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A Short History of Huntingdon County

A SHORT HISTORY OF HUNTINGDON COUNTY The following history, written by J Simpson Africa of Huntingdon, first appeared in Egle’s 1876 “History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania”. It  should prove…

Chapter 3 – History of Huntigdon County

CHAPTER III A POPULAR ERROR – THE STORY OF CAPTAIN JACK – ITS UNRELIABILITY – JACK’S NARROWS – ORIGIN OF THE NAME – MURDER OF ARMSTRONG, SMITH AND ARNOLD –…

Diary and Letters by Captain Robert Allison – part 2

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 Left Hew’s and after marching about five miles, bad breakfast at a smallInn, onThe same fare as Friday, then proceeded to Bloss’, previously called Peter’sCamp, throughAlmost an…

Diary and Letters by Captain Robert Allison – part 1

DIARY AND LETTERSWritten byCAPTAIN ROBERT ALLISONOf theHUNTINGDON LIGHT INFANTRY, DURING HIS MARCH TO THE CANADIAN BORDER IN THE WAR OF 1812 NOTE: The following is a graphic account of the…