Religion has been complex in Titusville since the mid-1800s. With large numbers of people comes many different religions, practices, and expressions of faith. One of those was the African Methodist Episcopal congregation of Titusville, established formally in 1869. However, the church itself has roots much further back in history.
Tyc-Toc, a center for youthful fun and excitement, created through philanthropy and community organizing in 1951, was a hub for teenagers in the Titusville community and still stands today, serving a slightly different purpose.
In April 1940, the USS Arizona moved from its home in California to what would become its final resting place in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. After serving in World War I, the Arizona was stationed in Hawaii to deter Japanese imperialism. On that fateful December day in 1941, two of the 1,512 crewmen on board were …
Can you remember the sound of the hammer ringing out across town? How about the clanks and clangs of the presses or the scrape of the cold chisel? The plumes of steam and smoke rising into the sky on the east side of Titusville? These were all hallmark signs of one of Titusville's most lucrative non-oil industries: steel-making.