Podcasts

Podcast 67: History Speaks

What’s in a name? This week, the Montour County Historical Society podcast looks at same names of neighborhoods and villages in Danville and Montour County which may or may not be familiar to listeners. Credits: Narrator/Producer: Terry Diener Music: Van Wagner and “Lucky Man” Information: History of Danville by Fred W. Diehl (1969) Danville: Past […]

By: Terry Diener

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Podcast 66: History Speaks

Danville had a Symphony Orchestra in the late 1920s with a short revival in the early Thirties. One member was Samuel “Sike” Miller who sat down with Montour County Historical Society member Tom Magill to share some of those memories. Narrator/Producer: Terry Diener Photo: Helen “Sis” Hause Music: Internet Symphony Eroica by Moanalua HS Symphony […]

By: Terry Diener

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Podcast 65: History Speaks

This week’s podcast shares the story of Staff Sargeant Donald Traugh Junior of Danville. He was part of the fourteen man crew of the Lucky Lady Two, a B-50 bomber which flew around the world nonstop in 1949. Five years earlier Traugh had spent a year in a German POW camp after being shot down […]

By: Terry Diener

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Podcast 64: History Speaks

During an Oral History Project in 1983, Tom Magill of the Montour County Historical Society spoke with Charles Young, a life long resident of Danville, on his work at the Reading Iron Works “The Big Mill” which began in 1913. This week’s podcast shares part of that interview and Mr. Young’s recollections. Credits: Producer/Narrator: Terry […]

By: Terry Diener

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Podcast 63: History Speaks

This week’s History Speaks Podcast features educator, historian and singer-songwriter Van Wagner who discusses the 2019 Danville Heritage Festival July 19-21. Credits: Producer and Narrator: Terry Diener Photo: Montour County Historical Society Music: Van Wagner and “Lucky Man” Information: 2019 Danville Heritage organizer Van Wagner

By: Terry Diener

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Podcast 62: History Speaks

In July of 1860, all of Danville was astir with news that a delegation from the Japanese Embassy, which was visiting the U.S. at the time, planned a trip to see the local community. It turned out to be one of the biggest hoaxes ever carried out in Pennsylvania history, thanks to a group of […]

By: Terry Diener

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Podcast 61: History Speaks

In 1913 some 75 civil war veterans from the Danville area traveled by train to take part in the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg which occurred on July 1-3 of 1863. Credits: Producer and Narrator/Terry Diener Photo: Library of Congress Information: Historian Helen “Sis” Hause Music: “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”

By: Terry Diener

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Podcast 60: History Speaks

There were 10 to 12 local coal dredgers through the years on the Susquehanna River near Danville sweeping up from the river bottom waste that had washed down from the anthracite fields of the Wyoming Valley.  The late Charles Forney recalls his days on the Susquehanna River at Danville in this archived audio interview with […]

By: Terry Diener

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Podcast 59: History Speaks

This week’s podcast from the Montour County Historical Society discusses the Kearns-Doughie Corporation which did business in Danville in the 1920’s which included the manufacturing of fire trucks. Narrator/Producer: Terry Diener Music: Van Wagner/ Lucky Man Information: 1992 Bicentennial Gazette/Helen “Sis” Hause Photo: Montour County Historical Society

By: Terry Diener

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Podcast 58: History Speaks

This week’s podcast on Montour County History looks at noted author and economic editor Garet Garrett. In 1922, Garrett came to Danville to gain insight for a new book entitled : The Cinder Buggy” which was a fictional novel that used truthful people and places from Danville to create the novel. Narrtor/Producer: Terry Diener Music: […]

By: Terry Diener

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