4th of July Through the Decades

4th of July 1969

1957

West Reading’s Fourth of July celebration yesterday was a double event. Besides celebrating the holiday the citizens and various organizations in the borough joined in a program in observation of the borough’s 50th anniversary. A spectacular feature of the day was the parade which was held in the morning. Shown above is one of the marching groups as the parade moved along Penn Avenue.Read Full Article

On this Day – June 19th 1972

See what was happening in the June 19th 1972 Reading Eagle-

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Hurricane Agnes hits the Florida coast, 14 people were killed. The hurricane would hit Berks County hard just three days later, wreaking havoc on the area.

This morning’s rain delayed until this afternoon the opening of Reading’s playgrounds, but it didn’t dampen things at Hillside Playground where these youngsters decided not to wait and improvised their box hockey equipment – sticks and a stone.

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Berks County Christmas – Day 25- 1969 Christmas Day Snowstorm

Merry Christmas Berks County!!! In 1969 there was a “White Christmas” in Berks County! Do you remember?
We had over a foot of snow! All images courtesy of the Reading Eagle.

White Christmas 1969

Who Said There Was a Downtown Traffic Problem?
A traffic light continues to carry out its duties despite the lack of vehicles as one lone walker makes his way up Washington Street between the Berkshire Hotel and the Reading Post Office -Eagle Photo

‘Twas the Day After Christmas And Everthing Was White

Sleigh bells rang throughout downtown Reading Friday as George Ulrich of 117 Erie Ave.,

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Berks Nostalgia