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…May 23rd 1982

Above the fold in theMay 23rd, 1982 Reading Eagle

Kenhorst Fire Company’s 50th anniversary

  Pacman tournament at the Fairgrounds Square Mall to benefit the YMCA of Berks county. In sports

The early stages of a long decline of Penn Square downtown

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