American History, Ligonier Valley Vignettes, Pennsylvania History

WWI Casualties William Tosh & Benjamin Byers Part of Ligonier Valley Library Collection

You never know when you are going to stumble across a piece of history or when one is going to come walking through your door. While I was visiting the Pennsylvania Room this week, Shirley Iscrupe shared with me a recent donation of World War I memorabilia related to two soldiers with whom I am… Continue reading WWI Casualties William Tosh & Benjamin Byers Part of Ligonier Valley Library Collection

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American History, Pennsylvania History, Valley Voices

“When the Whistle Blows, Come Home,” by Jim Ramsey

“When the Whistle Blows, Come Home” The Sounds of My Home Town: Ligonier, Pennsylvania Valley Voices - August 2013 Written by Jim Ramsey Transcribed and edited by Jennifer Sopko Pictures courtesy of the Pennsylvania Room, Ligonier Valley Library I was born and grew to adulthood in my home town of Ligonier, Pennsylvania. Many of my… Continue reading “When the Whistle Blows, Come Home,” by Jim Ramsey

American History, Ligonier Valley Vignettes, Lincoln Highway, My Travel, Pennsylvania History

Lincoln Highway Gumshoes: To Bedford and Back

For my birthday I decided that wanted to take a road trip that somehow incorporated the Lincoln Highway.  I’ve really enjoyed learning more about the country’s first transcontinental highway throughout its centennial year.  After all, it passes right through the town of Ligonier, where I’ve spent a lot of time and where most of my… Continue reading Lincoln Highway Gumshoes: To Bedford and Back

American History, Ligonier Valley Vignettes, Lincoln Highway, My Travel, Pennsylvania History

Along the Lincoln Highway with American Songline: Leg #3 –Stoystown Back to Greensburg

I’m gearing up for an upcoming trip back along the Lincoln Highway to Bedford, Pennsylvania, but before I do that, I should get us back to home base first… After American Songline’s Cece Otto and I reached our final destination in Stoystown, Pennsylvania during our mini road trip this past spring, we turned around and… Continue reading Along the Lincoln Highway with American Songline: Leg #3 –Stoystown Back to Greensburg

American History, Ligonier Valley Vignettes, My Writing, Pennsylvania History

Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered the Goodreads giveaway for a copy of Ligonier Valley Vignettes: Tales from the Laurel Highlands!  There were a total of 630 people who entered, which is amazing. Thank you all for your interest and support!  A winner has been selected - a copy of Ligonier Valley Vignettes will be on… Continue reading Giveaway Winner!