Feeling nostalgic today. Maybe it is a combination of Kennywood’s annual Croatian Day and thinking about Duquesne, my Dad’s birthplace and childhood home. He passed away last year over the Labor Day weekend which probably stirs all three memories into one big whirlwind. Whatever the motivation, I realize a blog about Duquesne Croatians would not be complete without recognizing Green Gables and the Loncaric family as major contributors to Duquesne past. Read about it here….
Picnics, fireworks, and baseball season in full swing — I just couldn’t resist researching an article about the Duquesne Croatians baseball team! Did they really exist? For how many seasons? Were they any good? I don’t consider myself a sports writer, so please excuse any stylistic faux pas. Just enjoy my latest article Fireworks and Croatian Sluggers for what it is, and Have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July!
Duquesne Croatians — Nick Lee Hollow: Nick Lee Hollow was more than a place our parents played as children. At one time the hollow was home to many Duquesne families. A few people inquired about Nick Lee Hollow, and as result I did a little research on the subject. Read my latest article, Remembering Nick Lee Hollow. Photos courtesy of the Mifflin Township Historical Society.