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Friday, June 1, 2012

Yesterday In RSP History

Monday, May 31, 1897

Just three days after its inauguration, a trolley carried people from Liverpool to the grand opening of Rock Springs Park on Memorial Day 1897. The trolley bridge remains are now the Dr. David S. Pugh Memorial Overlook. Read more at http://rockspringspark.blogspot.com/2011/06/chester-bridge-overlook.html.

Friday, May 31, 1940

Rochester School Picnic. Excursion to Rock Springs Park sponsored by the Rochester Band Mothers and Kunsman Brothers Jewelers for the benefit of the Rochester High School Band. Leave Rochester at 9:30 a.m. and Return at 10:00 p.m. Arrive at the Park at 12:30 p.m. and Leave 7:00 p.m. (Daylight Savings Time) Round Trip Fare: Adults 50 cents, Students 25 cents. Free dancing to Fate Marable and his "Madcap Cotton Pickers." Come along and help boost the band! Tickets on sale at Hetzel Drug Store and Gordon's Pharmacy in Rochester, Edwards' Pharmacy, Freedom and Citizen's Pharmacy, Monaca. (The Daily Times, May 29, 1940.)

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