Have you ever run into someone that has a name similar to yours? Maybe people would get you confused with them or think you had an accidental twin? That's what happened to the Strauss and Strouse families of Titusville in the early 1900s. To make matters even more complicated, they were actually related!
The Dempseytown Nitro Explosion of January 1930
Hauling nitroglycerin to its destination caused a person to take their life into their own hands. It was a job that Worthy Sullivan did not survive on his forty-second birthday, January 27, 1930.
Priscilla Presley & Sally Field: Daughters of Titusville
Titusville has had many celebrities in its time. But the fame did not end in the nineteenth century. Two Titusville men went on to marry and have daughters that have names most everyone will recognize: Priscilla Presley and Sally Field.
The Johnsons: A Family Legacy of Military Service
Have you ever heard of the Tuskegee Airmen? In celebration of Veterans' Day 2019, NWPA Stories will highlight a local family whose ranks include one of the famous African American military fighters of World War II and whose family has honorably served our country for generations.
The Bloss Brothers: From the Wild West to the Titusville Herald
Extra! Extra! Read all about the Bloss Brothers founding the Titusville Herald in the prime of their whirlwind lives of adventure, the Wild West, and war!
Edwin Garnet Riley: The Famed Poet of Titusville
Edwin Garnet Riley was born in Titusville in 1880 and became Titusville's first and only poet laureate. He traveled throughout the United States campaigning on behalf of education for African Americans and remains one of Titusville's most prominent historical figures.
Lights of Christmas Past & Present: Millers’ Display & Burgess Park
One thing about the holidays that almost everyone loves is lights. Today, we will think about two of them - one from Christmas past and one from Christmas present: Millers' Display and the Lights at Burgess.
Titusville Heroes: Cleo J. Ross & Bruce Shorts
2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice between the Allies and Germany that ended the bloodshed of World War I. In commemoration of this event, we want to share with you the history of the namesakes of our local veterans organizations: Cleo J. Ross and Bruce Shorts.
The Creation of Scheide Park
How many times have you strolled through the vendors at the Oil Festival? Reclined in a chair while taking in the sweet sounds of a concert in the park? Honored veterans at the memorial on the corner of Washington and Central and appreciated what a great place we live in? Chances are, you have done one or more of these things and enjoyed the green space in Scheide Park. But, do you know how Scheide Park came to be? Read on to find out!