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Your Guide to Minerd.com's Monthly Photo 
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~ 2021 ~


October 2021 - Born in Somerset County, PA, Josephine Whalen grew up in Iowa and at the age of 25, made an extended visit with her grandparents and many uncles and aunts in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Fortunately, she kept a diary of her experiences which has been republished on this website.
September 2021- Ruth (Van Horn) Snyder and daughters Sally and Carol enjoy the sunshine and wildlife during their two-year stay of residence in La Dorada in Colombia, South America, far from their traditional home in Pasadena, CA.
August 2021 - High up in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Yosemite National Park in California, in 1931, Osta (Cain) Miner rests along the Mist Trail at the top section of the dramatic 317-foot Vernal Fall. Her husband wrote on the back of this image: "Vernal Falls over twice as high as Niagra. in Yosemite Valley. We climbed hundreds of tiresome steps to get to the top of them where a beautiful lake lay in the basin of solid rock."
July 2021 - Photographs have surfaced of Civil War veteran William "Frederick" Weller and his wife, Mary Coleman, of the family of Joseph and Sarah (Weyand) Coleman of Somerset, PA.
June 2021 - Upon the death of Dr. Charles Herbert LaWall in Philadelphia in 1937, his portrait was painted and presented by artist Leon A. Spielman (right) to the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, received by President Wilmer Krusen.
May 2021 - Newsboy Billy Rugh's life and death inspired the city of Gary, IN into mourning and -- unheard of -- shut down its steel mills for an entire day. His grave marker is inscribed with this verse of scripture from the Book of John: "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
April 2021 - One of the Founding Fathers portrayed in colonial costume in this color-tinted image was Rev. William Mullen Minerd. The June 1932 pageant in Rockwood, PA, honored the 200th birthday of our nation's first president George Washington, with Rev. Minerd portraying the character of Samuel Allyne Otis, inaugural Secretary of the Senate.
March 2021 - Rev. Okey Mayle, Sr. -- the great-grandson of the Native American/Pennsylvania German couple Jacob and Ruth Ann (Adams) Minerd -- was a well known preacher in and around Philippi, WV, and an early leader in the effort to recognize the native heritage on Chestnut Ridge.
February 2021 - Tim Freshley behind the wheel of the historic Crosley Hot Shot racing car which he restored and which won the very first Sebring endurance race in Florida on New Year's Eve 1950.
January 2021 - The late Ruth Helen (Braem) White Worden of San Diego is surounded by hand-crafted "Bears by Ruth" which she used as gifts for hospitalized University Christian Church members. She was well-known as the character "Miss Ruth" on the "House of Happiness" television show broadcast in San Diego in the 1960s and '70s.




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