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 inĀ­dustries and the manufacture of...
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Tom Mix (1880-1940)

Even before Hollywood producers glamorized the silver screen image of the American cowboy, huge audiences were mesmerized by touring cowboy shows, the most popular of which was William F. (“Buffalo Bill”) Cody (1846-1917) and his Wild West Show, which traveled the country for more than thirty years, from 1883 to 1916. With authentic Native Americans, skilled riders, sharpshooters,...
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Letters to the Editor

Sowing a Wealth I read with much interest “Sowing a Wealth Uncommon” by Myra K. Jacobsohn in the Spring 2003 edition. The garden tradition established early by the Quakers and Germans appears two centuries later in the vegetable and flower gardens of Eastern and Southern European immigrants to the coalfields of southwestern Pennsylvania. In 2001, James Abrams had as his University of...
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