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WPSU Seeking More Storytellers for “Our Town: Nanty Glo”

Posted by Whitney on 03/16 at 09:57 AM

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the “Our Town: Nanty Glo” program on public television! WPSU will be capturing stories told by your friends and neighbors when we conduct interviews on Saturday, March 24 at the soon-to-be Liberty Café on Roberts Street in Nanty Glo. Call 814-863-6634 today to make sure you have an opportunity to tell your story in this program all about your hometown!

Volunteers are working on stories about the Nanty Glo Volunteer Fire Company, Ghost Town Trail, Historical Society, mining history, and more. We would love to see many more faces from the community involved in the project! No experience is required, just enthusiasm about your community. We want to hear stories about the past, present and future of the Blacklick Valley region and we need YOU to tell them! Please call us at 814-863-6634 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

{name} Author: Whitney
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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
03/18 at 10:56 PM
Indiana PA

Dear Whitney,

Last week, Laurie Donaldson Tatarko called to let me know about the Our Town Nanty Glo filming.  I would like to take part in the program if possible.  I have written two books on the nearby town of Vintondale,Delano’s Domain and Images of America: Vintondale. It was a “wild and wooly” mining town back in the 1920s.  At the site of the former Vinton Colliery Company #6 mine, is a black marble slab at the entrance on which are etched images of Vintondale miners leaving the mine.  There is also a mosaic map of the mine complex which is surrounded by historic photos which have been etched onto black marble.  I have numerous historical photos on cds.  Also in Vintondale is the Eliza Furnace, one of two in the country that has a heat exchanger on top.  It is in excellent condition. In addition, Vintondale has a restored Cambria and Indiana Railroad coal hopper on display in Rexis, which is across the Blacklick Creek from Vintondale.  The C&I RR got its start in Rexis as part of the Vinton Lumber Company.
I can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or at 724-463-6361.

Thank you,
Denise Weber

Ps.  I’m the person who named the Ghost Town Trail.  Would be very glad to give you a tour of some of the ghost towns and of Vintondale.

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