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Extreme HistoERIE: The Earliest Years of Erie, PA 1795 to 1884: Xtine’s 20 questions

If you know who’s buried at the Wayne blockhouse in Erie, PA then take this quiz! Even if you don’t know, take the quiz anyway! Continue reading

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Presque Isle North Pierhead Lighthouse, built in 1857, still guides vessels: Christine’s Chronicles

By Christine Lorraine Morgan, April 16, 2022 There’s quite an extensive history behind the Presque Isle North Pierhead Lighthouse in Erie, PA. The photos and video below show what the tower looked like a century ago compared to what it looks … Continue reading

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Adventures in Musical History – DeBence Antique Music World: Christine’s Chronicles

This dandy new-looking Zenith Cobra-Matic was advertised as “The Record Fan’s Delight.” It was described as the “Simplest automatic record-player ever built! Plays all records of any speed from 10 to 85, including the coming new 16 R.P.M.!” Continue reading

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When Our US Army Bus Drove Straight Into An Anti-American Demonstration in Bangkok This Is What Happened in 1975: Christine’s Chronicles

How does one hide from thousands of angry people in a foreign country when trapped on a bus and there is nowhere to do so? Continue reading

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Top 10 Soap Operas That Might Be Adapted to Boomers

Sometimes it’s fun to take reality and imagine it in a funny way…with that in mind please enjoy this humorous piece. Continue reading

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Check out these photos from an Erie Cablevision promotional event on the EMTA trolley with local radio personality Dan Geary in 1993: Christine’s Chronicles

These images were captured on film in 1993 at a promotional event in Erie, PA by Christine Lorraine Morgan (aka xtinethewriter), who worked at the cable company and helped coordinate the activity. This is several years before the local cable … Continue reading

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What Fun We Had at The Skyway Drive-In, Erie PA: Christine’s Chronicles

It’s time to remember the nostalgic cinematic candy otherwise known as the drive-in movie. Here’s the Skyway in Erie, PA Continue reading

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The Beautiful Elinor Dunn was personal maid to movie director Cecil B. Demille’s wife: Christine’s Chronicles

Restored this photo of my lovely maternal Grandmother Elinor (Santi) Dunn. In doing so I realize she is wearing a white carnation, pearls, furs and white flowers in her hatpiece. Might this have been her wedding day? From what I … Continue reading

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Little Italy Erie, PA ~ Grandma survived the Great Depression and continued to live that way into the 1980s: Christine’s Chronicles

Even though it was 1980s, Grandma Augustina (Sunseri) Frazzini on W. 18th lived as though the great Depression was still going on. Her electric bill was about $5 a month because her house remained unlit after dark, and she bought a … Continue reading

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Dig this crazy list of 51 super groovy catch phrases of the Psychedelic Era: Christine’s Chronicles

It’s 1968 and here’s how we talk in everyday life if we’re part of the hip crowd: 1. Don’t blow your stack. 2. Don’t blow your top. 3. Don’t lose your cool. 4. Level with me. 5. She’s a living … Continue reading

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