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Wendell McMinn August was born in the town of Rew, McKean County ten miles from Bradford, in 1885. His mother, Charlotte (McMinn) August of Brockwayville died in childbirth and her infant son came to her hometown at the age of three weeks, taken in by his uncle and aunt, Daniel...

The Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal Company was incorporated as the Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal and Iron Company in 1881 in Indiana, PA, by the Adrian Iselin family, Swiss investment bankers from New York City. The company's first mines were located in Jefferson County, PA, in an area known...

Thanks in large part to entrepreneur Joseph Veazic of Boston who elicited the help from wealthy and influential East Coast families to invest in the lands in and around Shawmut, nearly ten square miles of coal lands were purchased from Daniel Kingsbury.  As explorations commenced, coal was...

Elk viewing is a popular pastime drawing visitors from all over Pennsylvania, out-of-state, and locals alike. And fortunately, the “Elk Capitol of Pennsylvania” or Benezette is a short drive...

This article of local history has been an amazing adventure undertaken by Bob Imhof of the Elk County Historical Society and Rob Keith of the Brockway Historical Society over a period of several years. This short narrative documents the story of what is likely the first common-carrier railroad...