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.
Tag: short stories
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.
Fact or Fiction: The Witch’s Grave
Supposedly, a witch was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery almost 150 years ago. Upon her stone is a skull. When it rains, the water runs in red rivulets down its face in tears of blood. Many people have sought out her headstone and others have even camped out in the cemetery to see if her ghost may greet them in the night. But the question remains: is the story true? Read on to find out!
The Wizard of Oz in the Oil Region
One hundred years ago this month, the man who took us down the yellowbrick road in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz passed away. Did you know that none of it would have been possible without the influence and affluence of the Pennsylvania Oil Region?
The Heart of a Town: Titusville’s Diamond Block
Within Titusville lives the spirit of those people and businesses that have come and gone; indelibly leaving their mark on our collective soul. One of our oldest districts - what I will affectionately call the Diamond Block - took a heavy blow just last night. This is a hardy block, one of the oldest in our town. Let me tell you a little bit about the history of the various storefronts that have graced Diamond Street through time.
Queen Cutlery: The History of a Titusville Icon
At the top of Chestnut Street there is a long brick building with tall gaping windows. Just standing outside and gazing at it, one can feel the life that has flowed through this building. You can almost see the hustle and bustle of young men and women at the turn of the century who worked there after school to make a couple of bucks and the seasoned artisans and laborers who devoted their lives to an essential, yet beautiful craft. This building has been home to the knife-making industry for 116 years. It is the home of the nationally renowned Queen Cutlery.
Summer Art Show 2017
From June 26th through July 1st Benson Memorial Library is hosting our first annual Summer Art Show! Below, you will see a virtual version of our art show for those who can't come into the library and see it in person.