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After French, English claims, where is the Indians’ land?

Beginning in 1750, a frontier surveyor named Christopher Gist made a series of journeys deep into Indian country to locate — and make rough surveys of — “good land” along the Ohio River. Gist and his employers all knew that the Native Americans who occupied the region would hardly ...

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If you want to highlight your grandmother’s china, it is best to display the lovely pieces as a holiday centerpiece, in a china cabinet, or on the Thanksgiving buffet table hosting flowers.

Tips for china on your Thanksgiving table

In the autumn of 1621, the Plymouth community and the Wampanoag Indians celebrated a harvest feast. A longstanding event in Native American culture, the harvest feast was also known as the Thanksgiving celebration. The 1621 harvest feast offered lots of meat and very few vegetables. Forks ...

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Russell Walters and his wife, Sue Ellen, appear in a portrait commemorating their 25th wedding anniversary. The inset photo shows Walters on his way to helicopter combat assault in III Corps, RVN 1970, with the 62nd Infantry Platoon, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile).

Vietnam Dog Handler Association honors former area man for service

HERSHEY — Maj. Russell T. Walters (Ret.), formerly of Lewistown and now of Hershey, was awarded the Warriors Medal of Valor in October for honorable military service. The award was bestowed by the Vietnam Dog Handler Association at a reunion held Oct. 15 in Branson, Missouri. Walters is a ...

‘Starting Over in the Past,’ by Ella Rydzewski, is a new paperback of the religious fiction genre, set in Juniata County.

Juniata County is the setting for new novel

CLARKSVILLE, Md. — References to Juniata, Mifflin, Centre and Snyder counties abound in a new book by a former Juniata County resident, but while the setting may be real, the story is not true. That becomes obvious as soon as readers learn the main characters are professors at Midland Bible ...

Tomahawk-wielding warriors terrorize settlements

The long peace that William Penn and the Indians established near Philadelphia in 1683 ended abruptly along the Penns Creek on Oct. 16, 1755, in what eventually became Union and Snyder counties. That’s the day Indian warriors from Western Pennsylvania emerged from the forest and attacked ...

Reunions

Editor’s note: A list of upcoming reunions is published weekly on the Entertainment page. Missing classmate requests are published once and repeated only if updated. Brief reports of reunions and class reunion photos with the people identified in the order in which they appear are accepted ...

Celebrating the colors of fall

Fall is finally being seen and felt throughout the Juniata Valley and the mountains in Pennsylvania. I was fortunate enough last weekend to take the Amtrak train from Lewistown to Pittsburgh and then back again for a family event. While it was longer and I had less freedom to travel ...

Lil Miss loves cheese

Hello, my name is Caylee Imes. I am 4 years old and I am a Juniata County Lil Dairy Miss. I like helping the other members of the dairy court at promotions. My favorite dairy product is cheese. I love to eat plain cheese for a healthy snack that is full of calcium and protein. I also like ...

Mifflin County Library has a special visitor

LEWISTOWN - Last Saturday, Sgt. William Roberts and K-9 Officer Tank from the Lewistown Police Department visited the Mifflin County Library to talk with children and their families about what it is like to be a police officer and handler to a canine police dog. Everyone in attendance enjoyed ...

Consequences of mistaken identity painful for soldier

In September 1779, a Susquehanna River settler who had spent a year as an Indian captive made an error in judgement that nearly cost him his life.As Luke Swetland attempted to escape from the Iroquois Indians in western New York, he fell in with a group of soldiers that he thought were British ...