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Re: Zelda McKenzie of ElkCounty -Hallton, PA
Posted by: R. A. Larson Date: March 17, 2002 at 04:39:11
In Reply to: Zelda McKenzie of ElkCounty -Hallton, PA by Dorothy Davis Collings of 374

Dorothy, there is an individual who read the contents of our exchange of e-mails on the Elk County message site who felt the need to send me a "correction message" directly to my e-mail address. For whatever reason, she deemed it necessary she should send me her message informing me there once had been a Village named Millstone. Reference directed by her to the book by Beers. She wrote one brief statement correcting the statement I made to you. Obviously this individual believes she knows more about the history of Millstone and Millstone Twp. than I do, "I don't think so!"

Because our roots are from the areas we have been sharing information about and we have been well informed by family members and other credible sources I knew you understood what I was writing to you about Millstone. You will recall, found in the story of the rafting on the Clarion, there was a place marked on the map on the east shore as Millstone. That was in Heath Twp., Jefferson County. On the west shore, Millstone Twp. , Elk County, Millstone Creek emptied into the Clarion directly across the shore from what was marked as Millstone. The spot marked Millstone was the place of a boat landing or possible dam on the Clarion. Like a lot of the landings and places where the dams were, there might have been a boarding house, maybe one or two houses, perhaps even a school house but most often there were no permanent residents living at those remote landings.

At one time there was a school house located somewhere in what was designated as Millstone. The locations of many of the small, one room school houses was often times a location picked sorely because of the central location for the chldren in the area but often times there would be nothing there other than the school house and maybe a house or two. Even though it might have been picked as a central meeting place lots of the children had to walk miles from their residents to the school house.

I no longer wish to share my knowledge of family and local genealogy with somebody who feels their need to correct me about my statements about local genealogy. Please, contact me at my e-mail address so we can continue to share the stories and history of our ancestors' "roots."

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