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  • Jolly 'Belsnickel' Served as Cove's Early Day Santa

    MILTON V. BURGESS|Dec 22, 2022

    Published in the Herald of December 21, 1972, in his Local History column. Burgess was a former editor of the Herald. The people of the Cove have their own Christmas customs, many of which stem from the lives of Pennsylvania Dutch ancestors. Mrs. Mamie Teeter, proprietor of Teeter's Hotel in Martinsburg, who was raised in the Pennsylvania Dutch country of Eastern Pennsylvania, likes to hear some of the old Dutch sayings and revive memories of happy Christmases when she was a little girl. She rec...

  • Farmers' Picnic in Henrietta Was a Big Community Event

    Milton V. Burgess|Aug 13, 2020

    Editor’s Note: This is a selection from “Local History” by Milton V. Burgess, a collection of articles originally published in the Morrisons Cove Herald. The annual Farmers’ Picnic held during the latter part of August at Henrietta once was the major social event of Morrisons Cove. It brought together farm families from throughout the region. Bands from communities in the area made music. Leaders in religion, business and politics spoke. Visitors came by special train from Altoona and Hollidaysburg. But most of all the attraction was centered i...

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