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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  •  Walking tour explores Pinchot's legacy

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  •  Since the 1800s, the prominent Pinchot family has made numerous contributions to the Milford community. To recognize their generosity, there will be a walking tour of downtown Milford, Sunday, Sept. 23, beginning at 1:30 p.m. The tour will illustrate how the Pinchot family influenced the beginning of the community. Participants should meet on the lawn of the Pike County Library at the intersection of Broad and Harford Streets, Milford, at 1:30 p.m., rain or shine. The US Forest Service at Grey Towers offers the program about the ancestral home of the Pinchot family. People are often unaware of some of the community contributions, aside from Grey Towers that the Pinchot family made. The family arrived in Milford in the 1800’s and quickly became active in the community as they helped the region grow and develop. Gifford Pinchot founded and served as the first chief of the USDA Forest Service and was twice Governor of Pennsylvania. Forest Hall, the Community House, Normandy Cottage, the Pike County Courthouse and others are a few of the buildings with Pinchot family history. Fees are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students and free for youth 12 and under. A walking tour map and guide will be available for an additional $1 donation for the Grey Towers Heritage Association. Participants are encouraged to tour Grey Towers after the walking tour and can do so at half price. For more information about Grey Towers and public programs, visit the web at www.fs.fed.us/gt. Pre-registration is suggested for the walking tour by calling (570)296-9630 or by e-mail at greytowers@fs.fed.us.

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