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Moravian Massacre

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnadenhutten_massacre The Gnadenhutten massacre, also known as the Moravian massacre, was the killing of 96 Christian Lenape (Delaware) by colonial American militia from Pennsylvania on March 8, 1782 at the Moravian missionary village of Gnadenhutten, Ohio during the American Revolutionary War.[2] … Continue reading

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The Burning of Hanna’s Town

From: https://archive.org/stream/historyofwestmor01bouc#page/n9/mode/2up History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Volume 1 (1906) By John Newton Boucher CHAPTER XII The Hannastown War Burning of the County Seat Destruction of Miller’s Blockhouse The summer of 1782 was the gloomiest in our pioneer history. Many of … Continue reading

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Hanna’s Town Resolves

The first county seat of Westmoreland County was Hanna’s Town. It was a hub of Revolutionary War activity in western Pennsylvania, and more lately part of the William Steel farm. About a year before the Declaration of Independence, were the Hanna’s … Continue reading

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James Steele of Mon County

From: “A Genealogy of the Descendants of James Steele and his Wife Mary” by Donley M. Steele, 1919. JAMES STEELE. SR. Head of Family No. 1. Our earliest paternal ancestor of whom we have any record, was one James Steel. … Continue reading

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George Washington Steele

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia George Washington Steele (December 13, 1839 – July 12, 1922) was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician who twice served as a Congressman for Indiana, from 1881 to 1889 and again from 1895 to 1903. Steele was also the first Governor of Oklahoma … Continue reading

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What’s a Relay?

Writing poetry has been in the family for the past three generations– four counting this latest one. I recall being about ten years old, following along with my dad, “shootin’ trouble” on the railroad. He would take a moment from … Continue reading

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Parking an Aircraft Carrier

Ever hear the expression, “getting your ship only 95% of the way into port?” Ever work a project that gets all but the delivery done? Ever build a new bathroom that is fully functional except for the water? That last … Continue reading

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