Stories tagged with: Perry County Historical Society

October 1, 2011 - 5:02pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

The celebration of their German Heritage brought the community of Somerset out Saturday for a unique ride around town.

Among the hustle and bussel of art, crafts and food vendors a unique sound of a slower pace was heard...the rhythmic clip-clop of a horse- drawn wagon. Roger Hillis has been providing the community with the one-of-a-kind experience for nearly 10 years. Although Hillis will provide the novelty rides at weddings and other events, he said the work is by no-means a...

October 1, 2011 - 4:56pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

The Village of Somerset came together to honor and remember a notable Revolutionary War Veteran Saturday afternoon.

Members of the Perry County Historical Society said Lieutenant Edward Rose was originally from Bedford, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in the Bedford County Militia and was later appointed First Lieutenant in the First Battalion, Second Company. The idea of the ceremony came after a historian discovered Rose was buried in a local cemetery and is rumored to be a member of...

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