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Genealogical Society Hears About Martinsburg Indian Training School


April 27, 2023

Jodi Stouffer (left) and Cori Bolger Shirk presented to the Blair County Genealogical Society on the history of the Martinsburg Indian School.

On Thursday, April 20, Cori Bolger Shirk and Jodi Stouffer presented a program on the Martinsburg Indian School at the monthly meeting of the Blair County Genealogy Society. Shirk and Stouffer were accompanied by Frank Vitale IV, a historian and archivist from Millersville University, who joined the pair through an online connection.

For the past few years, Shirk and Stouffer have been researching the school and its role in shaping Martinsburg history. Using back issues of the Martinsburg Herald and Altoona newspapers from the time, they were able to piece together some of the history of t...

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