Thursday, September 5, 2013

1966 Tulpehocken High School sports schedule tucked inside a book

Shown above are the front and back of a 1966 schedule for spring sports (baseball, girls' tennis, boys' tennis, track and field) at Tulpehocken High School in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

The card was tucked away inside a 1966 Scholastic paperback copy of The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Baroness Maria Augusta von Trapp.

Regarding the schedules, for those of you not from central Pennsylvania, I can tell you that:
  • Norlebco stands for "Northern Lebanon County" or, specifically, Northern Lebanon High School
  • Elco stands for "Eastern Lebanon County" or, specifically, Eastern Lebanon County High School
  • Conrad Weiser (1696-1760) was a Pennsylvania Dutch pioneer, Native American interpreter, farmer, soldier, monk, tanner and judge. Now he has an entire school district named after him.
  • On the track schedule, Venzke refers to the Venzke Relays, which were first held in 1939. There was a long hiatus before organizers attempted to restore the event to its former glory in recent years. Gene Venzke (1908-1992) was an Olympic athlete who ran middle distances.

Meanwhile, it does not appear that The Gettle Press of Rehrersburg, which was established in 1933 and offered free white Bibles with purchases of $30 or more, is still in business. But, with this blog post, a slice of the company's history will live on a little longer.

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