Franklin County Visitors Bureau Spotlights Mont Alto Historical Society in Countdown to Spring into History April 29

Mont Alto Historical Society meets near the center of town in the Mont Alto Borough Office building

The Mont Alto Historical Society, a group of men and women dedicated to preserving the history of the Mont Alto area, will have their doors open at the Mont Alto Borough Hall.

On April 29, Franklin County springs into history with its sixth annual history ramble-aptly named Spring into History and highlights Mont Alto Historical Society among its stops.

Spring into History has over twenty sites organized in a circular route that visitors can begin the tour at any point and all sites have no admission fee. Traverse centuries of American heritage and culture, see Native American artifacts, frontier and colonial America, secret passages of the Underground Railroad, raids and invasions of the Civil War, and centuries of American military history. See architectural and archaeological history. Discover the foundation of 20th-century forestry conservation. Understand the importance of firefighting history and the turn-of-the-twentieth century evolution of industry.

The Mont Alto Historical Society, a group of men and women dedicated to preserving the history of the Mont Alto area, will have their doors open at the Mont Alto Borough Hall. The building was first known as the Octagon Inn, built in 1935 by Fred and Della Martin with chestnut logs. The first floor was a restaurant with a small dance floor and second floor was a five-room apartment where the Martin’s resided. Gas pumps, an auto repair garage and a two-story brick home was built next door to be rented out. The borough purchased the property and the repair garage housed the Mont Alto Police Department.

The historical society will be featuring a look back at other exhibits that the…

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