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...
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...