Remembering Jefferson County : From Pioneers to Aviators

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  • Copyright: 2009-06-19
  • Publisher: History Pr
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Inventors, hermits and frontiersmen have all roamed the fields and forests of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, to leave their marks on what was once dense wilderness. Local journalist Randon W. Bartley introduces his readers to the likes of Judge Heath, who helped fugitive slaves escape from jail; Earl Sandt, Brookville's daring aviator; and local Civil War heroine Kate Scott, whom readers will come to see in a new light. The fascinating history of Jefferson County is told through tales of mine disasters, prognosticating rodents, prohibition battles, early forms of baseball and a man who thought he could cheat the devil. With humor and wit, Bartley brings together a collection of vignettes that tracks the evolution of Jefferson County from a frontier outpost to a bustling modern community.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 9
Tales from the Pioneers
A Man in the Wilderness Called Mosesp. 11
Tales from Puckerty Gap and Beyondp. 13
Guarding the Frontierp. 18
The Pioneer Resurrectionp. 20
The Underground Railroad Uncoveredp. 24
Slyhoff's Gravep. 27
Kate Scott, a Pioneering Womanp. 30
The Curious Case of Kate Scottp. 33
The High Cost of Black Goldp. 39
Baseball and the Boys in Bluep. 43
Inventors, Prophets and Scalawags
The Scripture Rocksp. 47
Brookville's Birdmanp. 52
Twyford's Follyp. 57
The White Elephantp. 60
Broken Glass Dreamsp. 66
Marlin's Amazing Opera Housep. 69
The Backward Theatrep. 72
Mrs. Marlin Goes to Votep. 76
Prohibition Becomes Personalp. 80
Puckerty Joe, the Friendly Hermitp. 85
Charles Bowdish, a Life in Miniaturep. 88
A Novelty No Morep. 90
Heroes Allp. 94
Flying the Mailp. 97
Punxsutawney Philp. 99
From the Corridors of the Courthouse
The Twice-Hung Manp. 101
The Day Time Stood Stillp. 105
Walls Did Not This a Prison Makep. 107
A Place of Refugep. 110
The Butter Battlep. 113
The Reluctant Treasurerp. 115
Renovation and Tragedyp. 119
Bibliographyp. 125
About the Authorp. 127
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