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Tag: Local Historical Figures

Meadville Alic Thurston Balloonist

Samuel and Alic Thurston: Ballooning Daredevils

Meadville’s Thurston Classic is a tribute to early ballooning pioneers Samuel and Alic Thurston whose thrilling stories made them true daredevils.

The Meadville Mutuals: Baseball Champions of 1875

Crawford County PA produced many standout players early in baseball’s history including members of the Meadville Mutuals who would be the 1875 champions of western Pennsylvania.

Marion County was Home to the World’s First Oil Boom

Marion County is justifiably called “the home of the world’s first oil boom.” The money generated by the petroleum industry there led to the development of not only a rich history and solid infrastructure, but one of the grandest courthouses in the state.

The Diamond in 1840 by Sherman Day

The Early Days of Meadville’s Diamond Park

The Tarr Mansion in Meadville is located along Diamond Park, however, the park wasn’t always so beautiful as it is today.

Alice Bentley: Crawford County’s Champion for Women’s Rights in the Downton Abbey Era

Alice M. Bentley, among the first women to serve as a Pennsylvania legislator lead the way for women in Crawford County.