Lost and Found

Lost Sheep Rock Shelter in Juniata Township, Huntingdon County — one of the most significant archaeological sites in eastern North America — was discovered in 1957 by a boater on the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River. Excavations at the shelter yielded evidence of nine thousand years of human habitation, more or less continuously from 7000 BC to about AD 1500. The shelter’s rock overhang...
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When the Susquehanna River Was Pennsylvania’s Flour Highway

The flour trade industry in the Susquehanna River watershed is one of the lesser known stories in Pennsylvania’s history, but it is among its most significant sagas. Millers were among the first tradesmen to arrive in the New World to sustain the settlers. The Keystone State’s rich farmlands produced abundant flour for local and regional markets with a consistent surplus for export to foreign...
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