50 Years Ago

Reactor to be Phased Out


September 22, 2022

Herald of Sept. 28, 1972

The atomic reactor at Saxton was scheduled to be phased out of existence by May, 1974, with a loss of 70 jobs in the area. The reactor was put into operation in 1962 and served as a training center for nuclear engineers and reactor operators around the world. It was also used for research and development.

Charles L. Packard sold Ore Hill Orchard in Taylor Township for $100,000 to Dr. Daniel M. Friday and Dr. Lee P. Hacker. Peter S. Duncan started the orchard around 1911, and Mr. Packard purchased it in 1938.

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