Nanty Glo Public Library[ edit ] It was launched in After outgrowing several earlier locations, it now occupies a spacious former store building at Roberts Street. After the city of Johnstown, Nanty Glo was the largest municipality in Cambria County, with a population of over 5,, for most of the 20th century.
A ladies' auxiliary to the fire company was organized in by 44 women of the community. That paper was purchased by Herman Sedloff, a Russian emigre working as a typesetter in New York who moved to Nanty Glo specifically to establish a labor-oriented weekly newspaper. Over the years, there were numerous one-room school houses, and in a fourth-class school district was established. Nanty Glo also serves as a major marketplace for Jackson and parts of Cambria Township. Schools[ edit ] Formal education came to Nanty Glo about with a school opening on what was then the Jackson side of the settlement. The website continues to serve the community with thousands of discrete pages, one of the earliest blogs established on the World Wide Web, and several hundred film and video clips. The first four-year high school class was graduated in The Journal continues to serve under new ownership. Points of interest[ edit ] Just one mile north of U. At one time Nanty Glo had three movie houses, two of which have been destroyed by fires. James, Commercial, and Jackson. Whether the Davises had the small town of the same name in Wales in mind or just thought the melodic-sounding Welsh phrase fit the town is not known. Nanty Glo was incorporated as a borough in , taking in parts of Blacklick Township and Jackson Township. Over the years, Nanty Glo had several hotels, including the Home, St. Nanty Glo Journal[ edit ] Two newspapers have served the borough during its history. Both Time and Life magazines did stories on Nanty Glo as their prime exhibit for their coverage of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt 's taking control of the nation's coal mines after mine workers defied a congressional law by going on strike at the height of World War Two. Weaver died in , and his company sold Heisley to Bethlehem Mines in The Nanty Glo home page[ edit ] It was established as a not-for-profit and free-to-use community website in by Jon Kennedy, a local native who began writing for the Journal while in high school and was its editor from to while attending Johnstown College now UPJ. All of these industries, along with all of the underground mines, have ceased operation. The May 10, , edition of Life features a photo essay by Alfred Eisenstaedt of miners' everyday lives in Nanty Glo. In late or early , a small publication called the Nanty Glo Bulletin was published. Bethlehem renamed the mine Monroe Mine No. The former Liberty Theater building has been acquired and is now being refurbished to display historical artifacts of the Blacklick Valley. Nanty Glo Public Library[ edit ] It was launched in In the school district merged with that of nearby Vintondale , and in Blacklick Township became part of a triple jointure to form the present Blacklick Valley School District.
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