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.
The Apples Didn’t Fall Far from the Tree. All 9 of Simon Truby’s children stayed close to home once they reached adulthood. Here’s where they lived, and where their children lived too.
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.
Simon Truby cashes in on the Good Earth in Apollo PA.
The Growing Family of Simon Truby Technically speaking, Simon Truby was Apollo’s real-life farmer in the dell—especially when he stood on his property along today’s