Dough Boy

Proudly We Stand

A drive is currently under way to raise funds to refurbish the Doughboy monument – a memorial erected in 1925 to the memory and in honor of the brave sacrifices of Veterans of all wars.

Doug Bloom, an officer with Curwensville Veterans of Foreign Wars Robert Ferguson Post 842 is the chairman of the committee that has formed to spearhead the project.

The statue is in need of general maintenance, cleaning and preservation. Also, as part of the project the committee would like to add a new flag pole, improve the lighting and do some landscaping surrounding the bronze sculpture.

A campaign to raise funds to pay for the work has recently launched. An account has been established at Northwest Savings Bank, 426 State St., Curwensville. Those who would like to assist with the project should make their checks payable to “Restore the Doughboy”.

Upon completion of the project a rededication ceremony for the Doughboy will be held on Flag Day, June 14, 2014.

Pa Wilds Fishing Guide feature

Pennsylvania Wilds Fishing Guide

Pa Wilds Fishing Guide

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Pennsylvania Wilds Fishing Guide: Cast yourself into every angler’s dream. Let the lakes and streams of the Pennsylvania Wilds lure you away from your cares. Throughout an area boasting two million acres of forested public lands and covering 12 counties, there are seemingly endless streams, rivers and lakes that beckon you to drop your line and catch that elusive native trout, largemouth bass, walleye, or frisky pan fish. This will give you all of the information that you need to plan for fishing in the Pennsylvania Wilds, so sign up for yours today!


Visit Clearfield County PA


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Welcome to Clearfield County

backwoods. backroads. backwaters.

We invite you to begin your Pennsylvania Wilds adventure with a visit to the backwoods. backroads. backwaters. Conveniently situated along I-80 in central Pennsylvania, Clearfield and DuBois are also easily accessed from Routes 219 and US 322. Before you hit the road, use our Web site as your trip-planning tool. You’ll find everything you need- lodging, campsites, food, shopping and more.

Legends of Clearfield County Vol 2

Legends of Clearfield County Vol 2

Legends of Clearfield County Vol 2

by Melvin G. Lingle

In this second volume are stories of local legends and folktales of Indians, pioneers, war heroes, ghosts, witches, haunted events and lost treasures. To the ardent collector of folklore and “folklies,” I invite you to sit back, read, reminisce and relax, and lose yourself to the past, in the “good ole days” of yesteryear. –Provided by the Author

Hardcover: 190 pages
Publisher: Melvin G. Lingle, 2004
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 9.4 x 0.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.08 pounds

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A Game A Life A Story

A Game. A Life. A Story…

by Robert Morgillo (Author)

“A former teacher and football player and coach recounts his life and his experiences with the game of football”–Provided by publisher.

Paperback: 169 pages
Publisher: Publications of the Saint Vincent College Center for Northern Appalachian Studies, 2011
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1885851871
ISBN-13: 9781885851871
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

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Jebbie – Vamp to Victim

Jebbie Vamp to Victimby Judith Thompson Witmer (Author), E. Nan Edmunds (Designer)

Jebbie: Vamp to Victim–the Truth about Miss Pifer is the story of the author’s aunt, Jessie Beverly Pifer, who was completely the product of Curwensville, Pennsylvania, where she was born, grew up with her parents and four sisters, attended the local schools, became a legendary teacher in the community, served her church as a deacon, became active in the DAR, and then spent her final days. She lived, laughed, and loved in Curwensville, remaining true to herself through every phase of her life. She was dashing, independent, and ever fashionable. Jessie revealed many personas, but all reflect the identity for which she is best remembered–as the beautiful, stylish, and vibrant “Jebbie,” belle of the Class of 1924. She viewed herself as urbane, yet remained a small town girl whose beginnings are traced to the 18th century, when her forebears arrived in the new country, and are rooted in the 19th Century, particularly the period immediately following the Civil War.

The book follows Jessie throughout her life, providing a keen and personal perspective of the 20th Century. The culture of each decade is used to provide a personal sense of the times in which Jessie Pifer lived and by which she was shaped. First as a teacher in one-room country schools and then as a third grade teacher, Miss Pifer was described by a former student (Mary Catherine Milligan King) as “a marvelous breath of fresh air … I can still recall thinking how beautiful she was and always so positive. I remember how she entered the room each day, greeting us every morning as if we were the joy of her life.” Others refer to her as “the wonderful Jessie Pifer, delightful and entertaining,” and noting “what an impact she made on so many lives and what a loving person she was.”

The reader is drawn into this family as they become products of the era and then are caught in a web of deceit, making the tragedy, when it occurs, all the more real and unforgiving.

Everything in the biography is verifiable. Fifteen years in the research and writing, Jebbie has been edited from a manuscript twice its length and is an alert to others that even the most public members of a community can be robbed of their resources, independence, and dignity.

Hardcover: 492 pages
Publisher: Yesteryear Publishing (November 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0983776806
ISBN-13: 978-0983776802
Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 6.1 x 9.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds

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bk growing up silent

Growing Up Silent in the 1950s: Not All Tailfins and Rock ‘n’ Roll

bk growing up silentby Judith Thompson Witmer (Author) , E.Nan Edmunds (Designer)

Growing Up Silent in the 1950s likely will become the definitive social history of the Silent Generation. Whether you were a part of this generation or have no idea there was such a generation, here you will find the answer to the central question: Who are the Silent Generation and why were they not acknowledged? Those of the Silent Generation have been called deferential, well-mannered, and book smart conformists. They did what they were expected to do, putting responsibilities first, always postponing who they wanted to be. They were reared in a contradictory world, living their youth in the safest time in history, yet always worried about “the bomb.” Curwensville Joint High School Class of 1955, already identified by researchers as the year most representative of the Silent Generation, serves as the archetype of what it really was like growing up during the 1950s with comments and recollections from twenty percent of the class members.

Hardcover: 584 pages
Publisher: Yesteryear Publishing (December 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0983776822
ISBN-13: 978-0983776826
Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.1 x 9.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 2 pounds

History of the Old Bucktails

History of the Old Bucktails

History of the Old Bucktails

Presented by the Clearfield County Historical Society, Author:  John Bard

Editorial Reviews:
Bard’s scrapbook, The Story of the Old Bucktails, was published in the Curwensville Herald newspaper in the 1880s. Unavailable to the public since then it is a compelling read.

About the Author
Bard’s Scrapbook takes the reader back to a time when the veterans of the American Civil War sat around the G.A.R. halls or at regimental reunions and spun their tales of duty and sacrifice in the service of their country. In the pages of this book one can imagine himself as part of the gathering of soldiers. The story of the Old Bucktails comes alive as Lieutenant Bard relates the history of the 1st Penna. Rifles in an account from the hand of a veteran, a Raftsmans Ranger from Co. K of the 42nd regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteers.

Hardcover: 195 pages
Publisher: Infinity Publishing (October 4, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 074148370X
ISBN-13: 978-0741483706
Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.8 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds

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Around Curwensville

Around Curwensville

Around CurwensvilleImages of America:

by Julie Rae Rickard

Curwensville, one of the oldest towns in Clearfield County, began as a lumber town. Some of the area’s finest families made their fortunes by harvesting the tall pine trees that were used as ship masts. The Irvin and Patton families were instrumental in the development of the town, as they brought the railroad to the area and contributed to the schools, banks, and a water system. In the 20th century, industries such as brick making, stone quarries, and tanneries became vital to the community. Bringing to life an era when every settlement was a stop on the railroad route, Around Curwensville is an exciting collection of historic photographs from Curwensville and surrounding towns, including Clearfield, Grampian, and DuBois.

Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (November 26, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0738555061
ISBN-13: 978-0738555065
Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 6.5 x 9.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds

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