On a fall afternoon in 1921, Clark Owens Truby opens a letter that demands he place $100 next to his dad’s backyard chicken coop, or he will be killed. The letter is signed “Black Hand”
A century ago, the Roaring 20s reportedly ushered in racy fun and frivolity to the Kiski Valley. Illegal booze freely flowed, and folks were fox-trotting up a storm. In greeting our new decade–2020–I’m happy report that the Simon Truby farmhouse in Apollo, PA, is now being lovingly cared for by new owners, Candis and Ed Boop.
Brief Summing Up of the House’s History in Apollo PA
Apollo’s Simon Truby farmhouse prepares to transition to a new family
Sorrow & Suicide: Mary Jane Truby was the first-born child of wealthy farmer and landowner Simon Truby of Apollo PA. But her life seemed marked by heartbreak and tragedy.
For most of Nellie Bly’s childhood, she resided on land that had once been a part of Simon Truby’s farm.