Cool!What appears to be nothing special to many often is not.This would be one of those times. The caravan moves on!...
41 57.071 N, 75 38.324 WCopy and paste in Google Earth. There you
.....$2,100,000 divided by 10 acres = $210,000/acre, remember it's Pennsylvania.
Everywhere you go there's a coal mine/sink hole a few feet under. On the surface
it's a beautiful place, beautiful river.....Angels visited it!
It's pleasing to see an organization today using its resources to preserve its
history. Too often we lose our past because groups refuse to or can't keep
important sites. Good for the LDS Church for doing this.
ute alumni: just so much spin, I can hardly see straight.
Here is some help to find Oakland, Penn. Oakland is about 8 miles EAST of
Interstate 81 and about 4 miles SOUTH of the border with New York state. The
historic site is a little west of the town of Oakland and on the north side of
the river. Google Earth is handy to see the site from above.
Ernie,After reading your comments for months I think you were dizzy BEFORE
reading the article.
"It is also the site where much of the church's Book of Mormon was
translated, where revelations comprising 15 sections of the church's Doctrine
and Covenants volume of scripture were received, and where John the Baptist
appeared as an angel to bestow the Aaronic Priesthood."Would
the Tribune ever print a statement such as this in a news article? Where's the
usual qualifiers such as, "Church members believe," or "Smith
claimed"?I don't have a problem with the statement, but I'm
surprised a reporter would lay it out like that. That seems to be a big risk in
the "verify-your-facts" world or journalism.
Max | 7:04 a.m. Jan. 11, 2011 Syracuse, NYI have been to this site
many times. It is not listed among the church's history sites and that is a
shame. It probably would have raised the price some more. Glad it
will be taken care of now. Great news.
Wow, I'm dizzy after reading that.
I have been to this site many times. It is not listed among the church's history
sites and that is a shame. As such, most people don't know how to get there. I
hope this purchase means that the church is planning some future development. As
it is now, it is difficult to reach the river but it can be done. It would be
great if the church was able to build a walk way over the railroad tracks and
build a park by the river. This site is too important not to do something. One
concern is that this area can't handle much traffic and development would
certainly bring that.
Wow...$210,000 per acre seems a little steep. Is that the going rate in that
$210,000 per acre can't be right. Still, it does have a junkyard.