History of lime kilns in Monroe County

Autumn marks the end of Pennsylvania’s growing season, but it does not mean that a farmer’s work is done. For over two centuries, one of the most important autumn chores for Monroe County farmers has been the spreading of lime powder on their fields. The lime enriches and buffers the soil, preparing it for the next spring’s plantings. Read More...

The first West End Fair

The first West End Fair was held 88 years ago on a beautiful day, Thursday, September 2, 1920 at Weir Lake in Chestnuthill Township. The idea to hold a special day to celebrate the farmers and their goods belonged to Frank Koehler. Mr. Koehler, who was the father of school superintendent Dr. LeRoy Koehler, believed the hard-working people in the western portion of Monroe County deserved a day to celebrate and promote their agricultural products. Read More...