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Subject: [BRE] Why Mrs. Schmucker was not in Somerset County PA
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2011 17:31:58 -0500
On July3, 1778 400 men left fort Jenkins to avenge the ambush of three members of the Harding family tending their fields. They ran into an army of Tories, British Rangers and Senecas three times their number and were killed in what was known as the Wyoming Massacre. After that many surviving settlers left the frontier and their property for safety. This took place in the Wyoming Valley of PA.
Ronald J. Pancner
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