Hometown History (Jamestown Post-Journal)

Hometown History articles are featured every Friday in the Jamestown Post-Journal and are republished on the Fenton History Center Facebook page every Saturday at 10 AM

Look for several printable PDF versions at the conclusion of this page.  

Saturday, June 24, 2017: Hometown History: Jamestown’s Meat Industry By Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist

Saturday, June 16, 2017: Hometown History: Chautauqua vs. Chautauquas By Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist 

Saturday, June 10, 2017: Hometown History: Yearbook Predictions By Karen E. Livsey, Fenton Historu Center Archivist 

Saturday, June 3, 2017: Hometown History: Yearbook Titles By Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist 

Saturday, May 27, 2017: Hometown History: Early Bowling in Jamestown By Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist 

Saturday, May 20, 2017: Hometown History: The Mysterious Historian By Norman P. Carlson, Fenton History Center Collections Manager

Saturday, May 13, 2017: Hometown History: A Piece of 1811 By Norman P. Carlson, Fenton History Center Collections Manager

Saturday, May 6, 2017: Hometown History: One Day in the Life of the Fenton History Center Research Center and Museum By Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist

Saturday April 29,  2017: Hometown History: Advertisement Giveaways By Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist

Saturday, April 15, 2017: Hometown History: The Battle of Vimy Ridge: 100 Years Ago By Steven A Johnson, Fenton History Center Trustee and Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist 

Sunday, April 2, 2017: Hometown History: Riding the Rails By Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist 

Saturday, April 1, 2017: Hometown History: Scrapbook Surprises By Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist

Saturday March 11, 2017: Hometown History: Support Your Local Fire Department By Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist

Saturday, March 4, 2017: Hometown History: Fire! In Downtown Jamestown By Karen E Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist 

Saturday, February 18, 2017: Hometown History, Fur History By Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Archivist

Saturday, February 11, 2017: Hometown History: Early Dry Cleaning By Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist 

Sunday, February 5, 2017, Hometown History: The Derby Block By Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist

Saturday, January 28, 2017, Hometown History: 103 ½ W. Third Street:  A Sweet Story By Karen E. Livsey, Archivist

Saturday, January 21, 2017: Hometown History:  “A Merchant, a Barber and a Dentist Walked into a Building…” By Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist

Saturday, January 14, 2017: Hometown History: An Empty Envelope’s Story By Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist

Saturday, January 7, 2017: Hometown History: More Than One Story By Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist  

Wednesday, January 4, 2017: Hometown History: Who was Lillian G. Dickson? By Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017: Hometown History: The Old Post Office By Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist

>Saturday, December 24, 2016: Hometown History: Postage History By Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist 

Sunday, December 18, 2016: Hometown History: Snail Mail History By Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist

Friday, December 9, 2016: Hometown History: Family Stories Around the Table By Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist 

Saturday, November 26, 2016: Hometown History: Unidentified Memories By Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist

Saturday, November 12, 2016: Hometown History: Military Service Ribbons By Steven A. Johnson, Fenton History Center Trustee and Veteran

Saturday, November 5, 2016: Hometown History: Beaded Pincushions By Pheobe Forbes, Fenton History Center Textile Curator 

Sunday, October 30, 2016: Hometown History: Jamestown’s Music Study Club Anniversary By Victoria Parker, Fenton History Center Collections Assistant

Saturday, October 29, 2016: Hometown History: When Smokers Ruled By Norman P. Carlson, Fenton History Center Collections Manager

Saturday, October 15, 2016 Hometown History: JHS History By Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist

Saturday, October 1, 2016: Hometown History: Hazeltine History By Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist

Wednesday, September 28, 2016: Hometown History: How to Build a Cemetery Tour By Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist

Saturday, September 17, 2016: Hometown History: The First Oil Boom? By Norman P. Carlson, Fenton HIstory Center Collections Manager

Wednesday, September 14, 2016: Hometown History: Clues In the Background By Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist

Saturday, September 3, 2016: Hometown History: Secret Plane by Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist

Saturday, August 27, 2016: Hometown History: 1942: Planning Ahead By Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist

Saturday, August 20, 2016: Hometown History: Stocking the Fenton’s Shelves (King Gustav’s Crispbread) By Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist

Saturday, August 13, 2016: Hometown History: Timeless Music by Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist

Saturday, August 6, 2016: Hometown History: A Variety of Invitations by Karen E. Livsey, Fenton History Center Archivist

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