Centre County

Centre County, as its name implies, geographically is Pennsylvania’s central county. The first known residents to inhabit its lands were the Munsee and Shawnee Indians from the Delaware River. Before 1725 these Indians began to move westward, first to the Susquehanna, later to the Ohio. The Iroquois, who claimed the Susquehanna country, assigned one of their chiefs – a man best known...
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Bookshelf

The Tiadaghton Tale, A History of the Area and Its People went on sale in December [1975]. The book, a complete history of the upper West Branch Valley from 1772, contains 200 pages and over 200 illustrations and maps. The book is 6 x 9, hardbound, and sells for $6.95 or $7.00 by mail. The narration is by Helen H. Russell, historian of the area for many years. The Jersey Shore Historical Society...
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Shenks Ferry Revisited: A New Look at an Old Culture

In their efforts to trace the changing ways of life of ancient human societies, archaeologists have had to devise labels for each individ­ual culture they discovered. Often, these names seem strange and confusing. For example, in the Eastern United States, the term Late Wood­land Period has been given to all Indian cultures which prac­ticed large scale agriculture, and which existed between...
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