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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - December 13, 2013, Bedford, Pennsylvania H ref orb inquirer Assn 0477-20000 combined with the Everett Republican established 1812. Serving Bedford county faithfully for 200 years. Published every Friday by the inquirer printing co. 424 West Penn Street Bedford a. 15522 subscription rates $59 per year a $45 per six months. Postmaster Send address changes to the Bedford inquirer p o. Box 671, Bedford a 15522 0671 published weekly a periodicals postage paid at Bedford a. Old photo album the National Wagon train celebrating the country s Bicentennial went through Bedford in july 1976. Here it passes the coach room restaurant on South Richard Street. This year Marks 20 years since the coach room closed on of. 31, 1993. Over the years people have asked for recipes of the food they enjoyed according to Diana Barnhart holler. So this year Diana and Jane Barnhart finished a Cookbook of More than 200 recipes a scaled Down to serve eight to to people. The Oach room Barnhart family Cookbook is available for $12 at deep Wood gallery Lckes drug store and the Anderson photo album old photo album this View of the coach room restaurant submitted by Diana Barnhart holier would have been taken in october judging by the Corn stalks but the year is unknown. The restaurant a now a parking lot a on South Richard Street closed 20 years ago but in response to continuing requests for recipes the family has published the coach room amp Barnhart family Cookbook. It is available at deep Wood gallery Lckes drug store and the Anderson House. Please support the final push old photo album this Charles Oft Post card clearly identifies the location As being on the Chambersburg Bedford Turnpike at Juniata Crossings East of Everett. The double covered Bridge in the background washed away in the 1936 flood. According to Barb Miller who submitted the picture and information the first Road through this area beyond trails was built by col. James Burd to move supplies Westward in 1755. The Road was improved by Gen. John Forbes to handle military supplies. In 1785, Pennsylvania provided Grants to counties to improve the t oads. This did t work Well so Turnpike companies were formed in 1806. The Chambersburg bed Ford company was chartered in 1815. The Early Turnpike is the subject of this month s historical display at the Everett free Library. Editor Gazette thank you everyone for your support for the Bedford county Wii Monument project. Your support has made possible the full size Clay statue that will be used to cast our Bronze that is now on display at the Bedford county visitors Bureau at 131 South Juliana Street in Bedford. We encourage you to come see the statue now through december 24. This Wii Monument will be uniquely Bedford county. It is sculpted by Manns Choice boy Wayne Hyde. The faces of the soldiers on the statue Are Bedford county Wii vets. The thumbprints in the base of the statue Are Bedford county Wii vets. The Pedestal will list the names of Bedford county vets who were killed during the War. The project is funded by Bedford county citizens past and present. Bedford county a Wii Monument will be totally unique and one of the finest monuments in the nation. As of december 6, 68 Wii veterans have placed their thumbprints into the statue and we re requesting Wii vet thumbprints through Christmas eve. Wii vets should Call 623-1771 to sched letters to the editor ule their thumbprint placement. The area around the Bronze statue will include bricks engraved with the names and military service of Wii veterans an area called the Honor walk. We encourage All of you to Purchase a Brick for your Wii vet friends or family members. Call 623-1771 for an Honor walk order form or see our our web site As of december 2013, we be raised $105,000 and we need to raise $45,000 to Complete the Bronze. Once we have those funds Well Send the Clay statue to Montana for casting. The resulting Bronze will be an exact replica of our Clay statue and will weigh about 3,000 pounds. Once we receive the Bronze Well coordinate placement which will include the Pedestal and surrounding Honor walk. Placement will be on the South Side of Penn Street just East of the military service flags at the Corner of Juliana and Penn streets. The height from the ground to the top of the Bronze statue will be about 9 feet. Over 5,000 Bedford county citizens served in uniform during Wii. The War Cost the lives of Over 150 Bedford county citizens and hundreds More returned Home with injuries they endured for the rest of their lives. The sacrifices and trials were often painful so they had difficulty talking about the experiences. Their service was a duty that they did no to want but willingly accepted and after the War they moved on with their lives As Best they could. They did no task you for thanks. Wii is 70 years in our past and still there is no county Monument to Honor the service of these honorable men and women. It is time for us to say thank you. It is time to Honor our neighbors fathers mothers uncles aunts grandfathers and grandmothers. It is time to leave a worthy Monument to their service that will teach our descendants about the Cost of their Freedom. Honor your Wii vets by adding their name and service to the Honor walk and help us Complete Bedford county a Wii Monument. Dennis Tice Bedford Schellsburg a for the sixth year in a Row a Christmas eve at the old log Church will be celebrated dec. 24 at 11 30 . At the old log Church and cemetery. The Church is located on the old Lincoln Highway off route 30, a half mile West of Schellsburg. All Are Welcome to attend. As in past years the Church built in 1806 and the oldest religious Structure in the county will be decorated for the season with Christmas greens and candles by members of the Schellsburg and old log Church historical society. The Celebration will consist of a Carol sing Christmas and Winter solstice poems Bible readings of the nativity musical performances and anything else that might come up. Of anyone would like to be a Reader at the Celebration please Call Joyce or Mike Hercane 733-2984. The Church is not heated so dress warmly. Weather permitting luminaries will Light the paths to the Church but flashlights Are suggested. This Post card shows the toll Gate at the Narrows East of Bedford looking East. It was one of Many on the Chambersburg to Bedford Turnpike. The Turnpike was the first of its kind to pass through the area. In 1806, five different Stock companies were formed to build a Road the 150 Miles from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh. The stocks sold for $5 a share according to Barbara Miller who submitted the picture and the information. The Chambersburg Bedford company was chartered april 15, 1815 and was responsible for 55 Miles of Road. The task was formidable a acquire land Clear Trees build or Widen local roads or paths build toll Booths and try to maintain the Turnpike. By the 1880s, the toll roads were so deteriorated that local residents would no longer pay the tolls. Some people Cut their own roads around the the toll Bott the. That s what happened Between friends Cove and Bedford. Early records of the Turnpike were destroyed when the confederates burned Chambersburg during the civil War. The Turnpike is the subject of this month s display at the Everett free Library. Miller compiled the information for the bloody run historical society. photo album another toll Gate on the Chambersburg to Bedford Turnpike in the 1800s was located at Everett near where Mcfarland s furniture is today. This View is looking West. The toll Gate keeper standing on the porch at left is David Weaverling great Uncle of Barb Miller who submitted this Post card View. The Early Turnpike which basically followed the alignment of the Lincoln Highway and or route 30, is the subject of this month s historical display at the Everett free Library

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