From 1984 to 2020 the Historical Society published a quarterly journal, The Greene Hills of Home, that featured oral histories, first-person narratives and carefully researched articles about our past. Now our newsletter, Echoes From the Hills, continues that tradition with articles of historical interest as well as Society news and events. A selection of new and previously published articles is presented here.
Anna Hazelton—Outdoorswoman and Collector of Arrowheads
Anna Haag Hazelton (1911–2009) collected Native American stone tools and projectiles found on her walks along the Wallenpaupack. A part of her collection was recently donated to the Greene-Dreher Historical Society and is currently being featured in a new exhibition, "Living Legacies: Community Connections," at East Stroudsburg University. The exhibition honors Anna's life and legacy, as well as the people who first called Lenapehoking home, and is accompanied by this biography of Anna.
On Watch at Gould's Fire Tower
Gould's Fire Tower, one of the first in the state, was erected on Hause Hill in 1922. At “Stories from the Past” in 2015, L. Webster Gilpin talked about his great-grandparents, pioneer settlers of Angels, upon whose land the structure was built, and his great-uncle William Hause (1881-1974) who served as Pennsylvania’s Forest Fire Warden at Gould's Tower for more than 30 years.
Mary Berlin Christman—Her Nursing Skills Were Legendary
A daughter recalls Mary Berlin Christman and her lifelong dedication to caring for people, first as a surgical nurse at Hahnemann Hospital in Scranton, and later as the wife of a country doctor working alongside her husband in his medical practice in Newfoundland.