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Date November 15, 2016
Name Tom Hemp
Email themp@nc.rr.com
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City Raleigh
State NC
Country USA
Comments My grandparents Albert and Florence Hemp owned a cottage on Memory Lane during 50/60s. Not sure on the exact dates or what cottage. I always visited during the summer. I slept on the second floor screened porch. Great memories of the pool, store, and church. The pool had a fantastic slide at least for me. I also remember going to get water from the spring. We would burn all the trash in a 55 gallon drum also. Many pennies smashed by the trains on the tracks. For some reason we have no pictures of the cottage or any other documentation showing what cottage they owned. There was a front porch with a swing on the right side looking at the cottage. I am leaning to cottage 107 Memory Lane since I do not remember any cottage on it's left facing the cottage. Some day I hope to be able to visit. My grandparents lived in Scottdale, PA on Loucks Ave after the summer season.




Date July 1, 2016
Name Tim Hurst
Email bomber3th@yahoo.com
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City Waynesboro
State Virginia
Country USA
Comments My last full summer was 1963 my senior year in high school in Scottdale, Pa. Have many friends and memories which will always linger. Hope to get back some day in the future. I am thankful for my growing up experiences in the park. It was a great place to grow up.




Date March 15, 2015
Name Sue Yealy
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City Boynton Beach
State Fl
Country
Comments Love your beautiful community & cottages...you have a wonderful group of residents & activities...hope when I return to PA in retirement I find a place as special as Ridgeview Park




Date January 8, 2015
Name Brad Hoffman
Email irondome1975@yahoo.com
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City Albemarle
State Nc
Country United States
Comments My family owned cottage 10, 13 and 20 for years. I grew up there at RVP and loved every minute. My Grandfather George "Bucky" Hoffman just passed away and I was just thinking about all the great family times we had there. I would love to come back and visit sometime soon to share with my own children the RVP experience. Thanks for the memories.




Date August 7, 2014
Name Karen W Johnson
Email kwj2648@triad.rr.com
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City Burlington
State NC
Country Alamance
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Date November 27, 2013
Name Bruce McDowell
Email abcmc2000@aol.com
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City Pittsburgh
State Pennsylvania
Country USA
Comments McDowell Family owned a cottage during the 60's great memories pool,church,store,ball field, riding our bikes, flatning penneys on the rail road track. the good old days




Date October 3, 2012
Name Jeff Plummer
Email jeffp@slprod.com
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City Centreville
State MD
Country USA
Comments Spent many summers as a tennager there. My parents owned a cottage near the tennis courts. Great memories.




Date October 30, 2011
Name michael mccallen
Email mike316_4@hotmail.com
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City derry
State pa
Country usa
Comments This place is a peace full place to listen to the radio and talk to the bennets they r a good people :)




Date August 24, 2011
Name Dave ghen
Email dghen@tampabay.rr.com
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City Redington Beach
State FL
Country USA
Comments I remember the excitement at Ridgeview on VJ Day, August 15, 1945. (thank you Google) I don't know who heard the news first, but I remember the ringing of the bell at the chapel which caused a group to gather there. It was a happy day.




Date August 18, 2011
Name Misbette Cameron John
Email jfjmcj@yahoo.com
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City Redondo Beach
State CA
Country Los Angeles
Comments For the newer folks at Ridgeview: My mother, Rebecca J. Cameron, along with my father, William B. Cameron (who worked in Latrobe at his full time job), had the store for several years, the last summer being 1956. Our store was, let's say, full service grocery store: Fresh cuts of beef, pork, veal, etc. Luncheon meats were freshly sliced at store. Bread and goodies arrived daily, along with milk and milk products; all canned goods were stocked in the store, fresh pastries, all soda pops, a full candy case, an ice cream bar where, along with bulk, hand-packed ice cream, sundaes, milkshakes, and banana splits were served. The left side of the store was the grocery side and the right side was the ice cream section with 3 large, high backed booths. I, along with my brother, Ronald, and sister, Donna Jean enjoyed many summers there. There was nothing any better, and we all had many good friends there, some of who we are still in touch with. There was a lot of fun all the time as people would stay straight through the s




Date August 16, 2011
Name Pat Calderwood Pine
Email frankpine@tds.net
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City Sherwood
State Wisconsin
Country USA
Comments I spent 12 summers at Ridgeview Park, we either stayed at the hotel or rented cottages.




Date August 16, 2011
Name Dave Ghen
Email Dghen@tampabay.rr.com
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City Redington Beach
State FL
Country USA
Comments My family vacationed at Ridgeview during the late '30s until 1946 or 7. My mothers family owned cottages during the early 1900s. I believe the cottage was in the Steele family, mothers aunt and uncle.




Date July 11, 2011
Name Mrs.Betty Olnhausen Cummingsbcummings329@comcast.netVerona
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City Verona
State PA
Country
Comments My parents, the Olnhausens owned # 59 and we summered there for about 7 yrs. Tim is coming from FL. and we will be at the dinner, July 16th. I have many stories I can tell but don't want to takethe space. Bill Stitt has been my contact because his mother, Ruth, and I reside at Long- wood-at-Oakmont as does Betty Wilcox and Virignia Bankson and Evie Sumner did. I have the photo directory and I recognize many 2nd and 3rd gener- ation residents.




Date June 14, 2011
Name Lelah Hill Kanour
Email lmkanour@frontier.com
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City Durham
State N.C.
Country Durham
Comments I am Lelah Hill Kanour, for four generations my family has been enjoying times at Ridgeview. I loved it growing up, and have brought my children there only a couple of times, since we have lived in other states. I was in a talent show there in the Auditorium with my sister when we were children , and our children were in one as well... when they were young. I loved getting the water at the spring, and hiking to the bear's cave and the water tower,enjoying the candy store and the swimming pool and picking blueberries with grandma by the train tracks. I am Ernest Fiscus Hill's daughter and great granddaughter of Mary Kinter Fiscus and Porter Fiscus. Edith Fiscus Hill and Frank Burdette Hill were my grandparents, and Everette Cooper and Mary Louise Hill Cooper were my aunt and uncle. We are working on a family tree, and wondered if anyone knew our family and might have any stories or pictures of our family. Also, could we have a schedule of the activities for the 125th celebration this summer? Maybe my sister, Susan, and I woul




Date June 14, 2011
Name Susan Magyar
Email susanmagyar@cablespeed.com
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City Severn
State Maryland
Country United States
Comments My name is Susan Hill Magyar. I spent much time growing up at Ridgeview. I so loved it there. My father was Ernest Fiscus Hill, gf was Frank B. Hill and ggf was Porter Fiscus. I would love to come back to Ridgeview for a few days with my family some time soon - even this summer. I am also looking for historical and family information from Ridgeview. Congratulations on the 125th celebration!




Date March 3, 2011
Name Debby Ann Tarafa
Email tarafa007@bellsouth.net
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City Dunnellon
State Florida
Country USA
Comments Please can you help me. I was the caretaker here in Ocala Florida for Al Brown that just passed away on the 15th of Feb. I see in the article that the family has asked for donations to be made to the assocation but I can not find an address for the parks association. Can you help me out?




Date February 19, 2011
Name bill wallace
Email williamcwallace60@yahoo.com
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City dubois
State pa
Country usa
Comments I have great memories of ridgeview and miss all my old friends, hope to cross paths in the future




Date November 16, 2010
Name bob studebaker
Email pgh.studebaker@gmail.com
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City pittsburgh
State pa
Country usa
Comments Found this site through my cousin Marilyn,....for both of us our childhood summers at Ridgeview are priceless....I have several hundred feet of gravel paths through my yard and when I walk on them it sounds like walking in Ridgeview.....thanks for creating and maintaining this site




Date September 18, 2010
Name Liz Armstrong
Email lilibet98@aol.com
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City Latrobe
State PA
Country
Comments Hello! We own a cottage in your sister campground in Natrona Heights - at the Pittsburgh-Tarentum Camp Meeting Association. We would love to see your campground some time...they look so similar - but we only have 33 cottages and an above-ground pool. If you would like, you can see our places here...http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/valleynewsdispatch/living/s_691557.html I enjoyed your facebook page and videos. Thank you!




Date September 7, 2010
Name Jeannine Whelan
Email jwhelan5@yahoo.com
Home Page Jeannine Kuehn Whelan
City Monroeville
State PA
Country US
Comments Ridgeview is a special part of my childhoold as well. I remember staying overnight with my grandparents and my aunt. We loved the pool with the giant slide and watching the trains. I remember the old hotel with the tree in the dining room! The little store with the penny candy was the best way to end the day! Now when I walk into the little store - it takes me back 40 years in an instant. I just loved bringing my grandchildren to the park this year. Thank you for taking such good care of this beautiful and best kept secret.




Date July 27, 2010
Name andrene somers schneiter
Email schneiterandrene@yahoo.com
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City seminole
State florida
Country pinellas
Comments As a child of 8 years,I remember the park with no electricity--just gas lights in the cottages and outside along the pathways. Bill Jones was "the old lamplighter" turning on the lights at dusk and turning them off at dawn. "those were the days!"




Date June 1, 2010
Name Erin Wylie Bigler
Email Biglere@zoominternet.net
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City Cranberry Twp.
State PA
Country USA
Comments Thank you SO MUCH for creating the RVP profile on Facebook!




Date April 22, 2010
Name Becky Power Good
Email orphanannie9@hotmail.com
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City Ford City
State PA
Country USA
Comments So nice to see this site. Ridgeview holds a special part in my heart. My father grew up there and loves telling my children stories!




Date March 17, 2010
Name pat clark
Email jjamespat@hotmail.com
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City derry
State pa
Country USA
Comments We have lived in Derry for over 25 years and did not know this place is so beautiful.




Date March 15, 2010
Name Robin Polacek-Peterson
Email rpetersonr@hotmail.com
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City Ely
State Nevada
Country USA
Comments I so Miss that Place!