Category Archives: Pennsylvania

1762 Indian Wars – John Martin Family Captured

The “History of the Church of the Brethren” tells us the following about a massacre and kidnapping of white settlers in 1762 in Great Cove in the Juniata Valley of Pennsylvania, by King Beaver and Capt. Shingas, who personally led the … Continue reading

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Carlisle Indian School Records

Chiracahua Apache Indians After Training at the Carlisle Indian School, 1886 (photograph from the National Archives, ARC identifier 593352, local identifier 111-SC-85688) Carlisle Indian Industrial School (1879–1918) was an Indian boarding school in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1879 at Carlisle, … Continue reading

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How do you spell Opportunity? Highland Park, Michigan

Where, you ask, is Highland Park, Michigan and why would someone go there?  More specifically, why would many someones go there? The answer becomes apparent when looking at the draft card registrations of the men in 1917 and 1918 who were … Continue reading

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