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Chestnut Ridge Historical Society

A friendly resource of information encompassing parts of Westmoreland, Fayette, and Somerset Counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania

1698 State Route 711, P.O. Box 242, Stahlstown, PA 15687 - Office: 724-593-3102

Chestnut Ridge Historical Society invites members and guests to attend the monthly meeting on Tuesday May 18, 2021 at 7:00pm in the Cook Township Community Center, 1698 Route 711, Stahlstown, PA.

Our speaker will be Mr. Duaine Fuoss of Mount Pleasant, PA, who has found many Native American artifacts in Southwestern Pennsylvania!

At the age of 6, Duaine Fuoss found what was later determined to be a side-notched spear point used by Native Americans living in this area roughly 3,000 years ago. In the mid-1960s, a teen-aged Fuoss had conducted enough research to begin uncovering area sites where tribes, including the Iroquois, Shawnee and Monongahela, periodically dwelled and hunted. Called “Meadow Walker” by the Lakota Sioux, he has to date located more than 50 Native American sites from Kecksburg in Westmoreland County, to Broadford in Fayette County.

The public is welcome to this free event. Masks and social distancing are required.

Thank you,
Louise Sprowls,
Secretary of Chestnut Ridge Historical Society

The Historical Society Center is normally open on Wednesdays from 11am to 3pm, and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.
Please check this website in the coming weeks for any updates. Please call 724-593-3102 in-advance of a visit.

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Chestnut Ridge Historical Society
1698 State Route 711
P.O. Box 242
Stahlstown, PA 15687

Office: 724-593-3102