The History and Heritage of Saints Peter and Paul School

The History and Heritage of Saints Peter and Paul School

In 1830, Catholic residents of Beaver constructed a building on Fair Ave. for congregational use. The building was then dedicated by Bishop Francis Patrick O’Neil of Philadelphia, and around thirty families began meeting there for mass. This was the founding of the...
Beaver’s Cornerstone

Beaver’s Cornerstone

In days of old, great buildings rested on cornerstones. They were the principle piece of their building’s foundation, and often the first piece that workers would lay before laying all others in relation to it. A good cornerstone kept the foundation from turning out...
A Tale of Two Brothers

A Tale of Two Brothers

Many families in our borough have deep-rooted connections that go back generations. These ancestors helped build the foundation of the community we know and love today, even though they have long since passed. Brothers and long-time Beaver residents Michael and Jacob...
Remembering Bob Stout

Remembering Bob Stout

Written by Eleanor Stout Courtney, Resident Many Beaver residents remember Bob Stout who had an automobile agency at Fourth and Market and was Beaver Citizen of the year in 1967. He was my father. From age 12 I worked at Bob Stout’s Garage on Saturdays and during the...
Cook-Anderson Fire, July 4, 1920

Cook-Anderson Fire, July 4, 1920

Original story from The Daily Times, forerunner of The Beaver County Times In 1920 there was no Fourth of July celebration in Beaver. That Monday the whole day was quiet except for the sharp ear wracking explosions of firecrackers. But the day ended in great...
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...