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1999 remembrances of prominent people of McKeesport
Little Tiger coach, Bill Lickert still works at the teamsters that I believe is located on Rt. 48. He can tell all about Mckeesport--Past and present. Lucky, too, we still have "Duke Weagle" and "Dink" Schaeffer in the community to help with Athletic research. Gerald "Puddin" Grayson teaches at the High School.

Other prominent people of McKeesport.
Buck - large landholder and estate owner who donated land to PSU.
Taylor - wealthy family which owned the wonderful Memorial Theater, and the Penn Mckee Hotel.
Hayler, Charley - last member to live on the Haylor Farm, located in what is now known as Haylor heights. (PILL HILL)
Helmsteader- longtime business people in the city.
Cox - very successful businessman in the city--fought the Malls, but finally gave in.
Kelley, Clarence - Great surgeon.
Bondi - Great surgeon, whose son may still practice in the city.
Bayer - Entrepreneur and Car dealer
Brown, Fraulei Verner -Great German Teacher and person.
Pollock, Helen - owned Pollock awning Co., which survives on Eden Park Blvd., as Index, Inc.
Maneer, Clarence - WWII Hero, and car dealership owner.
Broman, Wayne -Superintendent of the Tube Works.
Broman Family - John & Evan BROMAN are the great musicians. Their brother Rick was a tremendous football player for West Mifflin North when they won 1963 Championship. He played fullback, punter, kicker and linebacker on defense. Rick's son Trevor played basketball for West Mifflin and Washington & Jefferson College.
Cousin Bob Broman played baseball for South Allegheny, White Oak American Legion, Daily News Leagues and Point Park College. He was a tremendous left handed first baseman. His wife Kathy is a photographer for UPMC McKeesport.
Paule - Owns Paule's Lookout
Mac - developer of the G. C. Murphy Chain of stores. Once there were three in Mckeesport.



1916
Tech High School was built in 1916 and located on Coursin Street beside War Memorial Stadium. It still functions as a Jr. High School. Before opening classes had been conducted at the Shaw Avenue building. After a referendum vote, the city built its present High school, at 1960 Eden Park Blvd. The vocational school was already there. In the late 1950's and early1960's Mckeesport graduated over 900 students.


1870
McKeesport High School started in 1870. The first official commencement was in 1884 with 10 graduates.

This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of McKeesport and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.


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