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Friday, July 27, 2012

Beaver and Geneva College Excursions

Wednesday, July 27, 1921

On this date, Masons And Families Enjoyed an Outing at Rock Springs Park. About 600 were present from Beaver Valley to attend the event.

About six hundred were present at the outing Wednesday at Rock Springs Park which was held by the Beaver Valley Caravan No. 6. The park, which affords various amusements, was heartily enjoyed. Twenty-two sporting events were planned and carried out with spevial prizes for the winners. A baseball game was played between the upper valley and lower valley teams, the upper valley winning the score 7 to 4. Dancing was continuous from 3 to 10:30 o'clock. The Famous Seven Orchestra furnished the music for the dancing. Zig Zag lolly pops [sic] and soft drinks were furnished for the kiddies. One hundred were present from Beaver Falls, the same number from New Brighton and 400 from Rochester, Beaver and Freedom. The affair was planned by the following committee: Chairman of arrangements, C. Merle Raisley; sports, George H. Hamilton and J. Alex Quay; baseball, Christian H. Lindsay and Harry Fairman; dancing, John P. Scofield; entertainment for children, J.A. Philips and Harvey W. Calhoon; transportation, J.J. Zimmerman. (The Daily Times, July 28, 1921.)

Sunday, July 27, 1930

On this date, friends, faculty and alumni of Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA, took the first of many annual excursion trips from Rochester to Rock Springs Park. The Beaver Daily Times gave a wonderful account of the trip the next day which included the myriad sights, sounds, and colors of an eight-hour trip on the Ohio River. Read it at http://rockspringspark.blogspot.com/2011/07/for-geneva-college-getting-there-was.html.

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