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Renovo Pa

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Ken Poorman stuff about Renovo Pa . . . 

Jesse Hall Park
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Jesse Hall State Forest Picnic Area
Hall's Run, West Renovo PA

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PA Route 144 South of Renovo PA

Hall-Wertz Cemetery
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Jesse Hall Picnic Area

LAT: 41.315ºN

LON: 77.786ºW

 

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My mother's roots are in Renovo Pa  Kiss

My Mother, Pearl Hall Poorman, was from South Renovo PA.  I used to spend quite a bit of time in Renovo.  When I was young, visiting family and the Hall-Wertz Reunion up Hall's Run.  And when I was a teenager, playing piano with The Teen Tones at the YMCA and the old Seventh Street School.  When I was 20/30 something, working for Bell Telephone in Renovo, and playing with a combo around town, e.g. the Elks, the Moose, North Bend Hotel, Casa Loma, etc. 

Here's a few pix of places I knew . . .

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Pearl Hall Poorman
Renovo Pa

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NORTH BEND HOTEL
We played here a lot
- The Monarchs -

 
 

Oh hey . . . the sign on the parking lot side said North Bend Hotel, and the sign on the other side of the building said Mountain View Hotel . . . so I'm not sure what it's name actually was . . . but our band had some rip roarin times there!  Cool  Tongue out  Embarassed

 

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MR. TELEPHONE . . .

The "Telephone Man" for the Renovo area for many years was Irvin W. "Beanie" Edler.  I first met Beanie in 1964 when I started working for Bell Telephone, and we became good friends over the next six or seven years that I worked in that area.  Beanie handled both the outside plant, i.e. installation and repair, and the switching system in the Renovo Central Office on 6th Street at St. Clair Avenue.  He passed over recently, and Renovo will not be the same without him . . .    
 

Beanie Edler Obit-Renovo Pa

 
 
Beanie's Office-6th Street
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Bucket truck out front
 

Renovo Pa YMCA Hotel
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Our combo played here, and I swam here with our church youth group.
Renovo Elks Country Club
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Socialized here (so did my Mom)
Renovo Seventh / 7th Street School
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Our combo played at the 14th Street school in the 1950's, which looked much like this one.

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Two family places close to my heart . . . 

Everett & Emma Hall
Ken & Steve's Great Grandparents
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Point Breeze House c1900
Point Breeze, at the end of Hall Street, just outside South Renovo PA - The house where Aunt Emma, Aunt Belle & my Mom grew up.  We rented it out for years, then sold it to the Frank & Helen Stagoff family in the 1950's.  The Guest House, Barn & Ice House were torn down years ago, and the main house and servent quarters remained when we sold it.  Some of the old house is still standing (porches are gone) but was converted into a duplex.
Steve & Ken Poorman
2007 Hall-Wertz Reunion
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Halls Run Park - where we attended the Hall-Wertz Reunion for many years.  It is still held annually on the second Saturday in August.  Jesse Hall is buried in the North Bend Cemetery.  I'm going to stop there after the reunion this year (2008).
Point Breeze House Map
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My Great-Grandparents Home

Lock Haven
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To get to the Jesse Hall State Forest Picnic Area in Hall's Run, follow the West Branch of the Susquehanna River up Water Street in Lock Haven PA 17745 to Susquehanna Avenue, which starts at the Bell Tower of Lock Haven University.  Go North on Susquehanna Avenue, which is PA Route 120.  Take 120 North to Renovo PA, about 28 miles.  Be careful, watch for rock slides and deer on the Renovo Road.  In Renovo, go to 11th Street and turn left and take PA Route 144 South across the bridge to South Renovo.  In South Renovo, Route 144 will turn right onto Pennsylvania Avenue, and take you through West Renovo to Jesse Hall State Park, about two miles out of town on your left, just past Barney Run Road.  Be careful of little kids when you're driving down 144, I'm related to just about everyone along that road, and you might see some of my little cousins riding their bikes along the double yellow line on Halls Run Road.  Actually, I don't think that road is wide enough for a double line in the middle.

Renovo
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Jesse Hall Picnic Area USGS Renovo West Quad, Pennsylvania

Jesse Hall Picnic Area is an Area in the state of Pennsylvania (county of Clinton), located at latitude - longitude coordinates (also known as lat-long or GPS coordinates) of N 41.31451 and W -77.78554; United States Geographical Survey map USGS Renovo West quad.

Elevation approx.: 896 feet (273 meters)
Quad: Renovo West
Drg Name: o41077c7
Drg Source Scale: 1:24,000
Projection: NAD83/WGS84

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There are a lot of photos of Clinton County, including the Renovo Area, on NCPENN.COM . . . check it out - they're doing a great job!

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My maternal great grandparents & grandparents, mother and father, and two children are buried in this Hall-Wertz Family Cemetery in Halls Run PA . . .

Clarence Hall's Bio Parents
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Taylor Zachary Wertz
1849-1919
Phebe Ann Hall
1855-1928
Pearl Hall's Father
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Clarence Richard (Wertz) Hall
11/11/1880 - 10/19/1920
Pearlie's Mother
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Alice Thea Downs Hall
8/27/1877 - 12/22/1932
Ken & Steve's Parents
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Kenneth John Poorman
5/23/1914 - 12/4/1972
Pearl Madeline Hall
7/19/1913 - 2/5/1976

Note: My grandfather, Clarence Richard Hall's biological parents were Taylor Zachary Wertz & Phebe Ann Hall Wertz.  But Clarence was adopted by his uncle and aunt, Everett Franklin Hall & Emma Lousia Wertz Hall because they couldn't have children.  Everett was Phebe's brother, and Emma was Taylor's sister.  Another little twist, my grandfather Clarence married his first cousin, Alice T. Downs, who was Taylor and Emma Wertz' niece, daughter of their sister, Matilda F. Wertz Downs.  Am I my own grandpa, or something?  Ha.  Check it out 

Check out some other of our Hall-Wertz residents of the
Hall-Wertz & North Bend Cemeteries

Poorman Genealogy
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Sproul State Forest
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Trees, Trees and More Trees!!!

If you like TREES . . . come to Renovo PA!  Or if you like Flaming Foliage . . . or riding your motorcycle for miles and miles with few stop signs or red lights, ride through Renovo and the surrounding Sproul State Forest.

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Here's a few more Renovo landmarks of interest . . .

Renovo High School
Tore down in 2007
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Grandpa Richard Hall helped wire this RHS building when it was built.
Renovo Borough Hall
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Hyner View
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Hyner Lookout when Didi, Diana and I visited in 2007.

A few more Renovo links . . .

Renovo Shops by Jim Frizzell

 

Hyner Airport

 

History of Renovo

   

Search the Internet for Matt Connor Lock Haven for some great articles about Clinton County area

(Matt Connor Obit)

 

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