The Journal of the Lycoming County Historical Society


Contents: A Path of Discovery: Reevaluating Pennsylvania Prehistory by Mark E. Stamm; Chief Logan: Friend, Foe, or Fiction? By Ronald R. Wenning; Archaeological Excavations at the West Water Street Site, Lock Haven, Clinton County Pennsylvania by Jav F. Custer; Franklin Broadbelt: Civil War Veteran by Gary V. Hoover; the Search for Tomjack by Steven Sliwinski
Contents: John Hazel: the Wizard Cornetist by John Hunsinger; the Bison: Did He Roam Penn's Woods? By Frederick and Robert Rinn; Silk Industries in Lycoming County: Oral Histories Conducted and Edited by Montoursville High School Students; the Ralph Casselberry Family Lumber Camps: Oral History Excerpts from Taped Interview
Contents: Biography of Evan Russell; Personal Journal of Evan Russell: Camp McCall-Bedford, Pa - Camp Mason & Dixon - Signal Camp Near Georgetown D.C. - Head Quarters Gen. McCall-Hunter's Mills - Headquarters Signal Party-Gen. McDowell's Corps d'Armee - The Battle of Fredericksburg - Battle of Mine Run; Local PA Books Listing
Contents: When Williamsport's Streets Were Paved with Wood by Everett W. Rubendall; Excavation of a Shenks Ferry Habitation Complex on Canfield Island, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania by James P. Brewster; Jay Cooke - The Tycoon by Meade Minnigerode; Ogontz Lodge - A Reminiscence by Jacob Metzger; Our Family of Revolutionary and Civil War Ancestry by Walter R. McHenry
Contents: Man and the River by James P. Bressler; A History of the Furniture Manufacturers of the Lycoming County Region by Stephanie R. Zebrowski; Portrait of an Enterprising Man: Frederick Mankey by Stephanie R. Zebrowski; The Miracle of 1879 by William Landis Mosteller; The Meteoric Shower of 1833 by J.C. McCloskey; Remembering the Chestnut by Mike Simmons; The Hotel on West Fourth Street: A History by Stephanie R. Zebrowski; The Big House Back of the Park Hotel by Henry W. Shoemaker.
Contents: A Tour of the Museum by Stephanie R. Zebrowski; What Surveys Meant to Your Museum Staff by Stephanie R. Zebrowski; Iroquois Creation Myth: Sacred Beginnings Reflected in Story by Randall Ellis; To Remedy, For Sure! by Stephanie R. Zebrowski; A Death Shout (A Story of the Senecas) by Henry W. Shoemaker; Apples: Now and Then by Stephanie R. Zebrowski.
Contents: President's Message; Editorial; Letters to the Editor; Millstones and Early Gristmills of Lycoming County by Everett W. Rubendall; The Real Beast in the Woods; Regional Industries and Environmental Impact by Julia Gano; Williamsport's Economic Development During the Canal Period, 1828-1850 by Terry Rhian; Keep Thee Only Unto Me by Nancy Lundquist Baumgartner
Contents: Rags to Riches, Myth or Reality? A Study of Williamsport, Pennsylvania by Mark Albright; The Cyclone of 1892 by Stephanie R. Zebrowski; Minnie Viola Taylor: Feminine Trailblazer from Cogan House Township by Carl Taylor; Italian-Americans in Williamsport by John Protasio; The Penny Dog of Pint's Woods by Henry W. Shoemaker
Contents: When Electricity Was Extended to Rural America, and Blooming Grove by Karl J. Ely; Debunking A Myth - Were There Really Buffalo in Pennsylvania? by Stephanie R. Zebrowski; Those Buffalo Hides; The History of the Muncy Rifles, Company F, 84th PA Volunteer Infantry by David L. Richards; Black Marble Fireplaces by Henry W. Shoemaker
Contents: President's Message; Editor's Letter; Margaret by Frances K. Reed; Christmas in White Deer by Harvia Shaker-Faust; Gifford Pinchot - Pioneer Conservationist, Part ll by Stephanie Zebrowski; Gas Will Cure Colds; The Little Blonde's Wedding Gown by Henry W. Shoemaker; Stories of the West Branch Valley, Deserted Valley by Katharine Bonnet; Valley of Dreams and Memories, Rod and Gun by Harry H. Greene and Frankford Lewis
Contents: Preserving Your Collection by Julia Sprinkle; Gifford Pinchot--Pioneer Conservationist. Part I by Stephanie Zebrowski; The Present Status of Wild Life in Central Pennsylvania c.1925 by Henry W. Shoemaker; Camping On a Trout Stream by Charles Lose; The Closed House by Henry W. Shoemaker; Signs of French Contact on the West Branch of the Susquehanna by Clark B. Kahler.
Contents: Understanding Our Historical Museum: Part II: Exhibit Building in Our Historical Museum by Stephanie Zebrowski; What's New; Stories of the West Branch Valley: The Walkers by Katharine W. Bonnet; Williamsport Founder and Wife Return Home by Stephanie Zebrowski; The Last Hanging in Lycoming County by Everett Rubendall; Tattooing: Was it Art or More? by Ricki L. Maietta; Elk Hunting by Philip come.
Contents: Understanding Our Historical Museum, Part 1: Conservation by Stephanie Zebrowski; The Birth and Foundations of an American Industrial Giant by Stephanie Zebrowski; The Painted Path by Clark Kahler; Dr. Walter Van Fleet, America's Foremost Rose Breeder of His Generation by Everett Rubendall; Trolling for Salmon; Tom Fausett (The Record of a Triple love Tragedy) by Henry W. Shoemaker
Contents: Another Season on Canfield Island by James P. Bressler; A Tiger, A Panther; by Stephanie Zebrowski; "Stilling Birch" in Cogan House Township by Carl B. Taylor; When We Walked Hand-in-Hand by J.J. Zebrowski; Refurbishing the Lumber Gallery; A Spot in Lycoming County by Mike Maietta; Starch Cake; Peter Herdic - Industrialist of Williamsport by Beth Heffner
Contents: Baseball for Boys: The Early Years; A Spot in Lycoming County Camping on the Lycoming; My Memories of the 1889 Flood; Halley's Comet Rag; An Indian Site in the Borough of Montoursville; Money Printed in Williamsport
Contents: From the President's Desk; The Vampire of Rauch's Gap; The Kast Hotel; The Wertman Site Mysteries; Why is it Called That?; A Brief History of the Great Illustrated Weeklies; The First Appendectomy; An Unusual Tomb; The Ralston General Store
Contents: The Textile Collection; About Thread; John Alden Knight and the Solunar Tables; Margaret Horn Remembers; The Great Storm of 1871; Contributors to the Museum.
Contents: Pages of Dirt by James P. Bressler; A Brief History of the North Central Chapter #8 of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology by Harry Rogers; Some Important Milestones in Lycoming County Archaeology by James P. Bressler; Archaeological Time Periods in Pennsylvania by Gary L. Fogelman; Colonial & Indian Forts of the Upper West Branch Valley by Tom Shreiner; Artifacts & Historical Societies by Barry C. Kent; An Invitation by Joseph J. Zebrowski
Contents: Indian Gallery; Colonial Exhibit; Transportation Exhibit; Museum Floor Plan Maps; Military Exhibit; Country Store; One-Room School; Music Exhibit; Victorian Exhibits; Lumber Gallery; Wild Life Display; Hall of Industry; Resource Collections
Contents: The Old Curbstone Markets; Around The Market; Jacqueline's Letter to the Home Folks; Curbstone Merchants as of December, 1890; Biography of a Collector; Toy Trains: The Shempp Collection; Pleasant Valley