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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - November 28, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania combined the Everett Republican established 163rd year 19 Bedford inquire Everett Republican november 1975 single copy ten cents warm autumn weather aiding construction projects at Village Park warm weather has helped work at the new Village Park construction site North of where workmen last week put new flooring inside the historic eight Square the extended period of Indian summer this year gave workers extra time for exterior work on several buildings in the the roof for the eight Square school has not yet been workmen from new Enterprise Stone and Lime company put in pilings to accommodate the covered Bridge which will Lead tourists to the Village the pilings will support the Claycomb recently taken Down in Penn Bedford hotel to get new mall the Penn Bedford hotel will be getting a new both on the exterior and As two Virginia men plan a colonial look for the storefronts outside and a colonial styled shopping mall on the first Charles Carrithers and Tom president and vice president of Carrithers realty of have owned the Penn Bedford building for around two and on half last the two had the storefront of the Royal Cummings jewelry store redecorated to colonial the storefronts to be designed after the first of the year will be betas gift and the clothes a Beauty to be operated by a Somerset will get a new face almost according to Earlston lumber will put on the at a Cost of remodelling of the hotels Marquis is included in the the three storefronts will have standing seam Copper and Wood Dow said that he and Carrithers had hoped to begin on the fronts but that merchants now occupying the stores said that the work would interfere with the Christmas shopping the work to be done on the shops includes Glass canopy new doors and a Wood additional plans by Carrithers and Dow include building a shopping mall on the inside of the former the mall will include space for approximately nine stores but Dow says probably Only six tenants will be some of the tenants will probably take two spaces for their he Dow said that two of the a mens clothing store and a record had already been there will probably be six tenants about five to six before were finished with the Well have invested Dow of the hotels first floor yet another which Dow says will not be started until 1976 at the very is the renovation of the rooms of the upper floors of the old he says that he and Carrithers plan to convert the rooms into two and three room efficiency Dow expressed his thanks to Meredith Beegle of the Bedford Industrial development authority and county Industrial director Kenneth whom he said attempted to help he and Carrithers get a Pida loan for the work at the Dow we get any backing from local lending so we did it on Page 3 part of Early Westward movement on the Village Square events of the week a View of the Lincoln before it was the Lincoln this was the old dirt Road stretching West from the As seen in a photograph which is dated around Willows tavern was favorite Stopover for Early travellers from the very earliest Bedford county was known for its inns and important resting places for the travellers who were journeying still although it is no longer a Public is the old Frame dwelling located along route just East of the mile known today As the Helen Hill Greenburg has just completed extensive research about its origins and past Defibau ii tavern Mutton town and the Willows by Helen Hill Greenburg Bedford county is steeped in an immense amount has been forgotten Over the passing years which should be of interest to there is a need to dig into old records and ferret out lost this Story begins Long at the time when the military Road from in the province of to Pitt opened up a new Era for migration and along this Road there was need for resting places As Well As other necessities for the in the Middle 1700s in the Western part of Cumberland county there were two Well known one was the Forks inn built in a solid Stone Structure at the Forks of routes 30 and still standing in an excellent state of the other inn was the Defibaugh on route 30 Between Bedford and it was said to be the largest inn along the old Penn Sylvania later it was known As the Willow Grove tavern in Mutton the name Given by drovers taking sheep to the Eastern the origin and name of the Defibaugh tavern begin in bad Ger with Johannes born in a citizen Baker lutheran and a member of the Church of his son Casper born in married Eva on Page 3 this was the famous old Defibaugh tavern As it looked in recent by the time of this it was no longer a but it had a Long history As a favorite stopping place for especially drovers in the Early known popularly As the Willows in its later it was a great rendezvous for Chicken mid Waffle dinners during the late be Spring is a Little More than 100 Days according to the Snow was expected in Bedford county for the new deep Wood crafts and gallery in the location of the former heritage has opened in the Anderson Marks reformed Church in new Buena Vista celebrated its 124th anniversary with special ser vices Over the Friday the youth of Marks presented a special program in commemoration of the services continued saturday and with Clarence the Larry and the Carl Byer As guest local High school students in the top four grades Are eligible to take part in a hire the handicapped poster contest sponsored this year by the county committee for employment of the Han juniors and seniors at the six schools in the county also have the Opportunity to participate in the 28th annual ability counts sponsored by the same local prizes of and for both contests will be provided by the american legion auxiliary of Bedford unit and the Bedford so Optimist interested students should Contact the Art and English teachers in their High or the Bureau of employment 107 Richard Chestnut Ridge High school presented its performance of that entertainment Friday and saturday at the High the unique directed by Kathleen included Over 40 cast members who did their own thing in dance and in Strumental Candice Bortz and Debra both of Are among More than 300 students from Penn state University student teaching in Penn Sylvania this miss a student at the University Park is teaching at Wright elementary school in miss also of the University Park is teaching at Altoona Washington Jefferson pfc Karl son of and Dale Sigler of Bedford re has completed Basic training at Parris after a Brief visit at and a Days visit with his sister and family in he reported continued on Page 3 the county commissioners monday approved a allocation from liquid fuels Money to help Bedford Borough pay for rebuilding of the Bridge to Meadowbrook the Money will come from 1975s state funding a contribution to the boroughs Christmas lighting fund also received the heritage commission presented a list of recommended activities to the the list suggests items that the county undertake there was no action on the activities the commission suggested support of local Bicentennial activities action to protect and preserve historical Sites and especially in Schellsburg and Rainsburg mapping and marking buildings erected before As Well As mapping historic and Scenic routes through the there was also a suggestion that a band Shell be built in be Fords Public an item that also was suggested last and that Apple festival activities be possibly As part of the fall foliage the commission suggested expanding participation in the Spring and fall and in cooperation with related undertaking a fund landscaping and developing the grounds of Anderson House in Bedford was another suggested activity this would include a Walkway to Bedford it was also suggested that the House basement be with new flooring and for Community a and the parking area be expanded and the heritage commission also listed an item under operation of historic Bedford Village by saying that proper coordination and operation of All be essential after opening of the planned in the commissions experience in operation of the Craft tourist information Center and historical buildings will be of value in this two Pittsburgh men entered guilty pleas monday to traffic offences for which they had been indicted earlier this James okeefe was placed on one years and fined and the costs of prosecution for driving under the influence of he was also fined a total of and costs for three related summary including reckless driving and the incident occurred on the Turnpike okeefe reportedly was clocked on radar at 106 Mph before his Richard Caulfield was Given a oneyear Fine and costs for driving under for driving with an expired he was fined and John 22 of Manns Choice re was jailed sunday in lieu of Bond after a traffic Accident East of state police charged Kegg with driving under the influence of alcohol and the Accident occurred saturday night on route Gregory of Manns Choice re a passenger in Keggs was slightly injured in the reared state police said an eastbound car driven by Delores of new Paris re pulled into the left Lane on tells Hill and stopped for oncoming traffic before making a left turn into the Lincoln Keggs car hit the rear of Oldhams Kegg and two passengers in the other car were not damage to Oldhams 1971 Coupe was set at to Keggs 1965 november 1975 in a reversal of an earlier the economic development administration tuesday approved a Grant to Hyndman for restoration of streets and rights Otway damaged during construction of the sewer system Over the last two announcement of the Grant was made by Bud who met last week with undersecretary of Commerce Wilmer vinegar Bend Mizell to urge the reversal of Edas initial decision to turn Down the funding of the proposals for similar projects submitted to the Secretary of Commerce by the regional Eda less than have been chosen for it appeared Hyndman was not among those Shuster was in Strumental in getting the decision according to the total Cost of the restoration project is estimated at with the Borough itself to contribute the Grant is aimed at beautification and in making the an Shuster said the Grant will mean a lot to the people of not Only to restore the towns life blood its roads it will also serve to help cure the intolerably High unemployment rate in that he Eda has certainly acted wisely in this persons charged by state police in cases involving Possession of marijuana entered guilty pleas in court continued on Page 3

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