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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - May 2, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania Combined with the Everett Republican established year Bedford inquire Everett Republican May 1975 single copy ten cents a tract at fort Bedford Bedford Manor surveyed in 1761 a draught of a tract of situate at Bedford in the county of thousand eight Hundred ten Aeron and an half of an acre with the usual of six cent for surveyed for the honourable the proprietary is the 29th Day of october 1761 in pursuance of a warrant bearing Date the Twenty fifth Day of november one thous and seven Hundred forty Manor of in Sioux to John Surveyor 1 in John Arm Deputy Surveyor submitted a draft of a Survey of Bedford Manor to Surveyor general John containing 2810 the usual allowance of six percent for this draft represents Ray town shovers Cumberland Valley run the old military Road leading toward fort Pitt Bridges Over the Ray town Branch at the Point East of town where the old Ford was and across Dunnings Creek about where the present twin Bridges Are fort Bedford with its five bastions the commandants House 27 wooden chiefly of in a compact group extending Westward from the marked houses built by butlers who followed the the Manor lines embraced Garret and John Ormsby claims on the Philip Baltimore claim and Samuel Drenning Clearing in the Southwest located on the West Side of Cumberland Valley fort Bedford had been earlier even before its As a Well chosen on this Side of the Allegheny bet Ween the Indian the description had come in a letter from governor Denny to the proprietary is in As then in command of a Bat Talion of eight companies of Pennsylvania troops doing duty on the West Side of the Susquehanna had also by John Armstrong told the governor by separate letter building of a fort at Essen without which the Kings business and the country safety can never be effected to the on the 16th of mayor Joseph Shippen wrote from the Camp at Ray town we have a Good stockade fort with several convenient and Large store our Camps Are All secured with Good breast works and a Small ditch on the and everything goes on colonel Burd desires his in the Road Westward was when the Allied forces of Maryland and Pennsylvania marched against fort under general John about the same time the fort was built at Ray town and called fort colonels bouquet and Washington first mar Ched to Bedford with the Advance and were followed by general who had been detained by at from the letters which history records for we learn that the fort at Bedford was indeed an important Point of this is evident from the various disposition of troops recorded August 1758ac cording to the returns of adjutant of the second battalion of there were Here 656 effective rank and file under colonel James August first Bat Talion of Royal american colonel Henry in Camp March 364 men rank and file captains and Joycelyss August Maryland forces encamped near Captain Captain Josiah Beall and wares 62 or first Highland commanded by honorable Archibald companies sir Allen captains Cameron and total 454 John Mclachlan As lower county commanded by major Wells and captains Mccluggae and the rear division of the army moved from Ray town towards Loyal the fort stood upon the grounds bounded North by the Ray town East by South by Pitt and West by Juliana and was celebrated through its history by the presence of such distinguished military celebrities As Arm and an army of some six or seven thousand it embraced about seven thousand Square Yards and besides its five bastions places for the use of swivel it had a gallery with loopholes extending from the Central bastion on its North front to the Waters in order to secure the water and secure the Banks of the the main Gate was on the South Side and parallel with the Southern ran Forbes Road or now As Pitt there was also a smaller Gate on the West Side and a Postern Gate opening ample quarters for the officers and men composing the Garrison were arranged but the storehouse and Hospital buildings were situated outside and to the southward of the front of the As already the traders houses were located about one Hundred Yards to the South land operations had practically ceased during the decade from 1750 to 1760 because of the franch and Indian when they were resumed in the Frontier moved rapidly from the Cumberland Valley to the Region around Bedford and As a result of Forbes the French were driven beyond the Borders of the Many of their Indian allies continued and harassed the Frontier settlements of new Maryland and Virginia for several years to keep open the lines of communication Between Carlisle and fort the forts along the including were each besides the regularly enlisted Here also gathered at each Post various Camp including army in Dian Many remained permanently in the Vicinity of the established claims and in became the first settlers of their respective those owning or claiming lands adjoining the Manor were George Croghan sir William Johnsons chief Deputy Indian agent on the Northeast Christopher Lewis lot on the left Bank of the Ray town just below the present Bridge win Millers place on the mentioned As a House and old located about half a mile from the Mouth of shovers run Joseph Shenewolf land on the Southeast Samuel Dren rings claim on the South West John Dougherty Thomas Jami sons John Holmes land and Barnard Dougherty land on the one of George secured upwards of 20 tracts of land along the Ray town Branch of the along Dunnings and near some of it rivalled in sex and some lots preserved by the Penns in the Manor of one tract close to fort Bedford was Laid out into town by Bedford had 50 and was surrounded by clearings with log Cabins nestled among the the Frontier Community first became aware of Pontiac uprising when 15 busily engaged on one of Croghan Fields about a mile from the were attacked on june As an interesting footnote to Croghan took charge and led the Convoy himself Down the Way to fort when he lieutenant on Page 8 on the Village Square events of die week the Bedford Springs hotel opened for the season May Over 50 senior citizens from the county Home and the Carp Center in Bedford were guests at the Jaffa shrine circus in Altoona april shrines Paul Terry Whetstone and John Minnich were the circus daddies who donated transportation was provided by cart of Vanessa daughter of and Theodore Eichler of Alum Bank re was the finalist of a spelling Bee series held recently in her she represented the sixth Grade of new Paris Center in a spelling contest at Windber High school on Alice Schwartz of a student at Indiana University of Penn has been initiated into Alpha Phi social daughter of and Edward is a freshman at up majoring in Home economics daffodils and hyacinths finally braved the cold to show their colors in profusion last Hyndman Londonderry republicans held a get acquainted with the candidates night wednesday at the Hyndman county and local candidates were Dennis son of and Wayne Householder of joined the Navy 26 for nine weeks of Boot Camp training at after graduation and Dennis reported for a nuclear Field program at Navy Seaman recruit Joy daughter of and Fred Schwirian of Osterburg re graduated from recruit training for women at the naval training Center in guests of Bertha Hocker last week were her Mike Meg her of and his two Mike Redmond and Hugh also 01 and of Bedford spent last week visiting relatives in Everett rotarians escorted citizens of Michael Kline and Myron to the con Ference of the rotary held at the Kittany lion inn in state College Over the and Paul Broadrick of 125 Crawford celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary saturday with an open House held at the Greenwood fire the former Evelyn is the daughter of the late George and Clara Calhoun of and will be remembered As a former piano instructor in this the Bedford Region of the antique Auto club of America took part in the Apple Blossom festival in Over the the Everett area girl scout neighbourhood Mother daughter dinner was held thursday at the Everett Church of the several years Bedford shrine club Nobles Ray Brodton and us Blackburn Ugan a program of furnishing Jaffa shrine circus tickets to children enrolled in county training this the program was with tickets Given to members of the Bedford county a total of 7t 41 teachers and helpers and 45 workshop members attended the circus april the Everett Iga furnished an intermission treat for the county election officials Are still tallying the number of persons eligible to vote in next months but what May be a record number of residents were purged from the Rolls for not having voted in the last two the purges amounted to 926 694 democrats and 82 other registration closed with 271 new 277 democrats and 16 independents added to the voter list the party switches showed 35 republicans became while 13 democrats went Republican ten independents changed to the Republican a 3yearold girl drowned saturday afternoon when she apparently fell into a Stream near her Home and was swept away by the Swift the victim was identified As Connie Lynn daughter of and David Anthony of Alum Bank re the Accident occurred about near the Anthonys Home along legislative route 05066 about Miles West of state who investigated the drowning along with the coroners said the victim apparently wandered too close to Root a Branch of Dunnings Creek that runs by the Anthony and slipped because the Stream was High and flowing police concluded that the Little girl could not control herself and was washed downstream about 600 police said that when Anthony discovered his daughter he began a while he saw the child being carried Anthony pulled the girl out and attempted to revive but was unable Bedford High school received a bomb threat about evacuation and search procedures were carried but nothing was police said a Secretary answered the the callers voice was described As a Young male who spoke clearly and said Only that there was a bomb in the classes resumed shortly after 9 april 1975 the county commissioners tuesday approved the expenditure of to repair the Union township election and to pay for the Purchase of paint of the new Paris election the commissioners also increased from to the amount the county will pay toward the Purchase of a Tombstone for an armed services a state Law mandates such if requested through the veterans administration a Bill cosponsored by Bud Shuster and James Howard which clarifies part of the National environmental policy act Nepa for Highway passed the House monday and was sent to the where Quick action is sex the Bill came about in response to a decision by the second circuit court of which stated that a state prepared environmental Impact study Eis was not in itself acceptable to fulfil Nepa requirement the statement would have had to be prepared by the Federal Highway administration for Highway the court decision stemmed from a lawsuit filed by the conservation an environmental group that opposed a Highway project in the Shust Rhoward Bill states that any stat prepared Eis May be adopted by the Federal Highway administration if it is first Analysed and evaluated by the Secretary of Tran the legislation deals Only with the second covering Connecticut and new Shuster said the Bill has far reaching the Justice who rendered the second circuit decision normally sits in the third which includes Shuster our Bill eliminates the possibility of a similar decision which could Stop badly needed Highway costing Many thousands of House passage of the on a 27599 was considered a defeat for the extremist environmental groups who oppose most highways on environmental Shuster noted that it does not change the requirements under it merely clarifies the intent of Congress with respect to preparation of the Bedford firemen were called to a Brush fire at the Joe Mattas property in dutch Corner about 5 the Blaze had been extinguished by the time they april 1975 a Bedford re 6 Man was admitted to Altoona general Hospital wednesday night As the result of an apparent fight at the Coffee pot bar West of the Blaine was treated at Bedford Hospital then transferred to the intensive care unit at state police said Bryant was assaulted by James Melvin of Alum Bank re Harold was interviewed at the Bedford police then police said charges were not filed at this pending further the incident occurred around a purse containing checks and personal cards was removed from a shopping cart in the Bedford Acme wednesday state police said Mary Martha Cessna of Bedford re was shopping and didst miss the purse until she was at the checkout the incident occurred Between and the Cash loss was set at police said the from the Hartley National were in the name of the victim and her Dorian two men were jailed thursday after they attempted to remove Trout from the Reynolds Dale fish arraigned before magistrate Kenneth David Lee Smith and Robert both of each were committed to the Bedford jail for 111 Days each in lieu of the charges were filed by William Mcilnay of the state fish Tom albertus of mounted was listed in satisfactory condition at Bedford where he was admitted after an Accident on route 30 thursday the Accident occurred about 4 just East of police said Albert us was the Driver of a westbound pen elec truck that hit the Side of a car which pulled from a Gas station into the trucks after the the car continued across the Highway and rammed an Utility pole on the South the Driver of the car and several passengers were not six county manpower workers wednesday began a Hook and Snag cleanup operation along Dunnings the men Are removing debris from the where it can be reached from the and Banks in areas designed As flood Plains by the Bedford county conservation District after Hurricane the men started near the Chestnut Ridge Market will work North to Pleasantville they will then begin working continued on Page 5

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