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What was happening here 52 years ago
Noted below are news items originally published in local papers in early September 1964:
- Three “outdated” school houses faded into oblivion when the Pickering-Brandywine Jointure opened the new Pickering Valley Elementary School in the Eagle area. The one-room schools that were replaced by the new school were Windsor, Prospect and Font in Upper Uwchlan Township, plus the “more modern” West Pikeland School in Chester Springs. Total enrollment in the new school was 300 pupils. Carl Deutsch was the principal.
- Named to serve on a committee, which was responsible for the construction of the Broad Run School in West Bradford were township residents William Jones, Edward Stouff, Robert Hodge and Dr. Walter Fetherolf; plus Downingtown Area Jointure Board members Raymond Williams and W.I. Pollock.
- Thomas Brookover, a Downingtown Paper Co. (DOPACO) official said his firm took full responsibility for the mechanical failure that caused black soot to accidentally cover the borough’s east end on a Sunday morning. Fire companies, borough residents and DOPACO employees spent Sunday washing down houses, cars and streets, in an attempt to clean up the residue.