Evans City

Evans City Event Button Museum
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EVANS CITY OCT. 8, 1909 Y.P.C.U.
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Illustration of a building on a white background with black text and a decorative gold and navy blue rim.

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(union bug) Buttons made by The Whitehead & Hoag Co., Newark, N.J., U.S.A Pat. April 14th, 1886, July 21, 1886.

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In 1909 Evans City, PA was a small town of about 1000 people with a train station and a brand new Trolley line. The train depot was famous because it was built over the Breakneck Creek and therefore was the only train depot built entirely over water. The Westminster United Presbyterian Church, in Evans City, was founded in 1837 and a new building was dedicated in 1888.

The Young People's Christian Union (Y. P. C. U.) is the name of a youth group affiliated with the United Presbyterian Church. The Y. P. C. U. was founded in 1889 to organize youth in the church and encourage them to be engaged in church work. They held yearly meetings with two delegates from each church or school. The 1909 meeting was held at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois.

Sources: Gillespie, F. B. (1981). Youth programs of the United Presbyterian Church—an historical overview. Journal of Presbyterian History, 59(3), 309-382.

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EV0222
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