A Neighborhood on Wheels

Apr 23, 2021 166

BY: Eugene Gino Mahofski

The ice, rag, milk and coal men are all a distant memory when I think back to my Manchester-Pittsburgh neighborhood, but it doesn’t mean that I don’t miss these hucksters from around the block who were fading out as I was coming up.

The timeframe was the late 1940s and early 1950s, when these men all played a mobile part in providing communities with essential supplies and perishables. They represented convenience and our older neighbors regularly rubbed elbows with these bygone businessmen.

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