Recovered Stolen Weapons On Display at Baker Mansion


September 7, 2023

It was a cold day in 1973 when Blair County residents opened their newspapers and discovered there was a story featuring the Baker Mansion and The Blair County Historical Society.

Chairman of the Board for The Blair County Historical Society Jim Lowe said that normally, that would be a good day. However, that day, it wasn’t good news. The discovery was made that somebody had broken into the mansion the previous evening. Their mission was clear: they removed a number of valuable antique rifles.

Lowe said that this story had been all but forgotten, not because people didn’t care, but forg...

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