As a result of the First Street children's demand for a municipal pool after their Dead-End Pool was condemned as a "public health menace" in 1938, the Ambridge Borough Pool was built in 1941.
Problems at the pool started surfacing in the mid-1970s, and things were never quite the same:
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Nancy Bohinsky Knisley grew up in Ambridge in the 1950s and 1960s. She is the creator of Ambridge Memories, a blog dedicated to local history from 1950 to 1970.