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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - June 20, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania Combined fhe Ever eff Republican established 162nd year 49 Bedford Republican june 1975 built in 1755 Nagels inn Stopover on Early Forbes Road single copy ten cents on the Village Square t in Pennsylvania the introduction of the hard surfaced Pike brought with it an Era of Between 1818 and during those years our principal land routes were and with the stage Wagon stands and drovers taverns that sprang up along their but Bedford from its very earliest had its share of in 1755 Frederick Yawgel built a tavern near the big on the North Side of West Pitt next door to him was an inn conducted by George they were really rude log adapted to Frontier and made instantly 1 popular by the great influx of Road cutters and Camp 1 the old Yawgel tavern is known today As the Altoona savings and loan the property changed hands for in according to a map by John a Man named Shane Wolfe owned the years in the property was sold Back to the Naget family it bounded a lot of ground to the West formerly owned by John being a part of lot it was sold by proprietary is of Pennsylvania to Samuel Davis and George Funk in Trust for Jacob and George it is reasonable to assume that the Structure in 1755 was built of judging from the present architectural i would to say that Soloman fullers ideas intervened gave the inn its typical colonial Bedford Fuller designed about four teen Bedford county buildings including the Anderson and Bedford Springs from the years 1814 to most of the buildings other than log prior to were built by George the inn served As a Stagecoach Stop for those passing through Bedford on the Forbes the Corner of the building was a Point which stated that to the was the Chambersburg Bedford Turnpike and to the West the Road was known As the Stoystown Bedford today a Large Bronze plaque containing the map of the Forbes Trail is on the Wall at in the mid the controversial Bedford Flag was said to have been displayed in the Yawgel it never waved Anthony Yawgel risked his life to capture the silk Flag from the it was divided up and handed Down through the Stiffler a Little Story handed Down through the years that happened in the tavern around 1777 to Joseph Dodridge at the age of eight in route to school in Maryland when he had his first cup of Coffee at the the taste was very displeasing to and to add to the lads the cup was constantly refilled after each awful later he was informed that when one was finished drinking he was to turn his cup upside Down and place his spoon on rest after knowing the Young Joseph had his cup turned Over As soon As the Coffee was in Humphrey the served fresh strawberries at Christmas that he grew As House John Lutz later owned the inn and named it the Washington the sketch above depicts it As it appeared John Brown was one famous visitor from harpers ferry who frequented the Washington today the tavern is a the top two stories have been similarities can be seen when comparing the drawing to the building As it appears by covering the upper portion of the building on the the similarities stand remainders of the Arch Way at the lower end of the building was an Entrance Way for the horse and wagons to unload the barrels of whiskey for the taverns the taverns were a major source of and productive growth at the time and there were Many of them in and out of the Bedford on Page 5 Steamboat gothic be Fords Gingerbread typical of victorian Era the nineteenth Century 1 architects who produced what victorian were factors in americas first Industrial the machine age seemed to Call for a change in a True to the american fallacy that any escape from the past or anything new must necessarily be the change was resulted was a Battle of styles that produced somewhat theatrical interpretations of italian Swiss egyptian and so into an endless list of the historical garbs of a it even invaded ithe engine room and the there seems to be one outstanding characteristic of american and one which has not been satisfactorily explained called Ginger we Call it that because there is no definite word for the Fretwork of scrolled Wood that adorns most examples of this style of it has been called Steamboat ice Barge Board carpenters and other terms which denote ornate Ness in wooden although the examples in Bedford county its True name still remains As hidden As the identity of the forgotten carpenters who created although Bedford considers itself a colonial the artistry of carpenters in the 19th and 20th centuries abounds in the elaborate1 trim on houses around the the styles show the influence of everything from moorish to As Well As victorian Gingerbread and pure nights of imagination by the More examples of the decorative Art will be printed very often Gingerbread scroll was not included in the building plans any More than rubber plants or Brica Brac would be included in Interior but was added during in some it was even added years later while an old House was Ginger Croo around the same Tine u the carpenters ribbon my known As the May events of the week farm Folk Are predicting a wet if were already off to a Good heavy showers Over the past few weeks had some recalling the drenching downpours of the planning committee has termed this years Hospital Day a tremendous profit estimates ranged from to for the saturday which included horse drawn Wagon Tours through the Galen Detwiler sinking Spring farm in Snake Spring and a drawing for a reconstructed 1901 Olds won by Ruth Zimmerman of Everett re Strawberry season is in full swing in Bedford Imler area firemen continued a tradition with their annual of Complete with Community Parade and Talent Over the Dana Catherine Rose of Bedford Valley was named to Phi Beta the nations oldest honorary during honors Day ceremonies held May 20 at the University of june of and Earl Shope of Windber were among those elected to the Board of directors of the Pennsylvania Highlands chapter of the heart Shope retired As to be succeeded by Madgi Azer of a native of Egypt Marlene daughter of Marian Imler of Bedford re received her a degree in music from Wilson College on june while a she was a member of the freshman chorus and the Wilson College and performed in a number of voice and piano she served on the College county graduates of Shippensburg state College elude James Krivoski of Cumberland with a masters degree in counselling Deena easter of Richard with a is degree in secondary education and Vera Cogan of Saxton re with a is degree in elementary Jane daughter of and Douglas Hillegass of Manns Choice re received her a degree from Slippery Rock state a 1971 graduate of she majored in social welfare and county graduates at the University of Pittsburgh in Johnstown include Kathy to Eichelberger of Hopewell re and William Caramana of new Paris re both cum laude with is degrees in and Joyce Ann Dickinson of Saxton with a is degree in Ethan Barron of owner and operator of the crinoline courts was elected to the Board of the National in keeping association at its 31st annual convention and Trade show held recently in new Charles son of and Louis kor Manski of and member of the counselling staff at Perm states Altoona was awarded a doctorate degree in Helen Sponsler has received an award of Merit for her work in cub but she has other accomplishments which she does without As a behind the scenes Helper for Lions club she has made Home baked Beans and Cole Slaw for people cleaned and Cut a Bushel of carrots and a Bushel of celery Sticks for Pancake suppers and tossed a Bushel of salad for the recent announcement that she would soon become a great grandmother has her wondering if she turn in her laurels and retire to a rocking we Hope Lydia monday proved to be a Good news Day for As announcements were made that a million sports museum might be located in the and the economic development administration approved a Grant for the Bedford Village pane 8 the Bedford county Farmers Market May have a slightly later starting according to John Secretary of the and be Fords county our biggest problem in the tentative july 10 opening Holbert the Weathers just not he said the steering committee for the Market will decide at a june 30 meeting whether or not to set a later opening Date for the we arc Only sure of three or four who will have something to sell by july Holbert noting that 1520 other area Farmers had indicated that they May have something to sell in the latter part of in a wednesday the committee named Dave by Nornan re As manager of the Farmers a Sophomore at Penn majoring in a was hired through the manpower assistance Holbert also said that the committee opened a checking account at the first National Bank in Bedford for Tom treasurer for the the Bass May have been biting in the Ray town dam when the season opened but hundreds of fishermen apparently never got a Chance to try their the Pennsylvania fish commission has rated the new Lake one of the Best Bass areas in the anglers arriving As Early at were turned away from the shy Beaver boat launching area because of inadequate parking one newspaper photographer counted 400 some from As far As Washington and that were turned away Between and 7 there was plenty of fishing room on the but nowhere to Park once the boat was launched shy Beaver has about 300 parking spaces and no cars Are permitted to Park along the Road to the boat there were reports of almost cars parked along roads in and around the dam a Park attendant said he Only had to turn away a couple Hundred cars Over the memorial Day weekend he would not predict what will happen when even More visitors show up for the 4th of july and labor june 1975 the Norb reversed administrative Law judge Benjamin Blackburn ruling in the Hedstrom Case and established 11 As the Date for the Blackburn had ruled that Norb attorneys must turn Over to Hedstrom attorneys copies of 133 signature cards for the Norb attorneys and were backed by the Board in each of the card signers will presumably have to the hearing is Over the election in at which Hedstrom employees voted not to join the International association of machinists and aerospace by a narrow the county commissioners voted tuesday to accept a bid from general electric for the communications Center equipment for a countywide emergency radio Ges bid was higher than one submitted by but Richard the county communications and Legrand local civil defense recommended they said the system be proposed had added such As a Way in which personnel at the Center could talk to any one of the Mobile units without being connected to the whole system of ambulance and police departments in the the bids were opened last and turned Over to Guth and Perce for Motorola was the third bidder at be also submitted a supplemental bid of for 14 por table the commissioners took no action on that pending approval of the next funding part of the Money a being provided by civil defense and the governors Justice approval was also Given for Koontz music House to install a burglar alarm setup in the Koontz will install and maintain the and for each customer hooked to will pay the network per there was no Cost to the county for the a Virginia Man who was hitchhiking in Bedford monday was robbed at gunpoint in Somerset county by the Motorist who picked him state police said the robbery took place at a Cabin along a legislative route in Northampton township monday Paul boroughs of said he was picked up by a Man in Bedford and driven to the two spent the evening at the Remote boroughs said the Man produced a gun and ordered him to remove his when he the robber took from him at boroughs said he fled the Cabin and a shot was fired at the state Senate has confirmed six county residents appointed by Milton Shapp to the Bedford county Board of the new Board members Are Wakefield and Byron both of Bedford Carlton Bedford re 4 Gilbert Winter of Everett Harriett Mihelcic of new and Vivian Snyder of Manns the confirmations were announced by Robert the Board helps supervise Public assistance programs in the june 1975 two one formerly of were convicted of murder in connection with the fatal shooting of a Hager grocer in Charles Terrell whose last permanent address was and Isaac Newton of were sentenced to life imprisonment for the death of Ralph who was killed Deruig an attempted armed robbery at his grocery the trial was moved to Allegany county circuit court in cum Berland because of widespread publicity surrounding the witnesses tuesday identified Johnson As one of the two men who participated in the another witness connected Walters to the crime through a gun and information allegedly Given to him by Walters after the the Chestnut Ridge school Board tuesday approved the Creasea teachers contract to begin july w5 and end june according to William the Crea sea the new contract will show a 1516 per cent increase in salary and fringe the contract unanimously approved by the a motion was also passed to the effect upon written request by a the Secretary be authorized to that teachers salary in full by the end of the fiscal june from Page 3 i

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