This post card photo shows the Beavertown Brick Plant about the mid 1950s. The bake ovens gave off a nice warmth when fired and sometimes during the winter, the few hobos traveling along the S & L RR would take advantage of this free heat. They had a camp site they used year around just west of the brick plant under a RR bridge. It was a well used site except during the coldest part of the winter.
(When was the brick plant built in Beavertown? Answer next month.)
Answer to Last Month
When WWII ended in May 1945, many Beavertown service personnel in Europe served there until late 1945 or 1946. Those who were stationed in Germany would have been in the Army of Occupation.
After this period, Brufene Thoman served in Occupied Germany, as did Jim Etzler. The Occupation ended in May 1955. Russell Kauffman and Jack Kaufman served in Germany also, but if it was after May 1955, it was not as part of the Army of Occupation.
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