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Temple football's successful season springboards into signing day
Posted: Friday, February 5, 2016 12:00 am. Temple football's successful season springboards into signing day Donald Hunt Tribune Staff Writer phillytrib.com | 0 comments. Temple is coming off one of its greatest football seasons in the history of the …
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The Onion's '50 Years Of Super Bowl History' Roasts Patriots, Ray Lewis
And New England's Super Bowl XXXIX win over the Philadelphia Eagles — their third title in four years — earned the following caption: “The Patriots were really good at cheating by this point.” For those Patriots fans feeling a bit hot under the …
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All-Time #NBArank: Players 16-20
All-Time #NBArank enters the Top 20. To create All-Time #NBArank, we put together a ballot with the 150 greatest players ever. Then our ESPN expert panel voted on thousands of head-to-head matchups, with voting based on both peak performance and …
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Glover Park Liberty Bell – Marietta, GA
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This replica Liberty Bell was placed here by the local Jaycees in honor of America’s Bicentennial in 1976. the plaque on the front reads: " Glover Park – To commemorate the memory of John Heyward Glover, first mayor of Marietta, 1852 – Who exchanged Court House site for this park and donated it to the city of Marietta.

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Image from page 1186 of “The Street railway journal” (1884)

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Title: The Street railway journal
Year: 1884 (1880s)
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Subjects: Street-railroads Electric railroads Transportation
Publisher: New York : McGraw Pub. Co.
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fg. Co. H. W. Johns Mfg. Co. Okonite Co. Bethlehem Iron Co. Eugene Munsell & Co. Garton-Daniels Electric Co. McCardeU, West & Co. Robert W. BlackweU. Safety Third Rail Electric Co. Standard Air Brake Co. Dick, Kerr & Co. Risdon Iron Works. E. H. Cadiot & Co. Lorain Steel Co. Westinghouse Electric & Mfg. Co.General Electric Co.Jackson & Sharp Co.Peckham Truck Co.Baltimore Car Wheel Co.American Metal Co. Lewisohn Bros.Carnegie Steel Co.John Stephenson Co.Baldwin Locomotive Works.Brown Hoisting & Convejdng Machine Co.J. G. BriU Co. Christensen Engineering Co.Berlin Iron Bridge Co.B. F. Sturtevant Co.Riter-Conley Mfg. Co.Ball & Wood Co.A. L. Ide & Sons.Springfield Mfg. Co.Edwin Harrington Son & Co.J. A. Fay & Egan Co.Worthington Pump Co.Babcock & Wilcox Co.Westinghouse Alr-Brake Co.Manning, Maxwell & Moore. LIEBER CODE CO., 2 and 4 STONE STREET 20 BUCKLERSBURY, NEW YORK. LONDON, E.G. STREET RAILWAY JOURNAL. 239 ..Alw^yj* in Se&.son..

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SECTIONAL VIEW Aly/^yj* Ventile^ting DAY AND NIGHT RAIN OR SHINE Also VENTILATORS FOR EXPORT Power Houses and Buildings Ventilated AT LITTLE COST U/E have equipped Power Houses and Buildings all overthe world—suck as the KOLGOORLIE TRAMWAY CO., . . AustraliaST. CH.-RLES STREET RY. CO., . New OrleansGALVESTON CITY RY. CO., . Galveston, TexasPEEKSKILL LIGHTING & R.R. CO., Peekskill, N. YYOUNGSTOWN GAS & ELEC. CO., Youngstown, O. AND MANY OTHERS We luill be pleased to send you our new catalogue and sample andgive you an estimate. PANCOAST INTERNATIONAL VENTILATOR CO. manufacturers IMPROVED TAN-COAST VENTILATORSSalesroom and Office. 223 and 225 SOUTH FIFTH ST.. PHILADELPHIA Offices, NEW YORK and LONDON ELECTRIC MOTOR AND GENERATOR VENTILATING CO. 421 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Our new ventilator is a simple and efiicient device for carrying coldair direct to the motor case, fr< m the hood through hose under car. orfrom the funnel at top as may be preferrtd. Will vemilate

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Title: The Street railway journal
Year: 1884 (1880s)
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THE LIMA CAR HOUSE, WITH GATES BETWEEN THE TRACKS water which may accumulate in the pits,as there are no public drains and thereis no other way of accomplishing this.A large room is provided for the motor-men and conductors, and the office pro-vides ample space for the manager, elec-trical and civil engineers, traffic manager,accountant, cashier, etc. Adjoining thecar house is a house for the car housesuperintendent. The cars are of the eight-bench opentype, fully described in the Street Rail-way Journal of April 7, 1906. As thegovermnent requires the use of airbrakes, it was found necessary to placethe compressor under one end of theseats and the tank under the other. Thebrake cylinder is also placed under oneend of the car. The trucks are of thesolid steel Columbian type, 6 ft. 6 ins.wheel base. G. E. No. 54 double motorequipments are used on all these cars.

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Street Uy.Journal PLAN OF CAR HOUSE, SHOP AND OFFICE BUILDINGS May 4, 1907.] STREET RAILWAY JOURNAL. 795 At present there are forty-eight-bench cars, and in additiontwo sprinklers, two meat cars and a work car with derrick.The G. E. No. 80 double motor equipment is used on thelatter cars. Twenty additional eight-bench open cars havealready been ordered and will be re-quired as soon as received. The tramway system was designed bythe well-known American engineer, A.W. McLimont, who has also directedthe installation. The entire electricalequipment was supplied by the GeneralElectric Company; the open cars by theStephenson works of the J. G. Brill Com-pany, of Philadelphia; the trutks andspecial cars by the McGuire-CummingsCompany, of Chicago, and the poles,brackets, etc., by the Elmer P. MorrisCompany, of New York. All of theorders were placed through the firm ofW. R. Grace & Company, of New York. *^^ favor of a double-jointed current collector very similar tothat used on the same co

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Image from page 9 of “Ceremonies upon the completion of the monument erected by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company at Bordentown, New Jersey, to mark the first piece of track laid between New York and Philadelphia, 1831, November 12, 1891″ (1891)
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Title: Ceremonies upon the completion of the monument erected by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company at Bordentown, New Jersey, to mark the first piece of track laid between New York and Philadelphia, 1831, November 12, 1891
Year: 1891 (1890s)
Authors: PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD CO
Subjects: Camden and Amboy Railroad and Transportation Company
Publisher: Washington, D.C., William F. Roberts
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r R. R. and Transportation Co., 85 Philadelphia and Trenton R. R. Co., . . . . 87 89 ev Jersey Co., 90 New Jersey Controlled by Pennsylvania R. R. 91 from John Stevens Concerning Railroads in Pennsyl- 93 ts Concerning the Celebration, . . . . 95 ne of the Baltimore and Susquehanna R. R., . .101 ■ ILLUSTRATIONS..lent at Bordentown, . . Ceremonies and Program, He of Lei rt L. Stevens Ordering the First ig Cross Section and Plan, >inotive John Bull, lid Arch at Bordentown, and lahway and Jersey City, 1841, . Frontispiece facing page ii iv 6 2934 4244

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1 Ceremonies upon the Completion OF THE MS NUMENT ERECTED BY THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD QO AT FjORDENTOWN, NEW JERSEY, TO MARK THE FIRST PIECE OFTRACK LAID BETWEEN NEWYORK AND PHILADELPHIA, I 83 I, November 12, 1891. PUBLISHED FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD CO. BY GEDNEV & ROBERTS, WASHINGTON, D. C.

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Is it Demo Time for Historic Rittenhouse Coffee Shop?

Is it Demo Time for Historic Rittenhouse Coffee Shop?
Hidden City Philadelphia first reported that the companies filed an economic hardship application with the Philadelphia Historical Commission on October 29, despite previously stating that they were "committed to preserving the buildings at 1906-1920 …
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Developer won't raze historic Rittenhouse Coffee Shop
Nashville-based Southern Land Co. will withdraw its application to the Philadelphia Historical Commission to demolish the 1855-vintage Rittenhouse Coffee Shop building at 1904 Sansom St., the company said in a statement Friday. But its applications to …
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Cool Philadelphia Hotels images

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Philadelphia Pa ~ Hyatt at The Bellevue ~ Aka The Bellevue-Stratford Hotel ~ Top floor Dining Room ~ My Vintage Film
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George Boldt owned the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel outright. The present building opened in 1904. Over two years in the making and costing over ,000,000 (in 1904 dollars), the Bellevue-Stratford was described at the time as the most luxurious hotel in the nation and perhaps the most spectacular hotel building in the world. The Bellevue. In December 1996 the hotel joined the Hyatt chain’s Park Hyatt boutique division and was renamed Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue. In 2010 the name was shortened to Hyatt at The Bellevue.

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Title: McElroy’s Philadelphia city directory
Year: 1837 (1830s)
Authors: A. McElroy & Co Orrin Rogers (Firm) E.C. & J. Biddle (Firm)
Subjects: Business enterprises
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WWVVWVA/Vxrw HICKEY & TULL, MANUFACTURERS OF Their improved style Elastic SteelliCather, and Solid Riveted TRUNKS, m ABOVE SIXTH, FRONT OF JONES HOTEL, AND OPPOSITE THE ARCADE, ^ T. ^^ ^ u ■ ^^r P^^^^^^ ^^ informing the travelling- public, that they have now on fliand, a beautiful assortment of their improved style of SOLID SOLE LEATHERJS^tSI^o PUBLE and SINGLE FOLIO TRUNKS, of various styles; LADIESflKUNKS, Vahce Trunks, Bonnet Boxes, CAP CASES, Carpet Bags, and an elegantassortment of superior ENAMELED PATENT LEATHER BAGS, with every article^ in their line of business. §w) Old Trunks Repaired or taken in Exchange for New ones. ALEXANDER L. HICKEY. RICHARD W. TULL. [ 14 ] i iThe Cheapest Solid Riveted Travelling Trunk! S MAHIDrFA©T(0)IEY 2M FIHIIEILABF.]LFIHIEAo

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THOMAS JV. MATTSOIV, No. 198 MARKET STREET, First Door bcIo>v Sixth, South Side. ( Persons wishing to buy to sell again will find constantly on Hand 500 TYaYfeWing Tx-wnks, 600 CaTi^^et Bags am ^ateVes, Talise Txwnks, Taclciwg Tmuiks, Ladies^ Bonne-t Cases, &c., Wholesale or Retail at the lowest Manufacturing Prices. First Premiam Awarded by Franklin Institnie, 1S4S and 1849. SOUTHWAEK NEW CAMPET ST0:KE. NO. 344 SOUTH SECOND STRJSET, Corner of German Street, Philadelphia : : ER, all kinds of Window snaaes « nearth Rugs. Cy ALL KINDS OF WINDOW, HOT HOUSE AND PICTURE GLASS. <p3 V%^VVVVW^VV^V»/vx/»/VVWVVVVV/»i^/V^VVVVV~VVVVV*v*/VVVVVV»/VVVV*^VVVVVVVV%^ JAMESDOULL, § DEALER IN 3|| OMEHA, (^LA^gj ILTWmWFOOlL EAIETIHipM m AND STONEWARE, ^ No. m SOUTH FOURTH STREET, J » BELOW SIKUCE, || ! PHILADELPHIA. S^ 07 Orders thankfully received, and gootle sent to any part of the City or Districts, ^ ■ free of charge. « ®-^^ [ 15 ] WHOLESALE HAT & CAP MANUFACTIJEEII J

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Protesters march through Center City streets, stores, restaurants

Protesters march through Center City streets, stores, restaurants
A group of demonstrators marched their way through Center City, entering stores and restaurants, to protest police brutality. The marchers assembled around 5:00 p.m. Tuesday at Dilworth Park then began walking along Walnut Street toward Rittenhouse …
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History Minute: The front-row historical life of Albert Witte

History Minute: The front-row historical life of Albert Witte
History Minute: Some people are fortunate enough to have lives that are a front-seat to history. Respected University of Arkansas law professor Albert Witte was one such man. Witte was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1923. His parents moved …
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Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Achieves Multiple Sales Records in December 2015
–The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) set three new sales records as 2015 drew to a close, achieving the highest one-day sales, highest single-month sales, and highest sales through the first half of a fiscal year in Pennsylvania history. On Dec.
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AP-PA–Pennsylvania News Digest, PA
The promise came on the day nine young people — eight of them under 18 — were ordered to pay Clabbers $ 206,300, what is believed to be the largest amount of restitution in the county's juvenile court history, for vandalizing his two rental homes and …
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