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Wynken, Blynken and Nod Explained

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2014 - By Susan Laurie Graver

We recently posted Lonny Frost's great photo of Wellsboro's Wynken, Blynken and Nod Statue, which adorns the center of the town green, on Tioga Freedomist's Facebook page.  In response to a reader inquiry, we thought we'd share some information on the origin of the statue and the poem on which it is based.  Thank you to the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce for providing the following: Creation of the Original Statue Mabel Landrum Torrey was born in a sod house in Colorado. Her father…

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Family of Fred B. Atwood Thanks Community

Posted on Oct 21st, 2014 - By Susan Laurie Graver

Tioga Freedomist was recently contacted by Diane Dick, daughter of Fred B. Atwood, 92, whose body was found on October 15, 2014 in Tioga Forest between Morris and Wellsboro after an accidental fall.  She and Mr. Atwood's entire family wished to share the following: We, the family of Fred B. Atwood, are humbled and grateful for the work and dedication of the many groups and individuals who searched for him in the Tioga State Forest from October 12 to the 15th. We are amazed at the number of…

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Business Program Moratorium Cancelled- MU to seek Accreditation

Posted on Oct 16th, 2014 - By Staff Writer

Mansfield University has just released breaking news about the business program.   The moratorium has been cancelled.  MU will instead seek accreditation.  We are posting the press release, but will do a follow-up on this. MU Department of Business Pursues Accreditation, Will Avoid Moratorium MANSFIELD, PA— In a cooperative effort between the Mansfield University administration, President Fran Hendricks, the Department of Business and the local Association of PA State College…

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