The brick house next around the turn of the road is the old Wherry home, formerly owned by James Wherry, who was the father of Rev. Elwood Wherry, and his sister who spent many years as a Missionary in India.
To the right at the next road and about a half mile is the John Wherry home. Mr. Wherry is his lifetime being the Country Squire and lawyer for the county round about.
The next brick house is the home of John N. Wherry, who at one time conducted an old time tannery. And rumor says that some of the boys of South Bend Township could tell tales of getting "their hides tanned" after they had fallen into an old time vat.
You are now approaching South Bend -- one of the most beautiful villages in Western Pennsylvania. To the left across the Creek is the home of A.F. Laughlin, the carpenter and barn builder and the home of the Misses Smith. As you go over the rise in the road, you pass the home and auto repair ship of Wendell Devers.
On the hill across the creek you see the St. Jacobs Lutheran Church and Cemetery. Across the creek to the left you see South Bend Reformed Church and Parsonage, the homes of J.F. Allshouse and Harvey H. Hanna, the postmaster of South Bend, formerly the W.G. King store proprietor.
Near the end of the bridge, before you cross the creek, is the home where Ralston Rupert lived for many years. He had died recently and was the last soldier of the Civil War in South Bend Township.
THIRTEEN AND ONE EIGHT MILES
At the end of the bridge as you look up the creek you see the mill and the dam, also the store of David Boggs and L.A. Townsend. The buildings you see being the homes of the Townsend people who have owned and kept them in this beautiful condition for many years.
The "Old Mill" still being in operation as a feed mill. The old settlers tell us that in the basment of this mill was held the first religious service in the neighborhood, the mill then being known as Frantz's Mill.
The Townsend land is in the highest state of cultivation and is kept this way by the use of lime and cultivation.
Following on a short distance you again cross the creek at the Montgomery Farm home where ex-Sheriff A.J. Montgomery formerly lived. His family still being the the farrm at different times in the year. To the right two miles is West Lebanon, Indiana Co. The small farm to the left is owned by John France.
We next cross another of the splendid concrete bridges built by the State Highway Department. From the looks of it, "it will last 100 years."
The next splendid home, level farm and fine buildings are owned by Austin Say, one of the progressive farmers of the township, as will go without say anything further as your eyes will tell you. This farm was formerly owned by S.I. Henderson and prior to that by the late Hugh McCandless.