Clearfield County: Land of Natural Resources

Clearfield County, believed named for the cleared fields found by early settlers in the area, belies its name; 83 percent of the county’s 1,143.5 square miles is still forested today. Its present timber, however, is second and third growth. Although its forest lands support some lumbering, the county’s economic life depends mostly upon coal and clay in­dustries and the manufacture of...
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Curwensville, Winter 1910

A postcard titled “Winter 1910” lacks a postmark, addressee, and signature, but the image of children enjoying the aftermath of a snowstorm freezes a frame in small-town America a century ago. “Do you know who we are?” the correspondent asks. “We are all well and hope you are, too.” The identity of the writer is lost, but the photograph preserves a glimpse of everyday life in Curwensville,...
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