Places, Southside Stories

Museum Devoted to Firefighting

Al Ginoble of South Williamsport was raised in a house that served as the fire house for Citizens No.2 Fire Company in South Williamsport from the late 1800s to 1909, so it seemed natural that he would develop a passion for the fire service and firemen. At age 18 he became an active firefighter for… Continue reading Museum Devoted to Firefighting

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Arch Street Bridge Is Actually DuBoistown Bridge

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation held an informational public meeting on November 19 at the DuBoistown Fire Hall to discuss the future of the Greater Williamsport area’s oldest bridge spanning the Susquehanna. They no doubt reviewed its history, but what is its history and its background. The bridge that leads from Newberry to DuBoistown is… Continue reading Arch Street Bridge Is Actually DuBoistown Bridge

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Armstrong Township: A Sum of Its Parts

Armstrong Township is the only township in Lycoming County that has had two boroughs carved from it. DuBoistown DuBoistown was the first of the two boroughs established. Located at the mouth of Mosquito Creek, it is a on tract of land once owned by Samuel Boone, brother of Hawkins Boone, a martyred Indian fighter and cousin… Continue reading Armstrong Township: A Sum of Its Parts

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The Dixie BBQ

Jim and Gladys Casey, a Pennsylvania-Nebraska couple were the owners of the Dixie BBQ in South Williamsport from 1938 until 1972. The restaurant closed permanently when Jim became disabled. As young as 15, Jim began a career that led him across the country from Nebraska to Canandaigua, New York to Muncy, Pennsylvania and eventually South… Continue reading The Dixie BBQ

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Mountain Beach

An important highlight in many “South Siders” memories is centered at Mountain Beach. An article printed in the 1928 Mummers Parade Program described the most popular sports parks in North Central Pennsylvania. “In March 1928, work was started to develop the site of the former Main Street reservoir into the largest and best equipped swimming… Continue reading Mountain Beach