a special day for our family. Dad would close his shop and spend the day with us as we traveled about. Usually, the day meant a big picnic at … Continue reading

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A Week In Our Lives

A week in our lives…… I thought you might enjoy a diversion from my ramblings. I was just looking through the issues of The Duquesne Times that Joe Hartman from The Mifflin Historical Society provided to me. It dawned on … Continue reading

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Home Again – Let the Good Times Roll!

Well, I have made it home! I had a wonderful trip to Duquesne and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Between visits with my family, meeting new friends, reconnecting with old friends, photographing old haunts as well as new views AND finally, meeting … Continue reading

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