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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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Oct
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3:00 pm Exhibit: Life in the Midst of th... @ Red Brick Gallery & Shop
Exhibit: Life in the Midst of th... @ Red Brick Gallery & Shop
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm – Nov 9 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibit: Life in the Midst of the Civil War, Amy Lindenberger @ Red Brick Gallery & Shop | Emlenton | Pennsylvania | United States
The Red Brick Gallery presents “Life in the Midst of the Civil War:  The Civil War Colored Pencil Paintings of Amy Lindenberger”, from Friday, October 17 to Sunday, November 9, in the second floor exhibit[...]
Oct
25
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7:00 pm Charlie Chaplin Silent Movies & ...
Charlie Chaplin Silent Movies & ...
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Charlie Chaplin Silent Movies & Tom Roberts, Piano + Halloween Costume Event
CHARLIE CHAPLIN SILENT MOVIES with Tom Roberts, Pianist and Arranger for Phantom Night III – A Halloween Costume Event Saturday, October 25, 7:00 PM           Lincoln Hall, Foxburg Come in costume and join the party[...]
Oct
31
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all-day Halloween
Halloween
Oct 31 all-day
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Nov
1
Sat
7:00 pm Beatles Tribute Concert
Beatles Tribute Concert
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Beatles Tribute Concert
  A BEATLES TRIBUTE CONCERT Saturday, November 1, 7:00 PM      The Crawford Center, Emlenton 50 years after the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan show and changed America overnight, enjoy the nostalgia of the Beatle’s[...]
Nov
9
Sun
2:00 pm Poetry Meets Jazz: Phil Terman a...
Poetry Meets Jazz: Phil Terman a...
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Poetry Meets Jazz: Phil Terman and Andy Johnson & jazz friends
JAZZ & POETRY CONCERT Sunday, November 9, 2:00 PM  at  Lincoln Hall, Foxburg  POETRY MEETS JAZZ brings to Lincoln Hall once again spoken word performances by poets, Andy Johnson and Phil Terman, with musical paraphrases[...]
Nov
11
Tue
all-day Veterans Day
Veterans Day
Nov 11 all-day
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Nov
15
Sat
4:00 pm Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra
Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra
Nov 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra @ Parker | Pennsylvania | United States
PITTSBURGH YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Saturday, November 15, 4:00 PM         Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School Auditorium PITTSBURGH YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will bring its full complement – an entire symphony orchestra concert of gifted teenagers – from[...]
Nov
27
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all-day Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day
Nov 27 all-day
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Dec
5
Fri
7:00 pm Christmas Madrigal Dinner
Christmas Madrigal Dinner
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Christmas Madrigal Dinner
CHRISTMAS MADRIGAL DINNER Friday & Saturday, December 5 & 6, 7 PM   Lincoln Hall, Foxburg The CHRISTMAS MADRIGAL DINNER returns to Lincoln Hall on Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6 at 7:00 PM with[...]
Dec
6
Sat
7:00 pm Christmas Madrigal Dinner
Christmas Madrigal Dinner
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Christmas Madrigal Dinner
CHRISTMAS MADRIGAL DINNER Friday & Saturday, December 5 & 6, 7 PM   Lincoln Hall, Foxburg The CHRISTMAS MADRIGAL DINNER returns to Lincoln Hall on Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6 at 7:00 PM with[...]

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