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Shamokinites of 1929: Do you know them?

August 12, 2010

A busy schedule may have kept me absent from this blog for a while, but I just had to check in to post this rare glimpse into the coal region of old. What were Shamokinites and natives of the surrounding area doing in 1929? Many, it seems, turned out for the celebration at Richardson Field (presently Northumberland County Airport) given on the occasion of the dedication of two new hangars, as well as the retirement from the Navy of Captain Holden Chester Richardson, a native of Shamokin.

A good friend of mine recently discovered an old film reel from this event, which she purchased and converted to digital. She let me view this historical find, a copy of which she is currently offering via eBay auction, and allowed me to take a few snapshots of some of the area residents shown on the film. The following individuals are unidentified, but while I don’t know them, I wish I did! Do you recognize anyone?

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Curt permalink
    May 2, 2014 4:18 pm

    Are you sure these folks are from Shamokin? They don’t have any resemblence to anybody i ever saw in any pictures of the area. They look more like they came from the West or Mid West.

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