On this Day: October 20th, 1973

Reading’s 7th Street isn’t really a street, it’s railroad tracks. And these railroad tracks will cut through the purposed Penn Mall. Edward Sulzberger, the proposed mall developer, has said he would prefer the tracks not be there but can live with them. Meanwhile, other redevelopment officials feel the tracks may become an asset in the

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Swinging Bridge to Reading’s Outer Station

The Swinging Bridge - Reading Outer Station

Built in 1874 by the same firm that designed the Brooklyn Bridge, Reading’s rail bridge was heavily used by pedestrians to get over the train yard to Reading’s Outer Station. According to this Reading Eagle article,

The Outer Station, which stood off North Sixth Street, handled passenger and freight service on Reading Company lines.

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Solar Eclipse – February 26th, 1979

As we gear up for Eclipse day, lets take a look back to the last Solar eclipse that was viewable from Berks County. It occurred on Monday, February 26th, 1979. Moon coverage began at 10:57 am, with peak coverage being around 12:13pm. Where were you during the solar eclipse of 1979?

Solar Eclipse 1979Solar Eclipse 1979

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On this Day… July 25th, 1991

Above the fold in the July 25th, 1991 Reading Eagle…

Wild storms cause destruction throughout the county…

Scenic River Days gears up for five nights of entertainment at Riverfront Park…

Phones of the early 90s…

 

 

The local Wrestling scene heats up…

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