Stories about local history
by a local writer.
About the author
Karen Dingle Kendus is a native of Concord Township, who is the 4th generation to live in the Newlin House in Elam. Her father grew up on the property, and instilled in Karen a great respect for learning and understanding history. She went on to earn a B.A. in International Economics and Politics, and an M.A. in Political Science. Both curriculums included plenty of history courses.
When she is not writing and researching for the Concord Township Historical Society, Karen enjoys going for long runs in cold weather, learning French while practicing German, and traveling to historic United States landmarks and Civil War battlefield sites with her husband when she can squeeze it in. Karen currently works at U.S. Bank in the Quality Assurance department and lives with her husband and her cat in West Grove, Pennsylvania.
February Article: Polecat Road House – The Historic Landmark that Started It All — Part II
March Article: The Greens in Beaver Valley
April Article: Faith in Concord; Elam United Methodist Church
May Article: Early Taverns in Concord
June Article: Temperance
July Article: The Mills of Concord
August Article: Early Automobile Laws in PA
September Article: Early Education in PA
October Article: Halloween!
November Article: Food and Plenty of the Lenni Lenape
December Article: Christmas Traditions
December’s Article is the last in the series, and we thank Karen for helping us celebrate our 50th Anniversary, by giving us such interesting stories to enlighten our understanding of the history of Concord as well as our State.
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