June 27, 2023 | June 27, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973. On June 27th of that year, construction of the Millcreek Mall began. Tenants included Sears, Halle’s, Penny’s, and Loblaws. With 125 stores, six thousand parking spaces, and thirty-five hundred jobs, the new mall would become the largest on the US Interstate highway system.
This Day in History is presented by the Emmy-nominated Chronicles. Showing Bellwether: The Political Evolution of Erie this Thursday night at eight on WQLN PBS.