Thomas Forster
Mar13

Thomas Forster

Settling the Erie Frontier Thomas Forster was 34 in 1796 when he first came to Erie County, Pennsylvania to inspect the Walnut Creek holdings of the land company, Harrisburg and Presque Isle. Four years later he left a political career and a comfortable home near Harrisburg to help manage those holdings, although he settled nearby in Erie. For the remainder of his life he worked for the betterment of his adopted home. * First...

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Passage to Liverpool
Mar13

Passage to Liverpool

James Blaine Miller and the RMS Lusitania Passage to Liverpool is about the sinking of the Lusitania, one of the great (or worst) tragedies of the sea. As a result of its loss, the U.S. was dragged into war, although there would be a national election for president before that happened. While Woodrow Wilson, who was seeking a second term, tried to keep the U.S. out of war and campaigned on that slogan, it was not possible to remain...

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Twice Around the Township
Mar13

Twice Around the Township

Fairview History Retold Twice Around the Township is a compilation of 73 articles about Fairview (PA) history that were printed in the author’s column in the Cosmopolite Herald beginning in 1983 and concluding in the late 1990s. The newspaper was sold to the Times Publishing Company and ceased publishing about that time. It is tabletop size and includes articles on such topics as the early settlements, early transportation,...

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