Train Station Museum, Everett, Pennsylvania

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad


Everett, Pennsylvania is a small town in the south-central part of the state.  It was laid out in 1795 by a man named Michael Barndollar and originally named after the stream.  It was renamed Everett in honor of Edward Everett who was a statesman and orator.  It is a small on the Lincoln Highway.  (U.S. 30 bypasses the town.  Business U.S. 30 follows the original route.)  The town does not have much fame although the famous novelist Dean Koontz was born here.  It was the site of the Battle of Bloody Run in 1760, a massacre that took place at a small stream that runs through the town.  It is the home of two Medal of Honor recipients Ellis Weicht who fought in World War II and Sargent Robert Hocksock who fought in the Vietnam War.  If that is not enough for you, the Everett Cemetery has 152 gravesites of…

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