Keeping the Torch of Justice Burning Brightly: William P. Young

He faced criticism at his appointment, confronted adversity in his duties, and battled poor health in his later years, but he kept the torch of justice burning brightly for all to see, maintaining his dignity and poise at every turn. He was William Pennington Young (1895-1968), the Keystone State’s fifteenth secretary of labor and industry, from 1963 to 1967, during the administration of...
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“He, on the Whole, Stood First”: Gifford Pinchot

President Theodore Roosevelt, Gifford Pinchot (1865-1946) was a talented and gifted public servant. Of his friend and adviser, Roosevelt wrote, “I believe it is but just to say that among the many, many public officials who, under my administra­tion, rendered literally invaluable service to the people of the United States he, on the whole, stood first.” Among Pennsylvania’s...
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Lost and Found

Lost In 1970, the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) deemed St. John Evangelist Episcopal Church, Dingmans Ferry, Pike County, to be in excellent condition and considered it noteworthy because it retained many of its original details, including Celtic crosses, stained glass windows, lancet entrance, and an open belfry. St. John’s parish was originally organized to serve not only full time...
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News

To make the more than two dozen historic sites and museums along the Pennsylvania Trails of History easier to find and explore, PHMC launched a mobile-friendly website. The website, providing information at www.patrailsofhistory.com, automatically recognizes smartphones and other mobile devices and allows users to discover and locate nearby attractions administered by PHMC. It uses advanced...
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Hotel Fauchere

Born in Vevey, Switzerland, Louis Fauchére (1823-1893) began his apprenticeship as a cook at the age of fifteen, after which he was employed by prestigious hotels in his native country. In 1846 he married Rosalie Perrochet, with whom he had one daughter, Marie, born two years later. The family immigrated to the United States in 1851 and Fauchére found employment as a master chef at New...
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