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,...
read more

Rev. A. W. Tozer

Theologian, lecturer, and writer Aiden Wilson Tozer (1897–1963), a preacher known as a twentieth-century prophet to millions of followers by more than forty books, including Christian classics The Pursuit of God and The Knowledge of the Holy, was born in La Jose, later renamed Newburg, a farming hamlet in western Clearfield County, twenty-two miles southeast of the county seat of Clearfield....
read more

Arnold N. Nawrocki

Although Americans consume an average of thirty pounds of cheese each year – up from eight pounds in 1950, a staggering increase of 287 percent – few probably recognize the name Arnold N. Nawrocki. However, at his death at the age of seventy-eight, his obituary was published in more than one hundred newspapers in six countries on three continents. His obituary appeared in a number of...
read more