Rep. Tina Pickett (above, second from left) attended the summer anniversary picnic at St. John’s and presented a citation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to Rev. Bob Brown and long-time church members Frank Messersmith (left) and Nannette Good (right). The Lutheran church in Wilmot Township is now 150 yearsContinue Reading

Maureen Van Nostrand, a sixth generation Irish Hill resident and descendant of Thomas Guiton painted this bucolic view (top) of the Curley, Conboy and Guiton farms on Irish Hill as they appear from St. John’s Cemetery. She was told that the Irish favored the area because it reminded them ofContinue Reading

The former Lehigh Valley Railroad freight station (top) is home to a chiropractor’s office and the Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency. The adjacent baggage car will soon sport an interpretive history mural. The former S&NY Railroad tracks, now owned by Reading & Blue Mountain Northern Railroad parallel Trowbridge & Co. WealthContinue Reading

Evergreen (top) in Bradford County as it appeared around 1910. The village is the topic of a new book (above) by Mariane Dailey Holbrook.  Review by Rick Hiduk (originally published in Living Bradford County magazine) The village of Evergreen in Bradford County is set among the rolling hills of AlbanyContinue Reading

Moravian missionary David Zeisberger (top) preaching to the Indians at Friedenshütten. Artist Brian Keeler painted the above rendering of what Friedenshütten looked like based on maps and journals from the era. By Rick Hiduk (originally published in Living Bradford County Magazine) There are many anomalies of American History obscured asContinue Reading

Submitted Article As the United States celebrates the nation’s newest federal holiday, Juneteenth, it is important to remember the thousands of soldiers who fought for all people to be free. During the Civil War, Ralph Payne (1844-1900) a free African American man from Towanda, Bradford County, and a grandfather ofContinue Reading

The Bosworth Store in LeRaysville (top) prior to the street getting its first pavement. Above, the borough’s namesake, Frenchman James LeRay Chaumont. By Rick Hiduk (Also published in Living Bradford County Magazine) LeRaysville, all one-square mile of it, was named after a Frenchman who apparently never actually lived there. ButContinue Reading

A couple enjoys the view of the Susquehanna River from the walkway (top) that parallels the Merrill Parkway in Towanda, which is derived from the Nanticoke language and means “burial place.” Interpretations of the name of Tunkhannock (above) vary from “small stream” to “bend in the river.” Submitted Article TheContinue Reading