( December 7, 2006...article by Jim
Jackson Township Establishes Historic Preservation Committee
The Jackson Township supervisors, at their Thursday, Nov. 30, meeting,
acted on two motions related to preserving the history of the area. They tabled...for
the time being... A motion to make a donation to the Nant-Y-Glo Tri-Area Museum
and Historical Society's building project, and they approved a motion to establish
a Historic Preservation Committee for the township. The purpose of the committee
is to research, to gather and to preserve documents and artifacts concerning the
history of Jackson Township.
According to Supervisor Bruce Baker, the impetus
for starting the group was the township's comprehensive plan, and one goal of
the group is to help bring the community together. "One of the plan's elements...goal
and objectives, is to preserve and conserve the historic heritage of the township,"
he said. "All I'm looking to do is keep the community together. We have no specific
direction just yet," he added. "Once we meet and talk, we can set some direction."
original motion also appointed nine members to the group; however, at the request
of Supervisor Bob Stevens, the motion was amended, and the following members were
appointed in nine separate votes: Dolores Bracken, Donna Davis, Zelda Dugan, Jim
Lauffer, Linda Lesko, Dick McDowell, Betty Lou Shoup, Ed Smith and Barb Teeter.
tabling the motion to donate money to the Nanty Glo historical group, the supervisors
made it very clear that they wholeheartedly support the group's plans to transform
the old Grand Theatre into a historical museum. In Stevens' words, the supervisors
are willing to make "a considerable contribution."
"We're all in favor of
making a contribution," said Stevens"but at this time, we don't know everything
we need to know. We need more Information."
Baker added that the supervisors
would like to sit down with representatives from the society and discuss the scope
of their building plan.
"We're willing to meet and exceed what most people
would consider reasonable to support what they're going to do," added Stevens.
"We're all of like mind."
Baker noted that the township's Historical Preservation
Committee will co-operate with and complement existing historical groups, like
the Nant-Y-Glo Tri-Area museum and Historical Society and the Cambria County Historical
Society."The role of our group with the others should be cooperation." he
said. "The more people who have the same common goals, the better we all are as
"Remember," he concluded, "what happens today is history tomorrow."
From the Nant-Y-Glo Tri-Area Museum and Historical
Heisley Mine Tipple Puzzle For
(first in a series presented by the local Historical
300-piece limited edition puzzle is of a black and white picture that is believed
to have been taken in 1943 or 1944. The textures and shading of the picture will
challenge all puzzle fans.
The puzzle is available at the Nanty
Glo Library or you may order puzzles by sending a check in the amount of $25,
plus $5 shipping and handling to:
Nanty Glo, Pa. 15943