Alan Mays

Alan Mays

Posted on 08/14/2015


Photo taken on August 14, 2015


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Mrs. Campbell's Bar-B-Q
U.S. Route 220


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Mrs. Campbell's Barbecue, Tyrone, Pa., ca. 1930

Mrs. Campbell's Barbecue, Tyrone, Pa., ca. 1930
Three signs with slightly different wording are visible on this real photo postcard:

- "This is Mrs. Campbell's Bar-B-Q."
- "This is Mrs. Campbell's Home of the Bar-B-Q."
- "This is Mrs. Campbell's Home Bar-B-Q."

Judging from the few newspaper advertisements that I was able to track down, Mrs. Campbell's Bar-B-Q was in business near Tyrone, Pennsylvania, during the late 1920s and early 1930s.

One ad in the Tyrone Daily Herald, Dec. 22, 1927, p. 8, provides the following information: "Chicken and Waffles Sunday. At Mrs. Campbell's Barbecue. Come and eat all of Mrs. Campbell's famous waffles you can eat. 5 miles west of Tyrone, near Bland's Park. Phone 9756-R."

Bland's Park is now known as DelGrosso's Amusement Park and is located along Pleasant Valley Boulevard (also called Old U.S. Route 220) between Tyrone and Altoona.

Although the park is still in existence, I haven't been able to determine what happened to Mrs. Campbell's Bar-B-Q. The latest mention of the eatery that I was able to find was an announcement in the Altoona Mirror newspaper for April 10, 1934, p. 20: "The Ladies' Aid society of the Methodist church will meet at Mrs. Campbell's barbecue on Wednesday evening, April 11."

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Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Outstanding vintage photo.
3 years ago.