Back in the 1950s…

** The YMCA Buddy League games were being played at McKinley and Washington Irving Junior High Schools

** Star Bowling Alleys at 506 State Street was open for business.

** The Edison Club was holding an annual ice carnival.  It featured ice skating races, an obstacle course race and skating exhibitions.

** Skiland, located in East Berne, was advertising night-time skiing in the Schenectady Gazette.

** Fox & Murphy Sporting Goods was open for business and selling its sports products at 334 State Street.  Golf pro Jimmy Farina was giving golf lessons there.

** A Nott Terrace/Amsterdam basketball game was postponed due to a coal shortage.

** The Outdoorsman Sporting Goods Store was located on Crane Street.

** Brooklyn Dodger baseball games were being aired over radio station WPTR (1540).

** Casting reels were selling for $1.69 at Goldstock’s, which was located on Broadway.

** Members of the Schenectady Blue Jay Knothole Club got to see twelve games free by presenting their league membership cards.

**The old Jewish Community Center was located on Germania Avenue off of Albany Street, and junior high school basketball tournaments were being held there.

** Mont Pleasant track star, Jack Hamilton, won an athletic scholarship to Alfred.  He was one of the best pole-vaulters in Red Raider history.

** Doctor John Angerosa, and ear, nose amd throat specialist, was playing basketball for Nott Terrace.  He also was an accomplished piano player.

** Rupsis Tavern, on Carrie Street, won both the state and national shuffleboard championships.

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