By: Vickie Calby ∼MRC Board Member∼ Let it be known, before we start, this is a true Bull Story. After an adult beverage one evening, I told my story to a group of friends. Later it was suggested to me, that those of you who follow our “Stories of Montrose PA,” blog would enjoy it… Continue reading A Bull Story
By: John Eidenier ∼MRC Board Member∼ Part II Montrose and Susquehanna County There are conflicting views on just how important a role the Montrose area played in assisting the enslaved people to make their way to freedom through the Underground Railroad. According to Scholastic Teachers Activities Guide, "Myths of the Underground Railroad," most people who helped… Continue reading A Journey Toward Freedom, “Montrose Role In Breaking the Bondage of Slavery” (Part Two)
Photo: Front of the Sylvanus Mulford House, located at 65 Church Street in Montrose, Pennsylvania, United States. Built in 1818, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Source: Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) By: Hillori Schenker ∼MRC Board Member∼ Ask any visitor to Montrose about the borough, and the response usually contains the words charming, historic, or quaint. Aside from… Continue reading The Economics of Charm: Planning for the Future with History
Christmas In Montrose…it’s that time of year again and this year promises many surprises! First, lets take a trip back in time. Do you remember Town Pride? How about Victorian Christmas, or Montrose Country Christmas? Taking me back, were Angela Mooney, Diane Quattrocchi, and Peggy Sheffler. They sat with me on a cold afternoon… Continue reading Christmas – Montrose Style
By: Vickie Calby∼MRC Board Member∼ “Everybody deserves food.” Pastor Doug Sivers said with feeling. The Montrose Mobile Food Pantry was established with that spirit in mind. Behind every great idea there is a moving force. In this case there were three: Mary Lee Fitzgerald, Judy Kelly, and Mary Ann DeWitt. Jo Ann Leonard explains that… Continue reading Neighbors Helping Neighbors
“The Heyday of Tennis in the Montrose Area” By: John B. Eidenier ∼MRC Board Member∼ (Pictured above: left to light: Lt. King Smith, his partner, King Shafer, and Cecil Donaldson with partner Bill Tilden. The two "Kings" beat Cecil and Bill in 1913 at the indoor courts in New York City) There is a story to… Continue reading HALCYON DAYS OF SUMMER
By: Kimberly Davenport∼MRC Board Member∼ If you are like most library lovers, you have already checked out the Susquehanna County Library’s new location--and have found multiple reasons to return. If you haven’t visited by now, or if you are looking for any excuse to go back, we recommend you attend the library’s celebration scheduled for… Continue reading The Library is Hosting a Big Celebration and You are Invited!
By: Doug Overfield ∼MRC Board Member∼ The year was 1952. Young men lined the street in front of the Susquehanna County Courthouse--saying goodbye to moms, dads, wives, girlfriends, and children--as they prepared to board a bus to Scranton, Pennsylvania. Once there, they would catch a flight to infantry training in Fort Knox, Kentucky, aboard… Continue reading Off To War: Insight from a Montrose Native