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Letter to the Editor

Hopes for Other Historical Writers to be Inspired by Byron Smail

To the Editor:

Congratulations to Byron Smail on the publication of his Cove history about the many area iron furnaces of the 19th century. He deserves credit for tackling a task he didn’t know he could do until — he did it!

My longtime Smithfield School mate, Gerald Burket, a former Huston Township supervisor and farmer, longs to assemble stories of generations of Piney Creek characters, mostly true. Several neighbors have scraped together some of the raw materials, but none of us seems eager to compile the saga Burket envisions. He knows well that everyone has a story; just ask other...


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