Have you ever run into someone that has a name similar to yours? Maybe people would get you confused with them or think you had an accidental twin? That's what happened to the Strauss and Strouse families of Titusville in the early 1900s. To make matters even more complicated, they were actually related!
Titusville Businesses of Yesteryear
When you walk into a space from your past, memories you may have not thought of in years come flooding back. Check out some of these old advertisements from our local newspaper to take a virtual trip down memory lane together...
The Dempseytown Nitro Explosion of January 1930
Hauling nitroglycerin to its destination caused a person to take their life into their own hands. It was a job that Worthy Sullivan did not survive on his forty-second birthday, January 27, 1930.
Priscilla Presley & Sally Field: Daughters of Titusville
Titusville has had many celebrities in its time. But the fame did not end in the nineteenth century. Two Titusville men went on to marry and have daughters that have names most everyone will recognize: Priscilla Presley and Sally Field.
The Johnsons: A Family Legacy of Military Service
Have you ever heard of the Tuskegee Airmen? In celebration of Veterans' Day 2019, NWPA Stories will highlight a local family whose ranks include one of the famous African American military fighters of World War II and whose family has honorably served our country for generations.
Fact or Fiction: The Witch’s Grave
Supposedly, a witch was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery almost 150 years ago. Upon her stone is a skull. When it rains, the water runs in red rivulets down its face in tears of blood. Many people have sought out her headstone and others have even camped out in the cemetery to see if her ghost may greet them in the night. But the question remains: is the story true? Read on to find out!
Homecoming: THS 150
This year marks 150 years since the beginning of high school education in Titusville! To celebrate, this post is a photo walk through time, from 1915 to last year's homecoming. It includes memories from football, cheerleading, majorettes, marching band, homecoming parades, and homecoming courts. Maybe you will see yourself or a friend. Feel free to share, reminisce, and cheer on our Rockets at Homecoming 150 this Friday!
The Secret History of the Titusville Trust Company: 100 Years
A staple of the community built by early titans of Titusville, the bank building at 127 West Spring Street, founded as the Titusville Trust Company, opened its doors 100 years ago this Monday, August 12. A magnificent example of architecture and design, the Titusville Trust Company building, now Farmers National Bank, hearkens back to an era of wealth and opulence in the Oil Region. It even harbors a few secrets in its basement, once bustling with activity and life.
The Bloss Brothers: From the Wild West to the Titusville Herald
Extra! Extra! Read all about the Bloss Brothers founding the Titusville Herald in the prime of their whirlwind lives of adventure, the Wild West, and war!