I See Pittsburgh. I See France.

I See Pittsburgh. I See France.

Submitted by Eleanor Stout Courtney, Beaver Resident For generations girls have cherished and preserved their autograph books. On Christmas Day in 1937, my tenth birthday, one of my gifts was a fake leather bound one, its pastel pages blue, green, yellow and pink. As...
Remembering the 1940s

Remembering the 1940s

Submitted by Eleanor Stout Courtney, Beaver Resident It could only happen in a small town like Beaver. It was 1980 The Class of 1945 was planning its reunion after 35 years out of high school. Eleanor Courtney was in charge, as I had been for six previous reunions. In...
Beaver County Court House Fire

Beaver County Court House Fire

Written by John Grosskopf,  Fire Chief, Beaver Volunteer Fire Department On the morning of May 26, 1932, workers were nearing completion of minor restoration to the Beaver County Court House which included adding a fresh coat of paint. As was the common technique of...
Coming Home

Coming Home

Submitted by: Rebecca Bricker I’ve always considered myself so fortunate to have spent my childhood in Beaver. When I was 10, in 1964, my parents moved from Beaver to the Chicago suburbs and my life since then has taken me mostly to big cities in far-flung places. But...
The Streets of Beaver as They Used to Be

The Streets of Beaver as They Used to Be

Above: Exterior photo of Myrtle’s family’s plumbing shop, W.B. Laughlin, circa 1905. The plumbing shop was located at 428 Third Street. Beaver is the place we call home – warm, friendly, familiar. We know the streets and our friends who live on them; the best shops...
Beaver Through the Ages

Beaver Through the Ages

As the world has entered into a new decade, we felt it appropriate to celebrate by reminiscing about the days of Beaver Borough gone by. We asked for memory submissions on Facebook, and our followers did not disappoint. Check out what they had to say…if their stories...