Here you will
find answers to the most frequently asked questions
that we receive via telephone, e-mail, and in person at the
Tyrone History Museum.
1. When was the Tyrone Area Historical Society
who were the original members of its board of directors?
2. What is the origin of the borough’s name, Tyrone?
3. What were the former names of the streets in Tyrone?
4. What can you tell me about the lithographs
that were published
and distributed by the Wilson Chemical Co.?
5. Who was the first to set up housekeeping in Tyrone?
6. Who established the first business in Tyrone?
7. What is the oldest building in Tyrone?
8. I don’t have a copy of the
book, Tyrone of To-day,
written by Rev. W. H. Wilson, and published in 1897.
Are the contents of the book available on a Web site?
9. How can I find history in my home?
10. What genealogical info is contained in
Historical Society’s Research Library?
11. What can you tell me about the artist who drew
the panoramic view of Tyrone in the late 1800s?
12. When was Tyrone incorporated as a borough?
13. When was the 9th Street bridge destroyed?
14. In what year was the PRR’s Tyrone depot demolished?
15. When was “ the big spring” filled in?
16. During the Civil War years, who was known as
the “Colonel from Tyrone?”
17. Arguably the most famous native of Tyrone,
the man who “taught America how to sing?”
18. During World War II, bandleader and Tyrone native Fred Waring
sponsored a canteen for servicemen who were passing through
Tyrone on a bus or by rail. What is known about the canteen?
Are issues of the newsletter, Tyrone-Waring Canteen News,
available for review?
19. What borough besides Tyrone Borough is
within the geographical purview of the
Tyrone Area Historical Society?
20. Who was “Bicycle Harry”?
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22. On Memorial Day 1893, a tragic train
wreck occurred just north of Tyrone
involving the Walter L. Main Circus. What happened?
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