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Dr. Helen Pollay Weeks

Article contributed by the Fairview Area Historical Society This year several member organizations of Erie Yesterday, a county-wide group of museums and historical societies, put together program for teachers on a subject of importance to each local historical community.  The … Continue reading

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Highway Patrol Officer Swanson Killed in North East

By Dick Tefft Many people in North East know of the memorial on West Main Street dedicated to the patrolman that was shot on the streets of North East, but I am sure many don’t know the details of what … Continue reading

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Where Men and Boys Became Soldiers

The History of Camp Reed By Eric Marshall By the time Abraham Lincoln took the oath of office as President of the United States on Monday, March 4, 1861, the national upheaval of secession was a grim reality.  Jefferson Davis had … Continue reading

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Settlement of the Erie Triangle

A Slow Start After the American Revolution (1775–1783), the newly formed state of Pennsylvania looked forward to expanding settlement of its western lands.  The territory known as the “Erie Triangle,” the northern-most piece of Pennsylvania today, offered access to the … Continue reading

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A Man Nationally Known and Locally Forgotten (Until Now)

Francis Newton Thorpe (1857-1926) During the short life of North East’s Lake Shore Seminary, the school helped shape a few hundred students into bright, ambitious young men and women.  Included on this list of students is Francis Newton Thorpe.  Although … Continue reading

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