Speakers include: U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R- Wisconsin, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R- Pennsylvania PA Rep. Mike Turzai, Speaker of the PA House of Representatives Rob Gleason, PA Republican Party, Chair
Originally published in 1959 and written by one of the seminal figures in American folklife studies, this classic work examines the folk origins of Christmas in the Keystone State. Composed of interviews and contemporary newspaper reports, it records holiday traditions from the eighteenth century through the early twentieth century, including mummers, Christ-Kindel and Kriss Kringle, […]
On June 30, 1863, the Battle of Hanover delayed Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart and a 17-mile long column of supplies from getting to Gettysburg. Union cavalry under Brig. Gen. Elon Farnsworth (who died three days later at Gettysburg) arrived to stand in his way. Brig. Gen. George Custer also joined the fray, delaying Stuart’s arrival at Gettysburg until the afternoon of July 2, to the consternation of Gen. Robert E. Lee.
French troops, including Canadians, and their Indian allies, marched on Fort Necessity on July 3, 1754, to attack British and Virginian colonials led by Lt. Col. George Washington. Several volleys of musket fire ensued during a confrontation outside the fort, and the colonials retreated. Washington and the British regulars stood their ground, but were outnumbered, and also retreated to the fort. Uncertain when reinforcements might arrive, Washington surrendered the fort and returned to Virginia, leaving the fort to the French, who burned it.
Chambersburg was raided by Confederates three times during the Civil War. The first raid was led by Gen. J.E.B. Stuart on Oct. 10, 1862. The town was occupied from June 24-26, 1863 during the Gettysburg Campaign, and burned to the ground on the orders of Brig. Gen. John McCausland on July 30, 1864, when it refused to pay a ransom of $100,000 in gold or $500,000 in U.S. dollars.
On June 27, 1863, Confederates raided Hanover Junction, cut telegraph wires & burned bridges. President Abraham Lincoln passed through Hanover Junction on Nov. 18-19, 1863, as he traveled to and from Gettysburg for the dedication of the Soldier’s National Cemetery and to deliver the Gettysburg Address on Nov. 19, 1863. His funeral train also passed through Hanover Junction on April 21, 1865, a week after he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
A coalition of Indian tribes battled with British troops during Pontiac’s War at the Battle of Bushy Run, which took place on Aug. 5-6, 1763. The battle was notable for its coordination of several Native American tribes, but resulted in a British victory. Order this episode from the PCN Store
After Joe Hardy graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in industrial engineering, he took the advice of a close friend and opened the Green Hills Lumber Company. After a few years, in 1956, Hardy joined his younger brothers, and together they opened a “cash and carry” lumber yard in the rural town […]