The Historical Society of St. Marys and Benzinger Township is dedicated to preserving anything and everything related to the community's history. As part of that mission, local historian Ray Beimel has been photographing one of the most important events in the society's history: its relocation into a new, permanent home.
It's been 45 years since a twin-engine Allegheny Airlines plane crashed while coming in for a landing at the Bradford Regional Airport in Lafayette Township.
The Christmas Eve crash in 1968 killed 20 passengers.
Miraculously, 27 survived.
Pennsylvania's elk herd draws thousands of visitors to the area each year, many of whom come bearing their cameras in hopes of leaving with photographs of the creatures to document their time in Elk Country. Now those who may not have had much luck getting their own photos can instead take home a new book featuring a variety of photos of the animals.
Area photographer Marci Geise recently released her second book, "Pennsylvania Elk," which she described as featuring the work of some of the best elk photographers on the east coast.