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From Our Files – Local Historian Ned Weaver Speaks to Group

| October 9, 2012

The following article was found in the Gratz Historical Society files about a program Ned Weaver presented in the 1990s.  The photographs that appeared with the article are in the Civil War collection of the Gratz Historical Society and are re-produced for this post from the originals. Gratz Historical Society Learns of Local Civil War […]

Gratz During the Civil War – Henry M. Witmer, Saddle & Harness Maker

| September 21, 2011

In the years before the Civil War and in the years following the war in which veterans returned and lived in Gratz, this property, known as Lot #42 on the original Simon Gratz subdivision, was owned by three families.  Each of the families had a number of Civil War veterans who were associated with it.  […]