One of the most important goals of the Greene-Dreher Historical Society is to tell the stories of our community. From 1984 to 2020 we published The Greene Hills of Home, a quarterly journal that featured oral histories and first-person accounts and carefully researched articles about our past. Beginning in 2021 our quarterly newsletter, Echoes From the Hills, continues that tradition with articles of historical interest as well as Society news and events. A selection of previously published articles is presented here.
Richard Dunning on Serving in the 102nd Infantry During World War II
In 2011 Dick Dunning recorded his memories of serving in the 102nd Infantry Division in Europe in WWII. When America entered the war he felt he should "get in and help. He enlisted in the Army in early 1942. "We started in Holland and didn't stop until we saw Berlin burning."
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.