Rookie of Year & MVP

By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS Board Member & Volunteer) Richie “Dick” Allen Richie “Dick” Allen was born on March 8, 1942 in Wampum Pennsylvnaia and attended Wampum High School. He…

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The Road to Coal Town

  • Post category:1849-1899

By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS Board Member & Volunteer) Sometime after John Stockman discovered coal in Lawrence County in 1810, it was found there was a heavy coal deposit in…

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Notes From a Schoolboy in the 1820s

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By Robert Galbreath, Collections Curator October 28, 2017 Documents written by ordinary people - such as letters, diaries, meeting minutes, or even notes scrawled in a book - can reveal…

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We Can Do It – WWII exhibit

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By Lorraine Petrus (LCHS Board of Directors) Our We Can Do It! World War II Exhibit is full of displays, events, programs and speakers. Complete Program Information is listed below…

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Women Also Served in the Great War
Nurse Harriet J Eckels

Women Also Served in the Great War

By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) Nurse Harriet J. Eckels was born on April 2, 1888 in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. She and 100 fellow Red Cross nurses and 30 physicians…

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The Red Cross in Lawrence County

By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) The establishment of the American Red Cross in Lawrence County was due in large measure to the untiring efforts of Mrs. William Wallace Clendenin.…

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