There was industry in Eldred Pa.
Manufactured Glass – two that I know of !
Both were located where the elementary school is now
and either by the park or Park Avenue.
They were long gone when I was growing up –
but I heard about them.
My time was spent many long days at this ball diamond –
and to the right – beyond the little building for the bathrooms –
was Barden Brook Creek !
I would play in the water there – catching craw fish –
and just on the other side –
were a myriad of dirt paths –
heading off into the woods –
I was scared to venture far –
and I remember them branching off in different directions.
Many of my grade school classmates lived in this area –
I was from the other side of town
North Main Street –
Slavin’s furniture was the big white building on the left –
To the right – the red building – the Fire Hall
And just up from that – The Masonic Hall –
Doctor’s office and the dentist office.
On the left side is now the Eldred Museum
with a tank coming out of the wall –
That was Frisbee’s Insurance when I was growing up
He always sent me a birthday card as we had the same birthdays !
You can just barley see my house on the left
5 or 6 houses up the street
This is where I played – roller skated
rode my bike –
I had to walk all the way down this street from North Main Street
to go to school – as far as you can see on the left –
I would guess it to be over a mile.
Eldred school – grades one through twelve.
I went four grades here before the new grade school was completed
and at that time the three towns
Eldred – Rixford and Duke Center along with Eldred Township
formed one school district –
Otto -Eldred High School – grades 7 through 12 .
Thank you for reading Papa’s World – Growing up Eldred Pa.
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