History Corner

History Corner articles from the Beavertown News

Beavertown wins $10,000

(Courtesy of Beavertown Borough Council)

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Tom and Karen Burns leading an army of motivated and persistent citizens, Beavertown won $10,000 in the Reader's Digest "We Hear You America" campaign for 2012. The borough council received the payment from Reader's Digest, and will be using it for some improvements to the borough building as well as giving some back to the community throughout the summer. Keep your eyes here for more information!



The Kearns Car Compay of Beavertown

(Courtesy of The Beavertown Historical Society)

Shown here is the Kearns Motors factory, formerly the Kearns Buggy plant, which was located on 123 S. Center Street in Beavertown. It was torn down in 1974. A new book soon to be published will give the full remarkable history of this storied company. You can pre-order your copy which will cost you $25.00 on delivery (plus shipping and handling if sent away) by calling 658-7205 or by snail mailing or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You’ll be glad you did!



Beavertown Grade School - 1937

(Courtesy of Kate Thomas)

Shown here are 43 students from the 7th and 8th grade classes of the Beavertown grade school from 1937, and their teacher, Mr. “Pach” Walker. Most of the students shown are now deceased. Some that are among the living are Curtis Umholtz, Goldie Ritter, Betty Saylor, Bill Saylor, and Paul Goss. It is interesting to note that most of the young boys shown here were destined to fight for our country in World War II.



Pin Up Girl Signs

(Courtesy of Beavertown Historical Society)

Shown here are two signs that appear to be from the 1940s. They feature “pin-up” style girls and their names. We believe that they had something to do with Yetter’s Chevrolet. If you have any information on what they were used for, or what they signified, please contact us via email or telephone. Thank you!


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