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Cove Contributions: 'Docile' State of Pennsylvania Target for Confederates

The year was 1863 and it was a time of widespread rumors. Every huckster passing through the area brought stories of death and destruction at the hands of Confederate troops in the south.

A trip to town brought Poppa scurrying back with plans to look for caves or other hiding places he could take the family if troops were spotted coming over the mountain east from McConnelsburg with all eyes on Blair County and Morrisons Cove.

To call it scary times for the farmers and shop keepers would be an understatement.

Woolen blankets produced at the mill on Potter Creek were hidden in the foundation of...


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