The Aldan American Legion Post was formed in 1947, a few years after the second world war. It has served the community faithfully opening up their hall for events such as the 4th of July celebration. They need the community's help now. Their roof is leaking badly. They have a temporary replacement but they need a new roof soon.
Won't you consider coming to their beef and beverage on September 26th....? Good time for a good cause...$25 individual....$40 couple.....at the Post home on Bonsall Avenue
Thursday, January 16, 2014
The 102 trolley line seen here still runs regularly down Woodlawn Avenue to 69th Street Transportation Center. The trolley stop was established August 1906 as part of the "Collingdale" line and featured state of the art trolleys that ran every 15 to 20 minutes. In the background is Aldan Elementary School, established September 1895 in approximately the same location which I learned while reading back issues of the Aldan Sun. These issues have now all been scanned into PDFs, and I'm working to get them easily accessible either through the Delaware County website or through the Aldan Borough website.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Here is the picture of the barbecue. Line forms to the left. The hamburgers, chips and drinks are all donated by the borough and local businesses. I always appreciate the time and effort that goes into this. It does draw a lot of people.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
By 1922, the congregation had grown out of the small building and a lot became available on Providence Road and Clifton Avenue.
In this photograph from 1990, you can see how huge the congregation had become since 1915.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Starting this week, I'll be posting some small tit bits of Aldan History that I've collected so far. The project I'm currently working on is scanning Aldan Sun newsletters, so I'll be sharing those tit-bits that I get from them for now.
No pictures yet....but maybe I'll have some soon. I know that there has to be more information out there that is buried about Aldan. It will take a lot of digging to find it before it disappears forever.