Squirrel Migration: Happy Fat Times

Squirrel Migration: Happy Fat Times Meriwether Lewis, descending the Ohio River to meet William Clark before heading west to discovery, fame, and eventual suicide, couldn’t quit writing of the multitude of squirrels. His journal, begun upon leaving Pittsburgh in early…

American Sycamore: so curious an apartment

American Sycamore: So Curious an Apartment The Pringle brothers were weary of the French & Indian War, nor did they care for the uneventful life of a soldier on garrison duty at Fort Pitt. Had they been born two centuries…

Getting Fast in Georgetown: Meriwether Lewis and the low Ohio

September 5, 1803 At daybreak the fog lay heavily on the river as it had nearly every morning since Capt. Meriwether Lewis and his party of eleven soldiers and hired hands left Pittsburgh six days earlier. As he directed the…

Mystery Well

Once again my dad and I went looking for the Pennsylvania & Ohio paper mill. As we were looking, we found a well. I started to dig. Sadly, I found nothing but dirt. But I didn’t dig that far down….

Spruce Vale

If you look at this picture it says: James Veness Spruce Vale 1902. James and his wife are buried in Clarkson cemetery just a couple of miles from where the famous criminal, Pretty Boy Floyd, was killed. He came from England…

Creek Pottery/Glass

Artifacts from Island Run Yesterday, my dad and I went to look for Job Harvey’s paper mill (near Island Run), known as the Ohio & Pennsylvania paper Mill. We also decided to visit two Sandy & Beaver Canal locks that were…

Little Beaver Covered Bridge

A New Bridge If you know where the first iron bridge was located below the town of Little Beaver Bridge, you might want to look at this picture. Did you know that on the site of the iron bridge, there…