Month: April 2018

The Legend of Betty Knox     ABOUT THIS EPISODE On episode 3 of Tony Lavorgne’s Legends & Lore Podcast, Tony tells the short but haunting ghost story: The Legend of Betty Knox.  The 19th century tale originates in the Dunbar Mountains of Western Pennsylvania beginning with the mysterious disappearance of local farm girl Betty […]

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William C. King of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania served with the Army Corps of Engineers in the China Burma India Theater (CBI) during WWII, from 1943 to 1946. Having survived his experience in Asia, although with a bout of malaria, Bill admits that it was a transformative experience. “We were there to get the job done, and […]

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Edith Stein, 97, of Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania is a Holocaust survivor. Born and raised within a Jewish family in Vienna, Austria, she remembers a slow rise of social bigotry and cultural brutality against Jews and others deemed “undesirable.” Fascism’s grip on Europe then, as now, she contemplates, was inspired. People learned to hate their neighbors, […]

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When Clarence “Joe” Goritz joined the navy in April 1943 WWII and served with the famed Seabees in the South Pacific, it was a natural occupational fit. After all, Joe comes from a mechanically-gifted family of builders and tradesmen. “When I came home from the war, I couldn’t accept all things that had changed since […]

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Herb Baugh of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania volunteered to join the army during the Korean War. In those days the military was still segregated, and the experience left a lasting impression on Herb. Because he had worked on the railroad in Pittsburgh before the war, Herb was placed with the 724th Railway Operating Battalion of the Transportation […]

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Judy Foster | Enon Valley Community Historical Society   ABOUT THIS EPISODE On episode 6 of the Little Beaver Historical Society Podcast, we visit with Judy Foster of the Enon Valley Community Historical Society and talk about the Civil War Roundheads, the importance of Enon Valley as an early railroad town, cataloging local cemeteries, and […]

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Ohio Paranormal Investigation Team | Ghost Hunting   ABOUT THIS EPISODE On episode 2 of Tony Lavorgne’s Legends & Lore Podcast, we talk with Melissa Rhodes Hornbeck, Claudia Lewis Esken, and Michelle Price of the Ohio Paranormal Investigation Team about seeking out paranormal activity and ghost hunting in the Ohio Valley region. This episode was […]

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