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Bakers Summit, PA - Photos and Memorabilia

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Bakers Summit looking North from the South End of Town taken about 1910.  Founded in 1870 Bakers Summit was formerly known as Bakersville.  The name was changed to Bakers Summit in 1876 when a Post Office was established,  because there was already a Post Office in Pennsylvania with the name of Bakersville.  The first Post Master was Charles W. Zook.

The building on the right was the The D. Z. Pote Store which also housed the Post Office.  Opened in 1876  it was run by brothers David Z., Jacob Z., and Adam Z. Pote.  In 1886 David was bought out by his brothers Jacob and Adam.  Jacob died in 1914 and Adam ran the store for over 20 years.  Adam's son Julius V. Pote took over the store and ran it  till July 1, 1950 when Samuel Kenny Long took over the store and became Post Master.  The Post Office closed in March, 1981 and the Store Closed in August, 1994.

At one time Bakers Summit had a Cobbler Shop "Shoemaker", Blacksmith, Boarding House, Restaurant and an Ice cream parlor.  There was even a Sulky Racing Track in the late 1800's on the the North side of the town on the ranch of Doctor James Madara horse breeder and trainer.

From the collection of David E. Helsel

 


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D.Z. Pote Dealer in General Merchandise, Bakers Summit, Pennsylvania
From the collection of David E. Helsel


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Ad for D. Z. Pote Store in Bakers Summit, Pennsylvania
From the collection of David E. Helsel


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Ad for J. V. Pote Store in Bakers Summit, Pennsylvania
From the collection of David E. Helsel


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1877 Beers Atlas Map of Bakers Summit, Pennsylvania


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Bakers Summit One Room School, was located north of town.
building was torn down after catching fire in 1994
From the collection of David E. Helsel


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This was the Virgil Boor Farm, about a half mile South of Bakers Summit.
This was probably taken in the late 40's - early 50's.
The house was built in 1868.

From the collection of David E. Helsel


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This was the Paul Kensinger Farm, on the South end of Bakers Summit.
This was probably taken in the late 40's - early 50's.
The Barn is no longer there, it burned down.

From the collection of David E. Helsel







                       

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