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Geography[edit]

No mention of the Loyalhanna Creek, probably worth mentioning that it runs directly through town coming from the East through a gorge in the chestnut ridge and runs through the city from Southeast to Northwest toward New Alexandria. Also link to that article, thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.165.86.4 (talk) 01:52, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

Photo[edit]

Most of my family are from Latrobe. I took this picture a few years back. I realize it's not Chamber of Commerce quality, but it does have a certain honesty about it in my opinion. Comments? If any native Latrobians would disagree, I'd love to see your photos. 70.95.217.129 03:49, 4 November 2005 (UTC)

I think it suits the town well. That's the kind of scene I think of when I remember Latrobe. --Vyran 07:25, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
Since you two seem to be Latrobians, I have a question: Doing some research in this area of the state, I'm trying to locate Chambers Mill, which should be close to Uniontown (or an easy day's ride from there by horse in the 1790s, anyway), but I'm having no luck. One not-entirely-dependable source says Latrobe was built on the site or location of the "much earlier Chambers Mill, almost in the woods." Can't confirm that statement, either. Do either of you remember this possible bit of local history? Thanks! --Michael K. Smith 14:55, 20 May 2006 (UTC)
I asked my folks about this (who both grew up there). They recall hearing the name "Chambers Mill," but couldn't remember much about it. They'll dig up their Latrobe Centennial book from 1954 and see if it's mentioned in that. OhNoitsJamieTalk 17:53, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
There is a Chambers Mill about 7 miles directly south of Washington, PA on Banetown Road. It's so small it isn't on many maps, probably considered a village. Small clustering of about 20-25 homes adjacent to a creek 38 miles NW of Uniontown. If you search Google directions from Washington PA to Chambers Mill, it should show up.24.253.40.10 07:12, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

Issue with the Caption[edit]

This is really picky, but the caption on the picture says "Spring Street, downtown." Now, I think I know where that picture was taken (isn't it one street up from the intersection with Alexandria?), and I wouldn't really call that "downtown." Sorry for being picky (and of course maybe I'm wrong about where it was taken, or about what should count as "downtown"). --Bryan12603 06:41, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Latrobe is no longer the home of Rolling Rock. Devtrash 23:53, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

Football[edit]

Latrobe actually wasn't the location of the first pro (American) football game, as both Latrobe and the NFL admit. Here's a page from the NFL Hall of Fame site with a bit on this... http://www.profootballhof.com/history/general/birth.jsp —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.95.173.186 (talk) 18:39, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Relevance of Rolling rock purchase in article[edit]

It's relevant to state that Latrobe was once the home of Rolling Rock beer but to go into an entire paragraph about rolling rock being sold out doesn't have any place in the article. That information would be relevant in a rolling rock page; if there is one. Woods01 (talk)

The paragraph is about the brewery in latrobe not Rolling Rock beer. --Guerillero | My Talk 23:32, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Is it OK to add a notable person?[edit]

Abbythecat (talk) 02:23, 3 December 2013 (UTC)Before I just add a notable person, I'd first like to check to see if it is acceptable. I think Richard H. Campbell should be added. He created and co-wrote (with Mike Pitts) the first book about biblical movies, called THE BIBLE ON FILM: A CHECKLIST, 1897-1980 (Scarecrow Press, 1981). Many books like this have since been written, and some cite his book. These include the award-winning THE JESUS I NEVER KNEW by Philip Yancey; THE ANCIENT WORLD IN SILENT CINEMA from Cambridge, by Dr. Michelakis and Prof. Wyke; IMAGES OF THE WORD: HOLLYWOOD'S BIBLE AND BEYOND, by David Shepherd, from the Society of Biblical Literature Semeia Studies; and THE BIBLE ON SILENT FILM: SPECTACLE, STORY AND SCRIPTURE IN THE EARLY CINEMA, also by Shepherd and from Cambridge. Pretty impressive, I think. If you google the book, you'll find colleges and study groups use the book. But I need an OK before I add his name as I don't want to add it just to see it deleted. You can read more about his book (and him)on Amazon's listing for it. I doubt if many published authors were born in, and still live in, Latrobe, PA. I should also add this is a 'real book', not self-published or a 'vanity book'. So I'll add him unless someone objects. Anyone? Abbythecat Abbythecat (talk) 02:23, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Having a book published does not automatically confer notability. Generally speaking, if the subject does not have a Wikipedia article, you probably shouldn't add them to the "notable people" list. If you decide to create an article about the subject, you'll need to prove that the subject meets WP:BIO guidelines to prevent the article from being deleted. OhNoitsJamie Talk 14:47, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

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