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See What Erie’s East Bayfront Looked Like in 1880 With This Photo of the Wayne Blockhouse: Christine’s Chronicles

By Christine Lorraine Morgan ~ April 18, 2022 Yes, the shoreline of Presque Isle Bay nearly reached the Wayne Blockhouse as is apparent in this 1880 photo! Garrison Hill, which is slightly to the east of this photo, was a … Continue reading

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Christine’s Chronicles: The Warner Theatre in Still Bedazzles After 90 Years in Erie, PA

If you love beautiful, opulent old theaters then you’ll need to see this post! Enjoy these images of the Warner Theatre in downtown Erie, PA which capture the magic of this opulent palace of yesteryear. Continue reading

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Christine’s Chronicles: Weis Library in Erie, PA Was Open for Decades in the 20th Century

Weis Library in Erie, PA was bequeathed by John Weis in 1896 to ensure that local people had access to learning materials. Continue reading

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Marvintown: A Beautiful Painting By Ida Heibel Shows An Idyllic Place From The Past In Erie, PA

Journey to Marvintown, as shown in a historic oil painting by Ida Heibel from her childhood memories and a story by Marian Fromkneckt Continue reading

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HistoERIE Quiz – 19th Century Edition: Xtine’s 20 Questions

You won’t believe what men were forced to do by law every Saturday in the early days of Erie, PA. Take this quiz and find out! Continue reading

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HistoERIE of Erie Trivia Quiz: Xtine’s 20 Questions about the illustrious past of Erie, PA

A long-forgotten 15-question quiz about Erie history that had been prepared on a typewriter was discovered recently. After adding five freshly baked questions, here is the final savory product. You might be able to find a few answers with search … Continue reading

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Christine’s Chronicles: If History Does Repeat Itself, What Lies Ahead? Political Satire, Among Other Things

Take a step past the plethora of perpetual political pieces, and give yourself a chuckle. Because if history starts repeating, hold onto your horses, literally. Continue reading

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