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Nancy and I went camping several weeks ago at Black Moshannon State Park in northern Centre County. Several small villages thrived there from the early nineteenth century until the timber supply ran out. The Black Moshannon Creek was no longer needed to transport timber from the splash dam downstream to the mighty Susquehanna then to Williamsport where large lumber mills dominated the town. Two (now extinct) villages in the state park, Antes and Beaver Mills, shared a general store, a wagon shop, a blacksmith shop, mills, stables, a hotel with a tavern (the Antes House), a ten-pin bowling alle...

 

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