Recently, we received a historical photograph of Hawthorne Station from a Mr. Dave Schuster. We encourage anyone who permits use of their photo to send them to us here at The DIGEST. We would love to publish them here for all our members to enjoy. You can email the editors directly at email@example.com
Mr. Schuster writes:
“My great grandfather [Gabe Popper] (shown far right) was the truant officer in town for many years perhaps the photo relates to that somehow.”
“My grandfather Jean Popper was an “Erie Man” his entire life and grew up in Hawthorne (1902-1999) he had many stories about the history of Hawthorne and railroading.”
“Thank you and your group for saving and refurbishing the station it played an important part of Hawthorne’s past.”
Truly a lovely gesture on his part. I am very happy to include Mr. Schuster’s photograph of the station in this issue.
– Mike Goralski