Little Pine Creek Road
Society h ; A?) ' - Women Fight To Restore Name Of Little Pine Protest Against Giving Name 'KDKA Boulevard to Historic County Highway " , r TlSTORIC Little Pine Creek Road, winding through the valley of Little Pine Creek in Allegheny -County to Saxonburg, in Butler County, will have Its old name back if certain aociety folks have their way. . It isn"t that they object to its being named for a radio station it is now called, by edict of the County Commissioners.. "KDKA Boulevard' but they believe that a road so old should retain the name it has been known by for many, many years. At is stands now. a Grand Jury will probably decide the name, but in the meantime property owners in the exclusive Fox Chapel district and members of the Pox Chapel Garden Club are leaving no stone unturned in their efforts to restore the name of the old road. The last action on the name came when the County Commissioners suggested some time ago that it be called the Saxonburg Road, but the society women are fighting for the restoration of the name by which the road had been known for 100 years Little Pine Creek Road. M Mrs. John W. Lawrence RS. JOHN W. LAWRENCE, Mrs. Ralph E. Flinn, Mrs. Milton W. St. John. Mrs. Thomas J. Hil- llard, Mrs. James E. Lewis, Mrs. H. R. Nomer, Mrs. Albert P. Meyer, president of the Garden Club; Mrs. Daniel E. Tatom, Mrs. William Foreman Bickel and Mrs. John M. Follansbee are among leaders in the fight to restore the name of the road. John A. Roebling, chief engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge construction, who emigrated from Prussia and settled in Saxonburg nearly 100 years ago, tells in his diary of trips from Saxonburg to Pittsburgh by way of the Little Pine Creek Road. He records that he "bumped along the road, through deep ruts and mudholes, up hill and down, to make the trip in 12 or 14 hours. The return trip, especially in winter, his diary says, "was something dreadful." . ' s .. "A shert cut by way of Lawrenceville was often frustrated," the diary says, "because the ferryman refused to come over for us. Then we had to tarn back, adding six miles to the length of the trip, and the road through Sharpsburg was a bed of mud, churned up by the iron wagons." x LMOST any name would be better than Boulevard," Mrs. Lawrence, a member of the County Planning Board, and a member of the Fox Chapel Garden Club, said. "But I dont see why they want to call it the Saxonburg Road, when Saxonburg is not even in Allegheny County. I would like to see the highway renamed '"The Little Pine Creek Road," by which it has been known for a hundred years or more." Mrs. Lawrence's country home,' "Hart wood," is on the highway. Mrs. Piinn of Beechwood Farms, Klttannlng Road, calls the present name of the boulevard "an outrage." ' "I suppose as long as the road really leads to Saxonburg, the name "Saxonburg Road" would do, but I always did love the name of the Little Pine Creek Road," says Mrs. St. John, a member of the Fox Chapel Garden Club. tDKA Boulevard is a ridiculous name," says Mrs. r. Tatom, whose father, H. C. Shaw, was one of the original settlers of Glenshaw. "In the first place," she continues, "it Isn't a boulevard and no person calls it anything but little Pine Creek Road. I've never heard one of the old settlers or the farmers in the district call it anything else."