Marking the Centennial of the United States
entering World War 1
President Woodrow Wilson signed a
War Resolution on April 6, 1917 to join Europe
in the war that had begun in 1914 .
NJ has set this year aside to remember those who served.
Thomas Wainwright, born in Montague, was among those who served.
|Courtesy of the NJ State Archives|
125 years ago today- Gladys Louise Smith was born.
|Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences / Academy Film Archive publicity still|
She is best recalled as Mary Pickford, the star of silent films.
Filming in proximity to Montague, it's possible she may have visited here.
"The first silent movie ever made in the U.S. was filmed in Milford, Pike County in 1912. Mary Pickford, queen of the silent film era, starred in The Informer produced by D.W. Griffith. The Informer was one of two films made in northeastern Pennsylvania in 1912, the other film, A Feud in the Kentucky Hills was shot in Pike County as well. DW Griffith brought his troupe of 40 actors known as the Biograph players to Milford, Pennsylvania to utilize the local terrain. The troupe stayed at the Sawkill House in Milford and used locations overlooking the Delaware River and used many local extras in the films, including Ernest Wood.
In 1927, the film industry visited Milford again to shoot The Strength of the Weak and used many locals as extras."
Courtesy - HISTORY at http://poconofilm.org
The author of
will speak and do a book-signing
at 320 River Rd., Montague, N.J.
on Sat., March 25th at 2 p.m.
Bibi Gaston uncovered 5,000 pages of Old Timers letters at the Library of Congress. She has written this book to tell of her great-granduncle, Gifford Pinchot, Chief Forester of the U.S. Forest Service from 1905–1909 and the experiences of his fellow forestry pioneers.
Pinchot served as governor of Pennsylvania from 1923 to 1927 and again from 1931 to 1935. His father had built Grey Towers, which later served as a home to Gifford Pinchot and his family. It is now being administered by the US Forest Service, the federal agency founded by Pinchot which currently maintains the Grey Towers National Historic Landmark in Milford, Pa.