The Life of Grandma Rachel and Her Home on Dravo Ave

The Life of Grandma Rachel and Her Home on Dravo Ave

So Much History in One Home Grandma Rachel, as she is called, grew up in Pittsburgh but lived for most of her life in Beaver. She was born in 1850 the granddaughter of a wealthy businessman who owned and operated a plow company – perhaps one of the first of its...
A Walk Down Memory Lane with WWII Veteran Raymond Custard

A Walk Down Memory Lane with WWII Veteran Raymond Custard

A Life of Chance and Circumstance Local resident Raymond Custard has lived through, and often experienced firsthand, some of history’s most notable events in his 94 years. From growing up during the Great Depression, to serving his country during World War 2, to...
Beaver County Genealogy & History Center

Beaver County Genealogy & History Center

We often write about the rich history of Beaver, but within Beaver, there is also a treasure trove of information about Beaver County’s history. On the grounds of the Beaver Station campus lies a bunker underground with an archive of hundreds of thousands of...
922 Second Street: An Older Home in Beaver Examined

922 Second Street: An Older Home in Beaver Examined

An Older Home in Beaver Examined by Eleanor Stout Courtney Many homes in Beaver, Pennsylvania, are over 100 years old and their classic exteriors are admired by residents and visitors. One such home is at 922 Second Street, built in 1895, still covered by its original...
History Corner

History Corner

[PHOTO CAPTION: “King Beaver, aka Tamaqua, was a brother of Pisquetomen along with Shingas.”]By Valentine J. Brkich If you’re from the Beaver area, you’ve probably heard of Tamaqua, aka “King Beaver,” and his notorious brother Shingas (of Beaver High School yearbook...
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