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Articles published in the North Star Monthly

Arnold Langmaid – July 5, 1919 – 93 and Counting

By Dwayne Langmaid First of my remembering much of Arnie, and of course Shirl, they were living in half of the little house across from the old North Danville store. Rather tight quarters by today’s standards, but certainly a step-up … Continue reading

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July, 1863—Vicksburg and Gettysburg–the Price of Victory

by Mark Moore, Historian and Archivist, Danville Historical Society 1863. The third year of the war. The music exalting medal-bedecked glory and the bloodless romance of a quick 90-day war had faded long ago. In its place was endless, mindless … Continue reading

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June 1863–Democratic Party Leader Brought Before Military Court

By Gary Farrow, Danville Historical Society Tensions between national security and civil liberties are not an unfamiliar topic to modern day readers. So what led to a former US Congressman from Ohio and potential candidate for governor to be rousted … Continue reading

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Thaddeus Stevens in the Limelight–Congressional Career

By Paul Chouinard Elected as a Whig to Congress in 1848, Stevens served the traditional two terms. While in Congress he delivered several major speeches against the Compromise of 1850, protesting the Fugitive Slave Law and the extension of slavery … Continue reading

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Thaddeus Stevens in the Limelight–Public Life in Pennsylvania

By Paul Chouinard Thaddeus Stevens’ friendship with Samuel Merrill, who shared his experience of being from Peacham, attending Caledonia County Academy and graduating from Dartmouth College, led him to move from Peacham to York, Pennsylvania, in February of 1815. Merrill, … Continue reading

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Thaddeus Stevens in the Limelight–The School Years

By Paul Chouinard Common schools were organized in Danville in 1790 with the creation of five school districts, which included Danville Center. They attended school in Danville before moving to Peacham. Around the year of 1807, Sarah moved her family … Continue reading

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Thaddeus Stevens in the Limelight–Early Life in Danville

By Paul Chouinard Thaddeus Stevens has recently been featured in Steven Spielberg’s, Lincoln, released nationwide on November 16, 2012, and was nominated for twelve Oscar nominations. In Spielberg’s film, based on American historian Doris Kearns Goodwin’s, Team of Rivals: The … Continue reading

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Man on a Ladder

Gordon W. Bess–Danville’s oldest man at 92 and climbing By Sharon Lakey For photo album, gathered and shared by Linda Bess, Gordon and Gerry’s daughter,  click here: Gordon Bess Gordon Bess is an organized man. He credits this to his twenty-year … Continue reading

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Dec 1862–A Resurrected Peninsula Campaign Suffers a Bloody Death

By Gary Farrow, Danville Historical Society With the armies expected to shut down for the winter, December was anticipated to be a quiet month, but Lincoln had other ideas. December 20, 1862 North Star–The War The Battle of Fredericksburg Our … Continue reading

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Nov 1862–America’s Little Napoleon Meets His Waterloo

By Gary Farrow, Danville Historical Society November 15, 1862 North Star–Removal of Gen. McClellan The latest military change is the removal of Gen. McClellan from the army of the Potomac, and the appointment of Gen. Burnside in his stead. The … Continue reading

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