“There was always strong support in Port Royal [formerly Airy View] and the surrounding community for both education and religion. The Airy View Academy was one of the first post-elementary schools in the county and it drew students from a sizable area. Eventually the building for the Central Academy became the Port Royal and later the Tuscarora Valley High School.” The town is situated where the Tuscarora Creek flows into the Juniata River in central Pennsylvania, 40 miles northwest of Harrisburg.
My passion is studying American history leading up to & including the Civil War. I particularly enjoy reading, transcribing & researching primary sources such as letters and diaries.