A diversion for a rainy night in Riverton

Last week we sent out reminder postcards about this evening’s HSR meeting and presentation by Jane Peters Estes which begins at 7:00 p.m.

Her topic – The Battle of Gettysburg: Where Were the Women?

In future blog entries I will being showcasing more of the marvelous images used for the postcards which have recently been made available to our digital archive.

Mrs. Mary Flanagan has forwarded dozens of digital images taken from Joseph F. Yearly’s (her grandfather) photo album.  The picture of the J.T. Evans Bldg. is just one of the rare images of this nostalgic lot which will be posted here soon.

Mr. Nick Mortgu and I combed through his postcard collection recently and he very generously scanned every one of his postcards which we didn’t already have – over 30 exceptional representations of Riverton scenes.  The real photo postcard scan of the Riverton Yacht Club shown is one of those which will be the subjects of upcoming posts.

Meanwhile, I have been busy writing an extended version of the Lyceum article that was in the September issue.

I hope to see you at tonight’s meeting. – John McCormick, Gaslight News editor


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John McCormick

Teacher at Riverton School 1974-2019, author, amateur historian, Historical Society of Riverton Board Member 2007-2023, newsletter editor 2007-2023, website editor 2011-2023

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