The featured article in the Fall/Winter issue, Neighboring Family Farms—The Meyer and Heberling Homesteads, was written by David Meyer, who grew up in German Valley during the 1930s and 1940s. As a youth David worked on the Meyer farm, established by his great-grandparents in the mid-1800s, and also on the Heberling farm, which remained a successful dairy farm through the 1950s. His first-hand knowledge of farming practices spans the Depression years through the post-World War II period when modern methods were adopted by small family farms in the Wallenpaupack Valley.
The issue includes an article about Mildred Snyder, a beloved fifth grade teacher at Greene-Dreher Elementary School, from 1949 to 1976. An article about Stanley Peet’s cider mill in South Sterling features photographs from the 1940s when neighbors brought apples from their orchards for processing into sweet cider and friends and family members gathered to assist Stanley when cider -making was at its peak during October and November. The mill always closed on the day before Thanksgiving.
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