2010 History Corner Articles
Shown here is Clarence "Roundy" Walker, dressed in Nancy Bailey Kauffman Scholl's uniform shortly before or after the Clown Band (possible Irvie Aurand's) marched in a parade. He is the distinguished citizen they named Walker Lake after, but while he was a most valuable public servant, he was a master practical joker with his friends, and sometimes with those he barely knew. He was a town treasure!
From about where the day care center is now, and looking west from there, we see a scene from Beavertown's past. On the middle left you can see some loafers on the bench at Moses Specht's store and hotel (where the beer distributor is now). Most Beavertown streets were tree lined to make the summer months more tolerable, despite the problem of autumn leaves. Almost all streets were unpaved. Most local traffic was by horse and wagon. Most away travel was by the railroad, which also brought the mail and all needed supplies, and took goods made here to their customers most anywhere.
In 1955 when Chevy came out with its OHV small block V-8 engine, Lloyd Yetter built a race car, and what a great winning car it was. They hired Jack McGurk (aka Fast Eddie McCardle) as their driver, and he won virtually every race he entered at the Port Royal Speedway, be it a heat race, the tough Australian Pursuit race, or the feature!! This was a very dominant team. Shown here is the 1956 version of their race car which differs in appearance from the 1955 model in only having some white on it, versus the 1955 race car, which was all red.