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Good Old Days

News items of timely interest gathered from the old files of The WYALUSING ROCKET and reprinted as they were in the Oct. 22, 1981 issue.

Four developers have made bids on the elderly housing project to be built in Wyalusing.

Miss Debbie Smiley took a weekend break from her college studies and came home to attend the homecoming game at WVHS on Friday night.

Rhodonna Storey was crowned Homecoming Queen by 1980 queen, Lisa Pickett.

Daniel Aquilio, candidate for fourth district justice, made a campaign swing through the Wyalusing area this past week.

For the second time in less than a month, students at Tunkhannock Area High School, were evacuated due to a bomb threat.

Specials at Carter’s Farm Market in Black Walnut for the week: chuck roast, $1.59 lb.; Gerber baby food, 6/99¢ and Red and White peanut butter, 18 oz., 99¢. Advt.

 


 Wyalusing’s Heckwelder HouseHere’s a look at a former Wyalusing landmark that is gone forever. The Heckwelder House stood just west of where Wyalusing’s American Legion Post is located today and was built in 1768 by a Quaker missionary named Heckwelder. It was later occupied by Nathan Kingsley and was said to be one of the first permanent dwellings built by white settlers in Bradford County. Kingsley came to Wyalusing from Connecticut in 1777. In June of 1778, Kingsley was captured by Indians and taken to Niagara, NY where he was held prisoner for several years. He eventually escaped and returned to Wyoming, PA where his family had taken refuge after his abduction. During his absence, one of his sons was killed and scalped by Indians and another was taken prisoner and never seen again by his parents.  Kingsley was killed when he was 57 years old while returning to his home from a tavern in Wyalusing. He took shelter beneath a large pine tree during a violent thundershower and a limb fell to the ground crushing him. The old home stood vacant for decades and slowly deteriorated and was totally gone by the 1930’s. Wyalusing’s Heckwelder HouseHere’s a look at a former Wyalusing landmark that is gone forever. The Heckwelder House stood just west of where Wyalusing’s American Legion Post is located today and was built in 1768 by a Quaker missionary named Heckwelder. It was later occupied by Nathan Kingsley and was said to be one of the first permanent dwellings built by white settlers in Bradford County. Kingsley came to Wyalusing from Connecticut in 1777. In June of 1778, Kingsley was captured by Indians and taken to Niagara, NY where he was held prisoner for several years. He eventually escaped and returned to Wyoming, PA where his family had taken refuge after his abduction. During his absence, one of his sons was killed and scalped by Indians and another was taken prisoner and never seen again by his parents.  Kingsley was killed when he was 57 years old while returning to his home from a tavern in Wyalusing. He took shelter beneath a large pine tree during a violent thundershower and a limb fell to the ground crushing him. The old home stood vacant for decades and slowly deteriorated and was totally gone by the 1930’s.

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