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.
Apollo’s news-loving ladies at Terrace & 7th kept each other informed at the turn of the century.
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.
Simon Truby cashes in on the Good Earth in Apollo PA.
Hunting for Hints in Regional Histories A Man of Many Hats Apollo’s Simon Truby (1806-1886) listed his occupation as Farmer in census records and historic