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Village of Foxburg

Village of Foxburg: Photo By Dennis Keyes

This glacier molded territory known as Penn’s Woods or Pennsylvania was deeded to William Penn in 1681 by King Charles II. As the legend goes, a fellow Quaker (a physician by the name of Fox) was owed a debt by William Penn. The two agreed that the payment would be a parcel of land in the great wild west…as much as could be walked from sunup to sundown.

An ingenious man, he hired the fastest local Indian to walk for him on June 21st…the longest day of the year. As a result he became the owner of 1,800 acres of forest spanning the beautiful Allegheny and bordered on the south by the rapids of the Clarion river. Time passed and one day an heir, Joseph Mickle Fox, came to settle the tract of land. In 1845 he built a large stone mansion complete with stables and barn. These buildings are still standing in excellent condition. You can see them hidden among the hillside trees high above the flowing rivers.

Joseph Mickle Fox was responsible for bringing the game of golf to Foxburg after enjoying it in St. Andrews, Scotland. He formed the Foxburg Country Club in 1887. Originally only five holes, the course has the distinction of being the oldest golf course in continuous use in the United States.

It was grandson Joseph Logan Fox who built the roads, bridges and railroads to link the tiny hamlet to such far away communities as Clarion, Butler, Emlenton and Parker’s Landing. This man who accomplished so much in such a short time died at the age of twenty-nine.

Today this historic community is being rediscovered by those wanting to relax and get back to life’s simple pleasures.

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Nov
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all-day The Red Brick Holiday Art Show a... @ Red Brick Gallery
The Red Brick Holiday Art Show a... @ Red Brick Gallery
Nov 15 – Dec 19 all-day
The Red Brick Holiday Art Show and Exhibit @ Red Brick Gallery | Parker | Pennsylvania | United States
The Red Brick Gallery’s Annual Christmas Holiday Show features the work of all 15 members of the artist cooperative.  Browse this expanded exhibit of new creations and find that unique hand-crafted gift for that special someone[...]
Nov
27
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all-day Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day
Nov 27 all-day
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6:30 am Thanksgiving at The Allegheny Gr... @ The Allegheny Grille
Thanksgiving at The Allegheny Gr... @ The Allegheny Grille
Nov 27 @ 6:30 am – 10:00 am
Thanksgiving at The Allegheny Grille @ The Allegheny Grille | Parker | Pennsylvania | United States
Thursday, November 27th Join us for a special Thanksgiving Buffet. Let us do the work while you and your firneds and family relax with spectacular views and great cuisine. 11:30 am — 3:00 pm •[...]
Dec
5
Fri
7:00 pm Madrigal Dinner @ Lincoln Hall
Madrigal Dinner @ Lincoln Hall
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Madrigal Dinner @ Lincoln Hall | Foxburg | Pennsylvania | United States
A perennial Holiday Season favorite, The Madrigal Dinner, returns to Lincoln Hall in Foxburg, PA for two evenings in early December, December 5th and 6th. This re-creation of a Renaissance period dinner, replete with period[...]
Dec
6
Sat
7:00 pm Madrigal Dinner @ Lincoln Hall
Madrigal Dinner @ Lincoln Hall
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Madrigal Dinner @ Lincoln Hall | Foxburg | Pennsylvania | United States
A perennial Holiday Season favorite, The Madrigal Dinner, returns to Lincoln Hall in Foxburg, PA for two evenings in early December, December 5th and 6th. This re-creation of a Renaissance period dinner, replete with period[...]
Dec
13
Sat
2:00 pm Three Rivers Ringers Holiday Con... @ Emlenton United Methodist Church
Three Rivers Ringers Holiday Con... @ Emlenton United Methodist Church
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Three Rivers Ringers Holiday Concert @ Emlenton United Methodist Church | Emlenton | Pennsylvania | United States
Ring in the Christmas Season with the Three Rivers Ringers on Saturday, December 13 at 2:00 PM at Emlenton’s United Methodist Church. This handbell ensemble will take advantage of the Sanctuary’s excellent acoustics and intimate[...]
Dec
19
Fri
7:00 pm PSO Brass – The Spirit of Christmas @ Memorial Church of Our Father
PSO Brass – The Spirit of Christmas @ Memorial Church of Our Father
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
PSO Brass – The Spirit of Christmas @ Memorial Church of Our Father | Parker | Pennsylvania | United States
Let the trumpets sound! Foxburg’s Memorial Church of Our Father will be the exquisite Holiday setting for the 5th annual performance of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Brass Ensemble on Friday, December 19 at 7:00 PM.[...]
Dec
25
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all-day Christmas
Christmas
Dec 25 all-day
Visit http://calendarlabs.com/holidays/us/christmas.php to know more about Christmas. Like us on Facebook: http://fb.com/calendarlabs to get updates.

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