Houtzdale, Pennsylvania - A Time-Voyage


...There was a CCC camp in the Clearfield area. According to my second cousin Frank Trojanowski, (below), "it was just like being in the Army".

...cousin Frank at the Clearfield CCC Reforestation (1941)...the strange thing is, I met Cousin Frank Trojanowski (nicknamed Spinks), and he says this isn't him...


...a genuine (and still unidentified) Pennsylvania Forest Ranger of the day...

Barely visible in the upper left in the photo below, is a railroad bridge into the mine. Mining was the principal economic force in the area, and it could be the railroads (perhaps the New York Central) who brought my grandfather Stanley Wozny into the area

The coal chutes went over the roads...

Filled to the heap with coal...

Perhaps a few mining shacks visible back in the woods...

Abandoned company houses at one of the idle mines...


...to this backdrop, follow along for the people and homes...


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