McKean County Historical Society

The first county historical society was formed in Bradford in 1901, although the charter of this early society was not entered into the county records until January 9, 1932. Formally chartered as the McKean County Historical Society, this organization was generally referred to as the “Bradford Society,” since its origin and emphasis was in the Bradford area and of the over 200...
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McKean County: Where the Gold is Green

The great gold and silver rushes of the late nineteenth century to places such as the Black Hills, Colorado, Arizona, California and Alaska have long been hailed in story and song for their excite¬≠ment, riches and heartbreak. But, the rush for “green gold” to McKean County during the same century was equally or more exciting. First, there were the forests – immense forests of...
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