Late again — this day in history

Writing on August 12, after a busy day – just returned from a 50th wedding anniversary for folks near us – getting a full recap of the week posted to WordPress is not going to happen.

Monday morning Washington time may see us catch up.
The Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania

You may not know where Factoryville, PA is, nor who Christy Mathewson was. Your knowledge of American history is woefully inadequate. One of those kid’s map puzzles of Pennsylvania had “The Land of Milk and Honey” up there over the Wyoming Valley. There’s a clue. Also, the area played a role in the Revolutionary War.

However, the great claim to fame is Christopher Mathewson – nicknamed “Big Six”, “The Christian Gentleman”, “Matty”, and “The Gentleman’s Hurler.” He was a right-handed pitcher who played 17 seasons with the New York Giants.
He was born in Factoryville in 1880 on August 12. This day in history.

If you have some time to waste, and you do, consider learning about the Wyoming Valley, Factoryville, and Christy.

Nancy & John
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