African-American Settlement in Cambria County

This Settlement was founded in the late 1790's by Edinborough Smith and William Harshberger - whose families have called the Johnstown Area home for over 200 years.










Saturday, January 21, 2012

Harshberger's Grove - Brown's Farm

With all this snow - I need a little green. Spring is my favorite time of year and I feel that the true beauty of Browns is best shown off at this time of year. This is all that remains of the old Harshberger Grove - where in the late 1800's - the families on the mountain would gather and celebrate - days at a time - with good food and music.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Early County Maps of Pennsylvania

Thought you readers would find this map interesting and after you study it - you'll see why tracing records back hundreds of years - isn't exactly as easy as it looks.