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The Amazing Coudersport Ice Mine

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Friday, July 20, 2012

THE GALETON ROTARY CLUB MET On 7-19

THE GALETON ROTARY CLUB 

THE GALETON ROTARY CLUB MET AT THE OX YOKE INN ON THURSDAY, JULY 19 FOR THE WEEKLY MEETING WITH PRESIDENT BETH HOFF PRESIDING.

LINDA YOUNKIN WAS A GUEST WHO CAME TO SEE HOW SHE COULD HELP AT THE WOODSMAN SHOW. THIS ANNUAL EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT CHERRY SPRINGS STATE PARK ON FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AUGUST 3-4-5. MANY VOLUNTEER HELPERS ARE NEEDED TO MAKE THIS EVENT A SUCCESS FOR THE COMMUNITY.

ROTARIAN HENRY LUSH PRESENTED A PROGRAM ON THE HISTORY OF WEST HILL CEMETERY IN GALETON. HE POINTED OUT THAT WILLIAM GALE GAVE THE PROPERTY FOR A CEMETERY BURIAL AREA IN 1890 FOR THE GALE TANNERY WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES. THE CEMETERY IS THE YOUNGEST AND LARGEST CEMETERY IN POTTER CO.COVERING 130 ACRES.

H.W. LUSH ESTABLISHED A PERPETUAL CARE FUND IN 1930 TO CARE FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF THE CEMETERY. THE LUSH FAMILY HAS MANAGED THIS FUND SINCE THEN. IN 1961 THE CEMETERY WAS INCORPORATED CONSOLIDATING BOTH THE CEMETERY AND PERPETUAL CARE IN TO ONE GROUP. THE CEMETERY HAS HAD A CARETAKER AND SECRETARY SINCE THEN AND A BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

MANY INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT WEST HILL WERE PRESENTED. IN 1900 OVER 4,000 PEOPLE LIVED IN GALETON. TODAY THAT IS REFLECTED WITH MANY PEOPLE ENQUIRING AND RETURNING TO THE CEMETERY TO TRACE FAMILY HISTORIES

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